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?

    There are various Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide where the candidates can take the computer-based CISSP exam and pass it to become certified.

    For US, Canada, and Europe students: Exam Pass Guarantee*
    Simplilearn guarantees success for the candidates who undertake the CISSP training. If they fail the ISC2 CISSP final exam, we offer a free voucher to re-apply for the exam.

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

    • Must be present in at least one trainer-led session of CISSP
    • Attempt 3 out of the 5 included test papers and achieve at least 85% score in them
    • Must appear for the final exam within 30 days after course completion
    • Submit the failure-proof given by ISC2

  • What are the prerequisites for CISSP certification?

    Candidates can earn the credibility and mobility to aim for more challenging job roles of the Information Security domain after undergoing the CISSP training. To be eligible for ISC2 CISSP certificate, candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of recent full-time work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP – CBK 2018. Failing this, candidates will be awarded an ISC2 associate title which later gets replaced with CISSP certificate on fulfilling the required experience. 

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

    For Online Classroom learning method, participants need to attend one full batch and pass one simulation test with at least a 60% passing score.

    For Self-Paced Learning, participants need to finish 85% of the CISSP course and pass one simulation test with at least a 60% passing score.

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

    Candidates need to score a minimum of 700 marks to pass the CISSP Certification exam.

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

    You can submit the CISSP application form through the following steps:

    1. Review exam availability by credential.
    2. Review the Pearson VUE NDA after creating an account on the Pearson VUE website.
    3. Choose the desired test center and time to appear for the exam
    4. Complete the online payment 

  • Do you provide assistance for the exam application process?

    Regarding the exam application process, Simplilearn provides all the necessary help. For further details, visit the Help and Support portal. 

  • 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?

    The CISSP certification exam results are declared within 2-4 weeks.

  • 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?

    The CISSP exam can be retaken 30 days after your failed attempt.

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

    No, candidates cannot get their CISSP exam re-evaluated if they fail.

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

    After getting the exam results email, candidates can get the certification email after 4-6 weeks time.

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

    The CISSP training offers a practical learning approach as well as a global learning framework to give you a complete overview of the CISSP concepts. The training gives the confidence to pass the CISSP exam in a single attempt.

  • What if I miss a class?

    Candidates who have enrolled in Flexi-Pass learning can access 15 training sessions for 90 days. On missing a class, they can refer to the recordings of each session.

  • 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 Austin offered by Simplilearn is your one-stop solution to clear the CISSP exam in the first attempt. It is in line with the (ISC)² CBK 2018 requirements and includes the industry’s latest best practices. You can develop your skills on how to design, build, and maintain a secure business environment by using certain standards of Information Security that are globally recognized.
    With many organizations reporting security violations, there is a huge requirement for IT security professionals. If the report of Frost and Sullivan is considered, there will be a deficit of 1.5 million security professionals by 2019.

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

    The CISSP certification training in Austin helps the candidates to develop the following skills:

    • Gain in-depth knowledge required to pass the CISSP certification exam.
    • Define the architecture, design, and management of the security of your organization.
    • Develop working knowledge in the 8 domains prescribed by the CISSP Common Book of Knowledge, 2018.
    • Earn the mandatory 30 CPEs to take up the CISSP certification exam.

  • Who should take the CISSP training in Austin?

    In the IT Security domain, organizations consider CISSP certification as the most acknowledged professional criteria. It is perfect for:
    • Network Architects
    • Security Systems Engineers
    • Security Auditors/Architects
    • Security Consultants/Managers
    • Chief Information Security Officers
    • IT Directors/Managers

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

    No projects need to be completed during the CISSP training program. 

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

    The CISSP certification is beneficial for:

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

  • What are the career benefits of the CISSP Certification?

    Information Security violations have become a rising concern for the organizations worldwide leading to huge investments being made in IT security. This has increased the requirement of skilled information security professionals. The CISSP certification ensures your proficiency in the following:

    • Relevant knowledge of eight important security areas ranging from access control to software development.
    • Expertise in technologies that improve an organization’s security structure
    • Technical security and managerial proficiency

  • 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 Austin?

