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Information security may be the decade's No. 1 IT opportunity: By one estimate, more than 75,000 positions are going unfilled right now. But how can you make sure you have the breadth of expertise you'll need? And how can you demonstrate your expertise to companies desperately trying to hire the right people? By earning the new Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner credential.
This is one tough exam: 6 hours long, with 250 questions on everything from networking to operations, cryptography to law, access control to disaster recovery. Fortunately, there's an equally systematic study tool: CISSP All-in-One Certification Exam Guide, by Shon Harris.
Harris, a member of the U.S. Air Force's Information Warfare unit, covers every exam objective: security practices, risk analysis, authentication, passwords, monitoring, firewalls, security models, physical and software security, security up and down the ISO networking stack, PKI, attacks and countermeasures, incident investigation, and more.
The book is replete with examples and scenarios. It presents hundreds of practice questions (with even more resources on CD-ROM). Best of all, Harris brings exceptional real-world insight to this project. Pros. Cons. Limitations. Tradeoffs. This isn't just a study guide: It's a blueprint for effective security, and a road map for your career. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.