I need to get 80 more CPE's by August 2022 to renew my CISSP. I normally go to numerous security conferences per year however did not do many in 2019 due to family issues. Then 2020-2021 was COVID and all of my family was out of work so my focus was surviving/extra shifts at work over thinking about CPEs. The other problem is my current job is not that open about me taking off for security conferences, basically I have to use my personal PTO but used most of the PTO due to when I had COVID earlier in the year. I have signed up for Defcon and plan to maximize this weekend.
What are some other good FREE ways to get CPEs? I know SANS has their webcast (https://www.sans.org/webcasts/) that generate certificate of completion after fully watching each video. However, I would also like to use other sources outside of SANS. I know there is a ISC2 newsletter that reports CPE opportunities but I noticed many require paying for the events. Does ISC2 have an free on demand/archive for previous free webcasts that would generate CPEs after completion?
Also, I know there is the 2 CPEs for the InfoSecurity Professional magazine, can I go back to the previous months to get CPEs or does it have to be only for current and future editions?
Appreciate any help as I really want to spend much of this Fall and Winter catching up on CPEs. I am getting tons of anxiety over this as do not want my CISSP to lapse.
You could take some of the free courses offered to members by (ISC)2.
View some of the Webinars that are posted:
Take quizzes from the InfoSec Professional magazine ((the archive goes back to 2018) Six issues a year for 3 years would give you about half the CPEs that you need)
Don't forget to claim CPEs for any vendor presentations that you may have attended online.
You could also join one of the free chapter events that are being held online. A number of chapters post their events on the community.
Hope this helps
Varonis always has good webinars that have CPEs:
Proofpoint also has some ways to get CPEs (but I have always found that their sales people tend to be a bit pushy):
As many mentioned
You should able fill up the extra 80 CPE easily.
These are all great resources. Since you specifically asked about (ISC)2 Archived webinars, I'll include a link to that as well as some other resources for earning CPE credits.
I'm in the same boat... in June I realized that I needed over 80 CPEs by the end of this year (2021) to keep my CISSP. I've really been impressed with the training, webinars, and the magazine. I'm down to needing under 40 more CPEs, and I'm seriously thing about doing the CCSP training to fill that gap and get that cert.