Exam & Certification
The actual exam takes 3 hours and consists of 100 to 150 English multiple choice questions. To be CISSP® certified you have to meet the following requirements:
- Pass the CISSP®-Exam
- Have at least 5 years relevant working experience in at least two CISSP®-domains (or 4 years’ experience combined with an HBO study).
If you have less than 4 years’ experience the exam is still valuable because you can become a “(ISC)² associate”. When you gather more years of experience you will still get the full certification.
Chief Security Officer (CSO), (IT) Security Manager, (IT) Security Officer, (IT) Security Specialist, IT Manager or Network Administrator.
Study load and Self study
The total study load for the CISSP® course is ca. 120 hours. This can be broken down to:
- 40 lesson hours
- 80 hours of self study (On average. This can vary from person to person)