(ISC)2(R) ("ISC)-squared"), the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers with more than 85,000 certified members worldwide, announced the availability of computer-based testing for all its credential exams through 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, including 185 new locations. To date, nearly 800 candidates have taken an (ISC)² credential exam via CBT.
The Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP(R)), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP(R)), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP(R)), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP(R)), Certification Authorization Professional (CAP(R)) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP(R)) exams are now available via CBT at all approved Pearson VUE(R) testing centers worldwide.
"Previous pilot programs offering our certification exams via CBT have proven very effective. We hope that this transition from paper-based to computer-based testing will make all (ISC)2 credentials a reality for more candidates than ever before, helping to shrink the global gap of qualified professionals," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director for (ISC)².
This transition provides numerous benefits to candidates, members and the information security community, including:
Candidates can register directly at http://www.pearsonvue.com/isc2 .
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(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 85,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP(R)) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP(R)), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP(R)), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP(R)) 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(R), a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org
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