Finally, officially CSSLP certified

(ISC)2 requires that a candidate meets some requirements before he/she receives the right to call himself/herself (ISC)2 certified.



Receiving the (ISC)² credential is a several-step process:

  1. Required Experience – possessing the required number of years for the appropriate credential
  2. Study – taking advantage of the educational materials (ISC)² makes available for you to review and refresh your knowledge before taking the credential examination
  3. Application – validating your education and/or experience
  4. Examination – sitting and passing the appropriate exam
  5. Code of Ethics – committing to and abiding by principles and guidelines set forth by (ISC)²
  6. Endorsement Process – attesting to your eligibility requirements
After that you get : 


Maintaining your membership requires the following:

  • Remain in Good Standing – to remain in good standing as a member of (ISC)² a credential holder must abide by the
    (ISC)² Code of Ethics
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs) – Credential holders must earn the minimum number of Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs) annually during each year of the three-year certification cycle. Although members may earn more than the minimum number of CPE credits required for credential maintenance for the three-year cycle, they are still required to earn and submit the minimum annual number to maintain their certification in “good standing.”
  • Pay Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) – Payment of Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) ensures that the organization has the necessary financial resources to maintain member records, ensures certification continues to meet the needs and requirements of the market, and ensures that the organization will continue to be a functional, dynamic entity far into the future.



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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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