WHAT IS THE CISSP? 

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional is a different type of exam.

It takes dedication, drive, focus and a willingness to never give up.

 

It’s now a computer adaptive style exam which is max 3 hours and contains 100-150 mind-bending, confidence-destroying, doubt-yourself questions testing your security concepts, and your patience.

WHERE DO I EVEN START?

It’s not a technical exam – you won’t be configuring OSPF or hacking with a Kali box.

 

It’s not about memorizing every chapter in a study guide either. 

 

All it takes is knowing the concepts.

It’s not impossible.  You can definitely pass it.

WHAT'S ON THE EXAM?

Confidentiality 

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Integrity 

They are collectively known as the CIA Triad.  

Studying and passing the CISSP exam depends on how well the candidate has learned to balance all core principles of the CIA Triad within an organization.

 

This is done through understanding the concepts behind the following domains:

 

  1. Security and Risk Management (15%)

  2. Asset Security (10%)

  3. Security Engineering (13%)

  4. Communication and Network Security (14%)

  5. Identity and Access Management (13%)

  6. Security Assessment and Testi(12%)

  7. Security Operations (13%)

  8. Software Development Security (10%)

WHAT BOOKS DO I NEED?

Official ISC2 Guide to the CISSP - Fourth Edition

This book will tell you what is exactly on the exam.

Sybex 7th Edition

This book will expand on topics that the Official ISC2 Guide does not.

Shon Harris 7th Edition

This book will expand on everything the Sybex does not.

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