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CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional FAQs

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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification validates your skills on effectively designing, implementing, and managing a top-quality cyber security program.

The CISSP will have about 100 – 150 multiple choice and advanced questions.

Test candidates have 3 hours to complete their CISSP exam.

Yes, it is not recommended for entry level candidates.

Yes, you need at least 5 years of work experience in a minimum of two domains from the CISSP Common Book of knowledge. The other option is become an associate of ISC2.

The price of the CISSP exam is $749.

According to ISC2 the average CISSP salary in North America is $120,000.

Yes, ISC2 CISSP is accredited and recognized by various agencies.

No, you do not have to become a member to take the CISSP exam.

The Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT), only for English CISSP exams worldwide, is an exam that will gradually reduce the number of questions needed to complete the exam based on the candidate’s ability to consistently answer difficult questions correctly.

You can take your CISSP exam at a certified Pearson Profesional testing center. Please visit the Pearson VUE website for more information.

No, ISC2 exams can only be taken in person at local Pearson Professional Centers.

It’s a test center that is fully owned and operated by Pearson VUE.

Yes, but there is $50 fee to reschedule and $100 fee to cancel your CISSP exam appointment.

An organization that awards its credentials to professionals who have proved their specialized skills and knowledge to protect critical assets.

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