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1st Edition

Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam

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ISBN 9780429095931
Published December 15, 2003 by Auerbach Publications
902 Pages

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Book Description

Candidates for the CISSP exam can now go directly to the source for study materials that are indispensable in achieving certification. The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam is derived from the actual CBK review course created and administered by the non-profit security consortium (ISC)2. In addition to being an invaluable study guide, this book is detailed enough to serve as an authoritative information security resource.

Both of the guide's co-authors are CISSPs, and the entire text has been reviewed and approved by Hal Tipton, Co-Founder and Past President of ISSA and Co-Founder of (ISC)2. The ten subject areas included, each a section from the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), have been reviewed by multiple CISSPs, all of whom are recognized leaders in their fields.

A CISSP certification garners significant respect, signifying that the recipient has demonstrated a higher standard of knowledge, proficiency, and ethics. This book ensures that a student is fully prepared to face the exam's rigorous criteria. It is crafted to match the overall theme of the exam, which emphasizes a general, solutions-oriented knowledge of security that organizations want.

Table of Contents


Domain 1 - Access Control Systems and Methodology

Domain 2 - Telecommunications and Network Security

Domain 3 - Security Management Practices

Domain 4 - Applications and System Development Security

Domain 5 - Cryptography

Domain 6 - Security Architecture and Models

Domain 7 - Operations Security

Domain 8 - Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning

Domain 9 - Law, Investigation, and Ethics

Domain 10 - Physical Security

Sample Questions and Answers

Annotated Bibliography



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"Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam is an encyclopedic tome filled with a dizzying array of security information. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 has designed this book to help you study and pass the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) test. … The chapters are concise digests that systematically review each CBK domain. … Excellent. Buy the study guide if you can only choose one book. If they save you the cost of retaking the CISSP exam, then it is money well spent."
- Technical Support, Dec. 2004

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