The Top Earning Professionals in Cybersecurity Have This One Thing In Common

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You’ve decided to invest your future in becoming a Cybersecurity professional, on the frontline of defense against hackers and malicious malware. You have seen the results of the WannaCry Attack that took millions of dollars and countless private files until it was stopped by a single line of code. Your dedication to higher education has already put you on track to becoming one of the cyber experts who can help stop these attacks faster and with less damage. So what are the next steps that you can take to place your resume at the top of the pile? In Cybersecurity that next step is often becoming certified, but there is one certification that can make all of the difference on your resume: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

The CISSP is a cumulative certification that encompasses all that you will have learned about Cybersecurity. It is a test of not just your knowledge of basic Cybersecurity practices, but also your holistic understanding of what it takes to be a trusted and knowledgeable professional in the field. With the CISSP certification, professionals are also given a membership to (ISC)², which is a prestigious international nonprofit membership association for Information Security professionals.  In order to get this certification you must meet at least one of three requirements. You must either have five years of cumulative, paid, full-time work experience or a four-year college degree (or regional equivalent), or an approved credential from their list of waivers.

At Coleman, we want to make sure that our students graduate with all of the tools, resources, and connections that they need to move into their chosen career field. Students who want to get a head start on obtaining this certification are eligible to attend the CISSP classes that are being taught here on campus. Starting September 5th, faculty member Lydia Zeman will be leading CISSP Training on our campus every Tuesday evening from 4:30-5:45pm for free in room 225 (for current Coleman students only).

At this time there are no morning sessions, however we ask that students who are interested in attending morning sessions email Ms. Zeman ( With enough interest and confirmed attendees, there may be an option for morning sessions at a later date this year.


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Coleman University has signed agreements with Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Prometric to test candidates who wish to obtain college credit by examination via College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) effective July 1, 2015.

The Coleman University Test Center administers Pearson VUE computer-based testing (CBT) exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses and organizations, including Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, HP, LPI, Oracle and VMware. The Center allows candidates to test in a secure and comfortable environment, with the personal touch of qualified and caring staff.

“We’re very excited about our enhanced partnerships with ETS and Prometric”, said Brandi Landrum, Director of Testing Services. “CLEP and DSST allow students to be appropriately placed in courses that are right for them, and they improve affordability for students who are challenged by the rising cost of higher education. We’re pleased to partner with ETS, whose industry status, technology, and passion for excellence will allow us to expand our testing services.”

The services available through the Coleman University Test Center help the school meet a strong need in the community for affordable and secure testing services. Partnering with vendors to offer a variety of exams ensures that Coleman University serves the diverse interests of its student population and the San Diego community. To schedule an exam, contact the Test Center at 858-966-3970 or via email.

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