A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a premier international cybersecurity certification that proves an individual can validate their expertise in the IT field.

The exam for this certification contains around 100 to 150 questions and can take up to 3 hours to complete. It’s widely regarded as a difficult exam, and although pass rates are not public, it’s estimated to be well below 50%. Test takers are asked to procure specific knowledge about the 8-Domains of Security, which encompasses a large amount of material. Not to mention, the test is designed to make people confused by creating deliberately misleading questions.

As of January 1st, 2022, there are currently 152,632 CISSPs worldwide, according to the (ISC)² website. There are other types of cybersecurity certifications that (ISC)² offers, including Certified Cloud Security Professional (CSSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), etc.

These certs are recognized by leading organizations and industries, including the Department of Defense (DoD), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), among others. Investing in a certificate of this caliber means an investment in a career in the cybersecurity industry.

SkyPort IT’s CEO, Daniel Marcellus, acquired his CISSP certification in January of 2020, and has in the past been certified as a GISP GIAC – Certified Information Security Professional, as well as acquired a GSEC GIAC Security Certification.

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