ISC2 CISSP Practice Test: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2021)


The ISC2 CISSP is the gold standard certification in the industry. It is an advanced certification which requires 5+ years of experience prior to sitting for the exam. Led by the world's top CISSP instructor Kelly Handerhan, preparing with Cybrary means you are preparing with the best certification trainer for this exam. This exam covers eight essential domains: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security.

Here's a breakdown of the main domains covered in the CISSP exam:

Security and Risk Management:

  • Security governance principles.
  • Compliance and legal issues.
  • Professional ethics.
  • Security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Business continuity requirements.
  • Asset Security:

  • Information and asset classification.
  • Ownership concepts.
  • Data retention, handling, and storage.
  • Security Architecture and Engineering:

  • Engineering processes using secure design principles.
  • Security models.
  • Cryptography and its uses.
  • Physical security.
  • Communication and Network Security:

  • Secure network architecture and design.
  • Network components and attacks.
  • Secure communication channels.
  • Identity and Access Management:

  • Physical and logical access controls.
  • Identification and authentication.
  • Identity as a service.
  • Authorization mechanisms.
  • Security Assessment and Testing:

  • Assessment and test strategies.
  • Security control testing.
  • Test outputs (e.g., logs, antimalware).
  • Security audits.
  • Security Operations:

  • Operational controls.
  • Incident response.
  • Investigations.
  • Disaster recovery processes.
  • Software Development Security:

  • Security in the software development lifecycle.
  • Development environment security controls.
  • Software security effectiveness.
  • Why Choose the ISC2 CISSP Practice Test on Cybrary?

  • Complements Cybrary's Course: This practice test is the ideal companion to the [ISC2 CISSP]( course available on Cybrary, ensuring a comprehensive and well-rounded preparation approach.
  • Builds Confidence: The practice test is intended to help you build confidence by familiarizing yourself with the exam format and question types.
  • Comprehensive Content: With a plethora of practice questions, detailed answers, and a comprehensive set of flashcards, you'll have all the resources you need to grasp every aspect of the exam.
  • Outstanding Value: While similar practice tests typically come with a price tag of $149/test, Cybrary subscribers gain exclusive access to this valuable resource as part of their monthly subscription, delivering exceptional preparation value.
  • ISC2 CISSP Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 100-150 questions
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Passing Score: 700 out of 1000
  • Languages: Available in English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Visually Impaired
  • Exam Format: Variable-length adaptive test (customized to the skill and ability of the individual test-taker. The exam starts with easy questions and becomes more difficult as candidates answer questions correctly.)
  • ISC2 CISSP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: How long is the certification valid for?
  • A: The CISSP certification is valid for three years. You can renew it by earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
  • Q: What are the prerequisites for this certification?
  • A: Candidates must have a minimum of five years of cumulative, paid, full-time work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
  • Q: How should I optimally prepare for the exam?
  • A: Utilize this practice test in conjunction with the ISC2 CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional course on Cybrary. Additionally, review ISC2's official study materials and engage in hands-on information security tasks.
  • Q: How closely does this practice test mirror the actual exam?
  • A: This practice test closely emulates the format, difficulty, and content of the real exam, ensuring that you are thoroughly prepared for every aspect of the certification test.
  • Practice Test Specifications

    This Practice Test has a few options available to enhance your learning experience:
  • Customize your testing experience by configuring your practice test to suit your specific study needs. Select items by test objective, set study preferences and control how your answers are accessed.
  • Select preset tests. These tests are made to provide a testing experience similar to a real testing environment. They are timed and filter questions like the certification exam. This option will help you determine your readiness for the certification exam.
  • Flashcard review allows you to review concepts in a self-graded and unlimited environment. With hundreds of questions, these premade flashcards will help you understand concepts covered on the actual certification exam.
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    System Requirements


    Hardware and Software Minimum Requirements:

  • Processor: Min. 500MHz Processor, 128 MB RAM
  • Screen Resolution: Min. 1024x768
  • Note: Some courses may be better experienced by using a higher or lower screen resolution.


    Operating Systems:

    Supported System Platforms:
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003 (SP2 or later)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Mac OS X v 10.4 or higher
  • Supported Browsers:

  • Microsoft IE 7
  • Microsoft IE 8
  • Microsoft IE 9
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Note: The browser version you're running must support 128-bit encryption or secured pages will not display correctly.



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