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Exam Name Certified Protection Professional
Exam Code ASIS-CPP
Actual Exam Duration 180 minutes
Expected no. of Questions in Actual Exam 225
Official Information https://www.asisonline.org/Certification/Board-Certifications/CPP/Pages/default.aspx
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ASIS ASIS-CPP Exam Topics :

Section Weight Objectives
DOMAIN ONE Security Principles and Practices 22% TASK  1: Plan,  develop,  implement, and  manage  the organization’s security program to protect the organization’s  assets.
Knowledge  of
1. Principles of planning,  organization,  and control
2. Security theory, techniques, and processes (e.g.,  artificial  intelligence, IoT)
3. Security industry standards  (e.g.,  ASIS/ISO)
4. Continuous  assessment  and improvement processes
5. Cross-functional  organizational  collaboration
6. Enterprise Security  Risk  Management (ESRM)
TASK  2: Develop,  manage,  or conduct  the security risk  assessment  process.
Knowledge  of

1. Quantitative  and qualitative  risk assessments
2. Vulnerability,  threat,  and  impact assessments
3. Potential  security threats  (e.g.,  "all  hazards," criminal  activity,  terrorism, consequential)
TASK  3: Evaluate  methods to improve  the security program  on a  continuous  basis  through the use of auditing,  review, and  assessment.
Knowledge  of

1. Cost-benefit  analysis  methods
2. Risk  management  strategies  (e.g.,  avoid, assume/accept,  transfer,  spread)
3. Risk mitigation  techniques (e.g.,  technology, personnel, process, facility design)
4. Data  collection and  trend analysis  techniques
TASK  4: Develop  and manage  professional relationships  with external organizations  to achieve security  objectives.
Knowledge  of

1. Roles and  responsibilities of external organization  and agencies
2. Methods  for creating effective working relationships
3. Techniques and protocols of liaison
4. Local and national  public/private partnerships  
TASK  5: Develop,  implement, and  manage  workforce security  awareness  programs  to achieve organizational  goals  and  objectives.
Knowledge  of

1. Training  methodologies
2. Communication  strategies,  techniques, and methods
3. Awareness program  objectives and program metrics
4. Elements  of a  security awareness  program (e.g.,  roles and responsibilities,  physical risk, communication  risk, privacy)
DOMAIN TWO Business Principles and Practices 15% TASK  1: Develop  and manage  budgets and  financial controls  to achieve  fiscal  responsibility.  
Knowledge  of

1. Principles of management  accounting, control, audits,  and fiduciary responsibility
2. Business  finance principles and financial reporting
3. Return on Investment  (ROI) analysis
4. The lifecycle for budget planning  purposes

TASK  2: Develop,  implement, and  manage  policies, procedures,  plans,  and  directives  to achieve organizational  objectives.
Knowledge  of

1. Principles and  techniques of policy/procedures development
2. Communication  strategies,  methods,  and techniques
3. Training  strategies,  methods,  and techniques
4. Cross-functional  collaboration
5. Relevant laws  and regulations
TASK  3: Develop  procedures/techniques  to measure and  improve organizational  productivity.
Knowledge  of

1. Techniques for quantifying
productivity/metrics/key  performance indicators  (KPI)
2. Data  analysis  techniques and cost-benefit analysis
3. Improvement  techniques (e.g.,  pilot/beta testing  programs,  education,  training)
TASK  4: Develop, implement,  and manage security staffing processes  and personnel  development  programs in order  to  achieve organizational  objectives.
Knowledge  of

1. Interview techniques for staffing
2. Candidate  selection and evaluation techniques
3. Job analysis  processes
4. Pre-employment background  screening
5. Principles of performance evaluations,  360 reviews, and  coaching/mentoring
6. Interpersonal and  feedback techniques
7. Training  strategies,  methodologies,  and resources
8. Retention  strategies  and methodologies
9. Talent  management  and  succession planning
TASK  5: Monitor  and ensure an  acceptable  ethical climate  in accordance  with regulatory  requirements and  organizational  culture.  
Knowledge  of

1. Governance standards
2. Guidelines for individual  and corporate behavior
3. Generally accepted ethical  principles
4. Confidential  information  protection techniques and methods
5. Legal and regulatory  compliance  

