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What is CISSP ?

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CISSP is a comprehensive Information Security Certification that has been in existence for many years in the United States and is just becoming recognised in the UK as the foremost INFOSEC certification available globally.


To obtain it candidates must have been in INFOSEC work for a minimum of 4 years, passed a 6 hour in-depth exam in all 10 areas of Information Security (The Common Body of Knowledge) . Having passed the exam ones application to become a CISSP must be endorsed by a recognised authority in the INFOSEC industry.




COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS as follows .. The links below detail the specific curriculum :-



1) Access Control Systems & Methodology


2) Telecommunications & Network Security


3) Security Management Practices


4) Applications & Systems Development Security


5) Cryptography


6) Security Architecture & Models


7) Operations Security


8) Business Continuity Planning (BCP) &Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)


9) Law, Investigations & Ethics


10) Physical Security


See www.isc2.org  is the examining body

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