Tuesday, August 1, 2017

NISPOM FSO Certification

 By Jeffrey W. Bennett, ISP, SAPPC
Get your copy @ www.redbikepublishing.com



If you are serious about advancing in your field, get security certification. 

Taking practice tests is a great way to prepare for an exam. Successful students in grade school and college study using guides and exam preparation questions based on the test subject material. This same successful methodology can also help prepare for professional exams like ISP Certification and SPeD Certification. DSS has study material and tests available for those who enrol, NCMS has test study material as well.

Practice tests augment certification exam preparation. Red Bike Publishing's Unofficial Study Guide features four complete test length practice exams based on NISPOM. It could help you pass the ISP and SPeD certification exams.

We've updated our manual for NISPOM Change 2. Have a go at some new questions. 

Try these questions to see how you do:

1.      A facility at which only one person is assigned shall establish procedures for _____notification after death or incapacitation

a.            CSA
b.            GCA
c.             Next of Kin
d.            FSO
e.             FBI

2.      Reports submitted to the _____ involve espionage, terrorism and sabotage.
a.            CIA
b.            FSO
c.             CSA
d.            ISSM
e.              FBI

3.      Which is a part of System and Services Acquisition Control Measure
a.            Develop Security Plans
b.            Assess and Determine Usefulness of IS Security Controls
​c.            Employ Software Usage
d.            Provide Supporting Utilities for IS
e.             Limit Access to Authorized Users

4.      Which marking DOES NOT properly reflect what should be applied to the “Downgrade To” line:
a.            Derived From
b.            Downgrade To On
c.             Declassify On
​d.             Classified  By
e.             None of the above










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1.      A facility at which only one person is assigned shall establish procedures for _____notification after death or incapacitation
a.            CSA (NISPOM 1-204)
b.            GCA
c.             Next of Kin
d.            FSO
e.             FBI

2.      Reports submitted to the _____ involve espionage, terrorism and sabotage.
a.            CIA
b.            FSO
c.             CSA
d.            ISSM
e.             FBI (NISPOM 1-300)

3.      Which is a part of System and Services Acquisition Control Measure
a.            Develop Security Plans
b.            Assess and Determine Usefulness of IS Security Controls
c.             Employ Software Usage (NISPOM 8-301)
d.            Provide Supporting Utilities for IS
e.             Limit Access to Authorized Users

4.      Which marking DOES NOT properly reflect what should be applied to the “Downgrade To” line:
a.            Derived From
b.            Downgrade To On
c.             Declassify On
d.            Classified By (NISPOM 4-208c)
e.             None of the above

So how did you do? These questions and more can be found in Red Bike Publishing's Unofficial Guide to ISP Certification,
DoD Security Clearance and Contracts Guidebook, as well as in NISPOM Training. Both resources provide excellent study material that may help with passing the ISP and SPeD certification exams.

According to reader comments and emails to the author, many who have bought this book, the ISP Test Tips, and used our techniques to augment their preparation have performed very well on the exam.



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