Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam Prep

January 6, 2021
40 Hours
RU 0201


205 Van Buren St., Ste. 140, Herndon,VA 20170   View map

A short term intense non-credit course to help candidates prepare for the CISSP Exam. The course instructor uses the Sybex CISSP book (the most recent edition) as the guide for instruction, discussions, questions, and assignment for after-class work.

Learning objectives

Students completing the short course are expected to:

  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts and methods related to the fields of information technology and security
  • Align overall organizational operational goals with security functions and implementations
  • Understand how to protect assets of the organization as they go through their lifecycle
  • Understand the concepts, principles, structures and standards used to design, implement, monitor and secure operating systems, equipment, networks, applications and those controls used to enforce various levels of confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Implement system security through the application of security design principles and application of appropriate security control mitigations for vulnerabilities present in common information system types and architectures
  • Understand the importance of cryptography and the security services it can provide in today’s digital and information age
  • Understand the impact of physical security elements on information system security and apply secure design principles to evaluate or recommend appropriate physical security protections
  • Understand the elements that comprise communication and network security coupled with a thorough description of how the communication and network systems function
  • List the concepts and architecture that define the associated technology and implementation systems and protocols at Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers 1-7
  • Identify standard terms for applying physical and logical access controls to environments related to their security practice
  • Appraise various access control models to meet business security requirements
  • Name primary methods for designing and validating test and audit strategies that support business requirements
  • Enhance and optimize an organization’s operational function and capacity by applying and utilizing appropriate security controls and countermeasures
  • Recognize risks to an organization’s operational endeavors and assess specific threats, vulnerabilities and controls
  • Understand the System Lifecycle (SLC) and the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and how to apply security to it; identify which security control(s) are appropriate for the development environment; and assess the effectiveness of software security


Ideal individuals but not limited to:

  • Security Consultant; Security Manager
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Auditor; Security Architect; Security Analyst; Security Systems Engineer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Security Director
  • Network Architect

Candidates are to be competent in the following eight (8) domains:


Clock Hour:                                 4 days x 8 hours = 32 lecture hours and 8 lab hours

Anticipated Start Date:              Fall 2020

Course ID:                                    RU 0201

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