About the training

Introducing your ultimate starting point for an exciting career — Certified in Cybersecurity℠. You don’t need experience — just the passion and drive to enter a field that opens limitless opportunities around the globe.

What you will learn?

Take the first step to a rewarding career and get Certified in Cybersecurity from (ISC)², the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organization known for the CISSP®.
As part of our commitment to help close the workforce gap, our new global initiative, One Million Certified in Cybersecurity, is offering free Certified in Cybersecurity℠ (CC) Online Self-Paced Training and exams to the first million people entering the field for the first time.

But to meet every learner’s needs, we’re also offering two Certified in Cybersecurity training bundles with special extras. Choose the option that’s right for you.

Unsure if the CC is right for you? The (ISC)² Qualification Pathfinder can help you identify the certifications that best align with your career goals.

 

Your Pathway to Certification

 

1. Choose (ISC)²

Who should get Certified in Cybersecurity?

If you’re looking to join a dynamic and rewarding workforce, get Certified in Cybersecurity and join the ranks. This certification is ideal for those who are:

  • A current IT professional
  • Looking to transition from another field into cybersecurity
  • A college student or recent graduate

 

Ideal candidates for Certified in Cybersecurity are:

  • Problem solvers
  • Creative
  • Analytical and critical thinkers
  • Excited by the opportunity to learn
  • Enjoy both working in a team and independently

 

What Makes Certified in Cybersecurity Your Best Move?

  • Respect – Validate your knowledge and build credibility.
  • Job offers and advancement – Gain the solid foundation of cybersecurity knowledge employers are looking for, from an association they trust.
  • Growth and learning – Develop new skills you can apply in day-to-day work.
  • Pathway to cybersecurity careers and advanced certifications – Build a strong foundation for an infosec career and become familiar with exam formats for advanced (ISC)² certifications like the CISSP®.
  • Community of professionals – Access a network of peers and CPE/learning opportunities.
  • Higher salaries – (ISC)² members report 35% higher salaries than non-members.

 

2. Book Your Exam

What to Expect on the Exam

The Certified in Cybersecurity exam contains 100 total multiple-choice items. The exam is made up of five domains, or topics. The domains and their weights are:

  • Security Principles – 26%
  • Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR) & Incident Response Concepts – 10%
  • Access Controls Concepts – 22%
  • Network Security – 24%
  • Security Operations – 18%

For more details on the exam, review the (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity exam outline.
You will have two hours to complete your exam. A passing score is 700 out of 1000 points.

Register for Your Exam

To register for your exam, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on Register and create your Candidate account
    • In “(ISC)² Official Training Provider
  2. Create an account with Pearson VUE and sign in.
  3. Under Schedule an Exam, click View Exams.
  4. Click Test Center Delivery and select the certification CC: Certified in Cybersecurity.
  5. Select your testing location and schedule your exam.

 

3. Explore Training Options

Prepare for Success

(ISC)² offers a choice of flexible exam prep options for Certified in Cybersecurity that will help you gain the solid foundation of knowledge employers are looking for, from an association they trust.

As part of our commitment to help close the workforce gap, our new global initiative, One Million Certified in Cybersecurity, is offering free Certified in Cybersecurity℠ (CC) Online Self-Paced Training and exams to the first million people entering the field for the first time. Supplement any of the below training+exam bundles with the CC eTextbook for only $19.95.

SELF-PACED + EXAM: U.S. $0

Train at your own pace through an engaging online learning experience. Build a solid foundation of knowledge tested on the CC exam. Exam included.

To meet every learner’s needs, we’re also offering two Certified in Cybersecurity training bundles with special extras. Choose the option that’s right for you.

SELF-PACED + EXAM + EXTRAS: U.S. $199*
Train at your own pace through an engaging online learning experience. Build a solid foundation of knowledge tested on the CC exam.

  • Two opportunities to pass the exam
  • Access to course content for 180-days
  • Pay no Annual Maintenance Fees for the first year

LIVE ONLINE + EXAM + EXTRA: U.S. $649*
Participate in live sessions led by an (ISC)² Authorized Instructor and work on your own through an engaging self-paced experience.

  • Two opportunities to pass the exam
  • Access to course content for 180-days
  • Pay no Annual Maintenance Fees for the first year
  • Learn in a live virtual classroom led by an (ISC)² Authorized Instructor
  • Interactive peer discussions

Interested in Classroom-Based Training?

Train for the CC exam in person with an (ISC)² Authorized Instructor alongside your peers in a traditional classroom setting. Learn more.

Interested in Certification for Your Team?

Schedule a training consult to get your team enrolled today.

*Bundle offer promotion available for a limited time.

 

4. Learn and Grow Through Membership

Join a Global Community of Cybersecurity Leaders

Upon passing the exam, completion of the application form and payment of your $50 AMF, you’ll become an (ISC)² member. As part of a global community of certified cybersecurity professionals committed to inspiring a safe and secure cyber world, you’ll gain access to a wealth of continuing education opportunities that will help you keep your skills sharp, stay informed of the latest trends and best practices and ensure your expertise remains relevant in every stage of your career. Learn more about (ISC)² member benefits.

Maintaining your certification extends beyond passing the exam. It requires earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits that ensure your skills remain current and demonstrates to employers and your peers that you are committed to your ongoing professional development. You must earn 45 CPE credits during the three years of your certification cycle, as well as pay your Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) of U.S. $50 each year to maintain your certification.

As a Certified in Cybersecurity credential holder you’ll also be required to commit to and fully support the (ISC)² Code of Ethics:

  • Protect society, the common good, necessary public trust and confidence, and the infrastructure.
  • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.
  • Provide diligent and competent service to principles.
  • Advance and protect the profession.

 

Key takeaways

Certificate

Certified in Cybersecurity℠ – CC

Price

Free

Level

Beginner

Duration

Self-Paced

Language

English, German, Spanish

Type

Online

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