What are ISC2 Certification Paths?
No matter where you are in your cybersecurity career, ISC2 certifications can help you achieve your professional goals.
You may know ISC2 for our acclaimed CISSP certification, but that’s just the beginning. We offer everything you need for enterprise cybersecurity certification and training. Organisations all over the world rely on us to certify, train and educate a diverse and changing workforce. Explore the ISC2 certifications that support your company goals.
Certified in Cybersecurity℠ - Start Your Career with Certified in Cybersecurity
This proves to employers that you have the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for an entry or junior-level cybersecurity role, as well as comprehension of best practices, policies and procedures.
CISSP - Cybersecurity Leadership and Operations
This recognises information security leaders who understand cybersecurity strategy and hands-on implementation. Proves professionals have the knowledge and experience to design, develop and manage an organisation’s overall security posture. When people ask "What is the hardest ISC2 certification?" CISSP often makes it to the top of the list. This certification requires a minimum of five years experience in information security as well as passing a comprehensive exam.
CISSP Advanced Specialties
These build upon the CISSP with additional recognition for one’s expertise in cybersecurity architecture, engineering or management.
SSCP - Security Administration and Operations
Shows professionals have the technical skills to implement, monitor and administer IT/ICT infrastructure using information security policies and procedures.
CCSP - Cloud Security Expertise
This shows professionals have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud.
CSSLP - Secure Software Development
This recognises leading application security skills. Shows ability to incorporate security practices — authentication, authorisation and auditing — into each phase of the software development lifecycle.
HCISPP - Securing Patient Data and Critical Systems
This proves ability to successfully implement, manage or assess security and privacy controls for healthcare and patient information.