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The CISSP® and CAP by Russell Dean Vines, CISSP, CISM, Security +, CCNA, MCSE, MCNE, Ronald L. Krutz, Ph.D. P.E., CISSP, ISSEP

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Appendix C. The Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) Certification

The ISSAP Certification is defined by (ISC)2 as the CISSP concentration area that is designed to denote competence and expertise in information security architecture, telecommunications, preservation of business operations, and related security issues.

To qualify for and obtain the ISSAP certification, the candidate must possess the CISSP credential, sit for and pass the ISSAP examination, and maintain the ISSAP credential in good standing.

The ISSAP examination is similar in format to that of the CISSP examination. The questions are multiple choice, with the examinee being asked to select the best answer of four possible answers. The examination comprises 150 questions, 25 of which are experimental questions that are not counted. The candidate is allotted three hours to complete the examination.

The CISSP Architecture Concentration validates detailed, extensive knowledge in the following areas of the CBK:

  • Access Control Systems and Methodology

  • Telecommunications and Network Security

  • Cryptography

  • Requirements Analysis and Security Standards/Guidelines Criteria

  • Technology-Related Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Physical Security Integration

The key concepts that ISSAP candidates need to understand in these domains are summarized and reviewed in this appendix and in chapters in the text. Most of the information required by ISSAP is already covered in the CISSP. The difference ...

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