CISSP For Dummies Paperback – Dec 9 2009
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“…a good book…simple, straightforward…”(Communications News, January 2003) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Prepare to pass that all-important CISSP exam with this tried-and-true package!
CISSP certification boosts your standing as a security professional. This book-and-CD duo is your perfect study buddy, helping you earn certification with flying colors! It shows you what you need to know, guides you into sterling study habits, fills your mind with everything necessary to pass the exam, and gives you lots of chances to practice.
What you need to know — learn about (ISC)2 and the knowledge required for certification
One bite at a time — examine 10 key domains such as access control, application development security, and cryptography
A look at the legal stuff — understand regulatory laws, levels of computer crime, forensic procedures, and compliance issues
Safety net — learn to protect LANs, WANs, VPNs, and telephone systems; how to design secure systems; and how to respond to attacks
Practice makes perfect — use the sample test questions to set up your own practice exams
Open the book and find:
Minimum professional qualifications for CISSP certification
The (ISC)2 Code of Ethics
What a disaster recovery plan should include
How cryptography can boost security
Concepts and principles of information security management
Ten test-taking tips
What to expect during and after the exam
Ways to enhance site security
Bonus CD Includes
- Dummies Test Engine, our exclusive test-prep software
- Hundreds of practice questions to help you study and prepare for the real thing
- Flashcards you can use on your PDA to study
Top Customer Reviews
I also read the Wiley book, boring and full of gramatical errors, some of them were really confusing.
Along with the Flash Cards and Boson tests, the Dummies book is worth every penny! I could not have passed without it.
I would recommend the Wiley test exam questions (separate book), they helped a great deal too.
This book can be useful as a first, concise read to give you an overview of the CISSP exam, but you definetly want to follow up with either the "All In One Exam Guide" or the "Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK".
So if you decide to get the book in this context, please be aware of a few deficiencies that still exist:
1.) Some of the material in the book is somewhat dated. For example: the author portraits the MD5 hash algorithm as "strong, fast and resilient", while it is in fact, today, broken and deprecated.
2.) There are some factual errors. An example: "role-based access control" is described in Chapter 4 as a form of "discretionary access control". The CBK says the opposite!
3.) Some topics are handled inconsistantly or way too superficial. For example, the authors tell you in chapter 6, that ECB, CBC, CFB and OFB are "four modes of DES". The explanations of the four operation modes are almost comical in their lack of facts and some important information is missing, like the fact that ECB can leave recognizable patterns even in the encrypted data. Only the authors know why they don't even mention the fact that the same operation modes are also used in AES.
4.) While the book claims that the tests on the CD are configurable, they are in fact not.
My facit: get this book to find out if CISSP is right for you or as a first, easy read. Do NOT rely on this book for your actual exam preparation and do expect quite a number of errors to exist in this book. If you are already committed to the CISSP exam or have sufficient prior experience, save the money.
Most recent customer reviews
This book was actually not detailed enough to cover the exam. Your money would be best put to on the new offiical ISC2 CISSP Exam guide.Published on March 4 2004
I used this book along with the CISSP Study guide Gold edition and passed the CISSP on my first try. The CD is great especially if you have a PDA with a PDF viewer. Read morePublished on June 6 2003
Great book! Took my test 2 weeks ago and passed the CISSP. The only book I used was this one!Published on Jan. 17 2003 by Travis
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