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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

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:

Renita 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, 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.

Course Availability

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 2020 Session
Dates:  September 19 - November 14 (skipping Oct. 31)
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Online

Registration Opens - June 1, 2020

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$2,100 (includes all course materials) - Standard Tuition

$1,890 (includes all course materials) - Discounted Tuition 

$1,890 (includes all course materials) - Standard Tuition (Early Bird Rate)

$1,701 (includes all course materials) - Discounted Tuition (Early Bird Rate)

Early Bird Discount:

Students can earn 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). 


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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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 10 domains as defined by (ISC)2.

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 Kathy Whitgrove via email or 972-721-5298.


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