CISSP Certification Course Description

  • What are the course objectives?

    Simplilearn’s CISSP® certification training is aligned to the (ISC)² CBK 2018 requirements. The course trains you in the industry’s latest best practices which will help you pass the exam in the first attempt. The certification helps you develop expertise in defining the architecture and in designing, building, and maintaining a secure business environment for your organization using globally approved Information Security standards.

    With unprecedented security breaches now being reported, the demand for IT security professionals has never been higher. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021. Source URL:

  • What skills will you learn from this CISSP training course?

    By the end of this CISSP training, you will:
    • Be able to define the architecture, design, and management of the security of your organization.
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the CISSP certification exam.
    • Perform risk analysis and prevent data loss
    • Learn about security architecture, engineering, models, and cryptography
    • Gain familiarity with communications and network security, identity and access management, security testing and operations

  • Who should take this CISSP training course?

    The CISSP certification is the most globally recognized professional requirement in the IT Security domain. This certification is best suited for:
    • Security Consultants/Managers
    • IT Directors/Managers
    • Security Auditors/Architects
    • Security Systems Engineers
    • Chief Information Security Officers
    • Network Architects

CISSP Course Preview

    • Lesson 01 - Course Introduction

      • Course Introduction
    • Lesson 02 - Security and Risk Management

      • 1.01 Security and Risk Management
      • 1.02 Information Security Management
      • 1.03 Security Controls
      • 1.04 Information Security Management and Governance
      • 1.05 Goals, Mission, and Objectives
      • 1.06 Due Care
      • 1.07 Security Policy
      • 1.08 Compliance
      • 1.09 Computer Crimes
      • 1.10 Legal Systems
      • 1.11 Intellectual Property (IP) Law
      • 1.12 Privacy
      • 1.13 General Data Protection Regulation
      • 1.14 Security
      • 1.15 Risk Analysis
      • 1.16 Types of Risk Analysis
      • 1.17 Security Control Assessment
      • 1.18 Threat Modeling
      • 1.19 Supply-Chain Risk Management
      • 1.20 Third-Party Management
      • 1.21 Business Continuity Planning
      • 1.22 Business Continuity Planning Phases
      • 1.23 Managing Personnel Security
      • 1.24 Security Awareness Training
      • 1.25 Program Effectiveness Evaluation
      • 1.26 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 03 - Asset Security

      • 2.01 Asset Security
      • 2.02 Information Classification
      • 2.03 Data Classification
      • 2.04 Data Life Cycle
      • 2.05 Data Management
      • 2.06 Different Roles
      • 2.07 Data Remanence
      • 2.08 Privacy
      • 2.09 States of Data
      • 2.10 Data Loss Prevention
      • 2.11 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 04 - Security Engineering

      • 3.01 Introduction
      • 3.02 Security Engineering
      • 3.03 Security Architecture
      • 3.04 Security Models
      • 3.05 Evaluation Criteria
      • 3.06 System Security
      • 3.07 CPU
      • 3.08 Memory
      • 3.09 Security Mode
      • 3.10 Cloud Computing
      • 3.11 IOT
      • 3.12 Industrial Control System (ICS)
      • 3.13 Cryptography
      • 3.14 Encryption Methods
      • 3.15 DES
      • 3.16 Asymmetric Cryptography
      • 3.17 Public Key Infrastructure
      • 3.18 Cryptanalysis
      • 3.19 Key Management
      • 3.20 Critical Path Analysis
      • 3.21 Site Location
      • 3.22 Fire
      • 3.23 HVAC
      • 3.24 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 05 - Communications and Network Security

      • 4.01 Introduction
      • 4.02 Network Architecture and Design
      • 4.03 IP Addressing
      • 4.04 Network Protocols
      • 4.05 Transmission Media
      • 4.06 Firewall
      • 4.07 Intrusion Detection System and Intrusion Prevention System
      • 4.08 Network Access Control (NAC)
      • 4.09 Content Delivery Network (CDN)
      • 4.10 Networks
      • 4.11 Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
      • 4.12 Remote Access
      • 4.13 Internet Security Protocol (IPsec)
      • 4.14 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
      • 4.15 Phreaking
      • 4.16 Secure Access Protocols
      • 4.17 Wireless Technologies
      • 4.18 Network Attacks
      • 4.19 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 06 - Identity and Access Management

