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CISSP introduction: A video guide to the CISSP exam

In this CISSP Essentials Security School presentation, expert instructor Shon Harris offers a CISSP introduction. Learn about the 10 domains of the Common Body of Knowledge, typical exam content and what to expect after you pass the test.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is the most sought-after and respected certification in the information security industry, and is a critical credential to opening doors in one's information security career. The CISSP exam is challenging and covers a vast array of complex and in-depth topics; many deem it as a remarkably difficult exam to pass.

In this SearchSecurity CISSP Essentials Security School introductory video, expert exam instructor Shon Harris, CEO and founder of Logical Security, outlines the fundamentals of the CISSP exam and previews what will be covered throughout the various lessons.

Harris begins by introducing herself and her background, and sets the stage by offering more insight about what is involved in becoming a CISSP. Harris provides an overview to the 10 domains of the Common Body of Knowledge and explains which industries and sectors require CISSP credentials.

Next, Harris covers the content of the exam including question formats, how the score is calculated, exam requirements and more. Harris finishes by discussing what you can expect after the exam -- and what is required once you have passed -- as well as the number of exciting new career opportunities you may expect.

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This multimedia presentation features not only seminar-style instruction, but also interactive components students can use to reinforce the most critical topics within the domain. Throughout the video, there are sections where students must pause to explore additional domain concepts. The volume can be adjusted on the lower left-hand corner of the video screen; controls to go back to view previous slides or skip ahead can be found on the lower right-hand corner of the video screen.

Video length: Approx. 27 minutes

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CISSP® is a registered certification mark of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., also known as (ISC)2.

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This was last published in August 2014

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