CISSP: Certified Information System Security Professional Course Outline
Welcome to Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)®: Fourth Edition. With your completion of the prerequisites and necessary years of experience, you are firmly grounded in the knowledge requirements of today’s security professional. This course will expand upon your knowledge by addressing the essential elements of the eight domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)® for information systems security professionals. The course offers a job-related approach to the security process, while providing a framework to prepare for CISSP certification.
CISSP is the premier certification for today’s information systems security professional. It remains the premier certification because the sponsoring organization, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 ®, regularly updates the test by using subject matter experts (SMEs) to make sure the material and the questions are relevant in today’s security environment. By defining eight security domains that comprise a CBK, industry standards for the information systems security professional have been established. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you master the eight CISSP domains and ensure your credibility and success within the information systems security field.
In this course, you will identify and reinforce the major security subjects from the eight domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP CBK.
Analyze components of the Security and Risk Management domain.
Analyze components of the Asset Security domain.
Analyze components of the Security Engineering domain.
Analyze components of the Communications and Network Security domain.
Analyze components of the Identity and Access Management domain.
Analyze components of the Security Assessment and Testing domain.
Analyze components of the Security Operations domain.
Analyze components of the Software Development Security domain.
This course is intended for experienced IT security-related practitioners, auditors, consultants, investigators, or instructors, including network or security analysts and engineers, network administrators, information security specialists, and risk management professionals, who are pursuing CISSP training and certification to acquire the credibility and mobility to advance within their current computer security careers or to migrate to a related career. Through the study of all eight CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) domains, students will validate their knowledge by meeting the necessary preparation requirements to qualify to sit for the CISSP certification exam. Additional CISSP certification requirements include a minimum of five years of direct professional work experience in two or more fields related to the eight CBK security domains, or a college degree and four years of experience.
It is highly recommended that students have certifications in Network+ or Security+, or possess equivalent professional experience upon entering CISSP training. It will be beneficial if students have one or more of the following security-related or technology-related certifications or equivalent industry experience: CyberSec First Responder (CFR), MCSE, CCNP, RHCE, LCE, SSCP®, GIAC, CISA™, or CISM®.
Lesson 1: Security and Risk Management
Topic A: Security Governance Principles
Topic B: Compliance
Topic C: Professional Ethics
Topic D: Security Documentation
Topic E: Risk Management
Topic F: Threat Modeling
Topic G: Business Continuity Plan Fundamentals
Topic H: Acquisition Strategy and Practice
Topic I: Personnel Security Policies
Topic J: Security Awareness and Training
Lesson 2: Asset Security
Topic A: Asset Classification
Topic B: Privacy Protection
Topic C: Asset Retention
Topic D: Data Security Controls
Topic E: Secure Data Handling
Lesson 3: Security Engineering
Topic A: Security in the Engineering Lifecycle
Topic B: System Component Security
Topic C: Security Models
Topic D: Controls and Countermeasures in Enterprise Security
Topic E: Information System Security Capabilities
Topic F: Design and Architecture Vulnerability Mitigation
Topic G: Vulnerability Mitigation in Embedded, Mobile, and Web-Based Systems
Topic H: Cryptography Concepts
Topic I: Cryptography Techniques
Topic J: Site and Facility Design for Physical Security
Topic K: Physical Security Implementation in Sites and Facilities
Lesson 4: Communications and Network Security
Topic A: Network Protocol Security
Topic B: Network Components Security
Topic C: Communication Channel Security
Topic D: Network Attack Mitigation
Lesson 5: Identity and Access Management
Topic A: Physical and Logical Access Control
Topic B: Identification, Authentication, and Authorization
Topic C: Identity as a Service
Topic D: Authorization Mechanisms
Topic E: Access Control Attack Mitigation
Lesson 6: Security Assessment and Testing
Topic A: System Security Control Testing
Topic B: Software Security Control Testing
Topic C: Security Process Data Collection
Topic D: Audits
Lesson 7: Security Operations
Topic A: Security Operations Concepts
Topic B: Physical Security
Topic C: Personnel Security
Topic D: Logging and Monitoring
Topic E: Preventative Measures
Topic F: Resource Provisioning and Protection
Topic G: Patch and Vulnerability Management
Topic H: Change Management
Topic I: Incident Response
Topic J: Investigations
Topic K: Disaster Recovery Planning
Topic L: Disaster Recovery Strategies
Topic M: Disaster Recovery Implementation
Lesson 8: Software Development Security
Topic A: Security Principles in the System Lifecycle
Topic B: Security Principles in the Software Development Lifecycle
Topic C: Database Security in Software Development
Topic D: Security Controls in the Development Environment
Topic E: Software Security Effectiveness Assessment
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) 2015 Exam
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