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Free training spotlight: CISSP

Certified Information Systems Security Professional classes

July 26, 2016

By Lisa Dare

Self-driving car hacks. Hospital network ransoms. Reputation-destroying data breaches. It’s no wonder information security professionals enjoy terrific career prospects, now and for the conceivable future.

If you’re working in the information security profession, it’s likely you’ve considered obtaining the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, or CISSP. For good reason: on average, earning a CISSP can add $18,000 a year to your IT salary.

But the CISSP exam, which covers 10 InfoSec domains, isn’t easy to prepare for. Tech Republic recommends a five-month study schedule, in which you digest small chunks of information every day.

Skillsoft provides a great way to accomplish this, offering 12 courses about topics ranging from asset security to identity and access management. TEKsystems consultants can access Skillsoft courses for free. Skillsoft courses are also eligible for continuing education credits for current CISSP holders.

CISSP basics

  • Prerequisites: 5 years of InfoSec experience (4 years with a degree)
  • Exam cost: $599
  • Average annual salary increase: $18,139 
  • Average monthly job postings that request or require a CISSP: 561

Free CISSP preparation courses for TEKsystems consultants

  • Security Principles, Governance, and Guidelines
  • Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering Part 1
  • Security Engineering Part 2
  • Communication & Network Security Design
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations Part 1
  • Security Operations Part 2
  • Security Operations Part 3
  • Software Development Security

If you’re a TEKsystems consultant, log in to the VSC to get your Skillsoft password and start training. Contact your recruiter with any questions.

Curious about other Skillsoft offerings? Visit the full course catalog.

Want to become an IT consultant with TEKsystems? Create or update your profile to receive IT job postings that match your skills and interests.

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