(ISC)²® to Complete Final Stages of Computer-Based Testing for All Its Certification Exams

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Implementation of CBT demonstrates (ISC)²’s commitment to meet the critical demand for information security professionals worldwide

(ISC)²®(“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced that candidates can begin registering for computer-based testing (CBT) for CISSP, CISSP concentrations and the SSCP certifications on June 1, 2012. As part of its ongoing commitment to fill the pipeline of qualified information security professionals worldwide, this final stage of (ISC)²’s transition to CBT creates a better user experience for a larger pool of candidates and greater global exam accessibility.

Currently, the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) and Certification Authorization Professional (CAP®) exams are available via CBT at all approved Pearson VUE® testing centers worldwide, and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) are available via CBT at approved Pearson VUE testing centers throughout Latin America.

“Early pilot programs offering the CISSP exam via CBT have proven successful. We hope that completing this transition from paper-based to computer-based testing will make certification a reality for more qualified candidates than ever before and help meet the acute demand for information security professionals,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director for (ISC)².    

(ISC)²’s transition to computer-based testing is an important investment in the future of its certification programs. This transition provides numerous benefits to candidates, members and the information security community, including:

  •     Fair and precise evaluation of a candidate’s competency
  •     Rapid turnaround of exam results
  •     More choices as to when and where to take the exam
  •     Easier registration
  •     Fortified exam security

All (ISC)² credential exams will be offered globally at approved Pearson VUE testing centers. For the convenience of its candidates, (ISC)² continues to expand its list of approved testing center locations within Pearson VUE’s extensive testing network, which includes more than 275 Pearson VUE-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centers, the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center Select network, and Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers located on U.S. military installations around the world. As a leading testing provider to some of the world’s most premier organizations, Pearson VUE offers candidates a highly secure, convenient testing environment.

Currently, all (ISC)² exams offered via CBT are available in English, with the CISSP and SSCP exams also available in Brazilian Portuguese at any of the approved Pearson VUE testing centers in Latin America. The CISSP exam is also available in Spanish throughout Latin America.

Candidates can register directly through PearsonVUE or view the exam schedules online at: https://www.isc2.org/certification-register-now.aspx.

About (ISC)²
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 80,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org

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