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?

    The CISSP exam is conducted by ISC2 at various Pearson VUE Testing centers present in Washington, DC. Candidates need to pass this computer-based test to become a CISSP certified professional.

    Exam Pass Guarantee*
    Simpliearn’s CISSP training is offered with an Exam Pass Guarantee for the learners who complete the course successfully. If they fail the ISC2 CISSP final exam, Simplilearn provides a free exam voucher to retake the exam. 

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

    1. Learners need to attend one full instructor-led session
    2. Clear 3 out of 5 test papers that are included in the course with at least 85%
    3. Attempting the final exam within 30 days of course completion is mandatory
    4. Submit the failure notice provided by ISC2

  • What are the prerequisites for CISSP certification?

    The CISSP training bootcamp in Washington, DC aims to provide the mobility and credibility required to achieve new heights in an Information Security career. As a prerequisite for the ISC2 organized CISSP certification, candidates should 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.
    An ISC2 associate title is given to the candidates who do not have the required 5 years of experience. It is replaced with CISSP certificate when the candidate gains the required experience and submits its proof.

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

    Online Self-Learning:
    Candidate should complete 85% of the CISSP course. One simulation test also needs to be cleared by scoring at least 60%.
    Online Classroom Learning:
    Candidate must attend one entire batch. One simulation test also needs to be cleared by scoring at least 60%.

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

    Candidates need to score at least 700 to clear the CISSP exam.

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

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

    1. Review exam availability by credential
    2. Create an account on the Pearson VUE website and review the Pearson VUE NDA
    3. Choose the desired test center and exam time
    4. Make payment

  • Do you provide assistance for the exam application process?

    Yes, Simpliearn helps the candidates throughout the exam application process. To get the details, visit our 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 exam results take 2-4 weeks to be declared.

  • How long is the CISSP Certification valid for?

    The CISSP certification expires after 3 years.

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

    Candidates can retake the CISSP exam 30 days after their first unsuccessful attempt.

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

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

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

    Participants who have received their exam results email can expect to get the certification email within 4-6 weeks time.

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

    Simplilearn adopts a Global Learning Framework and a practical learning approach in its CISSP training in Washington. With this, the candidates can get the confidence to solve the toughest question in the CISSP exam along with a long-lasting understanding of the CISSP concepts.

  • What if I miss a class?

    On missing a session, candidates can review the recordings of that class that Simplilearn provides. Candidates who enroll for the Flexi-Pass can access 15 sessions for 90 days. 

  • 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

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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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.

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 certification training in Washington, DC offered by Simpliearn is aligned with the (ISC)² CBK 2018 requirements. The course guides you to clear the ISC2 CISSP exam in your initial effort by providing knowledge of the industry’s latest best practices. You can gain the ability to define the architecture and design, build, and maintain a secure business environment for the company using Information Security standards that are globally approved.
    With the increasing reports of security breaches in organizations, the need for skilled IT security professionals is rising considerably. According to a report by Frost and Sullivan, there will be a shortage of 1.5 million security professionals by 2019.

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

    The CISSP training bootcamp in Washington, DC equips the candidate with the following:
    • Earn the requisite 30 CPEs required to take up the CISSP certification exam.
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the CISSP certification exam.
    • Develop working knowledge in the 8 domains prescribed by the CISSP Common Book of Knowledge, 2018.
    • Be able to define the architecture, design, and management of the security of your organization.

  • Who should take the CISSP training in Washington, DC?

    Organizations consider the CISSP certification as the most acknowledged professional requirement in the field of IT security. The certification is ideal for:
    • Network Architects
    • Security Auditors/Architects
    • Chief Information Security Officers
    • Security Systems Engineers
    • IT Directors/Managers
    • Security Consultants/Managers

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

    The CISSP training bootcamp in Washington, DC offered by Simplilearn involves no projects.

  • 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 Washington?

    When a candidate completes the CISSP training in Washington, Simplilearn awards 30 hours CPE’s certificate and a course completion certificate to the candidates.

  • How does online classroom training work?

    A highly qualified trainer who is CISSP certified and has 16+ years of work experience conduct the online classes for CISSP course. A global audience is present during the class to enhance your learning experience.

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

    The classes for CISSP training are conducted through live video streaming. Students are allowed to bring up their queries during the class and get them answered. Recordings of each session can also be accessed for review in the future.

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

    The tools you’ll need to attend CISSP training in Washington are:
    • 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 Washington?

    The CISSP course in Washington offered by Simplilearn includes the e-learning content, practice simulation tests, and tips and tricks videos that help you to solve the exam questions confidently. For an enhanced learning experience, an online participant handbook is also provided as a cross-reference to the e-learning modules.

  • 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 your exam.

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

    The CISSP exam can be expected to contain 100-150 MCQs to be solved in 3 hours. The number of questions is not fixed as the exam has an adaptive testing platform.

  • Do you provide assistance in the exam application process?

    Yes, candidates get all the help they need in the exam application process. Any course-related queries can be submitted on and get them answered.

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

    Simplilearn’s training and course material are effective in imparting knowledge that is retained even after the exam. It adopts a practical learning approach which helps the candidates to pass the CISSP exam successfully.

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

    After deducting the administration fee, the remaining course amount gets refunded on cancelling the enrollment in the CISSP course. Please review our Refund Policy to get more details.

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

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

  • What is the Certification Process?

    Simplilearn’s CISSP training makes you industry-ready and trains you to tackle the problems of the IT world. The certification process is mentioned below:
    • Participants must attend one entire batch or finish 85% of the course
    • Pass the simulation exams if it is included in the course
    • Complete a project and get it assessed by our domain experts
    Our domain experts provide all the necessary guidance to get the candidate’s project approved if it gets rejected in the first attempt.

  • 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 including teaching experience of 10-12 years. The selection is done by following the stages like 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 at once. They enhance the learning experience of the students by engaging them actively during the class. The course path is effectively followed right from class onboarding to project mentoring. The trainers provide assistance during business hours.

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

    Simplilearn’s support team is available 24/7 for the candidates. They can call, chat, or email to discuss their queries related to the course. There is a community forum too which consists of a dedicated team to provide on-demand assistance. The community forum can be accessed for a lifetime.

  • 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 get 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 mandatory to buy the course at GSA price. Check 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 Bootcamp in Washington, DC

Washington DC is the capital city of America and is home to a vast number of federal and political institutions. These institutions store exceedingly sensitive information in their databases and system security specialists are becoming an increasingly important part of their teams.

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 Washington, 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 course in Washington 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 in Washington 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 Washington from Simplilearn.


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