CISSP Exam Cram

CISSP Exam Cram

by Michael Gregg
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CISSP Exam Cram by Michael Gregg

Updated for 2009

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your CISSP exam!

  • Build and manage an effective, integrated security architecture
  • Systematically protect your physical facilities and the IT resources they contain
  • Implement and administer access control
  • Use cryptography to help guarantee data integrity, confidentiality, and authenticity
  • Secure networks, Internet connections, and communications
  • Make effective business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and execute them successfully
  • Address today’s essential legal, regulatory, and compliance issues
  • Master the basics of security forensics
  • Develop more secure applications and systems from the ground up
  • Use security best practices ranging from risk management to operations and auditing
  • Understand and perform the crucial non-technical tasks associated with IT security

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  • Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
  • Multiple test modes
  • Random questions and order of answers
  • Coverage of each CISSP exam domain

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789738066
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
Publication date: 03/24/2009
Series: Exam Cram Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 591
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

As the founder and president of Superior Solutions, Inc., a Houston-based IT security consulting, auditing, and training firm, Michael Gregg has more than15 years experience in information security and risk management. He holds two associate’s degrees, a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree. Some of the certifications he holds include the following: CISSP, CISA, CISM, MCSE, CTT+, A+, N+, Security+, CNA, CCNA, CIW Security Analyst, CCE, CEH, CHFI, CEI, DCNP, ES Dragon IDS, ES Advanced Dragon IDS, and SSCP.

Michael has experience not only in performing security audits and assessments, but also is the co-author of Build Your Own Security Lab by Wiley Publishing. Other publications he has authored include CISSP Practice Questions Exam Cram, CISA Exam Prep, and CEH Exam Prep 2. Michael is a site expert for websites and also serves on their editorial advisory board. His articles have been published on IT websites including,, and Michael has created security, audit, and IT networking course material for various companies and universities. Although audits and assessments are where he spends the bulk of his time, teaching and contributing to the written body of IT security knowledge is how Michael believes he can give something back to the community that has given him so much.

He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. When not working, Michael enjoys traveling and restoring muscle cars.

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CISSP Exam Cram 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed that there is no CD in the Nook version AND Barnes&Noble doesn't tell you -- or at least I can't find that little tid bit of useful information. I would not have purchased this for the NOOK had I known there was no CD.
gundy More than 1 year ago
I purchased the Exam Cram CISSP Second Edition a few months ago but have only just started reading through. Although I've only gotten about 30 pages in, I'm already dismayed by some of the questionable referencing and blatant inaccuracies in some of the example information. In terms of questionable references, for instance, page 26 includes a wikipedia reference in discussing laptop theft. As virtually any college professor will say, wikipedia is an unreliable source at best. There is a reason most colleges do not allow wikipedia as a reference for term papers. As for blatant inaccuracies, page 31 references the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire but states that the event occurred in 1991. The actual Triangle Shirtwaist fire happened in 1911. While this is an editorial mistake, such mistakes in a study/reference guide don't instill confidence in the overall quality of the material. Please bear in mind that this review is based on only a few pages of the book so I cannot yet offer a complete review. That being said, I'd be wary of purchasing this one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first key thing to note here, is that this was one of my key resources and I passed the exam on the first try. This was an excellent book for getting familiar with the basic concepts of CISSP. Strengths of this book include excellent explanation of basic core concepts and detailed, yet simple descriptions of technical foundations. That said, it was one of several books that I read/studied and among them it was not the best at preparing me for the actual exam. Weaknesses included lots of unbroken text, structured in a way that tended to hide some of the most important key elements that were good to memorize for the test. This book was one of the resources that I actually learned the most from though (a few things I will use, beyond just the test). One challenge is that this version is quite outdated and the test has been recently revised. Many concepts on the test were not covered in this book (as such, I found several surprises on the test/all of my books were outdated). There is a more recent version presently available; however, I did not read the newer version and as such cannot comment on the revised product. If you are preparing for the CISSP exam my recommendation is to have several quality resources, at least some of which are among the most recent publications, and study them all fastidiously. It is a difficult exam that covers lots of material. This book will serve you well as one of several such resources. In conclusion, I am pleased that this book was one of my key resources in studying for the exam.
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I really like this book it goes into great security and if you study hard and know computers you'll pass the test with this book.