Welcome to CNIT 125
Information Security Professional
(CISSP Preparation)


This class is quite different from my other classes, because the CISSP is not a measure of direct hands-on computer operation, but of management-level skills, maturity, and trustworthiness.

Teams and Projects

There is still a considerable amount of technical content in the class--there's a textbook, and there are quizzes and a final exam, as usual. But there won't be any step-by-step hands-on projects. Instead, each student will be in a Team, led by a Manager (who is also a student). The Team will perform real security work, such as a security audit, notifying companies about real vulnerabilities, helping real companies fix security problems, etc. We will be helping real people with real problems, which can be difficult but also very rewarding.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

Each student is required to sign a non-disclosure agreement: a commitment not to reveal any private information that may be revealed while performing projects. Students who are not prepared to accept responsibility for confidential information should not take this course. (Nor should they be pursuing a career in information security.)


In addition, each student is required to prepare a professional resume. Assistance will be available for resume preparation.
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