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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

IT Certification

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Preparation Classes

The classes CSM offers to prepare you for the certification exam.

CISSP® certification is an internationally accepted ANSI/ISO-accredited credential in the field of information security. It is an internationally accepted certification for accessing the knowledge of security professionals and is ideal for mid- and senior-level managers.

The CISSP® certification meets the requirements in the DoD 8570.01-M directive for government employees and contract worker training.

The CISSP® certification is designed for professionals already working in the security field and are having or aspiring for management positions. It is designed to evaluate a comprehension of the 10 CBK® Domains as listed below:

  • Access Control
  • Application Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Cryptography
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Legal, Regulations, Compliance and Investigations
  • Operations Security
  • Physical (Environmental) Security
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Telecommunications and Network Security

Besides international recognition there are several other benefits of becoming a CISSP®, as detailed on the CISSP Web site.

Continuing education course:

The timeline is the approximate amount of time that a student will require to complete the training series.

  • 35 hours

Recommended Courses

Continuing education course:


Disclaimer: The CISSP exam has prerequisites on industry experience to be eligible to sit for the exam. Please examine them at the ISC2 site or contact ISC2 for clarifications. In 2003, ISC2 introduced an associate program that permits people without the years of experience to sit for the exam and upon receipt of a satisfactory score receive associate status until the experience is gained.

Number of Questions: 250 Multiple Choice questions with four choices each. There may be scenarios associated with more than one question.

Question Format: Proctored Paper exam not electronic. (Must use a No. 2 pencil).

Exam time: 6 hours (Sample format of time)

  • 8:00 a.m. - Doors open
  • 8:30 a.m. Instruction begins
  • 9:00 a.m. Exams begin
  • 3:00 p.m. CISSP exam ends (There are no lunch breaks; however, students may bring snacks.)

Dress is business casual - neat and comfortable.

Exam Fee:

  • $499 (Early registration- Received 16 days before exam date)
  • $599 (Standard registration- Received less than 16 days before exam date)

Test at CSM

The CSM Testing Center does NOT offer this examination.

Please visit for exam information.

A schedule of dates and locations for the exam can be found at the site at:

More Information & Contact

For further information you may contact CISSP course manager, Damanjit Singh, at 301-934-7566 or email

Schedule of Upcoming Classes

No current courses associated with this certification