mcAfee Secure Website
ISC Certification Exams

Tested & Approved ISC Study Materials

Validate your Skills with Updated ISC Exam Questions & Answers

ISC Certification Exams
vendor-4

ISC Training

(ISC)2 Credentials

  • CAP - Certified Authorization Professional
  • CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CSSLP - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
  • SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner
  • CISSP Concentrations
    • CISSP-ISSAP - Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
    • CISSP-ISSEP - Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
    • CISSP-ISSMP - Information Systems Security Management Professional

ISC Exams

  • CAP - Certified Authorization Professional
  • CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISSP-ISSAP - Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
  • CISSP-ISSEP - Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
  • CISSP-ISSMP - Information Systems Security Management Professional
  • CSSLP - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
  • SSCP - System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

The International Information System Security Certification Consortium or just (ISC)² is a non-profit international organization specialized in training and providing certifications for cybersecurity professionals.

This association was founded in 1989 due to the need for standardization in the cybersecurity industry. And now (ISC)² has more than 160,000 accredited members. The reason is that (ISC)² is recognized as a global quality standard because it allows specialists to prove their expertise and skill set. Moreover, all (ISC)² accreditation paths are designed according to the requirements of ANSI / ISO / IEC 17024. This makes this organization to be the world leader in offering cybersecurity certifications.

Certification Program

In 1994, the first certification system was created when (ISC)² established the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification, better known as CISSP, and launched the first qualifying exam.

The (ISC)² then creates and keeps up to date the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) on which all proposed accreditations are based. In more detail, that CBK covers best practices and global industry standards in information security.

Currently, the accreditation program (ISC)² includes 6 qualification tracks:

  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) accreditation, as mentioned above, is the first and best known of the (ISC)² opportunities offered. Its main objective is to confirm the confident managerial and technical knowledge as well as the experience of the cybersecurity specialist, which should include the skills to design and manage the overall security of the company. However, to receive this certificate, the candidate must not only pass the appropriate exam but also have more than 5 years of experience in at least two of the eight areas of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK. This designation is the best option for chief information/security officer, IT director, director of security, security systems engineer/analyst/auditor/manager, network architect, among many.
  • SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) qualification, which confirms that the specialist has sufficient competence in implementing, monitoring, and administering IT/ICT infrastructure through information security procedures and policies. Ideal candidates for the appropriate exam are network security professionals, managers, and IT administrators who have a minimum of 1 year of work experience in one (or more) of the 7 areas of the (ISC)² SSCP CBK.
  • CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) accreditation confirms that the professional has advanced technical knowledge and skills in design, data management, infrastructure, and applications in the cloud by applying best practices and procedures set by the (ISC)² experts. Therefore, this qualification path will be suitable for information security managers with at least 5 years of work experience including employment in one of the 6 areas (ISC)² CCSP CBK.
  • CAP (Certified Authorization Professional) certificate is designed for IT, information assurance, and security practitioners engaged in GRC roles, and can demonstrate advanced expertise in the management and authorization of information systems within an effective risk management framework. Before taking the certification exam, candidates need to have 2 years of experience in 1 or more domains of the (ISC)² CAP CBK.
  • CSSLP (Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional) qualification aimed at software development specialists and security solutions using advanced practices at each stage of the software development lifecycle. Thus, if you fit the description, you just need to pass the appropriate assessment and get this certificate to demonstrate leading application security skills.
  • HCISPP (HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner) certification is designed for candidates wishing to demonstrate their ability to effectively manage, evaluate and implement various privacy and security management tools for patient data and general health information. Thus, this pathway is more suitable for protected health information (PHI) professionals.

Moreover, (ISC)² offers Advanced Specialties for CISSP certificate holders. In this way, candidates can gain more in-depth skills and values in the narrower areas of information security related to management, engineering, and architecture. You only need to have an active CISSP qualification, a minimum of 2 years’ experience in one or more of the 6 CISSP-ISSMP CBK areas, and choose one of the suggested areas:

  • Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP)
  • Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP)
  • Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)
We support Ukraine and condemn war. Push Russian government to act against war. Be brave, vocal and show your support to Ukraine. Follow the latest news HERE