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dod approvedCISSP

Course length:  5-days

Course Description

This five-day security class is ideal for Managers, CIO’s, and IT Professionals that need a non-vendor specific overview of security practices.  It will assist in establishing the foundation for implementing a security plan at your company and spending your budget in areas that will most benefit your enterprise.  The class will cover policies, concepts, principles, structures, and standards used to establish criteria for the protection of your information assets.

The class can also be used as a test-prep for the prestigious CISSP certification.

Course Objectives

The class will cover the eight domains required to pass the CISSP exam:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Assess Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development and Security


  • A+
  • Networking+
  • Security+

Also see certification perquisites below

About the CISSP Exam and Certification

Welcome to the world of the Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP).  The information security standards developed by the international Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (or ISC2) are relied on by organizations across the globe.  The most fundamental method of demonstrating your own understanding of information security standards is by achieving the CISSP certification.

Since the early 2000s, the CISSP certification has grown to become one of the; most sought after and internationally recognized IT credentials available; consistently ranking in the top 5 industry certifications across career certification surveys.

In April 2015 (ISC)2 announced they will introduce new material based on eight security domains, listed above in Course Objective and detailed below in the class outline.

Exam eligibility requirements:

  • Work experience:  A minimum of five years security work experience in two or more CISSP domains.  (Four years with applicable degree or certification).
  • Accept the CISSP Code of Ethics and attest to the truth of your professional experience.
  • Answer four questing regarding criminal history and related background
  • Have your qualifications endorsed by another (ISC)2 certified professional

Note:  For additional study information and testing see class outline for Certified Information Systems Security Officiers


Course Outline

Lesson 1:  Security and Risk Management

  • Understand and apply concepts of confidentially, integrity, and availability
  • Apply security governance principles
  • Understand legal and regulatory issuers that pertain to information security in a global context
  • Develop and implement documented security policy, standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Understand business continuity requirements
  • Contribute to personnel security policies
  • Understand and apply risk management concepts
  • Understand and apply threat modeling
  • Integrate security risk considerations into acquisitions, strategy and practice
  • Establish and manage security education, training and awareness

Lesson 2:  Asset Security

  • Classify information and supporting assets
  • Determine and maintain ownership
  • Protect privacy
  • Ensure appropriate retention
  • Determine data security controls
  • Establish handling requirements

Lesson 3:  Security Engineering

  • Implement and manage an engineering life cycle using security design principles
  • Understand fundamental concepts of security models
  • Select controls and countermeasures based upon information systems security standards
  • Understand the security capabilities of information systems
  • Assess and mitigate the vulnerabilities of security architecture, designs, and solutions elements
  • Assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in web-based systems
  • Assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in mobile systems
  • Assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in embedded devices and cyber-physical systems
  • Apply cryptography
  • Apply secure principles to site and facility design
  • Design and implement facility security

Lesson 4:  Communications and Network Security

  • Apply secure design principles to network architecture
  • Securing network components
  • Design and establish secure communication channels
  • Prevent or mitigate attacks

Lesson 5:  Identify and Access Management

  • Control physical and logical access to assets
  • Manage identification and authentication of people and devices
  • Integrate identity as a service (IDaaS)
  • Integrate third party identity services
  • Implement and manage authorization mechanisms
  • Prevent or mitigate access control attacks
  • Manage the identity and access provisioning life cycle

Lesson 6:  Security Assessment and Testing

  • Design and validate assessment ant test strategies
  • Conduct security control testing
  • Collect security process data
  • Conduct or facilitate internal and third party audits

Lesson 7:  Security Operations

  • Understand and support investigations
  • Understand requirements for investigation types
  • Conduct logging and monitoring activities
  • Secure the provisioning of resources through configuration management
  • Employ resource protection techniques
  • Conduct incident response
  • Operate and maintain preventative measures
  • Implement and support patch and vulnerability management
  • Participate in and understand change management processes
  • Implement recovery strategies
  • Implement disaster recovery processes
  • Test disaster recovery plans
  • Participate in business continuity planning
  • Implement and manage physical security
  • Participate in personal safety

Lesson 8:  Software development Security

  • Understand and apply security in the software development life cycle
  • Enforce security controls in the development environment
  • Assess the effectiveness of software security
  • Assess software acquisition security

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