CISSP-Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CISSP-Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CISSP Certification Exam Prep Program

Are you looking to advance your career in cybersecurity and stand out among your peers? 

Consider becoming a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with our comprehensive training program. We designed our CISSP training program to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the CISSP certification exam and excel in your career. Our CISSP certified instructors have years of experience in the field and will provide practical, real-world examples and essential knowledge to help you understand the concepts covered in the exam.

Our program covers all eight CISSP domains, including security and risk management, asset security, security architecture and engineering, communication and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security. You will also have access to our online learning platform, which includes practice exams, study materials, and interactive simulations.
Becoming a CISSP-certified professional will demonstrate your commitment to the highest cybersecurity standards and expertise in the field. Employers highly value this certification, and it can lead to increased job opportunities and higher salaries.
Invest in your future today by enrolling in our CISSP training program. Contact us to learn more and take the first step toward advancing your career in cybersecurity.
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Meet your instructors

Dr. Renita Murimi, CISSPRenita Murimi, Ph.D., CISSP

Dr. Renita Murimi joined the University of Dallas in Fall 2019 as an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity in the Gupta College of Business. She received her PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a BE in Electronics and Communications from Manipal University, India. Renita is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Renita’s research interests are in the field of network science, cybersecurity, blockchain and wireless sensor networks. She is interested in cross-disciplinary research initiatives, and was the recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Grand Challenges Explorations Award. Her research has been published in journals and conference proceedings, including at the MIT Media Lab.

She teaches in the Master’s program in Cybersecurity in the Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas.

Brian Wrozek, MBA, CISSPBrian Wrozek, M.B.A., CISSP

Brian Wrozek is a seasoned cybersecurity executive with 20+ years of experience in IT and information security and management. As vice president of corporate security, risk and compliance management and physical security at Optiv, Wrozek oversees all corporate security functions including cyber operations, incident response, vulnerability management and security governance activities.

Prior to assuming this role, Wrozek was a managing executive director at Optiv who worked closely with security executives to provide c-suite advisory services defining cyber strategy, roadmaps and solutions to meet clients’ security objectives.

Wrozek is a former chief security officer (CSO) for Alliance Data, where he had enterprise responsibility for information security and physical security. Before Alliance Data, he managed all facets of electronic data and system security worldwide as the IT security and privacy director at Texas Instruments.

As an adjunct professor in the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas, Wrozek teaches graduate-level cybersecurity courses. He is also a board member for the Texas CISO Council, an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).

Wrozek earned his bachelor’s in computer science from Michigan Technological University and his MBA, with an information assurance certification, from the University of Dallas.


The CISSP Review sessions will take place over eight Saturdays, completely online. Each session will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To maximize the effectiveness of the certification training, classes are kept small to emphasize learning assurance and group collaboration.

Fall 2023 Schedule
Dates:  September 30 - November 18, 2023

Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Saturdays - Central Time Zone)

Location: Online Live via Virtual Classroom

Spring 2024 Schedule

Dates: February 3 - March 23, 2024

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Saturdays - Central Time Zone)

Location: Online instruction with a live professor via Virtual Classroom

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 Tuition & Discounts

Tuition includes the eight online live Saturday courses, and all course materials required to participate in the class. Tuition fee does not include cost of the CISSP certification exam.

Regular Registration Tuition Rates:

$1,659 - Standard Tuition

$1,489 - Discounted Tuition 

Early-Bird Registration Tuition Rates:

Students can qualify for an early bird discount by completing the registration process (including full payment) by the early bird deadline. The early bird period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). 

$1,489 - Standard Tuition

$1,319 - Discounted Tuition

Other Discounts:

Discounts are offered for UD Alumni and Students, UD Employees, Government Employees (federal and local), and US Veterans. To qualify for the discount, students will be asked to provide an active .edu or .gov email; UD ID; or membership number.

Materials can only be shipped (via FedEx) once payment has been received.

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Registration & Deadlines

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 3, 2024

Registration Deadline: January 24, 2024

If you would like us to send you information about our next class: fill out this short three question form

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Payment Options

The University of Dallas can accept cash, check, or credit card payments. 

  • Cash payments: Our Office of Finance receives cash payments during regular business hours. 
  • Credit/Debit card payments: We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal. 
  • Check payments: Make the check payable to "University of Dallas," write the student's name and id number in the memo, and mail it to: University of Dallas - Business Office, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062

PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT OPTION: This option divides tuition into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate must complete and fill out the Payment Arrangement section of the application to enroll in this option.

How payment arrangements work: Payments are billed monthly. You submit the first payment when you sign up for the payment arrangement. You can make all subsequent payments before the due date. The University must receive all payments in the agreement before releasing any certificate or transcript.

There is a payment arrangement for regular tuition rates and a separate one for early bird tuition rates.

Payment arrangement rates:

Month of Payment Arrangement Setup Payment 1 Payment 2 Payment 3
November Immediately Dec. 30 Jan. 30
December Immediately Jan. 30 Feb. 28
January Immediately Feb. 28 Mar. 23

Payment Amounts: 

Payment #

Tuition: $1659

Tuition: $1489 Tuition: $1319
1 $700 $700 $700
2 $700 $700 $500
3 $259 $89 $119

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If you have any questions about this process, please contact Jennifer Howard at 972-721-5299 or via email.

How can UD prepare me for the exam? What does tuition cover?

We are committed to your achievement of the CISSP certification. To accomplish this, we have developed comprehensive study materials. Our materials will prepare you for the wide-ranging exam content, often called “10 miles wide and two inches deep.” Here are some other benefits:

  • You receive 32 hours of online live instruction by CISSP certified faculty. Our faculty provide practical and real-life examples which will help clarify key concepts.
  • You will learn practical knowledge that you can immediately apply in the workplace and need on the exam.
  • We provide you with the necessary tools to succeed, including class materials and over 1-hour of videos on key topics. 
  • Course materials include study guides designed to meet the most updated CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
  • CISSP practitioners have developed the CISSP training materials with decades of real-world, practical experience to ensure learner success across all eight domains as defined by (ISC)2.

Tuition covers access to online resources (videos and downloadable content), three textbooks, and 32 hours of faculty instruction where you can engage with and ask questions of experts in the field. The CISSP exam fee is separate and paid directly to (ISC)2. 

CISSP Resources's website has many free resources and valuable information. 

Here are some example resources on the site that you might be interested in:

Why get CISSP certified?

  • The CISSP certification is globally recognized as the gold standard for IT and security professionals, with over 100,000 certified credential holders. It is the first designation in information security to meet the demanding criteria set by ISO/IEC Standard 17024.
  • Earning your CISSP will show that you are a qualified professional with expertise in designing, building and maintaining secure business environments. Your CISSP will mark you as a leader in the information security field.

Can I earn the CISSP?

The CISSP certification requires 5 years of experience in at least 2 of the 8 domains.  If you do not have the work experience, you can pass the exam and receive the certification after you have the work experience and an endorsement from another CISSP. Visit (ISC)2 for more information. 

Certificate & Grade

This program allows students to earn a Certificate of Completion. Students are required to successfully complete all assignments and projects and attend all classes to earn the certificate.

This class is a pass/fail course, no grade will be issued.

 For more information on the program please contact Jennifer Howard via email or 972-721-5299.