CISSP Study Group

Fall 2018

Register Now! 

ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Fall 2018 session of the CISSP Study Group.  As you may know, we conduct these study groups twice a year (Spring and Fall) in order to provide access to high-quality, low-priced resources to further the Information Security profession, and help our community members meet the compliance requirements outlined in DoD 8570.01.  At just $450.00, our study group sessions are highly affordable even for those who are not reimbursed for educational expenses.

Dates:           Tuesday nights beginning September 4, 2018 through December 11, 2018 (14 nights)

Time:            5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where:        UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive,Columbia, MD

Cost:            $450.00
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.

Text:              CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 7th Edition by Shon Harris and Fernando Maymi.. Available on Amazon.com via this link.

The registration fee includes attendance at the study group, copies of the presentations, other materials, and dinner!  NOT INCLUDED are the cost of the textbook and the CISSP exam.

Reasons you should join our study group:

  1. Great instructors. Many of our instructors were pioneers in the information security field and personally worked with some of the people we read about in our textbook
  2. Low cost. Much more economical than most Boot Camps or even other comparable study groups.
  3. Group dynamics of a live, instructor-led study group
  4. Time for things to sink in. This is not a one-week boot camp.  We want you to learn, not cram.
  5. It’s a night you don’t have to cook! We typically bring in pizza, Subway, Uno’s, Jimmy John’s, and such, so you don’t have to eat before or after you get here.
  6. Hang out with other smart people. J Meet and make friends with other people who are serious about advancing their careers.  Enjoy intelligent conversation on topics of interest to you.
  7. Meet new people working in your industry. Network for recruiting or collaborative purposes.
  8. Earn CPEs. Already have another certification?  This will likely count toward CPEs for existing certs.
  9. Structure. A physical class imposes a little external discipline to your study schedule.  A little peer pressure to keep up with the group can be a good thing.  Some people want to go at a slower pace, but most of us need a little push.
  10. Chapter Membership: Join ISSA within three months of class completion and the Chapter will refund the local chapter dues.

Additional information, contact:
Vice President of Education
Chuck Dickert, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAPM\
V_P_Education@ISSA-CentralMD.org

Register Now!

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Study Group

Registration Closed

ISSA Central Maryland is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Study Group; this will be our first ever study group dedicated towards cloud technology. With this training, you’ll gain in-demand skills for a cloud platform that is becoming the gold standard in cloud operations. At just $300 for ISSA members ($450 for non-ISSA members), our study group sessions are highly affordable even for those who are not reimbursed for educational expenses.

Dates: Tuesday nights beginning April 4, 2018 through July 11, 2018 (14 nights)

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where: Phoenix TS, 10420 Little Patuxent Pkwy #500, Columbia, MD 21044

Cost:
ISSA Members: $300
Non-ISSA Members: $450
Discounts available for employees of chapter sponsors.

Text: Participants should wait to purchase textbook until notified by Central MD Chapter; the study group leaders are currently researching what book will be best suited for the class and prepare student for the exam.

The registration fee includes attendance at the study group, copies of the presentations, other materials, and dinner! NOT INCLUDED are the cost of the textbook and the AWS – Associate exam.

Becoming a member of ISSA Central MD is easy! Clicking on the link below will take you directly to the ISSA memebership registration page. Once there and filling out the form, be sure to select Central MD as your local chapter. If you have any questions about becoming a member you can email Stephan Chan, the chapter’s vice president of membership, at v_p_membership@issa-centralmd.org.

ISSA Membership Registration Link

For additional information about the study group, please contact the chapter’s Vice President of Education:

Chuck Dickert, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAPM
V_P_Education@ISSA-CentralMD.org

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