Decision details

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) training

Decision Maker: Lead Specialist for ICT

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Procurement of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) training for one Officer, via Softcat.

Reasons for the decision:

This grant is provided by the LGA as part of their LGA Cyber 360 programme, to uplift cyber skills in the Council.

Alternative options considered:

As this training grant was based on guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), providers listed on their website under the NCSC Certified Training scheme were considered.

QA was widely listed in this training scheme and are known by the Council to have previously delivered a good standard of training.

Given pricing was similar and within the grant funding level, and QA are a current supplier to the Council, pricing options for QA training were progressed (direct and reseller pricing).

Reseller pricing via Softcat is the cheaper option identified.

Publication date: 13/03/2023

Date of decision: 22/02/2023