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CISSP Exam Cost & Testing Centers in 2017

January 20, 2016

Ashley Neu

It’s a new year and that means new testing information for the highly sought after (ISC)² CISSP certification. So here is the Phoenix TS breakdown of what you need to know when preparing for your CISSP exam in 2017!

We don’t suggest scheduling your certification exam until you have spent several weeks consuming all the information related to the CISSP exam domains and after the completion of a 5 day training course. Once you have done those things, schedule your exam for 4 weeks after the end of your boot camp course and keep following your exam prep schedule.

Download Our CISSP Study Guide

Schedule Your CISSP Exam at a Qualified Testing Center

In order to do this, you need to first create a Pearson VUE testing account. Once your account is created, select the CISSP exam in your preferred language.

At the time of registration, you also need to commit your support to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics and (ISC)² Candidate Background Qualifications. (ISC)² holds their certified members to an extremely high standard of integrity, ethics and overall professional talent. Both of these documents are intended to remind candidates of this and to gain their pledge to meet these requirements throughout their tenure as an (ISC)² certified member.

After all of this has been completed, register to take your exam at a Pearson Professional Center (note this is different from an authorized testing center). Here are our top test centers to choose from based on where Phoenix TS is located in Columbia, MD:

1. Pearson Professional Centers-Columbia MD
9891 Broken Land Parkway
Suite 108
Columbia, Maryland 21046
United States
2.8  mi

2. Pearson Professional Centers-Baltimore MD<
3108 Lord Baltimore Dr
Suite 103
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
United States
11.5  mi

3. Pearson Professional Centers-Bethesda MD
4350 East West Highway
Suite 525
Bethesda Towers
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
United States
18.9  mi

4. Pearson Professional Centers-Washington DC
1615 L Street NW
Suite 410
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
United States
22.5  mi

5. Pearson Professional Centers-Vienna VA
8391 Old Courthouse Road
Suite 201
Vienna, Virginia 22182
United States
27.6  mi

You can also visit the Pearson VUE site in order to see the locations nearest to you.

CISSP Exam Cost

At the time of registration, you will also need to pay $599 to cover the cost of the 6 hour exam. This price is updated each year. At the time this post was written, (ISC)² pricing for the CISSP  exam is the same as it was for 2016.

After you Pass CISSP: Submit your Endorsement Form

Yes and no. After you registered, studied for the remaining four weeks and passed your exam, you technically still have one more step before you are actually certified.

You have nine months from the time you pass the test to submit your endorsement form. This is an application submitted on your behalf by another active (ISC)² certified member and its purpose is to verify your professional experience. If you do not have this completed within the designated time frame, you will be required to pay for and sit for the CISSP exam again (which I’m sure nobody will eagerly want to do).

Don’t Forget to Renew Your CISSP Certification

As all great certifications require, you will need to maintain your cert by meeting the (ISC)² renewal requirements, but we’ll save that for another post. In the meantime, just envision yourself at  the end of your CISSP journey and the joy you will experience with certification in hand.

How Are You Studying For Your CISSP?

(ISC)² CISSP Training Course Details

As a training center, we are always a huge advocate for taking a training class as there really is no better way to prepare for an exam than by learning from someone who has already passed it. If you are interested in earning your CISSP and have questions about taking a class or just questions related to the CISSP exam itself, call 301-258-8200 to speak with a training and certification consultant.