ISC-squared to complete final stages of computer-based testing for certification exams

Implementation demonstrates organization's commitment to meet critical demand for information security professionals


Palm Harbor, Fla., USA March 05, 2012, (ISC)² ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP, today announced that candidates can begin registering for computer-based testing (CBT) for CISSP, CISSP concentrations and the SSCP certifications on June 1, 2012. As part of its ongoing commitment to fill the pipeline of qualified information security professionals worldwide, this final stage of (ISC)²'s transition to CBT creates a better user experience for a larger pool of candidates and greater global exam accessibility.

Currently, the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) and Certification Authorization Professional (CAP) exams are available via CBT at all approved Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide, and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) are available via CBT at approved Pearson VUE testing centers throughout Latin America.

"Early pilot programs offering the CISSP exam via CBT have proven successful. We hope that completing this transition from paper-based to computer-based testing will make certification a reality for more qualified candidates than ever before and help meet the acute demand for information security professionals," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director for (ISC)².

(ISC)²'s transition to computer-based testing is an important investment in the future of its certification programs. This transition provides numerous benefits to candidates, members and the information security community, including:

• Fair and precise evaluation of a candidate's competency

• Rapid turnaround of exam results

• More choices as to when and where to take the exam

• Easier registration

• Fortified exam security

All (ISC)² credential exams will be offered globally at approved Pearson VUE testing centers. For the convenience of its candidates, (ISC)² continues to expand its list of approved testing center locations within Pearson VUE's extensive testing network, which includes more than 275 Pearson VUE-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centers, the Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center Select network, and Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers located on U.S. military installations around the world. As a leading testing provider to some of the world's most premier organizations, Pearson VUE offers candidates a highly secure, convenient testing environment.

Currently, all (ISC)² exams offered via CBT are available in English, with the CISSP and SSCP exams also available in Brazilian Portuguese at any of the approved Pearson VUE testing centers in Latin America. The CISSP exam is also available in Spanish throughout Latin America.

Candidates can register directly through PearsonVUE or view the exam schedules online at: https://www.isc2.org/certification-register-now.aspx.