      • 5.01 Identity and Access Management
      • 5.02 Identity and Access Management
      • 5.03 Identity Management
      • 5.04 Biometrics
      • 5.05 Passwords
      • 5.06 Tokens
      • 5.07 Memory Cards and Smart Cards
      • 5.08 Access and Authorization Concepts
      • 5.09 Identity Management Implementation
      • 5.10 Kerberos
      • 5.11 Access Control Types
      • 5.12 Access Control Models
      • 5.13 Access Control Tools and Techniques
      • 5.14 Accountability
      • 5.15 Access Control Monitoring
      • 5.16 Identity Proofing
      • 5.17 Markup Languages
      • 5.18 Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
      • 5.19 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 07 - Security Assessment and Testing

      • 6.01 Security Assessment and Testing
      • 6.02 Security Assessment
      • 6.03 Vulnerability Assessment
      • 6.04 Penetration Testing
      • 6.05 Audits
      • 6.06 Log Management
      • 6.07 Synthetic Transaction and Real Transaction
      • 6.08 Testing
      • 6.09 Software Testing
      • 6.10 Interface
      • 6.11 Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
      • 6.12 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 08 - Security Operations

      • 7.01 Security Operations
      • 7.02 Investigation
      • 7.03 Forensic Investigation
      • 7.04 Evidence
      • 7.05 Electronic Discovery
      • 7.06 Incident Management
      • 7.07 Security Operations Management
      • 7.08 Identity and Access Management
      • 7.09 Assets
      • 7.10 Malware
      • 7.11 Management
      • 7.12 Recovery and Backup
      • 7.13 Disaster Recovery
      • 7.14 Perimeter Security
      • 7.15 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 09 - Software Development Security

      • 8.01 Software Development Security
      • 8.02 Importance of Software Development Security
      • 8.03 Programming Concepts
      • 8.04 Systems Development Life Cycle
      • 8.05 Application Program Interface
      • 8.06 Software Security and Assurance
      • 8.07 Database and Data Warehouse Environments
      • 8.08 Knowledge Management
      • 8.09 Web Application Environment
      • 8.10 Security Threats and Attacks
      • 8.11 Key Takeaways
      • Knowledge Check
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CISSP Exam & Certification

  • How do I become a CISSP certified professional?

    Candidates need to clear the ISC2 organized CISSP exam to become a CISSP certified professional. This test is computer-based and is conducted worldwide at various Pearson VUE testing centers.


    For the US, Canada, and Europe students: Exam Pass Guarantee*
    An Exam Pass Guarantee is offered to the candidates who finish Simplilearn’s CISSP training. A free of cost exam voucher is provided to retake the CISSP exam in case the student fails the ISC2 final exam.

    T&C for claiming the retake voucher as a part of the exam pass guarantee:

    1. Attend at least one complete instructor-led class
    2. Solve 3 out of 5 test papers included in the course with at least 85% score
    3. CISSP final exam must be attempted within 30 days of completing the course
    4. Submit exam failure proof given by ISC2

  • What are the prerequisites for CISSP certification?

    The CISSP training in Atlanta provides the required mobility and credibility to the professionals for good career growth in the field of Information Security. To achieve the CISSP certificate, candidates compulsorily need to have at least 5 years of recent full-time professional work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP – CBK 2018. Failing this condition, an ISC2 associate title is awarded to the candidate and gets replaced with the CISSP certificate on acquiring the required experience and submitting its proof.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Self-learning method:
    Candidates should complete 85% of the CISSP course.
    Clear one simulation test with at least a 60% score

    Online Classroom method:
    Candidates should attend one full batch
    Clear one simulation test with at least a 60% score

  • What is the passing score for the CISSP Certification exam?

    A minimum of 700 marks needs to be scored to pass the CISSP certification exam.

  • How do I fill out and submit the CISSP application form online?

    Follow the steps given below to submit the CISSP application form:

    1. Review CISSP exam availability by credential.
    2. Review the Pearson VUE NDA after creating an account on the Pearson VUE website 
    3. Choose the appropriate test center and time
    4. Complete the payment

  • How many attempts do I have to pass the CISSP exam?

    You will have three attempts to pass the exam in a calendar year. In case the candidate does not clear the CISSP exam in their first attempt, they will have to wait for a period of 30 days before re-attempting the exam. If the candidate fails to clear the exam in the second attempt also, they will have to wait for 90-days before taking up the exam again. If the third attempt to clear the exam was also not successful, then the candidate will have to wait for 180-days before re-appearing for the exam. Candidates will not be allowed to take up this exam more than 3 times in a 12 months period.

