Earning the CISSP will prove that the candidates have whatever it takes to effectively design, manage and implement a best-in-class cyber-security program. With a CISSP, the candidates would validate their expertise and become an (ISC)² member, which would unlock a broad array of educational tools, exclusive resources, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
Q: How to become a member?
A: There are three steps for becoming a member of (ISC) 2. First, you would have to take and pass one of the six credential examinations. Then, you would be needed to submit an endorsement application so as to prove that you have the years of experience that are required for holding the credential. Once your endorsement is approved, you would have to pay the Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF).
Q: How to become an Associate of (ISC)2?
A: In order to be an Associate of ISC 2, the candidates would need to pass an (ISC)2 credential examination. If they do not have the required years of work experience to hold the certification, they could become an Associate of (ISC)² until they have the necessary work experience for holding the credential. They could hold the Associate of (ISC) 2 designation for one year past the number of years allowed to meet the work experience requirement.
Q: How to check the status of endorsement?
A: The candidates can gain the status update on their endorsement through the online portal of (ISC)2, but interim updates wouldn’t be provided.
Q: Why doesn’t a candidate/endorser get the notification of the submission when they send the endorsement from?
A: Endorsers is going to receive a ‘Request for Endorsement’ email whenever the candidates are going to submit the online application. Candidates would be emailed when (ISC)2 receives the submission from the endorser. Candidates are advised to go through the application status through the portal.
Q: What kind of supporting document(s) is needed to attach with the endorsement?
A: If you are claiming a degree, you will have to provide a copy of your degree certificate. If you are asking ISC 2 to endorse the application of yours, you would be needed to provide proof of employment. You could also provide a copy of your resume so as to gain a complete overview.
Certificate Package Inquiries:
Q: How can to check the status of the certificate package delivery?
A: Typically, it could take up to 12 weeks after you have received your official email from (ISC)2 for your certificate package to arrive. Packages are to be sent via U.S. Postal Service First Class mail, which will not provide tracking numbers.
Q: Package was received with folds due to the constraint of the letterbox, can this be resent?
A: Yes. If your package is damaged due to weather or transit, we will send you one complimentary package. After that, there would be USD$35 fee to be charged for requesting additional packages.
Q: How can to earn Continuing Professional Education or CPE credits?
A: CPE activities are any educational activity the candidates complete that they believe furthers for their development as a professional with the cyber-security industry.
Q: How many CPEs could be rolled over annually?
A: CPEs could be rolled over from the third year to the first year i.e. (according to the new three-year cycle) if earned in excess of the minimum prerequisite within the last six months of the cycle.
• CISSP: up to 40 Group A CPEs
• CAP, SSCP, and HCISPP: up to 20 Group A CPEs
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