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Train and Pass the CISSP Exam

Preparing for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam is an arduous task but one that is necessary if you want to gain this advanced-level certification for information security professionals.

Developed by (ISC)2, the CISSP certification is recognized worldwide and is for those serious about their career in information security.

You may be wondering why you need certifications, especially if you already have a degree in cybersecurity. Certifications not only increase your credibility in the field, but can also increase your annual salary. Plus, job listings for security roles often list CISSP as a requirement since it is considered the gold standard for certain industries. 

Training courses to prepare you to take this exam can cost upwards of $4,000, which can be cost-prohibitive for those in smaller companies, independent consultants, or individuals who must bear the cost themselves.

If you’re thinking that you will just bypass a training program and try to learn all the info on your own, think again. “There’s tremendous value in taking a training course to prepare you for the CISSP exam,” says Brad Nigh, director of consulting services at FRSecure and workshop coach for the CISSP Mentor Program.

“We review exactly what you need to know to pass the exam and offer tips and shortcuts to read and understand the CISSP Study Guide.”

Even those who work in the information security industry will have a tough time passing this exam without weeks or months of prep work, as most security analysts do not work in all the subject matter areas covered on the exam daily, so training is necessary.

This is why FRSecure launched its CISSP Mentor Program in 2010, which occurs every spring both onsite in Minnesota and online, to reach as many security analysts as possible. The company is dedicated to training as many security analysts as possible, beginning with free training preparation for the CISSP exam.

Its preparatory course, which covers 13 sessions in 7 weeks, is offered free of charge, has no prerequisites, and is for anyone interested in obtaining their CISSP certification. The 2018 session starts on April 10, 2018.

Typical training programs will cover a variety of topics including security and risk management; asset security; security engineering; communication and network security; identity and access management; security operations and software development security.

Security threats change on a daily basis and it is the trained security analysts who must address and fix the issues. Certifications can help you stay on top of these ever-changing threats. More importantly, certification shows your dedication to the industry and your commitment to learn and stay fresh, which are valuable skills to bring to any job.

As the Director of Marketing and Communications for FRSecure, Suzy Feine oversees brand strategy, internal and external communications, public relations, media relations and events. She joined FRSecure in early 2018 to raise awareness around the growing threat of information security and to help combat the damage companies suffer when faced with a security breach. 

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