CISSP – Earning CPEs on your own time

I wanted to update an older topic. These days to keep your CISSP, CCE and other credentials you may have to have keep up on educational material. Also known as continuing professional education. We like to call them CPE units or simply CPEs. Here are some great sources.

The SANS Institute offers many great webcasts every month. You can even subscribe to the schedule via RSS or in an iCal compatible client. Watch for topics that you need development in or that just interest you. You are able to actually print out a CPE certificate for your records.

If you are Cisco certified here a new one. Cisco just partnered with the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology). Check out the benefits. There is a ton of online educational material for IET members. Just get your Cisco ID handy and join for a fairly reasonable membership fee.

If you are an iTunes user. There is always iTunesU. The online area of the Apple iTunes store where there are tons of University courses online.  You can probably find something suitable for CPEs either type A or B.

Lastly for now. If you want some good personal development type B CPE credits for your CISSP? I love the Manager Tools podcast. These guys know what they are talking about when it comes to management skills, handling coworkers, ethics etc. I would probably hold onto the copy of the audio file and the show notes for your records in case you get a CPE audit from ISC2.