SIA Education@ISC is known for its knowledge transfer The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West are pleased to announce that SIA Education@ISC has been accepted into the (ISC)2 Official Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Submitter Program. SIA Education@ISC SIA Education@ISC is known for its world-class knowledge transfer and now SIA is making it easy for (ISC)2 credential-holders to experience this outstanding programming, expand their knowledge and satisfy their continuing education requirements. All (ISC)2 credential holders participating in ISC West 2015 qualifying educational sessions, workshops and learning labs can earn CPE credits toward the (ISC)2 credentials, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). “The SIA Education@ISC West program offers more than 60 education sessions appealing to diverse audiences—including dealers, integrators, practitioners and IT professionals. Sessions on cloud security, insider threats, hackers in physical security, and managing the sometimes challenging relationship between IT and physical security make this year’s program particularly timely and valuable for IT professionals,” said Arminda Valles-Hall, SIA director of education. “The recognition of these sessions as continuing education credits by (ISC)2 adds unparalleled value to a conference program already bursting with opportunities.” View the full conference program. ISC West 2015 - Largest physical security tradeshow in North America ISC West, taking place April 15-17, 2015 (Education: April 14-16, 2015) at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, is the largest physical security tradeshow in North America. Various conference packages make it easy for the visitor to join the three-day conference, just one or two days, or for a single session.
SIA will offer onsite computer-based testing for the CSPM® certification at ISC West The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced that it will offer the certification exam for the industry-leading Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM®) credential at ISC West in Room 405 of the Sands Expo and Convention Center on Wednesday, April 15. After producing an overflow testing event at least year's ISC West in Las Vegas, SIA heard the demand for more testing, and so the association will offer onsite computer-based testing for the CSPM® certification at ISC West. “Given what’s on the line when managing a security project, employers must have confidence in their project managers to have the skills and experience to properly manage a security project from beginning to end. The CSPM® credential gives them that confidence,” said Arminda Valles-Hall, SIA director of education. “By offering the exam at ISC West, we’re making it very convenient for large numbers of security project managers, who will already be attending the largest U.S. security products tradeshow, to leave ISC West with CSPM® behind their name.” Candidates can assess eligibility for sitting for this exam by downloading the SIA CSPM® Candidate Information Brochure at http://www.securityindustry.org/Pages/Certification/CSPM-Certification.aspx. Note these deadlines for CSPM® candidates at ISC West: March 25: Submit CSPM® application April 8: Schedule online exam April 15: Sit for exam On April 15, candidates bring their own laptops and gather in the examination room, Room 405, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center no later than 12:15 p.m. PT. SIA personnel will set up the laptop to take the exam and then candidates will have two hours to complete it. Doors will close at 1:45 p.m. Act now and receive a special ISC West offer of $50 off the exam fee! This offer expires after April 15. Enter this special code on the application for the discount: 50ISCW2015. Special Invitation: Join SIA for the 3rd Annual SIA Security Project Manager Networking Breakfast on Friday, April 17, 7:30-9 a.m. Security project managers are welcome to start the last day of ISC West by making new connections and exploring new opportunities at this special event. While this event is free to all security project managers looking to expand their network, registration is required.