    Candidates who complete the CISSP training course satisfactorily are awarded the course completion certificate from Simplilearn. They also get 32 hours CPE’s certificate.

  • How does online classroom training work?

    Simplilearn provides online video streaming for conducting the CISSP classes. The trainers are CISSP certified and have 16+ years of relevant work experience. A global audience is also present during the class to enhance the candidate’s learning experience.

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

    The CISSP classes are conducted through live video streaming. Mentors communicate with the candidates during the classes to train them and clear their queries. Recordings of each session are also provided to refer afterwards.

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

    The CISSP training in Austin comes with the following system requirements:
    • 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 a microphone.

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

    The CISSP certification training in Austin trains the candidates to attempt the most difficult questions easily by providing rich e-learning course material, practice simulation tests, and tips and tricks videos. To strengthen your understanding, an online participant handbook is provided with cross-references to the e-learning segments.

  • 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?

    With an adaptive testing platform, the CISSP exam is conducted for 3 hours. Candidates can expect 100-150 multiple choice questions in the exam.

  • What is the cost of CISSP certification exam?

    The cost of the CISSP certification exam voucher is $699.

  • Do you provide assistance in the exam application process?

    Simplilearn guides the candidates regarding the exam application procedure. Candidates can ask their course-related questions at

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

    Simplilearn adopts a practical learning approach for the CISSP training and ensures that candidates gain an in-depth knowledge of all the concepts to pass the exam at once.

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

    Candidates are allowed to cancel their enrollment if necessary. The amount after deduction of the administration fee is refunded. Go through our Refund Policy to know more.

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

    Simplilearn’s website provides the Contact Us form as well as the Live Chat link which the candidates can use to get in touch with our support team.

  • What is the Certification Process?

    Professionals who wish to face the difficulties of IT world can follow Simplilearn’s systematic certification process for CISSP. To unlock the Simplilearn certificate, candidates need to:
    • Finish 85% of the course or attend one entire batch of CISSP
    • Clear the simulation tests, if included in the course, successfully
    • Complete a project and get is assessed by our panel of domain experts
    Candidates can get complete assistance to get their project approved, even if their project is rejected the first time.

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    Simplilearn appoints the trainers for CISSP after following a strict selection procedure. In addition to possessing a high alumni rating, individuals need to be highly qualified along with 16 years of relevant teaching and work experience. Profile screening, technical evaluation, and training demonstration are the stages that the individuals need to pass before they get a chance to become a faculty at Simplilearn.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Simplilearn’s trainers are experts in the domain of Information Security and strive to get the candidates certified in their first trial. From class onboarding till the job assistance, the mentors guide the candidates and enhances their learning by following a well-defined course path. We provide teaching assistance during working hours.

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

    Candidates can call, email, or use the chat option to get in touch with our support team available 24/7. Simplilearn also has a community forum handled by a dedicated team to give on-demand assistance to the students. The community forum can be accessed even after the course completion to discuss any course-related issues.

  • What does it mean to be GSA approved course?

    This CISSP course is part of Simplilearn’s contract with GSA (only US). It allows special pricing for organizations and agencies approved by GSA. Click here to find out more.

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

    Individuals need to be employed with GSA approved organizations and agencies. You can find 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 Austin, TX

Austin is the capital of the state of Texas in the United States. Culturally, Austin displays its uniqueness by organizing annual social events, music and movie festivals like Austin City Limits, with an unofficial slogan of “Keep Austin Weird”. Austin's economy is centered around IT industries since a rapid influx of technology and development companies in the 1990s. Due to this influx, it has adopted the nickname “Silicon Hills” and is home to major MNCs, such as: IBM, Dell, Google, HP etc.

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 course in Austin, 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 Austin 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 Austin 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 training course for CISSP certification in Austin from Simplilearn.

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