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Jobs and pay are growing rapidly in the information security field

Information Systems Security Professional Certificate is designed for those who have chosen a career path in information security or want to transition into this field.


Format: Classroom / Online

Hours: 78 hours / 7.8 CEUs

Where: UGA’s Gwinnett campus

When: Aug. 21 - Nov. 15, 2018

Cost: $2,699 - includes materials

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The talent pool for information security experts is extremely limited. That fact magnifies two compelling reasons to take this course:

  1. It will provide you the essential knowledge and skills training needed to design, engineer, implement, and manage information security programs. Through interactive online and classroom sessions, you’ll gain solid information security training in eight vital areas. These eight topics comprise the Common Body of Knowledge required to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional® (CISSP).
  2. The course will help experienced information security professionals to refresh and expand their knowledge while preparing for the CISSP exam. CISSP is the profession’s acknowledged “gold standard” for certification.

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, known as (ISC)², awards the CISSP. (ISC)²’s website states the importance of becoming certified: “With the shortfall in the cybersecurity workforce projected to be 1.5 million globally in five years, businesses are pressed to find qualified candidates to protect their organization against cyber threats. The need for candidates to prove their capability is more important than ever.”

What you will learn:

The course covers the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK® with adjunct materials and examples to illustrate their application in the industry. The eight domains are:

  1. Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, and Business Continuity)
  2. Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)
  3. Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)
  4. Communication and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)
  5. Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)
  6. Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing)
  7. Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, and Disaster Recovery)
  8. Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)

For details on the material covered in each domain, see CISSP® Domains.

Who Should Attend?

  • IT professionals who plan to take the CISSP exam within a year and want to expand or refresh their understanding of the eight knowledge domains covered in the exam.
  • Those who have some experience in information security and want to accelerate their careers in this field.
  • Those who want to change their career path into the information security field. If you are in this category, a basic knowledge of networks operations, plus some background experience in at least two of the CISSP knowledge domains, is highly recommended but not required.
  • See Frequently Asked Questions for more insights.

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Classroom sessions: August 21, 23, October 11, and November 15, 2018

Online sessions: August 28, 30, September 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, October 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, November 1, 6, 8, 13, 2018

Course Format:
Classroom and Online

The course will be taught over a 12-week period in a hybrid format, with 4 classroom sessions and 22 online, instructor-led sessions.

University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$2,699 (includes course materials)

Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 7.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 78 hours of course work.

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
To receive the Certificate of Program Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs), the following is required:

  • Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments
  • Attendance at 21 of 26 sessions