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Information Systems Architect (Experience)
Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States17/11/2022
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Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingapore, Remote / Other / Non-US, Singapore12/07/2022
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AT&TSpringfield, Virginia, United States22/11/2022
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Longwood UniverisityFarmville, Virginia, United States28/09/2022
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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.Boston, Massachusetts, United States09/11/2022
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National Security AgencyFort Meade, Maryland, United States19/11/2022
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AT&TSpringfield, Virginia, United States22/11/2022
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Wells FargoMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States23/11/2022
Information Enterprise Systems Technologist (Experienced)
Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States20/11/2022
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With a CISSP credential (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), you have the most globally recognized certification for cybersecurity.

With this certification, you’ll find more opportunities for CISSP jobs and possibilities to advance your cybersecurity career. CISSP certification demonstrates your expertise in designing, implementing, and managing best practices in cybersecurity operations.

Read on to learn how to become a CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Overview of the CISSP Qualification

Earning recognition as you work to safeguard the systems and data that impact our daily lives can assist you in efficiently building a more substantial career with CISSP credentials. Let’s take a look at the qualifications for earning these credentials.

What Is CISSP?

CISSP is a cybersecurity certification widely recognized for its opportunities for security analysts. It was created to ensure that computer security professionals have standardized knowledge of the field.

It is ideal for security specialists interested in advancing their careers and developing expertise in cybersecurity practices that qualify them for CISSP jobs in coveted fields and positions within the security industry.

The CISSP Exam

The CISSP exam to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional is six hours long. It consists of 250 questions that certify security professionals in ten different fields, including:

  • Access control systems
  • Business continuity planning
  • Physical security
  • Operations security
  • Management practices
  • Telecommunications security
  • Networking security

The CISSP certification also covers cryptography, security architecture, application and systems development, law, investigation, and ethics.

How to Qualify

Candidates must have at least five years of experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge).


Candidates must have at least four years of direct full-time experience working in at least two of the eight CISSP CBK domains with a college degree or credential from the (ISC)2-approved list.


It is possible to become an Associate of (ISC)2 without experience if you pass the CISSP exam. It will take you six years to earn your CISSP certification.

Education Exemptions

Education exemptions are limited to one year only. Additionally, there is a one-year waiver of the professional experience requirement for holders of another credential on the (ISC)2 approved list.

More Experience Requirements

You will be required to have experience in work performed as a practitioner, auditor, consultant, investigator, or instructor. This requires information security knowledge and is directly related to the application of that knowledge.

Five years of experience must be equivalent to full-time Information Security work (and not just responsibilities for five years). This requirement, however, can be accumulated over several jobs, and not just one.


Certain circumstances and appropriate documentation can allow CISSP candidates to earn certification with four years of professional experience instead of five.

CISSP candidates who have been educated in the field or received a credential deemed acceptable for use toward the work experience requirements will be offered a higher ranking certification and the option to finish CISSP earlier.

With four years of relevant work experience, a candidate may earn the CISSP certification.

Education Prerequisites

Applicants with a four-year college degree, regional equivalent, or an advanced degree in information security from the U.S. National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) may substitute one year of full-time security work experience.

Alternatively, candidates can substitute work experience for holding a credential on the (ISC)2 approved list.

CISSP Jobs You Can Get With the Certification

The following are the most common jobs and titles held by CISSP holders:

Career Paths

Cyberthreats are on the rise worldwide, so companies of all sizes need the expert help and solutions only a CISSP holder can offer. It is an excellent time for you to begin preparing for a gratifying and lucrative career in just about any industry.

The demand for outstanding information security professionals is growing and shows no signs of slowing down. As a vendor-neutral certification, CISSP certification can be an excellent move because it covers knowledge and skills that are valuable to all industries and positions. This will allow the freedom to choose to work in the industry that appeals to you most.

Benefits of the Certification

There are several reasons that the CISSP may be right for you. Here are some of the top benefits.

Earning Potential

You will maximize your earning potential. CISSPs earn an average of US$131,030 per year. This demonstrates some aspects that make up CISSP, including extensive cybersecurity knowledge and experience from at least four years of paid employment in the industry and adherence to a solid ethical code of conduct.

Higher-Paying Job Opportunities

CISSP certification is highly valued and respected among employers, resulting in higher salaries.

Your potential to find high-paying CISSP jobs will be wide open. There is significantly more demand for CISSP-qualified personnel than credential holders. A global cyber talent shortage of over 2.9 million men and women means there has never been a better time to gain a CISSP.

With years of experience in the field, you will be able to demonstrate your expertise. CISSP assessments require you to have paid, hands-on experience in cybersecurity. It would take you at least four years of full-time work to meet this requirement.

You must also obtain an endorsement from a CISSP credential holder who can attest to your experience and character. Furthermore, holders of the (ISC)2 certification must complete a continuing education program of 120 credits every three years to maintain their credentials.

Be Part of an Elite Community

With a CISSP certification, you will be part of an elite network of cybersecurity professionals. In addition, you benefit from exclusive (ISC)2 membership benefits.

Once you are certified, you’ll get access to valuable resources, like registrations to top industry conferences worldwide, access to free cybersecurity webinars, listings for CISSP jobs, peer networking, and more.