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Certificate in Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Online Course

Learn how to specialize in information security

This engaging, hands-on program covers the key areas of information security and helps prepare individuals for the CISSP exam

The CISSP credential is globally recognized, and typically considered to be the gold standard for information (cyber) security certification. Through this program, you will learn the key concepts associated with a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.  This includes topic related to: security and risk management, asset security, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security. In addition, the program will also help prepare you for the CISSP certification exam.

The CISSP Certification Training program is an engaging, fully online program, that provides in-depth instruction in keys areas related to information/cyber security. Designed by industry professionals, this program provides approximately 150 hours of instruction. You will experience a wide range of learning activities, including streaming video lectures, multiple assignments and hands-on lab exercises, guided readings, and multiple assessments. Along the way, you will have access to a team of well-qualified individuals for assistance, questions about the materials, and guidance through the program.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you will receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

I.        Security and Risk Management
                A.    Security Governance
                B.    Security Policies
                C.    Confidentiality
                D.    Business Continuity
                E.    Legal and Regulatory
                F.    Professional Ethic
                G.    Risk Management
II.       Asset Security
                A.    Information Classification
                B.    Handling Requirements
                C.    Ownership
                D.    Data Security Controls
                E.    Protect Privacy
                F.    Retention
III.      Security Engineering
                A.    Security Models
                B.    Security Designs
                C.    Engineering Processes
                D.    Vulnerabilities
                E.    Cryptography
                F.    Embedded Devices
                G.    Site Design and Security
IV.       Communication and Network Security
                A.    Network Architecture Design
                B.    Network Components
                C.    Communication Channels
                D.    Network Attacks
V.        Identity and Access Management
                A.    Physical and Logical Assets Control
                B.    Identification and Authentication
                C.    Third-Party Identity Services
                D.    Identity as a Service
                E.    Provisioning Lifecycle
                F.    Authorization Mechanisms
VI.      Security Assessment and Testing
                A.    Assessment and Test Strategies
                B.    Test Outputs
                C.    Security Control Testing
                D.    Security Process Data
                E.    Security Architectures
VII.      Security Operations
                A.    Foundational Security Operations Concepts
                B.    Logging, Monitoring and Investigating Activities
                C.    Provisioning of Resources
                D.    Management Processes
                E.    Physical Security
                F.    Preventative Measures
                G.    Business Continuity
VIII.    Software Development Security
                A.    Security in the Software Development Lifecycle
                B.    Development Environment Security Controls
                C.    Software Security Effectiveness
                D.    Software Security Impact

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.  

3.    What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

4.    Do I have to buy additional materials?


5.    Can I get financial assistance?
Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.  Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

6.    What happens when I complete the program? 
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  

7.    Am I guaranteed a job?
Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

8.    Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

9.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

10.    Can I use a Mac?

11.    When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12.    Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, this program helps prepare student for the CISSP® - Certified Information Security Professional certification, which is provided through (ISC)2. 

Please note: Individuals wishing to take the CISSP exam are required to have a minimum of 5 years of paid full-time work experience in 2 of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK, which covers critical topics in security today including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security, application development security, and others. 

Information about the CISSP credential and exam is available on their website: https://www.isc2.org/cissp/default.aspx.

This program is supported by a team of highly experienced industry professionals and educators. This team is ready to answer questions, to provide insight and guidance, and to help ensure all students have a successful and engaging learning experience.

The team includes:

David Grimes. David brings over 10 years’ experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger.

David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.

Chintan Thakkar. Chintan has 10+ years of teaching and instructional designer experience in Information Technology. His areas of expertise include networking, and server and storage systems management. He has also developed complex software using various programming languages. From an instructional design and teaching perspective, Chintan is focused on (Cisco) CCNA, Networking, Server, and Cloud Computing courses.

Chintan holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering from South Gujarat University in Surat, India.

Aaron Appleby. Aaron brings over 10 years’ experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center, DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients.

Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology, from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, in Champaign, Illinois.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES367
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 months to complete this program
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 150 Hours