James Michael Stewart, CISSP, is a security expert, technical trainer, and author who has written numerous publications, books, and courseware. Ed Tittel, CISSP, is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to numerous online outlets, including SearchSecurity.com, InformIT.com, and ITExpertVoice.com. He has authored over 140 books. Mike Chapple, PhD, CISSP, is an IT security professional with the University of Notre Dame. He was formerly chief information officer of Brand Institute and an information security researcher with the National Security Agency and the U.S. Air Force.
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guideby James M. Stewart, Ed Tittel, Mike Chapple
Considered the most desired certification for IT security professionals, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation is also a career-booster. This comprehensive study guide covers every aspect of the 2011 exam and the latest revision of the CISSP body of/b>
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Totally updated for 2011, here's the ultimate study guide for the CISSP exam
Considered the most desired certification for IT security professionals, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation is also a career-booster. This comprehensive study guide covers every aspect of the 2011 exam and the latest revision of the CISSP body of knowledge. It offers advice on how to pass each section of the exam and features expanded coverage of biometrics, auditing and accountability, software security testing, and other key topics. Included is a CD with two full-length, 250-question sample exams to test your progress.
- CISSP certification identifies the ultimate IT security professional; this complete study guide is fully updated to cover all the objectives of the 2011 CISSP exam
- Provides in-depth knowledge of access control, application development security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, cryptography, Information Security governance and risk management, operations security, physical (environmental) security, security architecture and design, and telecommunications and network security
- Also covers legal and regulatory investigation and compliance
- Includes two practice exams and challenging review questions on the CD
Professionals seeking the CISSP certification will boost their chances of success with CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide, 5th Edition.
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I should start by saying that I purchased this book on my NOOK and have been alternating between reading on that and on my iPad NOOK app. I don't know if that makes a difference, as I have not picked up the actual book. My biggest complaint about this book is the editing. Whoever proof read it did a very poor job. Why is that important? Because it's distracting. The CISSP is a lot of information to take in and the task is even more daunting when you're not someone who is well versed in computers/technology. So to continue to be thrown off by poor syntax and/or grammar when you're trying to grasp concepts is frustrating, because now you have to try and decipher what the authors were trying to explain, then go back and reestablish your train of thought. Don't get me wrong, I've found the book helpful as far as the information it provides (although, I do plan to supplement it with other texts to get a clearer understanding of the material) and I've, thus far, found it easy enough to read through the chapters in an order that I feel makes the CISSP easier to digest and comprehend (instead of just reading cover-to-cover). One other thing I might suggest to the authors is that if you're going to use acronyms, introduce ALL of them with the word/words you intend to use them in place of before you start using them as a constant (Example: "The operating system (OS) is designed..."). And this should be done for each new chapter in which a term appears, so as to better facilitate the understanding of those readers (like me) who choose to navigate the material "out of order," (i.e. not chapter order). I do recommend the book. As I've stated, the information is good. Just know that if you're a reader and not very technically inclined, it's a little frustrating. Not impossible to grasp. Just frustrating.