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Information Systems Support Professional

Become an Information Security leader and gain the skills needed to earn your CISSP credential.

Information Systems Support Professional

Become an Information Security leader and gain the skills needed to earn your CISSP credential.

4 Weeks

Program Length

CISSP

Certification

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Career Insight

What Can an Information Systems Security Professional Do?

As an Information Systems Security Professional, you’ll plan and carry out security measures to protect your organization’s computer networks and systems. Adding the globally-recognized and industry-preferred CISSP credential to your resume’ shows employers that you’re highly proficient in a wide array of security practices and principles, and you have the proven experience to implement them to protect company assets and information.

A few examples of tasks you’ll perform as an Information Security Analyst with the CISSP credential, include:

 

 Creating and executing enterprise-wide information security strategies

 Using and configuring vulnerability scanning tools

 Managing networks and developing software

 Evaluating cybersecurity vulnerabilities and presenting findings to technical staff

 Working with IT operations to set up a shared disaster recovery/business continuity plan

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Take your career to the next level and stand out from your peers by earning one of the most in-demand cybersecurity certifications. Did you know that Information Security Analyst tops several of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Jobs” lists, grabbing #1 on the 100 Best Jobs List, #1 in Best STEM Jobs, and #1 in Best Technology Jobs? New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, which in turn will fuel the need for trained managers. The CISSP has become the preferred certification for security professionals in both government and the private sector and demonstrates to employers that you have the experience and deep understanding of security practices and methodologies to protect the integrity of their information.

This program will prepare you to take the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2018 certification exam. Individuals who have earned the (ISC)² CISSP credential have the skills to find jobs as:

 Certified Information Systems Security Professional

 Security Specialist

 Information Security Analyst

 IT Security Engineer

16,300

JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE IN THE US EACH YEAR

 

According to the US Bureau of Labor jobs data, demand for information security analysts is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. According to ziprecruiter.com, “the majority of Information Security Analyst salaries currently range between $75,500 (25th percentile) to $120,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $140,000 annually across the United States.”

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from ziprecruiter.com, and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

16,300

JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE IN THE US EACH YEAR

 

According to the US Bureau of Labor jobs data, demand for information security analysts is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. According to ziprecruiter.com, “the majority of Information Security Analyst salaries currently range between $75,500 (25th percentile) to $120,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $140,000 annually across the United States.”

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from ziprecruiter.com, and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Take your career to the next level and stand out from your peers by earning one of the most in-demand cybersecurity certifications. Did you know that Information Security Analyst tops several of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Jobs” lists, grabbing #1 on the 100 Best Jobs List, #1 in Best STEM Jobs, and #1 in Best Technology Jobs? New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, which in turn will fuel the need for trained managers. The CISSP has become the preferred certification for security professionals in both government and the private sector and demonstrates to employers that you have the experience and deep understanding of security practices and methodologies to protect the integrity of their information.

This program will prepare you to take the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2018 certification exam. Individuals who have earned the (ISC)² CISSP credential have the skills to find jobs as:

 Security Infrastructure Specialist

 Security Consultant

Network Security Specialist

  IT Infrastructure Administrator

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-led online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-let online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Information Systems Security Professional

(ISC)² CISSP

Gear up to prepare for the (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exam with this CISSP Third edition course. The CISSP is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers, and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles.

This comprehensive study guide provides complete coverage of all the objectives covered in the (ISC)² CISSP exam and provides knowledge and skills on topics such as security capabilities of Information Systems, security architecture maintenance, vulnerabilities of security architectures, designs, solution elements, vulnerabilities in web-based systems, vulnerabilities in mobile systems, vulnerabilities in embedded devices, and a lot more.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2018 exam.

Scheduling Details

Schedule: Coursework available 24/7

Total Course Hours: 80

Estimated Completion Time: 

Set your own pace…You decide how quickly you want to get certified.

  • Students who commit 20 hours/week can complete in 4 weeks.
  • Students who commit 10 hours/week can complete in 8 weeks.

Maximum time to complete: Students have access to the online course materials for 12 months.

Instruction & Evaluation Strategies
  • Expert-led online video training
  • Skills demonstrations, simulations, and online activities to aid learning
  • Quizzes and Exams
Books and Materials Used:
  • No textbooks are required for this course.
  • A certification exam voucher is included in the cost of the program.
Outline/Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Security and Risk Management
  • Lesson 3: Asset Security
  • Lesson 4: Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Lesson 5: Communication and Network Security
  • Lesson 6: Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Lesson 7: Security Assessment and Testing
  • Lesson 8: Security Operations
  • Lesson 9: Software Development Security
Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • Understand the Goals, Value, and steps to CISSP Certification.
  • Define Security Terms.
  • Identify and Classify Information and Assets.
  • Identify Engineering Processes Using Secure Design Principles.
  • Describe the Vulnerabilities of Security Architectures, Designs, and Solution Elements; Web-Based Systems; Mobile. Systems and Embedded Devices.
  • Define Cryptography and Cryptographic Types.
  • Explain Applied Cryptography and Cryptanalytic Attacks.
  • Secure Network Design Principles
  • Design and Validate Assessment and Testing Strategies
  • Conduct Security Control Testing
  • Collect, analyze and report Security Process Data
  • Conduct or Facilitate Security Audits
  • Log and Monitor Activities
  • Contrast Detective and Preventive Measures
  • Assess Software Security Effectiveness
Prerequisites

In order to obtain the CISSP certification, you must have:

  • At least five years of professional experience in the information security field
  • A work history reflecting direct experience in at least two of the eight domains listed in the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

However, you can become an Associate of (ISC)² by passing the exam without the required work experience.

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In addition to offering comprehensive student support dedicated to helping you reach your goals, NTI’s online programs work within your schedule. Call today at (469) 930-2404 to connect with one of our career advisors or fill out the form below. We’re here to help!

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