CCISO Certification

CCISO Certification

Course Description

CISO, or Chief Information Security Officer, is an established top-level executive position in the industry, similar to CEO or CTO. CISO is the highest-level executive in an organization charged with information security. With the increasing awareness of digital information as an asset in the industry at large, the demand for CISOs across organizations is on a rise. The CISOs focus on the core areas pertaining to information security in an enterprise and lead the IS program.

The CCISO certification training is aimed at providing the learners with comprehensive knowledge and skills regarding the information security domain. The Chief Information Security Officer Certification Training covers vital areas such as policy setting, project management, audit management, executive strategy, contract management, and financial expertise. These areas of knowledge are essential for leading a successful IS program. The CCISO certification validates the competence of a professional in handling the top-level executive tasks and in effectively leading an information security program.


CCISO Benefits

  • Aimed at enabling managers to reach the top-executive level
  • Imparting knowledge to candidates to navigate through day-to-day responsibilities of a CISO
  • Providing in-depth knowledge in the five vital CCISO domains
  • Providing practical knowledge of applying IS management principles from top-management perspective
  • Preparing the candidates to pass the CCISO exam in a single attempt

Target Audience

  • Network Engineers with security specialization
  • Experienced IT Professionals engaged in information security management
  • Those who perform CISO functions, but don’t have an official title
  • All the professionals who aspire to reach top-level position in information security profession


  • Candidates who are sitting for the exam without training must have 5 years of experience in the 5 core CCISO domains verified via the Exam Eligibility Application.
  • Candidates who have taken training must possess 3 years of IS management experience in 3 of the 5 core CCISO domains verified via the Exam Eligibility Application.

Exam Information

  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Question format: Multiple Choice
  • Passing score: 60% to 85% depending upon the exam form

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  • Information Security Management Program
    Defining an Information Security Governance Program
    Regulatory and Legal Compliance
    Risk Management

  • Designing, deploying, and managing security controls
    Understanding security controls types and objectives
    Implementing control assurance frameworks
    Understanding the audit management process

  • The role of the CISO
    Information Security Projects
    Integration of security requirements into other operational processes (change management, version control, disaster recovery, etc.)

  • Access Controls
    Physical Security
    Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
    Network Security
    Threat and Vulnerability Management
    Application Security
    System Security
    Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing
    Computer Forensics and Incident Response

  • Security Strategic Planning
    Alignment with business goals and risk tolerance
    Security emerging trends
    Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
    Financial Planning
    Development of business cases for security
    Analyzing, forecasting, and developing a capital expense budget
    Analyzing, forecasting, and developing an operating expense budget
    Return on Investment (ROI) and cost-benefit analysis
    Vendor management
    Integrating security requirements into the contractual agreement and procurement process

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