The CISSP qualification is one of the many elite certifications offered by (ISC)2. The CISSP is seen by many in the industry as one of the best vendor-neutral qualification that encourages candidates to design, create, and deploy security systems and protocols within the organization. What makes this qualification even more prestigious is that you must have a minimum of five years of cumulative, paid full-time work experience relating to two or more of the eight domains in the exam. Having a four-year college degree or regional credential from (ISC)2 will reduce the required experience by one year. The goal of the CISSP exam is to test your technical skills, such as implementing and maintaining a security program, or any other tasks that would be performed by a security auditor, systems engineer, CISO, or security architect.