Course Description

CISSP rectangular logo with CISSP in white on a dark green background on the left and Certified Information Systems Security Professional in dark green on the right

Join an elite group of cybersecurity experts by becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Earning the CISSP certification proves you can effectively design, implement and manage cybersecurity systems. The popular CISSP certification is globally recognized as an objective measure of achievement, boosting your career trajectory and earning power.

Course Outline

This course covers the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communication and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the major concepts found in each of the eight domains established by the CISSP common body of knowledge
  • Identify the security requirements of each of the eight domains
  • Understand the value of information security professionals and the CISSP certification process
  • Understand the role of information security professionals
  • Take the CISSP exam
  • Become a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2


This course helps the participant prepare for (ISC)2 CISSP exam and includes an exam voucher. The voucher is valid for 12 months after the course at a Pearson VUE testing center.

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The CISSP exam is recommended for experienced cybersecurity practitioners, managers and executives.

It is recommended that you have 5 years’ cumulative paid full-time experience in two or more of the eight CISSP Common Body of Knowledge domains.

You may substitute 1 year of experience with an undergraduate degree or certification in an approved CISSP prerequisite credential, such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security+ or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

If you don’t have the required experience, you can pass the CISSP exam to become an Associate of (ISC)2. Then you’ll have up to 6 years to earn your required work experience.


"I learned the difference between what is in use in the real world and what is on the exam. Those two things didn't always match up."

Spring 2019 Participant


"Everyone at the Washington University Technology Center was friendly and professional. I'm glad I chose Washington University to take this course."

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