The value of a CISSP® Certification

The value of a CISSP® Certification

In the world of cybersecurity, where threats evolve rapidly – professionals need to stay ahead to protect digital assets effectively. One certification that stands out as “the Gold Standard” – mark of excellence and expertise in the cyber security field is the CISSP® Certified Information Systems Security Professional. This course is internationally recognised and world renowned, the CISSP certification validates an individual’s knowledge, professional experience, and commitment to upholding the highest standards of cybersecurity. So, lets cover the value of CISSP training and certification to advance your career.  

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\ Globally Recognised and Respected:

The CISSP certification is globally recognised and respected as a premium cybersecurity certification “The Gold Standard”. ALC Training are the longest serving provider of the CISSP training in Australia – delivering the training to best prepare participants to successfully pass the CISSP certification exam. The certification is provided by (ISC)² once participants pass the CISSP exam and apply with their work experience pre-requites. CISSP holders are able to demonstrate their commitment to excellence and their ability to address complex security challenges – as such, the certification is highly regarded by employers, industry professionals, and government entities worldwide, making it a valuable asset for career advancement.

\ Comprehensive Knowledge and Skill Set:

Earning the CISSP certification requires a comprehensive understanding of the eight domains of information security noted in the CISSP CBoK (Common Body of Knowledge). These domains cover critical areas such as security and risk management, asset security, security architecture and engineering, communication and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security. By achieving CISSP certification*, professionals demonstrate their expertise and competence across a broad range of cybersecurity disciplines. To be a highly sought after professional in cybersecurity – having a CISSP certification is a must! 

ALC’s 5-Day CISSP training course covers the 8 domains of the CISSP CBoK to ensure participants are best prepared to successfully sit and pass the CISSP exam. 

*Whilst there are no pre-requisites to attend the course, please note that to attain the CISSP certification you must have a minimum of 5 years of direct, full-time security professional work experience in 2 or more of the domains of the CISSP CBK. One year of work experience may be waived by (ISC)2 if you hold a four-year or higher college or university degree or approved credential. Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be given Associate status until conditions are met. You can read more on experience requirements here.

\ Professional Credibility and Trust:

The CISSP certification enhances professional credibility and instils trust in employers, clients, and colleagues. The certification validates a professional’s expertise in designing, implementing, and managing secure information systems. Employers value CISSP-certified individuals for their ability to protect sensitive data, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance with industry best practices. 

\ Career Advancement and Opportunities:

A CISSP certification can advance your career by opening doors to diverse and further career opportunities. As more and more government agencies and organisations prioritise cybersecurity, the demand for skilled professionals continues to grow. The CISSP certification can serve as a differentiator, setting you apart from your peers and increasing your marketability. Professionals with a CISSP certification are sought after for various roles, including security consultant, security manager, security auditor, security architect, and chief information security officer (CISO). Holding a CISSP certification can accelerate your career progression and enable you to command higher salaries and greater responsibilities.

“ALC’s CISSP course resources were fantastic! The trainer was a brilliant and knowledgeable instructor. His passion and real-world examples were so relevant, and he actively ensured that engagement with all the course attendees was tailored and meaningful. He also worked well at keeping students engaged. Thank you”. Live Virtual Training, 2023 


\ Continuous Learning and Professional Development:

Maintaining a CISSP certification requires ongoing professional development and a commitment to lifelong learning. The certification requires certified professionals to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, encouraging them to stay current with emerging threats, technologies, and best practices. CISSP-certified professionals have access to a wide range of educational resources, including webinars, conferences, and training programs. This emphasis on continuous learning ensures that CISSP holders remain at the forefront of the cybersecurity field. As Australia’s leading cyber security training provider – ALC can certainly assist with continual professional education, offering a wide range of complementary Cyber Security Training courses and certifications. To view our full portfolio of Cyber courses go here. 

\ Industry Recognition and Compliance:

The CISSP certification is recognised by government entities, regulatory bodies, and industry frameworks globally. Many organisations and government agencies require CISSP-certified professionals to fulfil specific roles, especially in sectors such as finance, healthcare, and defence. The CISSP certification aligns with industry frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, and more, demonstrating compliance and enabling organisations to meet regulatory requirements.

So, as you can see the CISSP certification is a prestigious credential that holds immense value in the cybersecurity industry. It signifies expertise, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence in protecting information systems. By obtaining a CISSP certification, professionals gain global recognition, enhance their credibility, unlock diverse career opportunities, and join a prestigious community of cybersecurity experts. As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve, the CISSP certification serves as a beacon of proficiency and dedication, empowering professionals to make a lasting impact in the fight against cyber threats.


So what’s stopping you?
Enrol in ALC’s CISSP Training course today! 

5-Day, CISSP Exam Preparation Course – official (ISC)2 Training Materials included. 
Live Online CISSP Course or Face-to-Face CISSP Training Melbourne & Sydney