CISSP: Security Architecture (replaced by course sp_cssp_a09_it_enus)

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To understand the principles of common computer architectures, distinguish between machine types and memory storage types, and recognize the logistics of common security models; to prepare candidates for one of the ten knowledge domains assessed in (ISC)2’s CISSP certification exam

Target Audience

Mid-level and senior-level managers who are working toward or have already attained positions as CISOs, CSOs or Senior Security Engineers


A minimum of four years of professional experience in the information security field or three years plus a college degree

Expected Duration

140 min.

Course Objectives

CISSP: Security Architecture (replaced by course sp_cssp_a09_it_enus)

  • recognize the components of the basic information system architecture and their functionality, and differentiate between hardware, software, and firmware.
  • differentiate between machine types and recognize the functions of network protocols and the resource manager.
  • distinguish between types of storage device and how they are used.
  • determine which system resources can be found at the different rings and how the rings control subject access to objects.
  • differentiate between key security concepts, recognize the role of TCB, reference monitor, and security kernel in protecting the operating system, and recognize the two basic access control types.
  • differentiate between the various criteria and standards used to evaluate security in a networking environment.
  • specify the security level that should be assigned to various objects and determine how to implement the standards.
  • recognize the logistics of various security models used to enforce rules and protection mechanisms.