LAS VEGAS & ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cybersecurity education and workforce development company CyberVista today announced the launch of its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification test preparation program at Black Hat USA 2016, one of the pre-eminent information security conferences in the world. As part of the launch, CyberVista also announced that they have been named an approved training provider for (ISC)²®, the world’s largest IT security organization specializing in security education and certifications. CyberVista will be the only approved live online CISSP program for (ISC)².
“Given the rapidly increasing cybersecurity threats facing businesses today, the need for more certified cybersecurity professionals has never been greater,” said CyberVista CEO Amjed Saffarini. “CISSP is globally recognized as a gold standard in cybersecurity certification. The program we announced today is just one of several initiatives CyberVista is planning to address the growing cybersecurity skills gap businesses and government agencies face.”
Informed by sister company Kaplan, Inc.’s decades of learning science expertise, CyberVista’s approach to CISSP test prep offers several unique features, including:
- Personalized experience: CyberVista’s program is the only one that conducts an initial assessment of each student’s level of knowledge to deliver a personalized and efficient study plan.
- Most comprehensive: 300+ hours of structured learning including more than 70 hours of live and on-demand expert instruction.
- Engaging delivery mechanisms: The program utilizes highly-engaging delivery mechanisms, including lightboard technology and on-demand video, to provide an experience that more closely mirrors and even exceeds the benefits of face-to-face instruction.
- A focus on practice: CyberVista’s test preparation includes more than 2,000 practice questions, flashcards and CyberVista Quick Notes.
- Convenience: Courses will be offered online on weekday evenings to eliminate travel and minimize the impact on jobs and other obligations of working professionals.
“Our test preparation program provides real-time instruction and the opportunity for students to learn from the best instructors – CISSP certified and (ISC)2 authorized – from around the country from the convenience of their living rooms,” said Jung Lee, head of certification test preparation programs at CyberVista. “CyberVista’s approach will not only help CISSP candidates prepare for and pass the exam, but also retain what they learn after the exam to better serve the businesses and organizations they’re securing and to fill the most in-demand job openings.”
Increasing the number of CISSPs in the workforce is an important part of improving the cybersecurity posture of both private and public sector organizations. Despite the fact that there are more than 105,000 CISSP certification holders in 160 countries worldwide, the need for CISSPs has far outstripped supply. A 2015 Burning Glass report shows demand for CISSPs skyrocketing, with job postings in major cities like Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco increasing 39 percent, 90 percent and 88 percent, respectively, from 2010-2014.
“We are proud to work with an innovative company like CyberVista that is actively working to address the cybersecurity skills gap,” said Wesley Simpson, chief operating officer at (ISC)². “This relationship is part of our effort to provide more educational options that appeal to a wide variety of learners. CyberVista’s process focuses on learning and long-term retention, and we believe that this new working relationship can help to make a significant impact toward building a more cyber-ready workforce.”
CyberVista’s CISSP test preparation program is available for purchase for $3,995, with the first class launching in October. For more information and to see a live demo of the curriculum via lightboard, as well as sample test preparation materials, Black Hat USA attendees can visit booth #1684. For more information, please visit cybervista.net/cissp.
CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets. With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.’s innovative education technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board, executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information, visit www.cybervista.net.
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 115,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.
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