CISSP Certificate Program


Program Description

The CISSP Certificate Program is designed for the IT/cyber-security professional who is looking to advance their career to the management level. This program encompasses a more broad range of responsibility, which not only includes digital protection but also physical security, personnel training, the creation of policy, documentation, a collection of evidence, etc.

This program prepares the student to work at the highest information assurance levels in the DoD and private hierarchy.

CISSP Program Overview

  • Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:
  • Explain access control mechanisms and architecture that protect information systems assets
  • Demonstrate proficiency in modern network architecture and design
  • Demonstrate the cognitive ability to create a complete system of policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the life cycle and effectiveness of software security applications
  • Compare and contrast the different cryptographic protocols and make recommendations for each application
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement a network architecture that anticipates threats and best utilizes the resources at hand
  • Assess current operations policy in regards to incident response and make recommendations improvements
  • Explain the importance of a disaster recovery policy and demonstrate multiple effective strategies
  • Demonstrate the ability to collect digital forensic evidence while maintaining its integrity
  • Demonstrate knowledge of physical security systems and how they add to the overall security of the network.

Course Outline

What Courses will I take?

The following courses are included in the CISSP training program. You will progress through the program with a series of detailed and engaging video lessons and assessments powered by the OnlineExpert platform from LearnKey. This CISSP Certificate program has a total of 21 credits.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ISP 100 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Part I 5 Credit Hours
ISP 105 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Part II 5 Credit Hours
ISP 200 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Part III 5 Credit Hours
ISP 205 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Part IV 5 Credit Hours

Career Outlook

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Cyber attacks have grown in frequency, and analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating problems for computer networks.

Employment Opportunities

You could find opportunities to utilize the Advanced Security Practitioner certificate in the following settings:

  • Government
  • Education
  • Telecommunications
  • Health/Finance
  • Customer service
  • Transportation
  • Computer/software companies


The median annual wage for information security analysts was $90,120 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,280, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $143,770. **This information is based on obtaining a bachelor’s degree in an information security related field.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysts, on the Internet at (visited March 16, 2017).

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Brighton College Cisco Certificate is $4,790.

Total Tuition $4,095
Enrollment Fee $100
Resource Fee $595
Total Sales Price $4,790

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $4,490. Save $300!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to the release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

The programs at Brighton College are approved for Veteran’s benefits. Brighton College also works with many employers’ Tuition Reimbursement programs as well as various Workforce Development and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.354.1254 for more information.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. Below are just a few ways we work to ensure that as a graduate, you are positioned to take the next step toward achieving your career goals.

Specialized Career Course

As a Brighton College graduate, you will have the option to take a course that focuses on career information and prepares you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, and building interpersonal relationships.

One-On-One Cover Letter Assistance

You will learn how to build and design effective cover letters and follow-up letters. In addition, we will show specific examples.

Interview Preparation

You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Last updated Mar 2018

About the School

Brighton College offers accredited online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best ed ... Read More

Brighton College offers accredited online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best educational experience and ensuring your ultimate success. Read less