CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Course ID: HLT CISSP
Course Length: 5 days
This course is designed for students who need to learn the skills and knowledge necessary for certification in the CBKs (Common Books of Knowledge) for ISC2's certification for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. The course is designed for information security professionals or interns who plan to work with some or all of CBKs related to the information systems security profession.
Preparation for these exams should include this course, self-study, further reading and hands-on experience. There are three text references to assure a comprehensive coverage of the knowledge required to take the 250-question/6-hour certification exam. The key to passing this exam is by obtaining an understanding and knowledge of all of the material presented during the class, so that you can answer the questions on the exam that are usually based on several CBKs per cert exam question.
The best way to prepare for this is to organize and summarize your learning from the PowerPoint presentations used during the class as you review the three text references. For each item that you are having difficulty with understanding or retaining, it is suggested that you do further reading from the resource materials and research the subject matter on the internet.
This course is intended for experienced IT security-related practitioners, auditors, consultants, investigators, or instructors, including network or security analysts and engineers, network administrators, information security specialists, and risk management professionals, who are pursuing CISSP training and certification to acquire the credibility and mobility to advance within their current computer security careers or to migrate to a related career. Through the study of all 10 CISSP CBK domains, students will validate their knowledge by meeting the necessary preparation requirements to qualify to sit for the CISSP certification exam. Additional CISSP certification requirements include a minimum of five years of direct professional work experience in one or more fields related to the 10 CBK security domains, or a college degree and four years of experience.
It is highly recommended that students have certifications in Network+ or Security+, or possess equivalent professional experience upon entering CISSP training. It will be beneficial if students have one or more of the following security-related or technology-related certifications or equivalent industry experience: MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, SCNP, CCNP, RHCE, LCE, CNE, SSCP®, GIAC, CISA™, or CISM®.
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- analyze security architecture and design.
- analyze network security systems and telecommunications.
- analyze information security management goals.
- analyze information security classification and program development.
- analyze risk management criteria and ethical codes of conduct.
- analyze software development security.
- analyze cryptography characteristics and elements.
- analyze physical security.
- analyze operations security.
- apply Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans..
- identify legal issues, regulations, compliance standards, and investigation practices relating to information systems security.
Text and Materials
ISC2 The Official Guide to the CISSP CBK, 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-4398-0959-4)
CISSP All-I-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition, Shon Harris (ISBN-10: > 0071602178)
Lesson 1: Information Systems Access Control
Topic 1A: Data Access Principles
Topic 1B: System Access and Authentication
Topic 1C: Attacks and Penetration Tests
Lesson 2: Security Architecture and Design
Topic 2A: Security Architecture Frameworks and Security Models
Topic 2B: Security Modes
Topic 2C: System Assurance
Lesson 3: Network and Telecommunications Security
Topic 3A: Data Network Design
Topic 3B: Remote Data Access
Topic 3C: Data Network Security
Topic 3D: Data Network Management
Lesson 4: Information Security Management Goals
Topic 4A: Organizational Security
Topic 4B: The Application of Security Concepts
Lesson 5: Information Security Classification and Program Development
Topic 5A: Information Classification
Topic 5B: Security Program Development
Lesson 6: Risk Management and Ethics
Topic 6A: Risk Management
Topic 6B: Ethics
Lesson 7: Software Development Security
Topic 7A: Software Configuration Management
Topic 7B: Software Controls
Topic 7C: Database System Security
Lesson 8: Cryptography
Topic 8A: Ciphers and Cryptography
Topic 8B: Symmetric-Key Cryptography
Topic 8C: Asymmetric-Key Cryptography
Topic 8D: Hashing and Message Digests
Topic 8E: Email, Internet, and Wireless Security
Topic 8F: Cryptographic Weaknesses
Lesson 9: Physical Security
Topic 9A: Physical Access Control
Topic 9B: Physical Access Monitoring
Topic 9C: Physical Security Methods
Topic 9D: Facilities Security
Lesson 10: Operations Security
Topic 10A: Operations Security Control
Topic 10B: Operations Security Auditing and Monitoring
Topic 10C: Operational Threats and Violations
Lesson 11: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Topic 11A: Business Continuity Plan Fundamentals
Topic 11B: Business Continuity Plan Implementation
Topic 11C: Disaster Recovery Plan Fundamentals
Topic 11D: Disaster Recovery Plan Implementation
Lesson 12: Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations
Topic 12A: Computer Crime Laws and Regulations
Topic 12B: Computer Crime Incident Response
Appendix A: Mapping CISSP® Course Content to the (ISC)² CISSP Exam Objectives