The most cost effective way to study for CISSP
CISSP is a world famous information systems security professional certification from an organisation called ISC2. CISSP stands for Certified Information Systems Security Professional. For more details refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certified_Information_Systems_Security_Professional and
There are 8 domains. These are:
Security and Risk Management
Communications and Network Security
Identity and Access Management
Security Assessment and Testing
Software Development Security
If you work in any of the following job roles, you should consider CISSP.
Security Systems Engineer
Chief Information Security Officer
Director of Security
Please refer to below ISC2 CISSP Candidate Information Bulletin
CISSP is a 6 hour exam with 250 multiple choice questions (each question = 4 marks). You need 700 out of 1,000 marks to pass this exam.
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK®. Candidates may receive a one year experience waiver with a 4-year college degree or regional equivalent, or additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list, thus requiring four years of direct full-time professional security work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK.
Passing CISSP demonstrates your knowledge, skill set and commitment to the information security field. It is the benchmark for many jobs. Not a CISSP in a lot of situations means no interview.
A CISSP professional with 5 years total information security work experience may earn:
Around 60-85K GBP in UK
Around 15 - 20,00,000 INR in India
Around 80-120 K USD in USA.
The above salary figures are approximate and have been suggested by our CISSP mentors working full-time in Industry.
You should have a basic understanding of Information Technology and an attitude to study hard to pass the CISSP. There is no minimum knowledge level required. You will learn concepts as you study for CISSP. If you have questions on this, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All exams have a different focus.
If you work in IT Audit, you must clear CISA as a priority first before CISSP.
If you are a manager in Information Security, you can pursue CISM or CISSP.
If you are a strategic security program manager, you may target CGEIT.
If you are a mix of audit and governance, you should target CRISC or CISSP.
If you are working in consulting in cyber security, you should target CISSP.
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We recommend reading our blog - see below link - to learn from the approach followed by our CISSP Trainer. https://blog.cm-alliance.org/cissp/studying-for-cissp-working-full-time
There are 2 main books:
ISC2 4th edition official CISSP book
Shon Harris 7th edition CISSP book
You may follow either book and keep the other book as a reference.
There is no short cut to hard work, but then not everything mentioned in the book is important from an exam perspective. To understand which topics are important for the exam, please feel free to connect with us and we can share with you a list of topics that you should study in more detail.
This is a question which can only be answered when you interact directly with our trainer. Please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 15 minute call with our trainer.
It is important firstly you understand what requirements one should have before starting to prepare for the CISSP exam. Please refer to the below blog to understand the 4 golden requirements and 7 excitement requirements you should aim for before starting to prepare for CISSP exam.
The application must be endorsed and digitally signed by an (ISC)² certified professional. If you do not know an (ISC)² certified professional in good standing, (ISC)² can act as an endorser for you. The (ISC)² certified professional is anyone who is able to attest to your professional experience and is an active (ISC)² credential holder in good standing .
The endorser will attest that your assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of the endorser’s knowledge, and that you are in good standing within the cyber security industry. You will need the endorser’s member/certification number when filling out the online application.
Our CISSP Mentorship Program is a 4 month program. The program consists of active interaction with a trainer every Saturday, 10.30 - 12.30 pm UK time. We use Go To webinars to run the online sessions. The CISSP syllabus will be completed in around 3 months, post which your CISSP mentor will guide you with a revision study plan. You should be ready to sit for your exam in 4 months.
You will be provided access to quality slides for all 8 CISSP domains, along with videos from various sources and questions banks.
We take pride in mentoring students, helping them successfully achieve their CISSP exam. If you are committed and study along with the trainer-recommended jobs every week, you are sure to succeed. Our trainer has a success rate of 97%. For details on our past student testimonials, please see the bottom of this page.
We recommend you read the below blog for more details on how to study for CISSP exam.
Yes, you will be added to a WhatsApp group where you have your mentor, along with other students who are preparing for CISSP. This group also has our CEO Amar Singh - Global CISO and Cyber Security Expert. The group remains active and you can clear your CISSP doubts and questions.
Please refer to our CISSP Online page at www.cm-alliance.com
For fee details and to check if currently we have availabilty in our current batch, please contact us at email@example.com
Please feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with our trainer directly at email@example.com
At CMA, we believe in hiring people who have 10+ years of experience and are working in senior position with large organisations (including the Big 4 firms and investment banks). We can book you onto one Free demo session. Please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. You will have the mentor's email address and you will also have access to the CISSP students WhatsApp group, which also includes two additonal mentors, one of which is our CEO and Global CISO Amar Singh.
All students that are unable to attend the live class will receive a recording of the class for you to view in your own time.
Yes. Once you have registered for the program you will subscribed to the WhatsApp study group where students communicate on a daily basis.
The training is just one part of the program; this is not a boot camp-style crash course. What we offer is the ability to have continous learning with access to expereinced CISSP Certified Cyber Security practitioners who are able to share with you real life scenarios to help you to understand the concepts.
All our CISSP mentors are working full-time with banks, multinationals like Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and Ernst & Young. We will allocate a mentor on the basis of availability. However, in case you are not happy with your mentor, we can always change mentor for you. To request your mentor profile, please connect with us.
All the trainers are based in London in the UK.
Yes. The mentor will be avilable for you to communicate with until you pass the exam. You willl also have access to the WhatsApp group.
Yes. You are welcome to stay in the WhatsApp group for a period of up to 6 months following the completion of your course. We would definitely expect all students to have sat and passed the exam during this period.
No. Exams must be booked via (ISC)2 or your local (ISC)2 official licensed affiliate.
Before you start the program we advise you watch the freely available recording which can be found HERE. We also allow all students to attend one class free of charge. After this, we hope the students have a good idea of what they are paying for. Once payment is made, you may contact us to agree a start date after which the program will commence. Once you attend your first session, we cannot allow a refund (apart from reasonable and exceptional cases). However, you will receive the recordings of the class for you to view in your own time and you will still have acces to the WhatsApp group so that you can ask any questions or clear any doubts you may have.
No books or official (ISC)2 training material is provided however, we reccomend some books are purchased in a hard copy or digital format. All of the materials shared during the training is through the discretion of the trainer including any video links, question banks, resources, PDFs or slide decks. Quite often the trainer will be adding and updating the list of resources as and when new videos or documents are released and we allow the trainer to use their experience and discretion to share this information with the students. We will be sharing with you CMA proprietary slides for all 8 domains and CISSP question banks for practice.
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Yes please see the bottom of this page for feedback and also feel free to ask questions during the free class.
This program is for anyone. If you attended another course and feel that you are not quite ready for the exam and have questions to ask, then this program offes you the opportunity to engage with experienced cyber security practitioners to help you clear your doubts.
Yes, all students can request a Certificate of Attendance.
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In a mentorship program, a mentor guides you throughout this journey on the basis of his own past experiences. He takes up your questions on WhatsApp, emails and connects with you every weekend to support you in your CISSP journey. Studying alone may be the best option for a few of us but for the majority of us, mentorship will help. Studying alone may bring a bit more of a challenge as you may not be clear on what the important study areas are, and your doubts may remain unsolved for a long period. Good mentorship always helps in doing smart study.
CISA is auditor course and talks more about controls at a very basic level. CISSP is an extension of CISA not only in the technical areas, but also in risks and controls. A CISA with a CISSP is more skilled to complete IT audits than a normal CISA.
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Disclaimer: These prices are subject to limited availability slots marked in as CISSP Offer. These places are offered on a first pay first served basis and access to these CISSP sessions and whatsapp group is fully regulated by Cyber Management Alliance and will be granted once payment has been received.