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CISSP (Latest CBK - 2021)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification is the most globally recognized certification in the market. CISSP validates an information security professional’s deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization. The broad spectrum of topics included in the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ensures its relevancy across all disciplines in the field of information security.

Eligibility for CISSP certification

The CISSP certification is the most widely recognized professional requirement in IT security. Those in their careers, such as security consultants and managers, IT directors and managers, security auditors and architects, security system engineers, CIOs, and network architects, are the ideal candidates for this CISSP certification.

Pre-requisites for CISSP certification

A learner's prerequisite is either a high school diploma or an undergraduate degree. a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional full-time in two or more of the eight CISSP - (ISC)2 CBK 2021 domains. The (ISC)2 associate title will be given to a qualified person with fewer than five years of experience.

See our tutorial on how to become a CISSP on our learning portal. It is a must-watch for anyone serious about passing this exam:

Successful candidates are competent in the following eight domains:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

See the percentage (weight) of each of the domains on the graphic further down below.

CISSP Examination Information for the English language test

The new Computerized Adaptive Test, better known as CAT, is used for the English language exam.

Length of CiSSP Exam

  • 4 hours

CISSP exam time

  • Number of questions 125 to 175 questions maximum
  • Question format Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions
  • Passing grade 700 out of 1000 points

Exam Availability for CISSP exam

  • English is the only supported language for the CAT exam.

CISSP Testing center

  • You can take the exam at your local Pearson VUE Testing Center

CISSP Examination Information for languages other than English.

Languages other than English will take the linear exam instead of the CAT exam.

Length of exam - 6 hours

Number of questions in CISSP examination - 250

Question format Multiple choices and advanced innovative questions

The passing grade for the CISSP examination - 700 out of 1000 points

In which languages is CISSP Exam available: French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese

Where can you take the exam: You can take the exam at your local Pearson VUE Testing Center.

CISSP CBK domains percentage on exam

FAQ about CISSP (Latest CBK - 2021)

  • How do I become a CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional?
  • To qualify for the CISSP certification, you must:
    1. have at least five years of experience in at least two of the eight CBK domains.
    2. Pass the CISSP examination.
    3. finish the endorsement process and reaffirm your commitment to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics;
    4. CPE (continuing professional education) credits can be used to keep your isc2 certifications valid.
  • What are the prerequisites for CISSP certification?
  • Professionals who desire credibility and mobility to grow in their existing Information Security positions should enroll in this CISSP training. You must have at least five years of recent, full-time professional job experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP - CBK 2021 to be eligible for the ISC2 CISSP certification. Suppose you need more than the necessary five years of experience. In that case, you will be given the ISC2 associate title, which will be replaced with the CISSP certificate after you acquire and submit documentation of your experience.
  • What is the passing score for the CISSP Certification exam?
  • The CISSP Certification exam has a 700 minimum passing score.
  • How do I fill out and submit the CISSP application form online?
  • Follow the required steps -
    • Credentials review exam availability.
    • Create an account on the Pearson VUE website, review the NDA, and then visit.
    • Choose the test center that is closest to you.
    • Pick a time for the appointment.
    • Pay for the exam.

What They’re Saying

I used CCCURE for CISSP, CCSP, Security+, CASP, and Network+. The questions were great and very similar to the exams. I have a lot of experience in these areas already so these practice exams were exactly what I needed to refresh on areas I needed.

Scott Sailors


CCCure is an outstanding resource for CISSP test practice. I like how I was able to create domain specific quizzes of ~50 questions, and then full length tests ~130 questions across all domains. This helped me improve in focused areas, and also gain confidence in my overall test taking aptitude. I practiced until I had seen all the available practice questions and was consistently in the 80%-90% range. I passed the CISSP on my first try. I saw approximately 130 questions, and took ~ 2.5 hours to finish the exam. The CCCure questions are on target as far as testing both general, and ve...

Troy Freeman

Comcast Business / Sr. Solutions Engineer

Passed my CISSP on 5/31/2022. Went through the whole 150 questions like a champ but was very nervous about it. I attend a couple of boot camps offered by my job and used cccure and boson exams engine to study. Initially I was making the mistake of not taking the time to understand the ask of each question. After several practice exams I finally got a grip on the nature of how the questions are asked. The CISSP is mostly scenario based questions and the practice exams helps in training the mind in understand the scenarios. Materials Used: CCCURE test engine Boson Test engines 11th hour M...



I PASSED THE SECURITY PLUS EXAM WITH A 754. This test bank will get you the methodology of the test, but the content will differ slightly. I attempted the exam twice. My primary means of studying were Prof. Messer videos and this test bank.

Ty Thompson

Macro Solutions/Service desk Technician

I find it hard studying from written media, I certainly did not posses the desire to read any of the books I purchased cover to cover. However, using the 'study quiz' functionality of the site I was able to find my weak points and really focus on studying those. I found repeated quizing on all areas, and then repeat quizing on the questions I got wrong was the fastest way for me to learn.. I have been in the IT industry for some 23 years, and in the Cyber Sec for the last 5 and a bit.. I really dislike doing exams, and the countless posts, blogs and video's outlining just how hard ...

Mike Hudson

Lead Cyber Security Analyst

CCCure facilitated my learning process to identify weak domains in the CISSP. I was able to dial in my readings to those domains and really learn where my weaknesses were. I successfully passed the exam recently in just over 62 minutes and 100 questions. This is a great tool to develop test confidence and get a feel for questions and the train of thought needed.


Communications Officer

The practice exams were beneficial to helping me get prepared to pass the CISSP. Studying and knowing the material are elements of the exam. After my exam, I felt like I went 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. Just like an athlete, having "test stamina and endurance" is key to have your mind ready on exam day. Taking smaller 50-100 question practice exams will not get you ready when it comes to exam day. The 200 question practice exams got me prepared for what to expect.

Paul C

Viasat/Systems Engineer

this cccure is very helpful but still planning to take my exams in september

mbah noela

none yet

The questions presented really helped me reassure my knowledge of the information obtained during my studies. Using the official study guide, videos on YouTube, and CCCure helped me pass the CISSP today. Thanks for providing this tool.

Reginald Wheeler

Retired AF

I passed and I feel this did prepare me well. The newest exam did hot on some items my study material did not address at all. The feel of these questions helped considerably .

Ron Burns

Bluewater Federal