(ISC) Credential Testing

Your (ISC)2 credential validates your expertise and knowledge and gives you (ISC)2 membership which provides you with networking opportunities, industry resources and the career support that you need in today’s information security industry.

Candidate Information Bulletin

Candidate Information Bulletins for (ISC) credential examinations are available for free in an electronic format (PDF). These bulletins were developed to provide candidates with a study guide with information about the domains covered in each specific examination. You should obtain a copy of the document which will guide you through the certification process.

About (ISC)2 Certifications

CISSP – The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) demonstrates a globally recognized standard of competence provided by the (ISC) CBK which covers critical topics in security today, including cloud computing, mobile security, application development security, risk management and more.

CSSLP - The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is the only certification in the industry designed to validate an individual’s competency in incorporating best practices, policies and procedures that build security into each phase of the software lifecycle.

CAP - The Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) credential is an objective measure of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for personnel involved in the process of authorizing and maintaining information systems.

SSCP – The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is ideal for those working towards positions such as Network Security Engineers, Security Systems Analysts, or Security Administrators.

CISSP Concentrations - CISSP–ISSAP, CISSP–ISSEP or CISSP-ISSMP demonstrates proven capabilities and subject-matter expertise beyond that required for the CISSP credentials.

CCFP – The Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) indicates expertise in forensic techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete and reliable digital evidence admissible to a court of law. It also shows the ability to apply forensics to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response.

HCISPP - The HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPsm) credential is designed to ensure that practitioners have the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities to protect and keep vital healthcare information secure. The HCISPP is ideal for individuals who implement, manage, or assess security and privacy controls that address the unique data protection needs of healthcare information.

CCSP - The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) credential was developed by (ISC)2 and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to ensure that cloud security professionals have the knowledge, skills, and abilities in cloud security design, implementation, architecture, operations, controls, and compliance with regulatory frameworks. A CCSP applies information security expertise to a cloud computing environment and demonstrates competence in cloud security architecture, design, operations, and service orchestration.

Important Information on (ISC)2 Exams

If you are having difficulty finding a test center or a testing appointment, please contact Pearson VUE Customer Service. Service representatives will be available to assist you with your testing appointment and guide you through the process.

One of the benefits to candidates taking an examination via CBT is that most candidates receive their scores immediately upon completing their examination. In some cases, however, in order to ensure it is providing accurate and valid test results to candidates, (ISC)2 must conduct periodic psychometric analyses of a group of candidates’ responses before it releases their exam results. For the small number of candidates affected by this process, the candidates will receive their results within 6-8 weeks after taking the exam. (ISC)2 apologizes in advance for this inconvenience to those candidates who will not receive their pass/fail status at the test centers, but this is an important part of (ISC)2’s quality assurance process to protect the integrity of the credentials. Candidates who are impacted by this process will be informed when they complete their tests.

Special Accommodations

(ISC)2 provides special accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. If a disability prevents you from taking the examination under normal conditions, you may request special accommodations. Candidates who require special accommodations should not schedule their exam appointment online or call the main Pearson VUE registration line. Requests for accommodations should be made to (ISC)2 in advance of the desired testing appointment by submitting medical documentation, an explanation of accommodations needed, type of exam, and exam location to membersupport@isc2.org. Once (ISC)2 grants the accommodations request, it is then submitted to Pearson VUE Accommodations.  Please allow 2-3 business days after (ISC)2 grants the accommodation request and then you may call 800-466-0450 to schedule your exam appointment.

NDA Agreement

You will be required to agree to the NDA Agreement (PDF, 228 KB) that will be presented at the beginning of your exam. Failure to read/accept the agreement within the allotted 5 minutes will result in your exam ending and a forfeit of your exam fees. Please take a moment to review the agreement now so that you are familiar with it when you sit for your exam.

Last updated 2016-07-11