• CSCS™ Certification Exam

The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) exam validates knowledge and skill sets in information security for legislations, standards and frameworks.

The CSCS™ credential is a role based designation enabling professionals to understand, prioritize and ultimately assist organizations achieve compliance with information security-based regulations.

CSCS™ Exam

The CSCS™ exam validates knowledge and skill sets in information security for legislations, standards and frameworks. The exam consists of 60 questions and you have 60 minutes to complete it. The practical session accounts for 25% of the overall exam score and will be marked in “real-time” during the group presentations. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive the CSCS™ certificate in the mail within 30 days.

CSCS™ Exam Grid 

Exam Name

Number of Questions

Time Allowed

Passing Score

Certification Exam


60 Minutes



Distribution of Questions

The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) Exam is based on 5 Areas. The percentages of each domain in the exam are defined in the following Table:  

Examination Areas

Percentage of Exam

US National and State Standards (FISMA, NIST, State Regulations)


International Standards (ISO 27001, PIP, PIPEDA, DPA)


Business Regulations (PCI DSS, SOC2)


Healthcare Regulations (HIPAA, HITECH, ISO 27799)


Cybersecurity Strategy (Risk Analysis and Management, Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity Planning)


Practical Session





Important Note: All Percentages are Approximate and Subject to Change at any time.

Fast Track for CISSP/Security +/SCNA

The fast track is available only for CSCS™ students that attend Instructor Led Training. ecfirst recognizes the breadth of security content that must be mastered to attain certain security credentials. Fast Track for the CSCS™ class means if you have another security credential, such as CISSP or Security+, you will still need to take the class but you will not have to take the exam to get the CSCS™ credential. It will automatically be given once you send the documentation that you have another security credential.

After payment processing, a confirmation for access to the exam will be provided within one business day. The exam must be taken with a 3 month period from the date access is provided.

CSCS™ Certification Exam
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CSCS™ Certification Exam

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