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(ISC)2 adds new CISSP requirements

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, which administers the CISSP exam, said Tuesday it’s adding some new requirements to the certification.

In a press release, the organization said its board of directors approved new professional experience and endorsement requirements. Starting Oct. 1, the minimum requirement for certification will be five years of relevant work experience in two or more of the 10 domains of the CISSP CBK — a taxonomy of infosec topics recognized by professionals worldwide — or four years of work experience with an applicable college degree or a credential from the (ISC)2-approved list. CISSP candidates currently must have four years of work experience or three years of experience with an applicable college degree or credential from that list, in one or more of the 10 CISSP CBK domains.

Also effective Oct. 1, CISSP candidates will be required to obtain an endorsement exclusively from an (ISC)2-certified professional in good standing. Currently, candidates can be endorsed by an officer from the candidate’s organization if no CISSP endorsement can be obtained.

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