As the demand for cybersecurity professionals increases in the Fredericksburg region, so too does the margin for job opportunity for our students who want to advance their career in the IT field. One of the best ways to improve your skills is getting CISSP certified. The CISSP certification is meant for experienced cybersecurity professionals who want to elevate their level of expertise in designing, engineering, and managing cybersecurity programs. Consider taking the CISSP exam if you are working as one of the following job titles: Security Analyst, IT Director, Chief Information Officer, or any related careers.
Earning a CISSP certification is considered a global standard of excellence in the cybersecurity world, and the exam is challenging. Clocking in at six hours long, with 250 multiple choice and advanced questions, the exam requires adequate preparation to do well. This May, UMW will be offering a CISSP exam preparation course for cybersecurity professionals to strengthen their knowledge of all eight domains, as designated by the (ISC)2. Here’s four benefits of registering your prep course through UMW.
- Official (ISC)2 Coursework
Registering for your CISSP exam prep course with UMW ensures that you’ll receive tailored training to what’s on the exam. UMW has designed this test prep course based on the official coursework of (ISC)2– the organization that administers the exam and grants the credential. The course follows a thorough review of (ISC)2’s Book of Knowledge (BoK), and students will have the opportunity to assess which CISSP domains they are weak in and will improve upon them through practical application of cybersecurity principles. Students will also engage in real-world learning activities and scenarios, and will be able to collaborate with other industry professionals.
- Fast-Track Bootcamp, 7- Week, or 12-Week Course
UMW offers three timeline options for the CISSP training course: an accelerated, five-day bootcamp, a seven-week course meeting some Saturdays, or a twelve-week course. We value your time, which is why we’ve designed three different course structures to accommodate both our professionals with time sensitivities and those who need a more leisurely schedule. The current offering is for the seven-week course.
- Trained by an Industry Expert
The course is taught by Romeo Gardner, a local cybersecurity expert and founder and CEO of Nehlos. His extensive experience includes working for Microsoft and assisting the White House as an Information Assurance Analyst. With more than a decade of IT experience, Romeo is also the founder of Empower Now Technologies, LLC. His company focuses on “changing lives through technology” by offering cybersecurity services and professional training in CISSP and other IT industry certifications. Romeo is also an authorized (ISC)2 instructor for the CISSP exam. He is knowledgeable and passionate about teaching other industry professionals the eight domains.
- Save Money on Exam Fees
One of the hurdles of preparing for the CISSP exam is saving up enough money to register. UMW’s CISSP test prep course is offered competitively at $2,995 and includes the book, all materials, and a test voucher. The voucher is valid for up to a year, so you can take the exam at a time that’s convenient for you. Students will also save money on test preparation, with the cost of the official course book and other related materials already included in the price of the CISSP prep class price.
With UMW, you’ll receive valuable training that will give you the confidence to do on your CISSP exam. Don’t wait to advance your career—register for the next CISSP Bootcamp at UMW.