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How to get CISSP-ISSAP certification

CISSP-ISSAP (Information Systems Security Architecture Professional) is a certification issued by (ISC)2.
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is another certification issued by (ISC)2 that is a pre-requirement for CISSP-ISSAP.

Certifications that require CISSP as a pre-requiriment is called CISSP concentration.

There are three CISSP concentrations:

  1. CISSP-ISSAP: Architecture
  2. CISSP-ISSEP: Engineering
  3. CISSP-ISSMP: Management

This post is about how to get the CISSP-ISSAP certification.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about CISSP-ISSAP

What are the requirements to have CISSP-ISSAP?

In order to get CISSP-ISSAP, you need to have CISSP certification in good standing.

What is the recommended material for exam preparation?

You can study using the “Official (ISC)2 Guide to ISSAP CBK“.

There is no official study guide in this case, as there is for CISSP.

Is there training available?

As of 2021, official (ISC)2 self-paced training costs $1,646.70. It can be checked on this link.

How much does the exam cost?

As of 2021, exam fee cost 555 EUR.

How is the CISSP-ISSAP exam?

CISSP-ISSAP takes up to 3 hours.

There are 125 multi-choice questions.

To pass the exam, you need to get a passing score of 700 out of 1000 points.

How do I apply for CISSP-ISSAP exam?

To register for the exam, go to ISC2 site at Pearson VUE and follow the registration steps.


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I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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