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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

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Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

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Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

In-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
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  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

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Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
IT Security

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Weekend

  • CISSP Weekend Training in luxury nationwide venues
  • Exam Pass Guarantee: Enrol in any of our CISSP courses and we guarantee you will pass

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Course Information

  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
  • Pre-Course Material
  • Exam preparation
  • Exam application assistance
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments
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This CISSP course lasts 5 days and is designed to train delegates in all areas of the security Common Body of Knowledge, giving them everything they need to pass the official CISSP exam. Train with us and we guarantee you will pass your CISSP exam (see FAQs for details).

CISSP is the premier certification for demonstrating expertise in information security design and management. It is vendor-neutral, globally recognised and meets the rigorous ISO/IEC 17024 International Standard, making it an objective measure of excellence in security.



CISSP is intended for security professionals with a minimum of either five years full-time paid work experience, or four years’ experience, plus an information security university degree, in two or more of the following 8 CISSP domains:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communication and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

Don’t have the required experience? Not to worry. By passing the exam, you can become an Associate of (ISC)². You’ll then have 6 years to gain the experience required to become a CISSP.

It is required that each participant purchases the following book, prior to attending this course:

Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, Fourth Edition (ISC2 Press) Hardcover by Adam Gordon (Editor)

ISBN-10: 1482262754 

ISBN-13: 978-1482262759

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for anybody who works in or is looking a career in Information Security.


Course Structure

  • The course consists of five days of classroom-based training
  • The exam is computer based and must be booked separately through (ISC)2® here.
  • The CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Weekend course is delivered over two consecutive weekends: Week 1 Friday, Saturday & Sunday and Week 2 Saturday & Sunday


Course Content:

Security and Risk Management:

  • Confidentiality, integrity, and availability concepts
  • Security governance principles
  • Compliance
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Professional ethic
  • Security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines


Asset Security:

  • Information and asset classification
  • Ownership (e.g. data owners, system owners)
  • Protect privacy
  • Appropriate retention
  • Data security controls
  • Handling requirements (e.g. markings, labels, storage)


Security Engineering:

  • Engineering processes using secure design principles
  • Security models fundamental concepts
  • Security evaluation models
  • Security capabilities of information systems
  • Security architectures, designs, and solution elements vulnerabilities
  • Web-based systems vulnerabilities
  • Mobile systems vulnerabilities
  • Embedded devices and cyber-physical systems vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography
  • Site and facility design secure principles
  • Physical security


Communication and Network Security:

  • Secure network architecture design (e.g. IP & non-IP protocols, segmentation)
  • Secure network components
  • Secure communication channels
  • Network attacks


Identity and Access Management:

  • Physical and logical assets control
  • Identification and authentication of people and devices
  • Identity as a service (e.g. cloud identity)
  • Third-party identity services (e.g. on-premise)
  • Access control attacks
  • Identity and access provisioning lifecycle (e.g. provisioning review)


Security Assessment and Testing:

  • Assessment and test strategies
  • Security process data (e.g. management and operational controls)
  • Security control testing
  • Test outputs (e.g. automated, manual)
  • Security architectures vulnerabilities


Security Operations:

  • Investigations support and requirements
  • Logging and monitoring activities
  • Provisioning of resources
  • Foundational security operations concepts
  • Resource protection techniques
  • Incident management
  • Preventative measures
  • Patch and vulnerability management
  • Change management processes
  • Recovery strategies
  • Disaster recovery processes and plans
  • Business continuity planning and exercises
  • Physical security
  • Personnel safety concerns


Software Development Security:

  • Security in the software development lifecycle
  • Development environment security controls
  • Software security effectiveness
  • Acquired software security impact



  • The CISSP exam is booked separately here and is taken at a Pearson Vue Test Centre
  • The exam tests knowledge in the 8 domains of CISSP
  • Multiple choice
  • 6 hours
  • 250 questions
  • Computer-based
  • Pass mark is a scaled score of 700/1000


Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • You will receive world-class learning material, including presentation slides and exam guidance
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide


What is CISSP?

CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is a vendor-neutral information security certification demonstrating deep competence in designing, engineering and managing information security systems. It draws from an up-to-date, common body of knowledge which covers threats, technologies, regulations, standards and practices within information technology. The certification is provided by (ISC)² (International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc.), a globally recognised not-for-profit organisation dedicated to educating and certifying IT Security professionals around the world.


Benefits of CISSP

For employees:

  • Helps you stand out in a competitive market of IT Security professionals
  • Indicates deep technical knowledge and skills
  • Shows commitment to the field of information security


For employers:

  • Ensures your information security staff are professionals with the expertise required to build and maintain an IT security program
  • Makes sure professionals are up to date with and able to protect against the latest threats
  • Provides your organisation with information security credibility when dealing with other companies or clients.
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CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Weekend FAQs

All of our instructors have many years’ experience in information security.
The CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Weekend course is delivered over two consecutive weekends: Week 1 Friday, Saturday & Sunday and Week 2 Saturday & Sunday
You will be provided with learning materials including exam guidance and presentation slides, a certificate, an experienced instructor and refreshments. We recommend you purchase in advance the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, Fourth Edition (ISBN: 978-1482262759).
No, you will need to book the CISSP exam separately here.
Yes, certification requires a minimum of either five years full-time paid work experience, or four years’ experience, plus an information security university degree, in two or more of the following 8 CISSP domains.
The CISSP exam is multiple choice, has 250 questions and lasts 6 hours.
Our exam pass guarantee gives you confidence that we will support your learning until you pass your (ISC)2 CISSP exam. We guarantee that you will pass your (ISC)2 CISSP exam after completing our CISSP course. All we require is for you to take the exam within 30 days of completing the course, attend all course days and complete all course assignments, including your CISSP practice exams. If you do not pass the exam after the 1st attempt, we will allow you to attend the course again free of charge. Should you fail the exam on your 2nd attempt, you will be eligible to enrol in the course again, free of charge. (ISC)2 CISSP examination results must be verified to confirm re-enrolment and is subject to availability.
You can either retake and pass the examinations every 3 years, OR earn 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits over a 3-year period.
The training hours are 9am to 5pm.
There will be some homework throughout the course. Completing this will ensure you have the best possible chance of passing the exam.
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.
You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

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