TASK  6: Develop  performance requirements and contractual  terms for  security vendors/suppliers.  Knowledge  of
1. Key concepts in the  preparation of requests for proposals and  bid reviews/evaluations
2. Service Level Agreement (SLA) terms, metrics,  and reporting
3. Contract  law,  indemnification,  and liability insurance principles
4. Monitoring  processes to  ensure that organizational  needs and contractual requirements are being met
DOMAIN THREE Investigations 9% TASK  1: Identify, develop,  implement, and  manage investigative  operations.
Knowledge  of

1. Principles and techniques of policy and procedure development
2. Organizational  objectives and cross-functional  collaboration
3. Types of  investigations  (e.g.,  incident, misconduct,  compliance,  due diligence)
4. Internal  and external resources to support investigative  functions
5. Report preparation for internal/external purposes and legal  proceedings
6. Laws  pertaining to  developing and managing  investigative  programs
TASK  2: Manage  or conduct  the collection, preservation,  and  disposition  of evidence  to support investigative  actions.
Knowledge  of

1. Protection/preservation of crime scene  
2. Evidence collection techniques
3. Requirements of chain of custody
4. Methods  for preservation/disposition  of evidence
5. Laws  pertaining to  the collection, preservation, and  disposition  of evidence  
TASK  3: Manage  or conduct  surveillance  processes.
Knowledge  of

1. Surveillance and  counter-surveillance techniques  
2. Technology/equipment and personnel to conduct surveillance (e.g., Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), robotics)
3. Laws  pertaining to  managing  surveillance processes
TASK  4: Manage  and  conduct  investigations requiring  specialized  tools,  techniques,  and resources.
Knowledge  of

1. Financial and fraud related crimes
2. Intellectual property and espionage crimes
3. Crimes against  property (e.g.,  arson, vandalism,  theft,  sabotage)
4. Cybercrimes (e.g.,  distributed  denial of service (DDoS),  phishing,  ransomware)
5. Crimes against  persons (e.g., workplace violence,  human  trafficking,  harassment)
TASK  5: Manage  or conduct  investigative  interviews.  
Knowledge  of

1. Interview and  interrogation  techniques
2. Techniques for detecting deception
3. Non-verbal  communication  and  cultural considerations
4. Rights  of interviewees
5. Required components  of written  statements
6. Legal considerations pertaining to managing investigative interviews
TASK  6: Provide support  to legal  counsel  in actual  or potential  criminal  or civil  proceedings.
Knowledge  o
1. Statutes,  regulations,  and  case law  governing or affecting the security industry  and the  protection of people, property, and information
2. Criminal  law  and procedures
3. Civil law  and  procedures
4. Employment  law  (e.g.,  confidential information,  wrongful termination, discrimination,  harassment)
OMAIN FOUR Personnel Security (11% 11%  TASK  1: Develop,  implement, and  manage background  investigation  processes  for  hiring, promotion,  and  retention of individuals.  
Knowledge  of

1. Background investigations  and  personnel screening techniques
2. Quality  and types  of information  sources (e.g.,  open source, social  media,  government databases,  credit reports)
3. Screening policies and guidelines
4. Laws  and regulations  pertaining  to personnel screening
TASK  2: Develop,  implement, manage,  and  evaluate policies  and  procedures to protect individuals  in the workplace  against  human  threats (e.g., harassment, violence,  active  assailant).
Knowledge  of

1. Protection techniques and methods
2. Threat  assessment
3. Prevention, intervention, and  response tactics
4. Educational  and awareness  program design and implementation
5. Travel security (e.g.,  flight  planning,  global threats,  consulate  services, route selection, contingency planning)
6. Industry/labor  regulations  and applicable laws
7. Organizational  efforts to  reduce employee substance  abuse
TASK  3: Develop,  implement, and  manage  executive protection programs.
Knowledge  of

1. Executive protection techniques and methods
2. Threat  analysis
3. Liaison and  resource management techniques
4. Selection, costs,  and effectiveness of proprietary and contract executive protection personnel
DOMAIN FIVE Physical Security 16% TASK  1: Conduct  facility  surveys  to determine the current status of  physical  security.
Knowledge  of

1. Security protection equipment and personnel (e.g.,  Unmanned  Aircraft Systems (UAS),  robotics)
2. Survey techniques (e.g.,  document  review, checklist, onsite  visit,  stakeholder interviews)
3. Building  plans,  drawings,  and  schematics
4. Risk  assessment  techniques
5. Gap  analysis

TASK  2: Select, implement,  and manage  physical security  strategies to mitigate security  risks.
Knowledge  of

