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Certified Information Systems Security Officer

Phase2 Advantage: Certified Information Systems Security Officer

The Certified Information Systems Security Officer certification course addresses a wide variety and range of industry best practices, experiential knowledge, and core information security competencies expected of every CISO or Security Manager. In this comprehensive course covering 18 distinct and well-established domains, students will be presented with in-depth theories regarding the practical implementation of foundational Information Security concepts.

Using a risk-based approach, the student will have the capability to implement and maintain cost-effective security management programs directly aligned with both the business process and industry best practices.  Examples of some of the topics covered in this challenging but rewarding course include: Identification, Authentication, and Access Control; Network Protocols, Devices, and Security Architecture; Cryptography, VPN, and Wireless Technology; Database and Software Development Security; and, Security Models and Evaluation Criteria.

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

01) Risk Management
02) Security Management
03) Identity Management
04) Access Controls
05) Security Models
06) Operations Security
07) Symmetric Cryptography and Hashing
08) Asymmetric Cryptography and PKI
09) Network Connections

10) Network Protocols and Devices
11) Telephony, VPN’s, and Wireless
12) Security Architecture
13) Software Development Security
14) Database Security Strategies
15) Malware and Software Attacks
16) Business Continuity and Disaster Response
17) Incident Management and Response
18) Physical Security and Safety

Course Materials

Hardcopy Training Materials

Digital Training Materials

Course Text / Workbook
CISSP Prep Study Guide
Supplemental Handout
Text: Key Security Concepts
Text: Exam Prep Guide
USB Drives, Pens, Pads

Course Text / Workbook
Course Lab Manual
Course Video Series
CEU Completion Certificate
Course Prep Guide
Course Exam Simulator

Certification Exam Included in Course Fee

Additional Information




CPE Credit:

Course Fee:


5 Days

Business Continuity Managers
Information Security Trainers
Disaster Recovery Managers
Incident Handling Managers
Academic CIS Professionals
Corporate Risk Managers
IT Security Managers
CISSP Candidates



The Certified Information Systems Security Officer course is a component of the career progression track that supports the following Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

Information Systems Security Manager

Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager

Executive Cyber Leadership

IT Project Manager

Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager

Cyber Instructor Curriculum Developer

Average Yearly Salary:

Certification Examination

Phase2 Advantage Certification Exam

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Information Systems Security Officer certification examination.  The proctored examination will be offered at the conclusion of the final training day.

Students will have two hours to complete a computer-based examination consisting of 100 questions. A score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certification.  Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a hardcopy of their certification and a proctor validation document from the course instructor.  Students will also receive a 40-hour CPE Certificate regardless of their exam score.

The examination is “closed book.”  However, students will be able to use their notes taken during the presentation of the lecture material.  Proctored examinations and proctor validation documents are only available for courses taken in a physical classroom environment

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