Full program description

NICF - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

What's In It For Me

  • Validate your knowledge and skills on Information Security.
  • Gain a comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge on Information Security.
  • Design, engineer, implement, and manage your organisation's overall information security program to prevent cyber attacks.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF020

SkillsConnect Code: CRS-Q-0030254-IT

The CISSP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven deep technical and managerial skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage their overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks. Backed by (ISC)², the globally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the information security field, the CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

“CISSP” is registered certification marks of (ISC)² , Inc.

Who Should Attend

The CISSP is ideal for those working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Security Consultant
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Systems Engineer
  • Security Manager
  • Security Architect
  • Network Architect
  • IT Director / Manager
  • Director of Security
  • Chief Information Security Officer

Course Duration

5 Days / 39.75 Hours

Course Outline

Security and Risk Management

  • Confidentiality, integrity, and availability concepts 
  • Security governance principles/ Compliance
  • Legal and regulatory issues/ Professional ethic
  • Security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines

Asset Security

  • Information and asset classification/ Ownership
  • Protect privacy/ Appropriate retention
  • Data security controls/ Handling requirements
  • Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)
  • Engineering processes using secure design principles
  • Security models fundamental concepts/ Security evaluation models
  • Security capabilities of information systems
  • Security architectures, designs, and solution elements vulnerabilities
  • Web-based systems vulnerabilities/ Mobile systems vulnerabilities

Security Engineering

  • Engineering processes using secure design principles
  • Security models fundamental concepts
  • Security evaluation models/ Security capabilities of information systems
  • Security architectures, designs, and solution elements vulnerabilities
  • Web-based systems vulnerabilities/ Mobile systems vulnerabilities
  • Embedded devices and cyber-physical systems vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography/ Site and facility design secure principles

Communication and Network Security

  • Secure network architecture design/ Secure network components
  • Secure communication channels/ Network attacks

Identity and Access Management

  • Physical and logical assets control
  • Identification and authentication of people and devices
  • Identity as a service/ Third-party identity services
  • Access control attacks/ Identity and access provisioning lifecycle

Security Assessment and Testing

  • Assessment and test strategies/ Security process data
  • Security control testing/ Test outputs
  • Security architectures vulnerabilities

Security Operations

  • Investigations support and requirements/ Logging and monitoring activities
  • Provisioning of resources/ Foundational security operations concepts
  • Resource protection techniques/ Incident management
  • Preventative measures/ Patch and vulnerability management
  • Change management processes/ Recovery strategies
  • Disaster recovery processes and plans
  • Business continuity planning and exercises/ Physical security
  • Personnel safety concerns

Software Development Security

  • Security in the software development lifecycle
  • Development environment security controls
  • Software security effectiveness
  • Acquired software security impact

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SSG

Participants will receive the following SOA upon completion of training and assessment

  • IT-SE-402S-1 Apply cryptographic standards

CISSP Certification Exam

This course will prepare participants to sit for CISSP certification examination.

Students need to pass CISSP examination to attain the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification from (ISC)2

For students who had purchased the examination(s), they will receive a printed instruction voucher or email instructions during the class period to allow them to book the relevant computer-based examination for their course.

As we recognize that every individual has different studying pace, we will allow everyone to make a choice when they are ready to take the examination*. So they can register for their examination date by proceed to level 3 Room G Exam Department at our NTUC Trade Union House center to book their examination upon receipt of the instruction voucher/ email instructions.

*Subjected to terms and conditions and schedule availability. The exam department cannot register for your examination if the voucher provided by the official vendor has expired. The instruction voucher or email instructions will not indicate the expiry date.

CISSP Certification Exam Information

  • Length of Exam: 6 Hours
  • No. of questions: 250
  • Question Format: Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions
  • Passing Grade: 700 out of 1000 points

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to gain from a comprehensive, up-to-date and global common body of knowledge that ensures security leaders have about new threats, technologies, regulations, standards, and practices, including domain knowledge of security in the following areas: 

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security 

Pre-requisites

No credit or certification pre-requisite is required to attend this course or to sit for the official CISSP Exam.

However, to earn CISSP credential participants must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • Degree Holder:
    • 4 years of direct full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)2® CISSP CBK®
  • Non-Degree Holder:
    • Min. of 5 years of direct full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)2® CISSP CBK®

If you don't meet the above criteria, you may still take this course and sit for the official CISSP exam. Once you pass the exam, you can become (ISC)2 Associate. Maintain your associate status through earning 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits each year and paying an Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) of USD 35.

Once you have achieved the professional experience requirements for CISSP, you can begin the Endorsement Process to convert your status from Associate of (ISC)² to CISSP. You are given up to 6 years to gain the 5 years CISSP experience required.

Funding Information

SSG Funding

  • This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG with Cat-B Funding (PME Level).
  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset the course fee. 

Additional Note

Recertification is required every three years, with ongoing requirements to maintain your credentials in good standing. CISSPs are required to earn and post a minimum of 40 CPE credits (of the 120 CPE credits required in the three-year certification cycle).

Price

Course Fee with SSG Cat-B funding (w.e.f. 10th Apr 2017)

Individual Sponsored Company Sponsored
w/o GST w GST Non-SME SME
w/o GST w GST w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee $1,750.00 $1,872.50 $1,750.00 $1,872.50 $1,750.00 $1,872.50
Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above $1,153.75 $1,276.25 $1,153.75 $1,276.25 $175.00 $297.50
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above $175.00 $297.50 $175.00 $297.50 $175.00 $297.50
Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme) $87.50 $210.00 $87.50 $210.00 $87.50 $210.00

Remarks:

  • Individual Sponsored
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
  • Company Sponsored
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
    • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

Certification Exam Fee:
w/o GST w GST
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Exam Fee $1013.55 $1084.50

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Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

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