Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

The CISSP certification is an elite way to demonstrate your knowledge, advance your career and become a member of a community of cybersecurity leaders. It shows you have all it takes to design, engineer, implement and run an information security program.

This certification is an objective measure of excellence. It’s the most globally recognized standard of achievement in the industry.

Steps for Certification:

  1. Meet CISSP Eligibility
  2. Create an Account at Pearson VUE and Schedule your Exam
  3. Pass the Exam
  4. Subscribe to the (ISC)2Code of Ethics and Get Endorsed


Courses related to this certification:
  • Experience
  • Exam
  • Code of Ethics
  • Certified Endorsement

Exam Fee: $699

Exam Details
  • Delivery Method: Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)
  • Length of Exam: Up to 3 hours
  • Number of questions: 100 - 150 questions
  • Question format: Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions
  • Passing grade: A passing score is 700 out of 1000 points
  • Trading Center: Pearson VUE Testing Center
Required Certification
  • *Relevant certifications may reduce experience requirement

Required Education

*Relevant education may reduce experience requirement

Required Experience

Minimum 5 years of experience in at least 2 of the 8 domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

Other Requirement Details

You can satisfy one year of required experience with:

  • A four-year college degree (or a regional equivalent)
  • Or, an approved credential from the CISSP Prerequisite pathway


Subscribe to Code of Ethics (

Submit a signed endorsement from an (ISC)2 certified professional


Three-Year Certification Requirement
You must earn a total of 120 CPE credits over the 3 year CISSP cycle.

Paying Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs)
You must pay USD$85 each year of your three-year certification cycle. Your payment is due before your certification or recertification annual anniversary date.