With the increasing threats of data breaches and leaks in our interconnected world, it’s clear that cyber security is more important (and visible) than ever. Cybersecurity has become a key area of job growth in the last few years,
A 2019 report from workforce research firm Burning Glass Technologies stated that demand for cybersecurity workers has grown three times faster than that of overall IT jobs. The high demand means that certified professionals can command premium salaries. In the Fredericksburg region alone over the next five years, this sector is expected to demand nearly 2000 jobs.
Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington is offering high quality and affordable preparation for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam.
What is CISSP?
The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential has been called the gold standard of cybersecurity certifications. It is a must-have for candidates for high-level IT jobs within the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and many other government and private-sector employers. Taking the demanding CISSP exam allows you to test your skills against some of the highest standards in the industry. The CISSP shows employers that you have the experience and knowledge to lead in cybersecurity.
CISSP preparation at the University of Mary Washington brings first-class coursework for this difficult exam closer to home for the many cybersecurity professionals living in the Fredericksburg region. This 12-week, noncredit program combines in-class and online coursework. Participants will have the opportunity to be part of a local study group where they can network with peers in the industry as they prepare for the exam.
This unique local CISSP preparation course is made possible through a grant from GO Virginia, as well as support from the Fredericksburg and Stafford County economic development authorities and King George County.
Is CISSP the right investment in your career?
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