Overview

Introduction: The ISC2 CISSP practice test is a premium Cybrary practice exam from Kaplan (former Transcender) intended for students at the Intermediate level. This practice exam helps students to prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. The certification exam is 3 hours long for English CISSP CAT (Computer Adaptive Testing) exam and 6 hours for the non-English fixed-form CISSP exam. The candidates should answer between 100 and 150 multiple-choice questions for the English CISSP CAT exam and 250 multiple-choice questions for the non-English CISSP exam. The minimum score to pass the CISSP exam is 700 out of 1,000.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam offers (1) pre-made flashcards that can be also customized depending on the students' specific needs (950 questions that cover the 8-domains of CISSP), (2) timed practice test that simulates the real testing environment (3hours and 150 questions), and (3) customized tests where the students can choose specific domains and set their preferences (867 questions to choose from). The ISC2 CISSP practice exam comes also with Kaplan IT Training Discussion where the students can ask their questions and get answers from their peers. Furthermore, the practice exam comes with an exam study calendar to help students manage their time and prepare for the certification exam It is estimated that the practice exam takes about 22 hours to complete it.

Skill/Activity Breakdown: This ISC2 CISSP practice exam ensures that students have covered all the 8 domains necessary to obtain the CISSP certification. The practice exam covers 8 different domains: (1) Security and Risk Management, (2) Asset Security, (3) Security Architecture and Engineering, (4) Communication and Network Security, (5) Identity and Access Management (IAM), (6) Security Assessment and Testing, (7) Security Operations, and (8) Software Development Security. The ISC2 CISSP practice exam assists students to demonstrate their advanced knowledge and understanding of information security and to prove their technical skills to design, develop and implement solid security practices. CISSP Certification is important for career paths of Cyber Security Engineer and Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops the knowledge of general information security, risk management, and security governance and compliance. This is important for the work role of Executive Cyber Leadership, Cyber Legal Advisor, Privacy Officer/Privacy Compliance Manager, Information Systems Security Manager, Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager, Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner, Cyber Instructor, Cyber Operator, Law Enforcement/Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst, and Information Systems Security Developer.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops also the knowledge to understand the use, collection, handling, and the protection of the organization's assets throughout their lifecycle. This is important for the work role of Database Administrator, All Source-Collection Requirements Manager, and Data Analyst.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops also the knowledge to understand the concepts of engineering processes using secure design principles and selecting, designing, and implementing countermeasures based on systems security evaluation models. This is important for the work role of Systems Security Analyst, Cyber Defense Analyst, Cyber Defense Incident Responder, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, Security Architect, Authorizing Official/Designating Representative, Security Control Assessor, Systems Requirements Planner, Security Architect, Software Developer, and Research & Development Specialist.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops also the skill of designing and protecting network security including secure design principles for network architecture; secure network components; secure communication channels; and preventing or mitigating network attacks. This is important for the work role of Security Architect, Information Systems Security Developer, Target Network Analyst, Threat/Warning Analyst, Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst, Cyber Crime Investigator, Network Operations Specialist, Information Systems Security Manager, Cyber Defense Analyst, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, and Research & Development Specialist.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops also the knowledge to understand the access controls, authentication, authorization, and identity management. This is important for the work role of Cyber Instructor, Cyber Defense Analyst, Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst, Systems Security Analyst, Security Architect, Security Control Assessor, Information Systems Security Manager, Security Control Assessor, and Information Systems Security Developer.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops also the knowledge of designing, performing, and analyzing security testing. This is important for the work role of Systems Security Analyst, Cyber Defense Analyst, Security Architect, Security Control Assessor, Cyber Operator, and Vulnerability Assessment Analyst.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops also the knowledge of understanding security operations including incident management; disaster recovery; and managing physical security. This is important for the work role of Cyber Crime Investigator, Executive Cyber Leadership, Security Control Assessor, Information Systems Security Manager, Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager, Cyber Defense Incident Responder, Security Architect, and Systems Security Analyst.

The ISC2 CISSP practice exam develops also the knowledge of understanding, applying and enforcing software security. This is important for the work role of Software Developer, Secure Software Assessor, Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager, IT Project Manager, Product Support Manager, Systems Requirements Planner, Information Systems Security Developer, Research & Development Specialist and Information Systems Security Manager.

Conclusion: The ISC2 CISSP practice exam is presented by Cybrary and was created by Kaplan (formerTranscender). This practice exam is intended for information security professionals who want to develop their skills and knowledge in advanced information security and to demonstrate their dedication to being up-to-date with information security developments. Completing the practice exam means the students are prepared for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exam.

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