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Increase your earning potential by earning your CISSP certification. UD's exam prep course led by CISSP certified instructors will help you successfully pass your exam.

Top CISSP Certification Courses at a National Center of Academic Excellence

Since 2003, the University of Dallas has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Learn from two of the industry’s premier cybersecurity experts, as they impart the essential knowledge and demonstrate the testing skills you need to pass the (ISC)2 CISSP exam.

Through our certification course, gain the required (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) to sit for the exam while you:

  • learn practical knowledge that can be applied immediately in the workplace as well as on the exam; 
  • receive thorough preparation from an accredited university and a nationally ranked top-5 cybersecurity program; and 
  • join a network of some of the top cyber professionals in the nation.

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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.

Schedule

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 2021 Schedule
Dates:  August 28 - October 16, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Online Live 

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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:

$2,100 - Standard Tuition

$1,890 - 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). Fall 2021 Deadline: July 29, 2021

$1,890 - Standard Tuition

$1,700 - 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: July 29, 2021

Registration Deadline:  August 14, 2021

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Payment Options

The University of Dallas can accept cash, check, or credit card payments. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal. Cash is accepted at our Business Office ONLY. Checks can be mailed to: 

University of Dallas - Executive Education
Attn: Jennifer Howard
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

Payment Arrangement

For students who need a little help, we have a payment arrangement option available. This allows tuition to be broken down into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate will be required to fill out an additional online form during the registration process. There is a payment arrangement for regular tuition rates and a separate one for early bird tuition rates.

Payment arrangement for regular tuition rate:

Payment Number Full Tuition Tuition with
Affiliate Discount
Payment Due
(July Setup)
Payment Due
(Aug. Setup)
1 $700 $700 July 30 Aug. 14
2 $700 $700 Aug. 30 Sept. 30
3 $700 $490 Sept. 30 Oct. 16

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Payment arrangement for early bird tuition rate: 

Payment Number Early Bird Tuition Early Bird Tuition with Affiliate Discount Payment Due (May Setup) Payment Due (June Setup) 
1 $945 $850 May 30 June 30
2 $945 $850 June 30 July 29

Note: To qualify for the early-bird tuition rates registration and payment must be received by July 29, 2021.

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

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.

How can UD prepare me for the exam?

We are committed to your successful achievement of the CISSP certification. To accomplish this, we have developed study materials. They will help you prepare for the large amount of content on the exam, which is often referred to as “10 miles wide and two inches deep.”

We provide you with the necessary tools to succeed, including class materials and videos of key topics. You are also given study guides that are designed to meet the most updated CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The CISSP training materials have been developed by CISSP practitioners with decades of real world, practical experience to ensure learner success across all 8 domains as defined by (ISC)2.

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.

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