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Passed CISSP Exam

Today I received notification that I passed my CISSP exam.  I still am not an offical CISSP since there are other requirements apart from passing the exam.  So for now I'm an "Associate of (ISC)2"....I will be taking Security+ soon and in February I should be an official CISSP.

Email I received:

Michael Requeny

West Palm Beach FL 33406
United States

ID number: [snip]

Dear Michael Requeny:

Congratulations! It gives me great pleasure to inform you that you have passed the (ISC)2 credential examination and are now an Associate of (ISC)2.

Associate Benefits

We appreciate the hard work and effort that you put forth to earn your Associate of (ISC)2 status. The Associate program is an important step in your information security career and toward earning your chosen (ISC)2 credential. To support you during that process, we are pleased to offer you a wide range of services, including:

  • InterSeC - Your professional networking site! Designed for (ISC)2 members, InterSeC is a great tool for finding other information security professionals around the world who share your interests, while facilitating discussion and interaction. To join InterSeC, please visit the member home page (http://members.isc2.org) and click on the InterSeC logo.
  • Career Tools – Search for jobs which are posted daily on our Website by individuals, organizations and companies from all over the world. Post multiple, target resumes and track how many times employers have reviewed them. You may also save jobs and set up job alerts. Sign in to the Member Website and click “Career Tools” to access these resources.
  • Local Information Security Education Events, hosted worldwide by (ISC)2, are live, one-day events and free to members, with a reduced fee for multiple-day events. The knowledge and exposure you’ll gain is well worth the price of admission. For more details, please visit www.isc2.org/events.
  • (ISC)2 e-Symposia are free, monthly half-day programs on hot industry topics, from the convenience of your computer at work or home. e-Symposia are an easy way to earn CPEs and stay on top of the latest industry developments. For more details, please log in and visit www.isc2.org/e-symposium.
  • The (ISC)2 Journal – The Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective is the official bi-monthly journal of (ISC)2. Associates pay only USD45 for one year for essential information on managing the security of a modern, evolving enterprise. To subscribe, please go to www.isc2.org/isc2-journal.aspx. To submit articles, please contactjournaleditor@isc2.org.
  • (ISC)2 Magazine – (ISC)2 provides a free, members-only online publication called InfoSecurity Professional, distributed quarterly. For news on the latest industry topics, current happenings within organizations and CPE opportunities, this is the magazine you’ve been waiting for. To view the latest issue, sign in to the Member Website and look under “Member Resources”.
  • Networking Receptions – Held in conjunction with conferences around the world, receptions are complimentary and offer you a great chance to network and exchange ideas with (ISC)2 certified members and (ISC)2 staff.

  • SecurityTALK – From one convenient location, you’ll have access to presentations, Podcasts and research reports that come to you, courtesy of information security associations and the vendor community and (ISC)2.

Maintaining Your Associate Status

You have one extra year beyond the professional experience requirement for the credential you’re pursuing (i.e., six years for Associates working toward CISSP and two years for Associates working toward SSCP) to acquire that experience. Should you fail to acquire the experience during that time, your Associate status expires. In order to maintain your Associate status, we also ask that you complete the following requirements by your anniversary date each year that you are an Associate of (ISC)2. These requirements will ensure the certification process goes smoothly once you have acquired the number of years of experience required for the (ISC)2 credential you are pursuing.

Associate of (ISC)2 toward CISSP:

  • Abide by the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics (www.isc2.org/ethics)
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - You may begin earning CPE credits on the first day of the next month.
  • Pay an Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) of USD35
  • You may retain your Associate status for six years

Associate of (ISC)2 toward SSCP:

  • Abide by the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics (www.isc2.org/ethics)
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - You may begin earning CPE credits on the first day of the next month.
  • Pay an Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) of USD35
  • You may retain your Associate status for two years

Please refer to the CPE Guidelines (www.isc2.org/cpe-policies) on the member Website for more information on activities that qualify for CPEs.

Completing the Certification Process

Once you’ve obtained the years of professional experience required for your chosen (ISC)2 credential (five years for CISSP, one year for SSCP), be sure to do the following to complete the credentialing process:

  • Submit a completed endorsement form and a current resume/CV to (ISC)2 by fax to +1.727.786.2989 or by email to programs@isc2.org. The endorsement form and instructions are available for download at www.isc2.org/endorsement.aspx.

For detailed information about the CISSP professional experience requirement, please visit www.isc2.org/cissp-professional-experience.aspx.

Please also remember that the use of the Associate of (ISC)2 designation is strictly governed by (ISC)2, and while you are an Associate, you may not use either the CISSP or SSCP designation or imply that you are certified. Once you have completed the certification process outlined above and have received an official notice and credential certificate from (ISC)2, you can refer to yourself as certified. Please note that the violation of any rules or implying that you are certified as a CISSP or SSCP will result in the immediate loss of your Associate of (ISC)2 designation, and sanctions may be imposed against you, including potential legal action and preclusion from you ever attaining an (ISC)2 credential in the future.

Again, congratulations on your achievements and your Associate status! If you have any questions regarding the Associate program

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  1. Congratulations on passing the CISSP exam!!! I was wondering if you could assist me with finding students to register for a CISSP course that I am running at Catawba Valley Community College in North Carolina. The course is being held as remote instructor led so students can take it from anywhere. We can provide a headset so that they can hear and speak with the instructor as though they were sitting in the class. They will connect to the class through their computer so they will see everything on their work or home computer and be able to do any excercises as though they were in class. The course is being offered for only $1850/student. This is the certified CISSP class taught by a certified CISSP instructor and designed to give the knowledge and pass the exam. It is such a low cost because it is being offered by the College and not a tradional training organization like Global Knowledge or New Horizons. We can discuss a referal fee for you for anyone that registeres. Please contact me at manup@unitedtraining.com or 603-952-4712 ext 1006.

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