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The Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) was created by ISC2 as a concentration of their CISSP certification. The purpose of the ISSAP is to validate that the certification holder has expertise in developing, designing, and analyzing security solutions. This includes evaluating security architecture frameworks, developing infrastructure security programs, producing identity and access management architectures, and designing a security operations architecture.

Yes, the ISSAP certification was designed for IT professionals such as Chief security architect or analyst.

First you must be a CISSP certified professional, meet the eligibility requirements, and lastly successfully pass the ISSAP exam.

Having the ISSAP certification will set you apart from your fellow CISSP certified colleagues and serve as an indicator that you specialize Security Architecture.

Yes, the ISSAP is a globally recognized certification and a concentration of the CISSP certification. Having an ISSAP will serve as evidence of your elite level of knowledge and expertise.

Yes, you must have successfully taken the CISSP exam.

The salary for a ISSAP certified professional ranges around $140,000.

Yes, the ISSAP certification is recognized globally.

Yes, to take the ISSAP exam you must be a CISSP certified professional in good standing with ISC2.

The ISSAP will have 125 questions on the exam.

You will have 3 hours to complete the ISSAP exam.

The price of the ISSAP exam is $599.

No, you do not have to become a member of ISC2 to take the 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.

No, the ISSAP exam does not have CAT testing.

You can take your ISSAP exam at a certified Pearson VUE Professional Center.

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

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

Yes, but there is a $50 fee to reschedule and a $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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