CISSP professional experience includes:
* Work requiring special education or intellectual attainment, usually including a liberal education or college degree.
* Work requiring habitual memory of a body of knowledge shared with others doing similar work.
* Management of projects and/or other employees.
* Supervision of the work of others while working with a minimum of supervision of one's self.
* Work requiring the exercise of judgment, management decision-making, and discretion.
* Work requiring the exercise of ethical judgment (as opposed to ethical behavior).
* Creative writing and oral communication.
* Teaching, instructing, training and the mentoring of others.
* Research and development.
* The specification and selection of controls and mechanisms (i.e. identification and authentication technology) (does not include the mere operation of these controls).
* Applicable titles such as officer, director, manager, leader, supervisor, analyst, designer, cryptologist, cryptographer, cryptanalyst, architect, engineer, instructor, professor, investigator, consultant, salesman, representative, etc. Title may include programmer. It may include administrator, except where it applies to one who simply operates controls under the authority and supervision of others. Titles with the words "coder" or "operator" are likely excluded.