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CISSP Study Guide

The CISSP Study Guide is aligned to cover all of the material included in the exam, complete with special attention to recent updates. The 10 domains are covered completely and as concisely as possible with an eye to passing the exam thr first time. Each of the 10 domains has its own chapter that includes specially-designed pedagogy to aid you in passing the exam.

This study guide and the CISSP certification are aimed at information security professionals with at least 5 years of relevant experience.


Published: July 2010

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-563-9


  • "Ideal preparation tool for the CISSP exam; gives you exactly what you need to know in an accurate, concentrated, no frills, no fluff manner. The exam warnings, clear explanations about common misconceptions, are priceless and I learned a lot from them."--Stephen Northcutt, President, SANS Technology Institute

    "For anyone serious about passing the exam I would recommend this book to be one of their guides and award the book nine out of ten in terms of its approach, coverage of the material and applicability to the task of preparing a student for the CISSP exam overall."--Jim McGhie, MBCS, CEng CITP

    "The CISSP certification is the very first and most prestigious, globally-recognized, vendor-neutral exam for information security professionals. This new study guide is aligned to cover all of the material included in the exam complete with special attention to recent updates."--Dierdre Blake on Dr. Dobb’s Journal

    "[T]he book contains all the necessary topics that you will need to know to review for the exam…. Overall the book is more concise than the majority of the other CISSP study guides available. It uses techniques such as "Learn By Example" and "Exam Warning" boxes to illustrate and highlight key points. Well written by technically competent authors, I found the book easy to read. Significantly cheaper than many of its peers, this is all that the more experienced prospective CISSP candidate requires."


  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Domain 1: Information Security Governance and Risk Management
    Chapter 3: Domain 2: Access Control
    Chapter 4: Domain 3: Cryptography
    Chapter 5: Domain 4: Physical (Environmental) Security
    Chapter 6: Domain 5: Security Architecture and Design
    Chapter 7: Domain 6: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
    Chapter 8: Domain 7: Telecommunications and Network Security
    Chapter 9: Domain 8: Application Development Security
    Chapter 10: Domain 9: Operations Security
    Chapter 11: Domain 10: Legal, Regulations, Investigations, and Compliance
    Appendix: Self Test


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