  • How long does it take to receive the CISSP Certification exam results?

    Candidates need to wait for 2-4 weeks to get the CISSP Certification exam results.

  • How long is the CISSP Certification valid for?

    The CISSP certification has 3 years of validity.

  • If I fail the CISSP Exam, how soon can I retake it?

    After a first failed attempt, learners can take the test again after 30 days.

  • If I fail in the CISSP Exam, can I apply for re-evaluation?

    The CISSP exam does not include the option of re-evaluation.

  • I have passed the CISSP Certification examination. When and how do I receive my certificate?

    Candidates who have received their exam result email can expect to get the certification email within 4-6 weeks.

  • Are the training and course material effective in preparing me for the CISSP exam?

    Our Global Learning Framework and a hands-on learning approach make our CISSP training in Atlanta worth enrolling. It helps the candidates to gain confidence to pass the CISSP exam in their initial effort and gain in-depth knowledge of all the concepts covered.

  • What if I miss a class?

    Candidates who miss a class can refer to the recordings of each session that Simplilearn provides. There are more than 15 instructor-led sessions which the candidates can attend using the Flexi-Pass learning method.

  • How do I schedule/book my exam?

    Please click the below link for information regarding the booking process.

  • Do you provide any practice tests as part of this course?

    Yes, we provide 1 practice test as part of our course to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this Free CISSP Exam Prep Practice Test to understand the type of tests that are part of the course curriculum. 

CISSP Course Reviews

Peter Bartow
Peter Bartow Sr Project Manager IT PMO at University of Miami, Miami

I enjoyed taking the class with so many people from all over the world.

John Perrin
John Perrin Cybersecurity Specialist, Little Rock

I was searching for CISSP training that met my needs and stayed within my budget. Simplilearn seemed to be the most flexible and also the most reasonably priced. Perfect match! The course was comprehensive… Good content, great instructor… The explanation of the various security/integrity models was really good. We were encouraged to interact and participate in the discussions. Now, I am looking forward to taking the exam, instead of feeling anxious.

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Ebenezer Fowobaje
Ebenezer Fowobaje Product Owner at High Products Consulting, Dallas

The training is very efficient and accurate...Simple and direct teaching technique was helpful.

Erik Smidt
Erik Smidt Sr. Security Manager, Washington

The course was well balanced and covered each domain clearly and in good detail. The instructor was very knowledgeable and led a very effective course.

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Rohit Dohare
Rohit Dohare IT Security and Compliance @ Anglepoint Inc., San Francisco

I would like to thank Simplilearn for providing a knowledgeable trainer. It was a great experience with Simplilearn team.

Rakesh Sharma
Rakesh Sharma IT Consultancy and Advisory, Mumbai

I loved the course on CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional from Simplilearn. It was concise, comprehensive and easy to follow. Their videos, live sessions, and exams are excellent.

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Madhan Mohan Venkatasamy
Madhan Mohan Venkatasamy Security Consultant at IBM India Private Limited, Bangalore

I had enrolled Simplilearn software security course CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification. It has been excellent as it covers all the bases from study material to Q&A's, all with the convenience of preparing from home, through online. Their material is amazing and is highly competitive cyber security course. I would recommend Simplilearn for preparation of any IT software based competitive exam.

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Fernandez Vijay
Fernandez Vijay Technical Specialist - Security at Microland Limited, Bangalore

Simplilearn has been a great learning platform for me. I had enrolled for CISSP and my expectation was met, with the expertise the trainer had on the concepts. I look forward to doing more course with Simplilearn.

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Thomas Kurian
Thomas Kurian Information Security Engineer at Kuwaiti Canadian Consulting Group, Kuwait

The training is online and interactive. The recordings are also shared for our reference.

Vijay Chaitanya Reddy Kovvuri
Vijay Chaitanya Reddy Kovvuri Information Security at Syntel, Pune

Interactive sessions...Example scenarios are good...The overall flow was good…

Manoj Sharma
Manoj Sharma Information Security Manager, Delhi

The precise syllabus, quality of webEx app, the quality of trainers and the ease of use of Simplilearn website... Highly satisfied.