1. Fundamentals  of security system  design
2. Countermeasures (e.g.,  policies, technology, procedures)
3. Budgetary  projection development process (e.g.,  technology,  hardware, labor)
4. Bid package  development and evaluation process
5. Vendor qualification  and  selection process
6. Testing  procedures and final  acceptance (e.g.,  commissioning,  factory  acceptance test)
7. Project management  techniques
8. Cost-benefit  analysis  techniques
9. Labor-technology relationship
TASK  3: Assess  the effectiveness  of  physical  security measures by  testing and  monitoring.  
Knowledge  of

1. Protection personnel, hardware, technology, and processes
2. Audit and  testing  techniques (e.g.,  operation testing)
3. Predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance

DOMAIN SIX Information Security 14% TASK  1: Conduct  surveys  to evaluate  current status of information  security programs.
Knowledge  of

1. Elements of an information security program, including physical security; procedural security; information systems security; employee awareness; and information destruction and recovery capabilities.
2. Survey techniques
3. Quantitative  and qualitative  risk assessments
4. Risk  mitigation  strategies  (e.g.,  technology, personnel, process, facility  design)
5. Cost-benefit  analysis  methods
6. Protection technology, security threats equipment,  and procedures (e.g., interoperability)
7. Information  security threats
8. Integration  of  facility and  system  plans, drawings,  and  schematics

TASK  2: Develop  policies  and  procedures  to ensure information  is  evaluated  and  protected against vulnerabilities  and  threats.
 Knowledge  of

1. Principles of information  security management
2. Information  security theory and  terminology
3. Information  security industry  standards  (e.g., ISO,  PII,  PCI)
4. Laws  and regulations  regarding records management  including collection, retention, legal holds,  and  disposition  practices (e.g., General Data  Protection Regulation  (GDPR), biometric information)
5. Practices to protect proprietary information and intellectual  property
6. Information  protection measures includingsecurity processes, physical  access systems, and data  management
TASK  3:  Implement and  manage  an  integrated information  security  program
Knowledge  of

1. Information security including confidentiality, integrity, and availability
2. Information  security systems  methodology
3. Authentication  techniques (e.g.,  multi-factor, biometrics)
4. Continuous  evaluation  and  improvement programs
5. Ethical  hacking  and penetration testing techniques and practices
6. Encryption and  data  masking  techniques (e.g.,  cryptography)
7. Systems  integration  techniques (e.g., interoperability,  licensing, networking)
8. Cost-benefit  analysis  methodology
9. Project management  techniques
10.  Budget  review process (e.g., system development lifecycle)
11.  Vendor evaluation  and selection process
12.  Final  acceptance and  testing  procedures
13. Protection technology and forensic investigations
14.  Training  and awareness  programs  to  mitigate threats  and vulnerabilities  (e.g.,  phishing, social engineering, ransomware,  insider threats)
DOMAIN SEVEN Crisis Management 13% TASK  1: Assess  and  prioritize threats to mitigate potential  consequences  of  incidents.  
Knowledge  of

1. Threats  by type, likelihood of  occurrence, and consequences
2. “All hazards” approach to assessing threats (e.g.,  natural  disaster,  chemical, biological, radiological,  nuclear, explosives (CBRNE))
3. Cost-benefit  analysis
4. Mitigation  strategies
5. Risk  management  and business  impact analysis  methodology
6. Business  continuity standards  (e.g.,  ASIS ORM.1,  ISO 22301)
TASK  2: Prepare and plan  how the organization respond to incidents.
Knowledge  of

1. Resource management  techniques (e.g., mutual  aid agreements,  MOUs)
2. Emergency planning  techniques
3. Triage  and damage  assessment  techniques
4. Communication  techniques and notification protocols (e.g.,  interoperability,  common operating  terms,  emergency notification system)
5. Training  and exercise techniques (e.g., tabletop  and  full-scale exercises)
6. Emergency operations  center (EOC) concepts and design
7. Primary roles and duties  in an Incident Command  Structure (ICS) (e.g.,  information dissemination,  liaison,  Public Information Officer (PIO))
TASK  3: Respond  to and  manage  an  incident.  
Knowledge  of

1. Resource allocation
2. Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) management  principles and practices
3. Incident management  systems  and protocols
TASK  4: Manage  incident  recovery and  resumption of operations.
Knowledge  of

1. Resource management
2. Short- and  long-term  recovery strategies
3. Recovery assistance  resources (e.g.,  mutual aid,  employee assistance  program (EAP), counseling)
4. Mitigation  opportunities  in the recovery process

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