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College of Southern Maryland
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8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-2251

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:

CISSP Exam

Disclaimer: The CISSP exam has prerequisites on industry experience to be eligible to sit for the exam. Please examine them at the ISC2 site https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/content.cgi?category=1186 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 https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/exam_schedule.cgi?displaycategory=1182 for exam information.

A schedule of dates and locations for the exam can be found at the ISC2.org site at: https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/exam_schedule.cgi

More Information & Contact

For further information you may contact CISSP course manager, Damanjit Singh, at 301-934-7566 or email dsingh@csmd.edu.

Schedule of Upcoming Classes

No current courses associated with this certification