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.
While it's only 5 minutes a day, I'd put a plug in for listening to the SANS Storm Center Podcast, every morning. From a CPE standpoint, it adds up, but on a per minute basis, it's probably the most informative/useful professional development I know.
try https://www.isc2.org/InfoSecurity-Professional/Magazine-Archive and https://www.isc2.org/InfoSecurity-Professional for InfoSecurity Professional: Cloud Security Insights and InfoSecurity Professional Insights
In addition to the vendor updates, industry news, etc. if you search for ISC2 you will find recordings of the ISC2 webinars. These often automatically add to your CPE once you have watched them.
You can sign up for email alerts so you can register to topics and discussions that are coming up.
Received 3 CPEs at the site below (though there are more I believe with BrighTalk)
I am a bit skeptical of this offer. Ultimately, you would be spending $249 and 60 hours to earn 30 auditable CPEs. Contrast this with spending $0 and 60 hours on Bright Talk to earn 60 non-auditable CPEs.
From their web site, the course outline is:
Of the 120 triennial CPE requirement, a maximum 30 can be "professional development". The remainder must be related to the CISSP domains. None of the above appears to be domain related, but likely would qualify for "professional development". Meaning that you likely would "throw away" 30 of the 60 hours.
I also saw no mention on their web site of automatically submitting CPEs. You want them to do that because it results in the CPEs being exempt from audit. If you submit the CPEs yourself and they are selected for audit, it is on you to explain how they are related to the domain(s).