CISSP Accelerated Training Programme

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The CISSP course outline

The (ISC)² CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification is recognised as the must-have qualification for developing a senior career in information security, audit and IT governance management.

Once you have passed the CISSP Exam; you will become a part of a like-minded cybersecurity leaders community. You will be able to establish your skills of designing, engineering, implementing, and running an information security programme.

The course was introduced in 1994; becoming the first information security credential to meet the strict conditions of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

According to the (ISC)² CISSP ultimate guide; over 140,000 qualified professionals worldwide, a CISSP qualification demonstrates proven experience and is the key to a higher earning potential in roles that include CISO, CSO and senior security manager.

The benefits of the CISSP course

  • CISSP is one of the oldest and most recognised certification in information systems security.
  • The certification demonstrates an individual’s working knowledge of information security and commitment to their profession.
  • CISSP is the most sought-after certification by employers.     

Who should attend this course?
The CISSP course can be attended by mid- and senior-level IT and security  managers who are working towards or have already achieved a position such as:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Chief Security Officer (CSO)
  • Senior Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Manager
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Director
  • Security Architect
  • Network Architect
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Systems Engineer

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?


At IT Governance; CISSP Accelerated Training Programme provides an intensive and complete preparation to ensure that delegates pass the (ISC)2 CISSP examination at the very first attempt. Delivered in just five days, this course has been designed to maximise time effectiveness and reduce unnecessary time away from the office.


What does the CISSP course cover?
Effective April 15, 2018; CISSP course content has been updated to reflect the most pertinent issues that information security professionals currently face, along with the best practices for mitigating those issues. The training session will present and review the information associated with the eight CISSP Domains that constitute the newest, 2015 version of the (ISC)² Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

The weighting of each module will also change. The new weights are as follows:

Domain 1: Security and Risk Management – 15%
Domain 2: Asset Security – 10%
Domain 3: Security Architecture and Engineering – 13%
Domain 4: Communication and Network Security – 14%
Domain 5: Identity and Access Management (IAM) – 13%
Domain 6: Security Assessment and Testing – 12%
Domain 7: Security Operations – 13%
Domain 8: Software Development Security – 10%

What’s included in this course?

  • Professional training venue with lunch and refreshments.
  • Comprehensive revision documentation (digital copy provided as PDF file.)
  • A Free copy of the (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition textbook.
  • Certificate of attendance.

What equipment should I bring?
Our course materials are provided as a PDF with comments enabled. You should bring a laptop or tablet with you should you wish to make notes.

Course duration and times
Day 1: 10.00 – 17.30
Days 2: 09.00 – 17.30
Days 3: 09.00 – 17.30
Days 4: 09.00 – 17.30
Day 5: 09:00 - 16:00

CPD/CPE points
This course is equivalent to 35 CPE/CPD points.

How much does the CISSP course cost?
The course costs £1,595 ex VAT.


CISSP exam
Please note that the (ISC)² CISSP examination is not taken during this training programme. Our training team will advise you on how to book your examination at an official (ISC)² exam centre in the UK. To provide continued support during the crucial exam preparation period, all delegates will have email access to our trainer, who will answer any last-minute questions as required.

What qualifications will I receive?
You must pass the CISSP exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

Can exams be retaken?
Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?
While there are no mandatory requirements to attend this course, please be aware that this is an exam preparation course and all attendees are expected to have a basic understanding of the CISSP job practice knowledge domains.

Is there any recommended reading?
While there are no mandatory requirements we recommend you read one of the following:

An Introduction to Information Security and ISO27001:2013
Assessing Information Security
Information Security - A Practical Guide

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