S-ISP | Information Security Practitioner certificate

The second career step in the S-CISO certification track

The Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

S-ISP Information Security Practitioner badge   S-ISP


Why become S-ISP-certified?

This certification enables you to exhibit your knowledge about all the aspects of information security a future security specialist will need to put information security on the map at their organisation. You will be tested on the latest technologies, trends and threat mitigation techniques, so that you can demonstrate your ability to evaluate and manage the threats (DDoS attacks, website hacking, etc.) affecting your environment.


The Information Security Practitioner certificate and title demonstrate your knowledge about information security and your ability to implement and embed information security in your organisation.


 "By 2017, there will be a shortage of 2 million cyber security jobs worldwide" — UK House of Lords, Digital Skills Committee


For whom is the S-ISP certification?

This level is designed for professionals who are or expect to become responsible for information security in their organisations, thus need to have a solid grounding in the subject. For example:


  • information security consultants
  • security managers who act at the tactical level
  • information security coordinators
  • IT auditors


Finally, this certificate is intended to be an important career milestone for information security professionals, as it constitutes the second level of a complete and extensive Certified Information Security Officer certification track. Achieving the Information Security Practitioner certificate provides students with a solid knowledge to be able to continue with the Information Security Management Expert certificate, and advance their career path to become a CISO. Students who already possess medium-level information security knowledge can decide to start their training with the Expert level of the certification track.

Information Security Certification Track 

Steps to schedule your S-ISP exam


study for your exam

1. Demonstrate the required knowledge


Before taking your exam, you should make sure that you possess the required knowledge. We have a great number of global partners offering preparation courses. Check our partners' websites to find a training centre in your country. 


Preparation coureses are optional but if your are not sure if you have the required knowledge level to pass the exam, download here the introduction slides of the Information Security Practitioner Course and see if you meet the terms.


You can test yourself with the Information Security Practitioner sample exam to see if you possess the required knowledge.


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2. Read the "How to book your exam" page


Make sure that you meet all the systerm requirements. Read through our "How to book your exam" page thoroughly to prevent mistakes or ambiguities. You can also find a link to book your exam on this page. 


How to book your exam page



schedule your exam

3. Schedule your exam


Follow the instructions on the "How to book your exam" page and click the button on that page to schedule your exam. 



pass your exam

4. Pass the exam and claim your title


Upon successful completion of your exam, you can claim your title and digital badge here.

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