The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an information security certification that was developed by the International InformationSystems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)².
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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam is designed to ensure that someone handling computer security for a company or client has mastered a standardized body of knowledge. The six-hour exam, which asks 250 questions, certifies security professionals in ten different areas:
- Security management practices
- Access control
- Security models and architecture
- Telecommunications and networking
- Applications and system development
- Business continuity
- Law, investigations and ethics
- Physical security
- Operations security
The exam is designed for professionals with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience.