Testimonials

Certified CISO students have a lot to say about their experiences in the CCISO class as well as how earning the knowledge as well as the certification has impacted their careers.

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Jason McRae

I read the CCISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. I felt that the CCISO Body of Knowledge was well written. I have it in my office for reference. didn’t find the exam to be very difficult as I’ve been functioning in an information security leadership position for over a decade so I am quite familiar with the content. The C|CISO certification provided me with the validation that I’ve been performing the CISO role for quite some time based on my area of responsibilities. I use the information that I’ve learned constantly as a part of oversight and management of our information security program.

Jason McRaeNeighborWorks America, Director of Information Security & Compliance
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Eric Nielsen

I read the CCISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. It was a comprehensive body of knowledge pack with relevant theories and concepts a CISO should know. I am a CISSP credential holder through ISC2. The CISSP credential facilitates the foundation of IT security principles whereas the CCISO is focused towards the information security leader. It has strengthened my knowledge of best practice IT security principles and prepared me for success at the CISO level. It has solidified the security principles which are the underpinnings of a successful IT security program.

Eric NielsenThe Network Pro, vCIO
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James Bowman

I found the exam somewhat difficult. The topics were on point, and included a good mix of business acumen, sprinkled with risk concepts. Studying currently for the CRISC, CISA/CISM certs, and I’d say that C|CISO more closely aligns with CRISC, but has a slightly different approach. There’s quite a bit of detail regarding CISO topics that go a bit beyond CRISC concepts, which of course focus more on risk topics. The CCISO program has helped me in my job as any certification that helps bridge IT tech-speak to board-room requirements, can’t hurt.

James BowmanVertical Screen, Inc., Security Architect
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Charline Nixon

I took live, in-person training and I read the CCISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. I found the BOK current, relevant and practical. My experience going through the training program was absolutely wonderful, great people and amazing staff. I found the exam somewhat difficult. Knowing the materials in detail and making sure you understand the policies is not an easy thing to do. CCISO is upper level management type of questions, the rest of my certifications are technical and networking concentrations. Being familiar with governance and policies really helps me with my job responsibilities. Being aware of new threats, vulnerabilities and being updated with CCISO emails, newsletters, and podcasts events has helped my information security program.

Charline NixonCalhoun Community College, Cyber Security Faculty
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Bill Sorenson

I took live, in-person training in Atlanta during the Global CISO conference. I had a great instructor who focused on real world examples and having the class talk about experiences. I read the CCISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam and it was comprehensive in relation to the course and overall study. I found the exam difficult. I’m coming from the business side as a CTO and CEO so the specific security low level details were more new to me. The business side was not, so overall it was good. The CCISO program has helped me perform my job better by teaching more focus on overall program implementation than just specific items. We implemented an overall NIST based Information Security Program because of what I learned in class. The program gave me correct direction and scope.

Bill SorensonIVDesk, CTO, CISO, and Founder

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