College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
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:
Besides international recognition there are several other benefits of becoming a CISSP®, as detailed on the CISSP Web site.
The timeline is the approximate amount of time that a student will require to complete the training series.
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 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)
Dress is business casual - neat and comfortable.
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
For further information you may contact CISSP course manager, Damanjit Singh, at 301-934-7566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.