ul This updated bestseller features new, focused review material for the leading computer security certification the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, or CISSP The first book on the market to offer comprehensive review material for the Information Systems Security Engineering Professional ISSEP subject concentration, a new CISSP credential that s now required for employees and contractors of the National Security Agency NSA and will likely be adopted soon by the FBI, CIA, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security Department The number of CISSPs is expected to grow by fifty percent in 2004 The CD ROM includes the Boson powered interactive test engine practice sets for CISSP and ISSEP...
|Title||:||The CISSP Prep Guide: Mastering the CISSP and ISSEP?Exams (Wiley Security Certification)|
|Publisher||:||Wiley 2 edition April 30, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||1056 pages|
|File Size||:||587 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The CISSP Prep Guide: Mastering the CISSP and ISSEP?Exams (Wiley Security Certification) Reviews
This is a strong review guide that correlates perhaps 90% with the contents of the comprehensive CISSP exam. As a hands-on professional with decades' worth of security experience and in-the-trenches development of secure OS, comm protocols, and RDBMS, I was frustrated at the manner in which the book glossed over some material and, indeed, made frank errors here and there. (This is why I withheld the fifth star from my rating.) However, considering its purpose--which is to provide balanced coverage of the numerous exam areas--it does a very good job. Of course, the book isn't all you need, and I disagree for two reasons with the assertion in the book's preface that a professional with three years' experience could pass the CISSP exam. First, the material is far too broad. Second, the exam demands that the candidate have a strong handle on the business motivations behind various security-related policies, practices, and methodologies that you just can't glean in only a few years of professional practice.
This book is apparently right on target in terms of content. However it is in serious need of a good editor. I estimate it is taking me twice as long to read and understand the text because of poor grammer and ambiguities. For example, on pages 5-6, under the heading "Information Classification Objectives":
This book attempts to cover the 10 domains in the CBK which is not possible in one book, much less a book that's not even 600 pages. However, this should probably be the first book you read in preparing for the CISSP exam.
I used the CISSP for Dummies as a first book to get me in the mode and hit this book hard over and over again. It helped me to pass the test on my first try. It has enough details and excellent test questions. I'm not sure about the ISSEP parts as I did not go through it. At $6.99 when I bought it compared to the $26.99 I paid for the Dummies book, this is the best bang for the buck in studying for the exam, no question about that.
it was ok