R Giri
R Giri Sr.Manager - IT at Syndicate Bank, Bangalore

The concepts of the Instructor was mind-blowing...Lots of Industry examples...Very well organized...

Akbar Ali
Akbar Ali Systems Engineer at Allscripts, Pune

One of the interesting and interactive sessions I have ever attended.

Nityanand Singh
Nityanand Singh Associate Manager-IT Operations at Tredence, Bangalore

Really good training. It helped me to clear a lot of doubts which were present in my mind for a long time.

Sujay Sonar
Sujay Sonar Business Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Pune

The course content is very good and satisfactory. The trainer is also good with his teaching abilities.

CISSP Training FAQs

  • What are the course objectives?

    The CISSP training in Atlanta is ideal for the learners who are preparing for the CISSP exam. It is aligned with the (ISC)² CBK 2018 requirements and provides knowledge of the industry’s latest best practices. You can learn how to define the architecture and use globally approved Information Security standards to design, build, and maintain a secure business environment for the organization.  
    With rising reports of security breaches around the world, organizations are in continuous requirement of skilled IT security professionals. According to a report by Frost and Sullivan, by 2019 there will be a shortage of 1.5 million security professionals.

  • What skills will you learn in this CISSP training course?

    At the end of the CISSP training in Atlanta, participants will be able to:
    • Pass the CISSP certification exam by acquiring the relevant skills and knowledge
    • Gain working knowledge in the 8 domains prescribed by the CISSP Common Book of Knowledge, 2018. 
    • Achieve the requisite 30 CPEs required to take up the CISSP certification exam.
    • Define the architecture, design, and management of the security of your organization.

  • Who should take the CISSP training in Atlanta?

    The CISSP certification is considered the most globally acknowledged professional requirement in the field of Information Security. It is beneficial for the following professionals:
    • IT Directors/Managers
    • Network Architects
    • Security Consultants/Managers
    • Security Auditors/Architects
    • Chief Information Security Officers
    • Security Systems Engineers

  • What types of projects will you complete during the course?

    The CISSP course in Atlanta requires no projects to be completed.

  • What types of jobs can benefit from a CISSP certification?

    The CISSP certification training in Atlanta is advantageous for:

    • Information security audit professional
    • Cloud security enablement engineer
    • Information security manager
    • Cybersecurity strategy leader
    • Lead information security engineer

  • What are the career benefits of the CISSP Certification?

    Organizations are now investing heavily in IT security as many incidents of information security breaches have been reported around the world. This has led to an increase in demand of the skilled information security professionals. A CISSP certification helps the candidate develop the following:

    • Managerial proficiency and Technical security
    • Expertise in technologies that improve an organization’s security structure
    • Knowledge of eight important security areas ranging from access control to software

  • Who are the instructors for the live classroom training?

    All our highly-qualified trainers are CISSP certified with more than 16 years of experience working in the domain.

  • What certification will I receive after completing the CISSP training in Atlanta?

    Candidates who complete the CISSP training in Atlanta successfully will get a course completion certificate from Simplilearn. Additionally, they will get 32 hours CPE’s certificate.

  • How does online classroom training work?

    Simplilearn appoints a CISSP certified trainer to conduct the live online classes for the CISSP training. The trainers have more than 16 years of experience and conduct classes in the presence of a global audience to provide a good learning experience.

  • Is this live training, or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    Simplilearn’s classes for the CISSP training are conducted through live video streaming. The sessions are communicative and allow the learners to clear their doubts during the class. Recordings of each CISSP session can be accessed by the learners to review them in the future.

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The CISSP training in Atlanta can be attended with some basic system requirements like:
    • Windows: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Mac: OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Internet speed: Preferably 512 Kbps or higher
    • Headset, speakers and microphone: You’ll need headphones or speakers to hear instruction clearly, as well as a microphone to talk to others. You can use a headset with a built-in microphone, or separate speakers and microphone.

  • What else will I receive as part of the CISSP training in Atlanta?

    Simplilearn’s training does not only include the course material but is equipped with tips and tricks videos, and practice simulation exams as well. An online participant handbook with cross-references to the e-learning modules is also provided that helps candidates face the most challenging CISSP exam questions. 

  • Is the CISSP exam fee included in the course fee?

    Yes. The exam fee is included. You can directly schedule your exam through to schedule the exam.

  • How many questions are there in the CISSP certification exam?

