Tuesday, March 6, 2018

NISPOM Certification





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. For a NACLC, you must provide work experience for the past _____ years.

a. 10

b. 20

c. 7

d. 5

e. 3


2. How long does a security clearance remain in effect?

a. Forever

b. 5 years for TS

c. 10 years for S

d. As long as employed and expected to require access to classified information

e. B and C


3. Who conducts security clearance investigations for the DoD?

a. Each cleared contractor is required to pay for investigations

b. FBI

c. DSS

d. OPM

e. CAF






NOTE: Answers to the following are not provided in the NISPOM. Please refer to any DSS, JPAS, OPM, and other resources at your disposal.



1. For a NACLC, you must provide work experience for the past _____ years.

a. 10

b. 20

c. 7

d. 5

e. 3

2. How long does a security clearance remain in effect?

a. Forever

b. 5 years for TS

c. 10 years for S

d. As long as employed and expected to require access to classified information

e. B and C

3. Who conducts security clearance investigations for the DoD?

a. Each cleared contractor is required to pay for investigations

b. FBI

c. DSS

d. OPM

e. CAF



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.


Jeffrey W. Bennett, ISP is the owner of Red Bike Publishing Red Bike Publishing . He regularly consults, presents security training, and recommends export compliance and intellectual property protection countermeasures. He is an accomplished writer of non-fiction books, novels and periodicals. Jeff is an expert in security and has written many security books including: "Insider's Guide to Security Clearances" and "DoD Security Clearances and Contracts Guidebook", "ISP Certification-The Industrial Security Professional Exam Manual", and NISPOM/FSO Training".
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