(ISC)2 Launches Online Self-Assessment Tool for Information Security Professionals

Palm Harbor, Fla. — Jan. 29
(ISC)2 (“ISC-squared”), a nonprofit that educates and certifies information security professionals throughout their careers, announced the launch of a new online self-assessment tool known as studISCope (pronounced “study scope”). The tool aims to enable security staffs and individuals to assess their knowledge of the (ISC)2 CBK, a taxonomy of information security topics that serves as the foundation for all (ISC)2 certifications.

studISCope provides a simulation of the (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exams. Questions used in this self-assessment are comprised of retired questions from previous versions of the actual certification exams and newer questions developed by (ISC)2-certified subject matter experts. At the conclusion of the simulation, the test taker receives his or her score based on the official algorithm used in the actual exam, helping them assess their overall exam readiness.

“studISCope is beneficial to both certification candidates and employers,” said Eddie Zeitler, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)2. “It helps candidates focus their study efforts more precisely and enhances their comfort level prior to sitting for the official certification exam.”

“For employers, studISCope is an indispensable management tool, providing an objective, low-cost way to assess their staff’s information security knowledge, skills and abilities,” Zeitler said.

studISCope offers a personalized reporting system with learning progress indicators that provides insight into a candidate’s knowledge strengths and weaknesses, as well as a readiness gauge that pinpoints the candidate’s comprehension level of the specific areas of the CBK.…



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