I have a 4 year engineering degree in electronics and communication (not cse). Would this count for the educational requirements. I have 4 years of work experience in cybersecurity (covering 2 of the 8 domains), so I wanted to check if I could write certification right away.
I used my four year degree in Data Processing back in the day and had no problems. Yes, I really have been in the field before it was IS/MIS/IT and certainly well before 'cyber' came back into fashion. Can hardly wait to hear what we will call the field next.
According to the (ISC)2 https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP/Experience-Requirements
So based on this, I would say that you can use your degree for one (1) year's experience.
Regardless, you can still write the exam as an Associate.
Thanks all for your response.
Just to double sure, is there a requirement that the degree should be from a list of colleges that ISC2 approves?
If the response is yes, where can i find the list?
That is what one needs to meet. Don't read anything into it that is not there. So, is your degree from a college and is it a 4-year degree? "Regional Equivalent" would be something like a "University".
I just viewed the webpage at "https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP/Experience-Requirements" and it says the following among other things:
You may satisfy one year of required experience through holding one of the following below (you will then need four years of relevant work experience):
HENCE it seems that the four-year college degree HAS to be in information security.....
I've asked this question internally and can clarify:
A 4-year degree, regardless of discipline or where it is earned, can waive a year off the CISSP work history requirement.
We do not require the degree to be from a specific list of colleges.
However I can see where confusion arises because the sentence can be parsed two ways:
It might be useful to recommend rephrasing to reduce ambiguity. At the same time the CAE portion needs a revisit as their designations changed (IAE is no longer a thing).