CISSP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 2nd Edition Hardcover – 1 Jun 2003
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From the Back Cover
Prepare to pass the CISSP certification exam
Get complete coverage of all the material including the latest revisions included on the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam inside this comprehensive, up-to-date resource. With full treatment of all the exam topics, as developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, this definitive, dual-purpose tool contains learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, helpful exam tips, sample questions, and real-world scenarios. Authoritative and detailed, this volume serves as both a complete certification study guide and an indispensable on-the-job reference.
Get complete details on all ten subject areas covered on the exam:
-Access control systems and methodology
-Applications and systems development
-Business continuity planning
-Law, investigation, and ethics
-Security architecture and models
-Security management practices
-Telecommunications and networking
Included on the CD-ROM
-Simulated exam with 850+ practice questions and answers
-Live cryptography video training by Shon Harris
About the Author
Shon Harris, (Spokane, WA) MCSE, CISSP, is a security consultant who provides security assessments and analysis, vulnerability testing, and solutions to a wide range of different businesses. She is a member of the Information Warfare unit in the Air Force, which performs military base assessments and 'red-teaming' activities during aggressor exercises. Shon is a contributing writer to Information Security magazine and Windows 2000 magazine. She also teaches networking and security classes at different local colleges.
Top customer reviews
The web references can be useful although some of them are out of date. I found that they were not really necessary, though - this book covered almost everything in the exam.
Note that Shon Harris in with all this does not quite hit the nail on the head. You would imagine from this book that the correct answer to any question is always the paranoid one, and that you simply have to learn it all by rote. That's not quite true. Refreshingly, when you get into the ISC2 exam room, you find that the questions are actually written intelligently and that if you actually understand the material, you can fill in the gaps with your brain. Be sure that you understand the material, rather than just mind-numbingly remembering this one book. Breadth is good.
You DO need this book - or one of the later editions. But only use it for reference, in conjunction with the included trial exams. Do your basic learning with something readable.
My approach to the exam was:
1 - read the 'whole' subject area (CISSP for Dummies is a good starting point)
2 - do exam test questions (both Shon and the Dummies book have these)
3 - detailed study (for which Shon is fine)
wrt Shon's book itself - the detail is good, but the humour grates a little after a while, and whilst the depth of knowledge is good, it doesn't always explain _why_ something is important.
The reason why this review doesn't just focus on the Shon book is because 1 book _won't_ get you through the exam.... you _will_ need practical experience (or equivalent knowledge) to 'join the dots'.
oh, and good luck!
Does repeat itself a bit, but so do topics across CISSP. (a few typos)
Clear diagrams and down to earth examples throughout.
Each section has URLS to further information - ideal for further study.
Useful to get you into the subject and use as reference - or as a primer then move to the heavy stuff, such as Tipton & RSA, for greater depth.
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