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ISBN-13: 978-1118362396 ISBN-10: 111836239X Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111836239X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118362396
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

With this book, you'll be better prepared to secure your CISSP certification

So you're ready to pursue the coveted CISSP certification? Good for you! Here's the place to begin, because this book is packed with vital information you'll need to know and loaded with tips to help you succeed. Designed to provide a framework and blueprint for your study efforts, it also helps you practice for the actual test. Let's get started!

  • Get the background — learn about (ISC)2 and review the ten domains of security found in the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)
  • Dig in — explore the core concepts of each domain in detail, learn the key information you need to pass the exam, and get hints on how to remember
  • Prepare for the big day — study the test prep and test day tips, master ten key points from each domain, and explore security websites and supplementary books
  • Practice, practice — get a feel for the real thing with 250 practice exam questions and both timed and untimed sample tests

Open the book and find:

  • Exam requirements and how to register
  • Other certifications you might want to get first
  • Helpful study hints
  • Ways to maintain your CISSP certification
  • How to make a 60-day study plan
  • "Instant Answers" to help you recall key information
  • The latest updates to the CISSP CBK
  • Prep tests that help you review

Learn to:

  • Build your confidence for the CISSP exam
  • Assess your progress at every step
  • Improve your results with test-taking tips and resources
  • Practice with hundreds of test questions on the companion website

About the Author

Lawrence Miller has nearly a decade of experience in systems administration and information security. As a consultant, he has served multi-national clients and the U.S. Navy. Peter H. Gregory is a consultant who develops security policy, architecture, and emergency response teams for high-profile industries.


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Make sure you read the whole book and review all of the chapters regularly.
GFY Riot Maker
The book provides a good balance between depth and breath, and does not get bogged down in minutia like some other CISSP study guides.
Ben Rothke
This was one of the books I read along with the Schon Harris CISSP book to study for the CISSP exam.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ben Rothke on September 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
The CISSP is the most popular and arguably most valuable information security certification. While SANS GIAC certifications are technically more intensive, the CISSP is the 900-pound gorilla of information security certifications.

For those looking for a CISSP review guide, CISSP for Dummies, despite its title, is a worthwhile reference.

The book provides a thorough overview of the (ISC) ² Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The CBK is a collection of 10 topic areas most relevant to information security.

Printed in August 2012, the book covers the most current iteration of the CBK.

The book provides a good balance between depth and breath, and does not get bogged down in minutia like some other CISSP study guides.

The only negative thing about the book is that the author's suggest a 60-day study plan for certification. I have found that for most people 60 days may be a bit aggressive. 3-4 months is a good guideline to use. That gives a person one week per CBK module (and 2 weeks for the cryptography domain), with time for a review and break in between.

The book also includes a 250-question practice exam which can give the ready a relatively good feel for how likely they are to passing the exam. Note though that this practice exam like most, are written by security professionals, not a psychometrician; so it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Most CISSP test strategies recommend using 2 main books for CISSP preparation. For those looking for a practical and useful guide to preparing for the CISSP exam, CISSP for Dummies should definitely be one of those two guides.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By rblake on November 5, 2012
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Used CISSP Study Guide, Second Edition and the CISSP For Dummies and passed the CISSP exam today with no problems. Both books with give you a great understaning of all the concepts you need to pass.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By clive on October 11, 2013
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Easy read with a nice flow. Took the shock out of starting and gave me a base before taking on the bigger study guides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GFY Riot Maker on September 12, 2014
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I would recommend this book to ANYONE looking to take the CISSP certification! I initially wasn't sure how well the book would educate me on the domains, but this book really covers everything you need to know. I studied almost exclusively out of this book and did just fine on the test. Make sure you read the whole book and review all of the chapters regularly. The night before the test I reviewed all of the 'remember', 'warning' and 'instant answer' labels from this book and that was a fantastic review and really helped me the following morning while taking the test.

The one weak point of this book would be the practice questions. The practice questions from this book in NO WAY prepare you for the nightmarish questions in the actual test(seriously, they're terrible). I'd highly recommend getting the CISSP All In One, or the CISSP Practice Exams book to compliment this book. The practice questions from those books will much better prepare you for the actual questions on the test, but the content of this book will be much easier to read and contains MUCH less fluff. Good luck on your journey!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phasemargin on April 21, 2014
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This is a good book that covers all the domains. I would recommend this book along with others. I don't recommend anyone try to use only one book. Different writing style and presentation of the material will help the reader understand the concepts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David M. Shifflett on April 17, 2014
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This book takes the CISSP done to the nuts and bolts. It is good additional reading and opens a better understanding of the exam. I recommend this book as a good reference and study group material.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By paf on November 13, 2013
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It's given me a good idea about what to expect from the CISSP. I went through a number of different books and settled on this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deanna Vazquez on September 11, 2013
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Must be a bit more knowledgeable in the field, but a good purchase for review. Honestly wish they had more test questions in the book. The questions seems a bit generic. But that's the only negative thing I have to say for the book.
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