The CISSP Program

CISSP certified individuals are trained to ensure organizations meet information system security challenges,now and into the future. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an information security certification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)². The CISSP designation is a globally recognized, vendor-neutral standard for attesting to an IT security professional's technical skills and experience in implementing and managing a security program. The CISSP is a certification sought by IT professionals with job titles such as security auditor, security systems engineer, security architect and chief information security officer, among others.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional material introduces participants to all eight domains of advanced security knowledge covered on the CISSP exam. Participants learn how to model threats, assess risks, plan business continuity, protect assets, and engineer strong security into complex systems. Participants also learn how to protect networks, communications, access, and identities; assess and test security, and manage security operations. Once complete, participants will have core skills for designing, implementing, and managing IT security for entire organizations.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform risk management and apply security governance
  • Manage assets and protect data privacy
  • Implement secure design principles, security models, and cryptography
  • Test security from target identification through penetration testing
  • Improve security throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Implement and support firewalls and IDS/IPS
  • Use best practices for managing vulnerability, patches, and malware
  • Use Microsoft Office


Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There is National Certification exams that are available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • IMPORTANT: In addition to this training program, earning certification requires the following:
      • 5 years of security work experience: You must be able to show proof of five paid full-time years of work experience in at least two of the eight CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge) domains, which are Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security.
      • Get endorsed to become a CISSP: Once you complete the CISSP exam, you'll have to subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics and complete an endorsement form to become a CISSP. The endorsement form must be signed by another (ISC)2 certified professional who verifies your professional work experience. You must submit the completed form within nine months of passing your exam to become fully certified, because passing the exam doesn't automatically grant you certification status.

National Certification

Students who complete the Texas A&M University - Texarkana (TAMUT) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) program will be prepared to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) national certification exam(s). In order to work as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), many states nationwide are requiring that learners achieve national certification prior to working in that state. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the practical/clinical externship option with their program. This comprehensive program is designed to prepare students to sit for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)exam(s). Students who complete this program can and do sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) national certification exam(s) and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.



+ Are these courses associated with an accredited school?
These courses are offered by Texas A&M University Texarkana, in partnership with Job Training Courses (JTC). Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a regionally accredited institution and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

+ Are there available financial aids (FAFSA, Pell Grant, etc)?
We currently do not have support for federal or state grants. However, we offer zero interest payment plans for up to 12 months. Students can take advantage of these payment plans without worrying about credit check.

+ Can I verify if this is legitimate?
Yes. You may contact Texas A&M University - Texarkana directly. Please see the contact information below:

Shelley Caraway
Executive Director, TAMUT EECD
+1 903 334 6683

+ I'm located at a different state. Can I take this program?
Yes. These programs are designed to be portable and accessible wherever you are in the country. Please note however that it is important for you to check state requirements to ensure that the program will be accepted in the state you will be employed in.

+ I'm located outside of the US. Can I take this program?
Yes. These programs are designed to be portable and accessible wherever you are. However, please note that certain programs are only designed to be taken for employment within the United States. An example of this are the Healthcare programs.

+ If I cannot complete the program within the prescribed duration, what are my options?
We offer program extensions for a certain period at no extra cost. Please message us here to speak with one of our advisors.

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Enrollment Options

This program is currently not available in any of our university partners or in the chosen state.

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Certificate of Completion