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CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Course Details

Name CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
London - City
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£1299.00 +vat
was £1399.00
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Special Notices

The QA CISSP course is not delivered as a boot camp or exam prep course. Our course is a ‘theory based’ guide through the eight ISC2 domains to support your learning of the ISC2 Book of Knowledge. This course should be taken many months in advance of your CISSP exam booking. It will not substitute the considerable amount of self-study that all CISSP delegates need to undertake. This course attracts mixed ability delegates and is always tailored to meet the needs of all participants.

Aimed at security professionals, this course surveys the entire information security landscape and the technologies involved. The course addresses the eight knowledge domains that comprise the common body of knowledge (CBK) for information systems security professionals and will help delegates prepare for CISSP certification.

The course offers a theory based approach to the security process, with opportunities to discuss the immediate application of concepts and techniques described in the CBK to the real world. It can be considered as providing a good introduction to security management, architecture and engineering.

The course comprises of eight sessions that map directly to the (CBK), each one is theory based with instructor led discussions; there are no hands on labs.

What's included with this course?

  • Pre-Course Reading

IISP Skills Alignment

This course is aligned to the following Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) Skills. More details on the IISP skills framework can be found here.

  •   A1, A2, A5, A6, A7, B1, B2, C1, C2 D2, E1, E2, E3, F1, F2, H1, H2

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

CPD points can be claimed for GCT accredited courses at the rate of 1 point per hour of training for GCHQ accredited courses (up to a maximum of 15 points).

Learning Objectives

A reduction in the number of domains, from ten to eight, was introduced in April 2015. A revised and updated content to include the most current and best practice topics for today's security landscape.

From 15 April, 2015 the CISSP domains changed (find the current domains here):

  1. Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, Business Continuity)
  2. Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)
  3. Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)
  4. Communications and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)
  5. Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)
  6. Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analysing Security Testing)
  7. Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery)
  8. Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)

Download the CISSP 8 Domain Guide.


Delegates should have experience in at least two of the domains in the (CBK), for 5 years or more (4 years if they have achieved relevant industry or degree level certifications) to achieve full certification.

Associate status can be achieved without the full 4/5 years experience; full certification will be assigned when the correct amount of experience is obtained.

  •  We recommend delegates have some knowledge of all CBK domains and are encouraged to read one or two of the books on the Reading List at ISC2.org.
  •  We will provide a CISSP guide book as pre-reading. It is expected that delegates review the guide and gain an appreciation of the key concepts in each of the eight CISSP domains in advance of the course. However, we do not expect delegates to be familiar  with all the details of the guide book in advance of the course itself.

We recommend that work completed in the classroom is complemented by extra reading to ensure success in the exam. The amount of extra reading required will depend on the amount of experience the delegate has. The 'mile wide, inch deep' description indicates the challenge to most delegates, not all will have 'hands on' experience spanning all 8 domains of the CBK.

Course Content

Module 1. Security and Risk Management

  •   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
  •   Understand professional ethics
  •   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 modelling
  •   Integrate security risk considerations into acquisition strategy and practice
  •   Establish and manage information security education, training, and awareness

Module 2. Asset Security

  •   Classify information and supporting assets
  •   Determine and maintain ownership
  •   Protect privacy
  •   Ensure appropriate retention
  •   Determine data security controls
  •   Establish handling requirements

Module 3. Security Engineering

  •   Implement and manage engineering processes using secure design principles
  •   Understand the fundamental concepts of security models
  •   Select controls and countermeasures based upon systems security evaluation models
  •   Understand security capabilities of information systems
  •   Assess and mitigate the vulnerabilities of security architectures, designs, and solution elements
  •   Assess and mitigate the 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 physical security

Module 4. Communication & Network Security

  •   Apply secure design principles to network architecture
  •   Secure network components
  •   Design and establish secure communication channels
  •   Prevent or mitigate network attacks

Module 5. Identity & Access Management

  •   Control physical and logical access to assets
  •   Manage identification and authentication of people and devices
  •   Integrate identity as a service
  •   Integrate third-party identity services
  •   Implement and manage authorization mechanisms
  •   Prevent or mitigate access control attacks
  •   Manage the identity and access provisioning lifecycle

Module 6. Security Assessment & Testing

  •   Design and validate assessment and test strategies
  •   Conduct security control testing
  •   Collect security process data
  •   Analyse and report test outputs
  •   Understand the vulnerabilities of security architectures

Module 7. Security Operations

  •   Understand and support investigations
  •   Understand requirements for investigation types
  •   Conduct logging and monitoring activities
  •   Secure the provisioning of resources
  •   Understand and apply foundational security operations concepts
  •   Employ resource protection techniques
  •   Conduct incident management
  •   Operate and maintain preventative measures

Module 8. Software Security Development

  •   Understand and apply security in the software development lifecycle
  •   Enforce security controls in development environments
  •   Assess the effectiveness of software security
  •   Assess security impact of acquired software

CISSP and CBK are registered certification marks of (ISC)2, Inc.

London - International House



International House
3rd Floor
1 St Katharines Way



International House is a premier training centre located close to Tower Bridge, between St Katharine Dock and the Tower of London.

Car parking

The nearest car park is the NCP at Whitechapel High Street.


  • London Fenchurch Street Rail – 12 minute walk
  • London Cannon Rail – 20 minute walk
  • London Bridge Rail – 25 minute walk 


  • Tower Gate Way -  8 minute walk 
  • Tower Hill – 10 minute walk
  • Aldgate - 15 minutes walk  
  • Aldgate East – 17 minute walk
  • Monument – 18 minute walk 
  • Bank - 22 minute walk  
  • London Bridge Underground – 25 Minute walk


Routes 42, 78 and RV1 use the Tower of London stop (TL) on St. Katharine’s Way, just outside International House.



  •   To book the CBT exam requires the candidate to acquire a Pearson VUE testing voucher. Please note, the price of the voucher is not included in the RRP of this course https://www.isc2.org/certification-register-now.aspx
  •   Delivery Method - Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)
  •   Length of exam – Up to 3 hours
  •   Number of questions – 100 – 150
  •   Question format – Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions
  •   Passing grade – A passing score is 700 out of 1000 points

Q. If I have been studying for the CISSP exam with material that focuses on the current domains, will I be sufficiently prepared to take the new exam without additional study?

A. (ISC)² exams are experience-based that include experience-based questions that cannot be learned by studying alone. If you already have the experience in the domains covered in CISSP and believe that you have sufficiently studied those domains, you should feel confident that you are qualified to take the new exam and pass it. (ISC)² cannot guarantee you will pass the exam.

Digital Badge

Designed to test a candidate’s knowledge and comprehension of the course, those that are successful can now claim a digital badge, in addition to their downloadable certificate. By claiming their digital badge, candidates prove they have studied a GCT course and passed the related APMG exam.


Candidates who share their badge online, can showcase their certified skills to the online community. APMG’s COO, Nick Houlton says, "Our badges are secure, digital representations of a person’s credentials. Through a single click, employers can verify a certification and understand the qualification, as well as an element of the process required to earn it. The badge can easily be embedded on a CV or email signature and shared on social networking sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.”


GCHQ appointed APMG to create a process for certifying cyber security related courses. Working in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, a part of GCHQ), strict criteria are adhered to, to assess an organisation for its quality management system, quality of training materials and content and the quality of training that takes place.  By choosing a GCT course, a candidate can be confident that they will receive high quality training and training materials when they study their course.

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