Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam Preparation

Spring 2022 Schedule

Delivered remotely via Zoom

SWENG 5172: 10 sessions, 30 hours (3.0 CEUs) Dates: Thursdays, January 13March 17 Time: 6:009:00 p.m. (via Zoom) Cost: $1,795 ($500 discount if taken as third course in cyber security certificate program)PDOs/limited seating available for this course. Register online

Course Overview

CISSP® is a globally-recognized certification in the information security field from (ISC)2. Required by many governments and organizations around the world, this credential demonstrates deep technical knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization.  Penn State York is pleased to be working with Penn State Great Valley for this program.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam Preparation course will expose students to the eight domains of knowledge required to pass the exam:

· Security and Risk Management

· Asset Security

· Security Engineering

· Communications and Network Security

· Identity and Access Management

· Security Assessment and Training

· Security Operations

· Software Development Security

Because the course is ten-weeks long, each session will provide an overview of a domain.

The course is taught by a CISSP-certified professional who is eligible to sponsor students for their CISSP certification once they have completed and passed the exam.

The official CISSP exam is not included with the course and must be scheduled directly through Pearson Vue The class is taught by a practicing professional who has prestigious certifications, subject expertise, and a wealth of real-world experience, ensuring you’ll learn important, hands-on lessons.

Course Scope and Sequence

This 30-hour course consists of face-to-face lecture, classroom discussion, and practice exams. At the end of the course, the instructor will review with students how to schedule the CISSP exam and provide links to practice tests to prepare.


It is required that students have a minimum of five years of paid, full-time work experience in two knowledge domains to qualify for the CISSP certification.

For more information on the CISSP certification process, visit the (ISC)2 website. There are other options for students without the required work experience.

Who Should Attend

This course is open to information security professionals with five years of work experience in two out of the eight knowledge domains and who are eligible to sit for the CISSP exam.

Course Objectives

Every week will provide an overview of each knowledge domain. If students are not familiar with a specific topic, they will be provided with resources to study the area independently. The course will provide students with a solid understanding of each topic, but the CISSP exam tests the ability to apply knowledge in different situations.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact. Note:  The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.