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CISSP Exam Changes - 2021 Study Guide

March 10, 2021
James Michael Stewart

CISSP is a widely desired indicator of knowledge, experience, and excellence on the resume of many IT professionals. CISSP is not just a recommendation by industry groups—it has achieved its respected position as an important IT certification through practical observation. The drive to achieve this notable certification is evidenced in its appearance on a significant number of job postings. Performing a job search in any moderate or larger metropolitan area reveals that an astounding number of IT and security positions request that the applicant be CISSP-certified.

The 2021 revised and updated version CISSP (Certified Information System Security Practitioner) certification exam will be released on May 1, 2021. This new version of the popular CISSP exam will include a modest revision and re-organization of previously included topics, but will integrate a significant number of new topics. The test remains adaptive and preparing for the CISSP exam will be more challenging than ever before. You will need to be knowledgeable in all eight domains of CISSP in order to pass.

This paper discusses the importance of the CISSP certification, identifies the new 2021 exam version topics, reveals the complexity of the adaptive testing format, and provides guidance for your preparations towards successfully passing the CISSP exam.

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