    The CISSP exam may consist of 100-150 questions that are of multiple choice type. It is conducted for 3 hours and has an adaptive testing platform.

  • What is the cost of CISSP certification exam?

    The exam voucher for the CISSP certification in Atlanta is priced at $699.

  • Do you provide assistance in the exam application process?

    Yes, Simplilearn gives assistance regarding the CISSP exam application process. Candidates who wish to get their queries resolved can visit and discuss their issues.

  • How does Simplilearn assure me that the training and course material delivered is effective?

    Simplilearn’s training and course material are not only bound for the exam but imparts knowledge that is useful for the professional growth of the candidate. It adopts a hands-on learning approach that helps the learners to pass the CISSP exam successfully.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    After deducing the administration fee, the remaining course amount will be refunded on cancelling the enrollment in the CISSP course. Please review our Refund Policy to know more.

  • I’d like to learn more about this training program. Whom should I contact?

    Our customer support team can be contacted via the Contact Us form or the Live Chat option of the Simplilearn website to know the CISSP training program details.

  • What is the Certification Process?

    Simplilearn aims to provide the skills needed to tackle the problems of the IT world by following a clearly outlined certification process. To unlock the CISSP course certificate:
    1. You should attend one complete batch or finish 85% of the course
    2. You need to pass the simulation exams that are included in the course
    3. You should complete a project and get it approved by our domain experts

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    Simplilearn prefers CISSP trainers with high alumni rating only. We make sure that the trainers selected by us have 16+ years of working experience that includes teaching experience of 10+ years. The selection procedure involves profile screening, technical assessment, and a training demonstration prior to getting a chance to become our faculty.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    The instructors for the CISSP course are domain experts and train the candidates to get them certified successfully. They enhance the learning experience of the students by engaging them actively during the session. The course path is effectively followed right from class onboarding to job assistance and project mentoring. The instructors provide assistance during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    Simplilearn’s customer support representatives are available 24/7 for the learners. They can call, chat, or email to discuss their queries. Moreover, there is a community forum which consists of a dedicated team to provide on-demand guidance. The community forum can be accessed even after the course completion.

  • What does it mean to be GSA approved course?

    There is special pricing for agencies and organizations approved by GSA, and this CISSP training program is a part of Simplilearn’s contract with GSA (only US). You can find out the details here.

  • How do I know if I am eligible to buy this course at GSA price?

    Employment in agencies or organizations approved by GSA is necessary to purchase the course at GSA price. Candidates can view the list of approved agencies here.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

CISSP Course Advisor

Dean Pompilio
Dean Pompilio Technical Trainer, Owner- Steppingstonesolutions Inc

Mr.Pompilio has been an IT Professional since 1989. He has worn many hats along the way and holds over 20 IT certifications which include EC-Council CEI, CEH, CHFI, CISSP, CISA, CISM. His passion is to help IT professionals achieve their training goals and career growth.

CISSP Certification Training Course in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is the largest city in the state of Georgia in terms of population, and home to many corporate giants like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Turner Broadcasting Company. Professionals working in various sectors require continuous skill enhancement programs, especially the IT sector. In recent years, Atlanta has become the fourth-largest center for IT jobs in the United States, a boom that has helped the city earn the nickname of “the Silicon peach”. As the IT industry continues to grow in Atlanta, so will the demand for certified security specialists.


Considered the gold standard in the IT security field, CISSP is designed to train people in the field of information assurance. In this course, professionals will learn to define all aspects of IT security. Aligned to the (ISC)² CBK 2015 requirements, this course is extensive and result-driven. Professionals who take this course will be able to identify weak spots in IT infrastructure and mend them before an attack. Certified security specialists have the potential to earn up to $100,000 a year and are in demand globally.


If you’re seeking a CISSP certification training in Atlanta, Simplilearn’s blended learning delivery model combines the convenience of self-paced online training with the personal motivation of live virtual classroom instruction, the reinforcement of relevant practical projects and the support of 24/7 live teaching assistants. Our CISSP certification course in Atlanta is crafted by experts to help you prepare for and pass the CISSP certification exam in your first attempt. This training program provides hands-on experience and gets you ready for information security roles in the industry. Simplilearn understands that a CISSP Certification training in Atlanta is not just a milestone but the start of your journey on the path of continuous improvement. Make the most of your current or future information security career with an intensive course for CISSP training and certification in Atlanta from Simplilearn.

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