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Course Description

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Prep Course

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is the most globally recognized cybersecurity certification in the world. This preparation course provides in-depth coverage of the eight domains required to pass the CISSP exam. The CISSP exam is challenging, but the benefits are immense. Due to its comprehensive breadth, CISSP is the de facto certification to show competence in cyber roles. It’s also one of the top-paying certifications in IT.

This is a pilot course delivered in collaboration with Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and technology training.

Course Details

This course is the most comprehensive review of information security concepts and industry best practices, and students will receive in-depth coverage of the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) that are required to pass the CISSP exam. Through this course students will gain knowledge in information security that will increase their ability to successfully implement and manage security programs in any organization or government entity.

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Gain core knowledge and experience to successfully implement and manage security programs
  • Prepare for the CISSP certification

Topics

1. Security and Risk Management (e.g., Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, Business Continuity)

  • Understand and Apply Concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Apply Security Governance Principles
  • Compliance
  • Understand Legal and Regulatory Issues that Pertain to Information Security in a Global Context
  • Develop and Implement Documented Security Policy, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines
  • Understand Business Continuity Requirements
  • Contribute to Personnel Security Policies
  • Understand and Apply Risk Management Concepts
  • Understand and Apply Threat Modeling
  • Integrate Security Risk Considerations into Acquisitions Strategy and Practice
  • Establish and Manage Security Education, Training, and Awareness

2. Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)

  • Classify Information and Supporting Assets
  • Determine and Maintain Ownership
  • Protect Privacy
  • Ensure Appropriate Retention
  • Determine Data Security Controls
  • Establish Handling Requirements

3. Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)

  • Implement and Manage an Engineering Life Cycle Using Security Design Principles
  • Understand Fundamental Concepts of Security Models
  • Select Controls and Countermeasures Based Upon Information Systems Security Standards
  • Understand the Security Capabilities of Information Systems
  • Assess and Mitigate the Vulnerabilities of Security Architectures, Designs, and Solution Elements
  • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Web-based Systems
  • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Mobile Systems
  • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Embedded Devices and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Apply Cryptography
  • Apply Secure Principles to Site and Facility Design
  • Design and Implement Facility Security

4. Communications and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)

  • Apply Secure Design Principles to Network Architecture
  • Securing Network Components
  • Design and Establish Secure Communication Channels
  • Prevent or Mitigate Network Attacks

5. Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)

  • Control Physical and Logical Access to Assets
  • Manage Identification and Authentication of People and Devices
  • Integrate Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
  • Integrate Third-Party Identity Services
  • Implement and Manage Authorization Mechanisms
  • Prevent or Mitigate Access Control Attacks
  • Manage the Identity and Access Provisioning Life Cycle

6. Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing)

  • Design and Validate Assessment and Test Strategies
  • Conduct Security Control Testing
  • Collect Security Process Data
  • Conduct or Facilitate Internal and Third-Party Audits

7. Security Operations (e.g., Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery)

  • Understand and Support Investigations
  • Understand Requirements for Investigation Types
  • Conduct Logging and Monitoring Activities
  • Secure the Provisioning of Resources through Configuration Management
  • Understand and Apply Foundational Security Operations Concepts
  • Employ Resource Protection Techniques
  • Conduct Incident Response
  • Operate and Maintain Preventative Measures
  • Implement and Support Patch and Vulnerability Management
  • Participate in and Understand Change Management Processes
  • Implement Recovery Strategies
  • Implement Disaster Recovery Processes
  • Test Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Participate in Business Continuity Planning
  • Implement and Manage Physical Security
  • Participate in Personnel Safety

8. Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)

  • Understand and Apply Security in the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Enforce Security Controls in the Development Environment
  • Assess the Effectiveness of Software Security
  • Assess Software Acquisition Security

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered through Global Knowledge’s Virtual Classroom Live Platform. The Virtual Live Classroom includes:

  • Two-way conversations between instructors and classmates
  • Digital soft copies of all course materials for each participant
  • Class recordings are viewable for up to 12 months

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for:

  • Anyone whose position requires CISSP certification
  • Recent IT graduates or IT professionals with less than 5 years of working experience looking to pursue the associate track of CISSP
  • Individuals who want to advance within their current computer security careers or migrate to a related career

It is designed for those who wish to pursue future careers like:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Information Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Manager

Notes

University of Calgary and Global Knowledge is independent of and not affiliated with (ISC)2.

Prerequisites

Recent graduates with a computer science or related degree, or IT/cybersecurity professionals with five years of working experience.

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