How long does a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification last?

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How long does a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification last?

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According to BuinessNewsDaily, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate is valid for three years, after which you will need to take a re-certification course in order to maintain your eligibility. Note that you will be required to pay an $85 maintenance fee during the three-year cycle (amounting to a total cost of $255) and will also need to submit 40 continuing professional education credits teach year (for a total of 120 credits).

In order to become a Certified Information Sytems Security Professional (CISSP), the following are required:

  • Obtaining at least five years of security work experience: you will be required to show proof of work experience in at least two of the eight areas, which are Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security
  • You will also need to pass the CISSP exam (with a minimum score of 700 out of 1,000), which is six hours long and costs $699
  • After completing the exam, you will have to subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics and complete an endorsement form to become a CISSP

For more information about certificate programs, check out this article: What Are Certificate Programs?

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