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Merit Professional Development and the Michigan Cyber Range are pleased to present Certified Information Systems Security Officer – C)ISSO. The course prepares and certifies you to analyze an organization’s information security threats and risks, and to design a security program to mitigate them.
The C)ISSO course addresses the broad range of industry best practices, knowledge and skills expected of a security leader. You will learn both the theory and the requirements for practical implementation of core security concepts, practices, monitoring and compliance. Through the use of a risk-based approach a certified C)ISSO is able to implement and maintain cost-effective security controls that are closely aligned with business requirements. The Certified Information Systems Security Officer certification was a direct initiative of the DND (Department of Defense of Canada) in cooperation with the DOD (Department of Defense of the United States).
The C)ISSO course is designed for a forward-thinking security professional or consultant who manages or plays a key role in an organization’s information security department. Whether you are a security officer, a business analyst, an IT auditor or responsible for the management of an Information Security team, the Certified Information Security Officer-C)ISSO course is an ideal way to increase your knowledge, expertise and skill. The C)ISSO course, and subsequent examination, is the most up to date, practical and effective program available in the world today. The CISSO program is closely aligned with the leading standards of ISO27001, NIST, CISM® and the 2012 CISSP® CBK® Exam objectives, and it excels by providing a well-rounded and comprehensive overview of each topic area without being restricted to a single model or conceptual approach.
The C)ISSO course prepares you for the certification exam through Mile2, which is likewise aligned with the ISO27001, NIST, CISM® and the 2012 CISSP® CBK® objectives.
This course also prepares you for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional-CISSP exam, which can be taken separately through (ISC2).
Recommended Prerequisites: Experience in at least 2 modules of the course outline is beneficial but not required.
Who Should Attend? Security managers/officers, IT auditors, business analysts.
Certification: Cyber Range course fees include certification exam!*
* Certification is dependent upon the student successfully passing the certification test with a score of 70 percent or better
The training curriculum for this course is developed and provided by Mile2, a developer and provider of vendor neutral professional certifications for the cyber security industry.

The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has recognized that Mile2’s certification courseware meets all the elements of the CNSS National Training Standards.

Michigan Cyber Range logoThis course is presented through the facilities of the Michigan Cyber Range, and all exercises will be conducted within the Cyber Range infrastructure. Hosted by Merit Network, the Michigan Cyber Range enables individuals and organizations to develop detection and reaction skills through simulations and exercises. The program offers students and IT professionals a full curriculum of meetings and workshops as well as critical cybersecurity training and awareness tools. More information on the Michigan Cyber Range can be found at: www.merit.edu/cyberrange/



Certification Exam

Upon proper completion of the course, you will be able to confidently sit for the CISSO certification exam on the final day of the course. Exams are delivered online through a standard web browser. Students will enjoy an in-depth course that is continuously updated to maintain and incorporate changes in the security environment. This course offers up-to-date proprietary labs that have been researched and developed by leading security professionals from around the world. A CISSO Certification will be issued after successfully passing the exam.

Certification Requirements
1 proctored exam
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Certification Exam Format: Multiple Choice



Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) logo The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has recognized that Mile2’s certification courseware meets all the elements of the CNSS National Training Standards.



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