IT Security Exam FAQ

What is CISSP ? 

The acronym stands for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional. The CISSP Certification was designed to recognize individuals on their mastery of an international standard for information security and understanding of the 10 information security domains.

What is CISA and CISM ? What are the differences between them ? 

The Certified Information Systems Auditor, CISA, is a globally accepted standard of achievement from ISACA and certifies individuals who demonstrate proficiency in the most sought-after skills, information systems audit, control and/or security. CISM, the Certified Information Security Manager, is a management level credential from ISACA and certifies the individual knowledge and ability in information security management and consulting.…

How to register for the CISSP, CISA or CISM examination ? 

These examinations are now available for registration online at the official Web site of ISC2 and ISACA.

How can I maintain the CISSP, CISA, and CISM certifications ? 

You can either retake and pass the examinations every 3 years, OR earn 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits over a 3-year period. Moreover, you need to pay the annual maintenance fee for these certifications as well.

What are the qualifying activities for CPE ? 

You can take information security & control educational courses, attend security seminars or conferences, participate in professional assoication meetings, etc to earn the CPEs.…