Course Overview

This ISC training course is available online and in-person. The five-day instructor-led training experience prepares attendees for the (CISSP-ISSEP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional – Information Systems Security Engineering Professional certification exam. This concentration is specifically developed with assistance from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for systems security engineers. The skills attained equip professionals with the right knowledge to implement security throughout applications, projects, business processes, and all organizational systems effectively. 



8/17/20 - 8/21/20 (5 days)

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8:30AM - 4:30PM

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4/12/21 - 4/16/21 (5 days)

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Columbia, MD
10/18/21 - 10/22/21 (5 days)

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10/25/21 - 10/29/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
10/25/21 - 10/29/21 (5 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM


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Course Outline

Security Engineering Principles

  • General Security Principles
  • Security Risk Management Principles
  • System Resilience Principles
  • Vulnerability Management Principles

Risk Management

  • Risk Management Process
  • Operational Risk Management

Security Planning, Design, and Implementation

  • Stakeholder Requirements Definition
  • Requirements Analysis
  • System Security Architecture and Design
  • Implementation, Integration, and Deployment of Systems or System Modifications
  • Verification and Validation of Systems or System Modifications

Secure Operations, Maintenance, and Disposal

  • Secure operations
  • Secure maintenance
  • Secure disposal

Systems Engineering Technical Management

  • Acquisition Process
  • System Development Methodologies
  • Technical Management Processes


Exam Details:

Candidates who wish to take the CISSP-ISSEP Certification exam need to register with (ISC).

  • Exam length: 3 hours
  • Questions: 150
  • Format of the Exam: Multiple choice
  • Passing score: 700 out of 1,000 points
  • Language: English
  • Testing delivery: Pearson VUE Testing Center
Exam ObjectivesPercentage of Exam
Security Engineering Principles22%
Risk Management24%
Security Planning, Design, and Implementation22%
Secure Operations, Maintenance, and Disposal21%
Systems Engineering Technical Management11%


Who should take this training?

This course is intended for Senior Systems Engineers, Senior Security Architects, Information Assurance Analysts, Information Assurance Officers, and IA Systems Engineers.

What is the recommended experience for this training?

Students should have two or more years of work experience in engineering and able to maintain their CISSP certification;
understanding of concepts in CompTIA’s Security+ certification training; and familiarity with TCP/IP and UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems.

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  • Included in this CISSP-ISSEP Training

    • 5 days instructor-led training
    • CISSP-ISSEP Training training book
    • Onsite CISSP-ISSEP Exam Scheduling
    • Certificate of Completion for up to 40 CEUs/CPEs to be used toward renewing relevant certifications
    • CISSP-ISSEP satisfies DOD 8570.01-M requirements for IASAE III
    • Eligible for MyCAA scholarship
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*
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