This is an online preparatory course for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification exam. The CISSP certification is the premiere
worldwide security certification, highly
recommended for careers in information systems
security or auditing. Topics include the ten domains of the CISSP exam, including security management practices, access control, security models and architecture, telecommunications and network security, and cryptography. Students will see sample CISSP test questions and take practice exams. Students do not
have to sit for the CISSP exam after the review
Note: This class is available for credit for both
graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate
students at NIU can enroll in this class if they have
90 hours and GPA > 3.0. See the Computer Science Undergraduate Advisor for instructions on enrolling as an undergraduate.
To officially become a CISSP, you must pass the
examination, have a bachelors degree in any field, and
have three years work experience related to security.
Information on the CISSP certification can be found
at https://www.isc2.org/credentials/default.aspx .
However, if you don't have the work experience or
bachelors degree, you can pass the examination and
become an "Associate of ISC2" and then automatically
become a CISSP once you gain the proper work
experience and degree. ISC2 is the governing body for
the CISSP examination. More information on Associates
can be found at https://www.isc2.org/associates/default.aspx.