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(Certification for Information System Security Professional) A certification reflecting the qualifications of information systems security practitioners. The CISSP examination consists of 250 multiple choice questions, covering topics such as Access Control Systems, Cryptography, and Security Management Practices, and is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC)2 (www.isc2.org). The (ISC)2 promotes the CISSP as an aid to evaluating personnel performing information security functions. The certification was first available in 1989.

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