CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional: Course Contents | ALC Training News

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This course covers the 8 domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge as reorganised and updated in 2021. All topics of the new CBK are fully covered and the course provides full prep for the CISSP exam.

1. Introduction
  • Welcome and Administration
  • Course Overview
  • Review and Revision Techniques
  • The Exam
  • On the Day of the Exam
  • Exam Technique
  • After the Exam
2. Security and Risk Management
  • Understand, adhere to, and promote professional ethics
  • Evaluate and apply security concepts
  • Evaluate and apply security governance principles
  • Determine compliance and other requirements
  • Understand legal and regulatory issues that pertain to information security in a holistic context
  • Understand requirements for investigation types
  • Develop, document, and implement security policy, standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Identify, analyse, and prioritise Business Continuity (BC) requirements
  • Contribute to and enforce personnel security policies and procedures
  • Understand and apply risk management concepts
  • Understand and apply threat modelling concepts and methodologies
  • Apply Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) concepts
  • Establish and maintain a security awareness, education, and training program
3. Asset Security
  • Identify and classify information and assets
  • Establish information and asset handling requirements
  • Provision resources securely
  • Manage data lifecycle
  • Ensure appropriate asset retention
  • Determine data security controls and compliance requirements
4. Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Research, implement and manage engineering processes using secure design principles
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of security models
  • Select controls based upon systems security requirements
  • Understand security capabilities of Information Systems
  • Assess and mitigate the vulnerabilities of security architectures, design and solution elements
  • Select and determine cryptographic solutions
  • Understand methods of cryptanalytic attacks
  • Apply security principles to site and facility design
  • Design site and facility security controls
5. Communications and Network Security
  • Assess and implement secure design principles in network architectures
  • Secure network components
  • Implement secure communication channels according to design
6. Identity and Access Management
  • Control physical and logical access to assets
  • Manage identification and authentication of people, devices, and services
  • Federated identity with a third-party service
  • Implement and manage authorisation mechanisms
  • Manage the identity and access provisioning lifecycle
  • Implement authentication systems
7. Security Assessment and Testing
  • Design and validate assessment, test, and audit strategies
  • Conduct security control testing
  • Collect security process data
  • Analyse test output and generate report
  • Conduct or facilitate security audits
8. Security Operations
  • Understand and comply with investigations
  • Conduct logging and monitoring activities
  • Perform Configuration Management
  • Apply foundational security operations concepts
  • Apply resource protection
  • Conduct incident management
  • Operate and maintain detective and preventative measures
  • Implement and support patch and vulnerability management
  • Understand and participate in change management processes
  • Implement recovery strategies
  • Implement Disaster Recovery (DR) processes
  • Test Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs)
  • Participate in Business Continuity (BC) planning and exercises
  • Implement and manage physical security
  • Address personnel safety and security concerns
9. Software Development Security
  • Understand and integrate security in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Identify and apply security controls in development ecosystems
  • Assess the effectiveness of software security
  • Assess security impact of acquired software
  • Define and apply secure coding guidelines and standards
10. Summary and Wrap-up
  • Exam practice questions

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