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ramkumarpgk
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CISSP-ISSAP exam without CISSP?

Team, 

 

excuse me if this a silly question.

 

i'm preparing for CISSP and planning the exam by end of this year. since the CISSP-ISSAP concentration is available, can i do that directly without CISSP ?

 

please advise. 

 

Thanks, 

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AndreaMoore
Community Manager

Re: CISSP-ISSAP exam without CISSP?

Hi @ramkumarpgk 

 

Good question. 

 

Here is a page on our website explaining the concentrations: https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP-Concentrations I've also pasted the quick explanation below. So, you'll need to pass the CISSP first and then consider concentrations later.

 

These specialized credentials build upon the CISSP. Whether you’re interested in career growth, deeper knowledge or achieving elite status, CISSP Concentrations are optional pursuits that prove your subject matter mastery. They highlight your evolving expertise in information security:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Management

 

To qualify for the CISSP-ISSAP, you must be a CISSP in good standing and have two years cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the six domains of the CISSP-ISSAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

To qualify for the CISSP-ISSEP, you must be a CISSP in good standing and have two years cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the five domains of the CISSP-ISSEP CBK.

To qualify for the CISSP-ISSMP, you must be a CISSP in good standing and have two years cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the six domains of the CISSP-ISSMP CBK




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CraginS
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Re: CISSP-ISSAP exam without CISSP?

@ramkumarpgk asked " since the CISSP-ISSAP concentration is available, can i do that directly without CISSP ?"

Ramkumar,

Andrea  @AndreaMoore  gave the full answer.

The short and definite answer is no.

 

Craig

 

 

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Steve-Wilme
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Re: CISSP-ISSAP exam without CISSP?

Not sure why you'd even want to try to do that given the ISSAP builds on some of the material in the CISSP and requires you've done a fair amount of additional background reading.

 

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Steve Wilme CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP MCIIS