Course Description

The book and exam voucher are included in the course fee.

The course is taught by an instructor in person who holds a CISSP designation and has practical application in all of the domainsThe instructor has taught the class at UMW previously and is ISC² certified.

The UMW CISSP training course offers a thorough review of the (ISC)² Body of Knowledge (BoK).  This BoK covers eight domains designed to help participants to design, engineer, and manage an organization’s overall approach to security.  Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to read, discuss, and complete exercises that will help them to identify which areas they are sufficient in, and which they still need to improve upon, prior to the exam.

The course features:

Official (ISC)² courseware
Interactive flash cards
Post-course assessment
Collaboration with classmates
Real-world learning activities and scenarios

Who Should Attend: 
The training seminar is ideal for those working in positions such as but not limited to:

Security Consultant
Security Manager
IT Director/Manager
Security Auditor
Security Architect
Security Analyst
Security Systems Engineer
Chief Information Security Officer
Security Director
Network Architect


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

1. Understand and apply fundamental concepts and methods related to the fields of information technology and security.

2. Align overall organizational operational goals with security functions and implementations.

3. Understand how to protect assets of the organization as they go through their lifecycle.

4. Understand the concepts, principles, structures and standards used to design, implement, monitor and secure operating systems, equipment, networks, applications and those controls used to enforce various levels of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

5. Implement system security through the application of security design principles and application of appropriate security control mitigations for vulnerabilities present in common information system types and architectures.

6. Understand the importance of cryptography and the security services it can provide in today’s digital and information age.

7. Understand the impact of physical security elements on information system security and apply secure design principles to evaluate or recommend appropriate physical security protections.

8. Understand the elements that comprise communication and network security coupled with a thorough description of how the communication and network systems function.

9. List the concepts and architecture that define the associated technology and implementation systems and protocols at Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers 1-7.

10. Identify standard terms for applying physical and logical access controls to environments related to their security practice.

11. Appraise various access control models to meet business security requirements.

12. Name primary methods for designing and validating test and audit strategies that support business requirements.

13. Enhance and optimize an organization’s operational function and capacity by applying and utilizing appropriate security controls and countermeasures.

14. Recognize risks to an organization’s operational endeavors and assess specific threats, vulnerabilities and controls.

15. Understand the System Lifecycle (SLC) and the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and how to apply security to it; identify which security control(s) are appropriate for the development environment; and assess the effectiveness of software security.


"As a cyber professional and father of two, the CISSP course at UMW was exactly what I needed to take the next step in my career. The instructor and support staff are phenomenal, and they give you everything you need to pass the CISSP exam. Thanks to the wonderful people involved and the wealth of learning resources, I was able to pass my CISSP exam, which has proven to be a very important and valuable step in my professional career." - Matthew Fields, Spring 2020 student

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