(ISC)2® Credential Testing
Your (ISC)² credential validates your expertise and knowledge and gives you (ISC)² membership which provides you with networking opportunities, industry resources and the career support that you need in today’s information security industry.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective, June 1, 2013, the (ISC)2 exam reschedule and cancellation fees will be changed as follows:
- Reschedule - 50 USD (or local currency equivalent)
- Cancellation - 100 USD (or local currency equivalent)
Candidate Information Bulletin
Candidate Information Bulletins for (ISC)²® credential examinations are available for free in an electronic format (PDF). These bulletins were developed to provide candidates with a study guide with information about the domains covered in each specific examination. You should obtain a copy of the document which will guide you through the certification process.
About (ISC)² Certifications
CISSP – The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) demonstrates a globally recognized standard of competence provided by the (ISC)²® CBK which covers critical topics in security today, including cloud computing, mobile security, application development security, risk management and more.
CSSLP - The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is the only certification in the industry designed to validate an individual’s competency in incorporating best practices, policies and procedures that build security into each phase of the software lifecycle.
CAP - The Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) credential is an objective measure of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for personnel involved in the process of authorizing and maintaining information systems.
SSCP – The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is ideal for those working towards positions such as Network Security Engineers, Security Systems Analysts, or Security Administrators.
CISSP Concentrations - CISSP–ISSAP, CISSP–ISSEP or CISSP-ISSMP demonstrates proven capabilities and subject-matter expertise beyond that required for the CISSP credentials.
Important Information on (ISC)2 Exams
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One of the benefits to candidates taking an examination via CBT is that most candidates receive their scores immediately upon completing their examination. In some cases, however, in order to ensure it is providing accurate and valid test results to candidates, (ISC)2 must conduct periodic psychometric analyses of a group of candidates’ responses before it releases their exam results. For the small number of candidates affected by this process, the candidates will receive their results within 4-6 weeks after taking the exam. (ISC)2 apologizes in advance for this inconvenience to those candidates who will not receive their pass/fail status at the test centers, but this is an important part of (ISC)2’s quality assurance process to protect the integrity of the credentials. Candidates who are impacted by this process will be informed when they complete their tests.
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You will be required to agree to the NDA Agreement (76 KB pdf) that will be presented at the beginning of your exam. Failure to read/accept the agreement within the allotted 5 minutes will result in your exam ending and a forfeit of your exam fees. Please take a moment to review the agreement now so that you are familiar with it when you sit for your exam.