After you have passed the exam, you will need to gain continuing education credits each year to maintain your certification. Your certification will come up for renewal every three years, so you'll need to obtain 120 continuing education credits (CPE) or retake the exam. Retaking the exam is probably not a likely choice. These are some ways to gain CPEs to keep your certification current:
As you can see, the goal here is to help you stay current. As technology changes, we all must continue to learn to keep up the pace.
Now that we have covered some of the ways in which to assess you exam readiness, let's move on to Chapter 1, "The CISSP Certification Exam," where you will learn more about how the exam is structured and some effective test-taking strategies.