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Newcomer III

Getting CISSP Certified

I'm now embarking on my CISSP CERTIFICATION journey and I've decided to go in for CompTia Security+ CERTIFICATION first in order to understand the basic concepts of security and work with it for more experience. Any recommendations please.

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Newcomer I

Re: Getting CISSP Certified

Roger,

I'd highly recommend Professor Messer for your Security+ studies. His material is spot on and, best of all, free.

https://www.professormesser.com/security-plus/sy0-401/sy0-401-course-index/

You can sign up for a YouTube Red trial membership (3-months) and it will allow you to cache the videos in the YouTube app for offline playback. The link above is his site; the two below are the playlists for his videos directly on YouTube.

CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Certification Course - Playlist 1 of 2: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnkcKd71N4OjSv4cUXNhoPlQ

CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Certification Course - Playlist 2 of 2: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG49S3nxzAnlhMM1KV5ST1qi3kI87hMpY

I'd recommend Darril Gibson's book to accompany the videos. They compliment each other pretty well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1939136024/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zAD9zbMND23XN

If you provide some information on your background, I can recommend a study plan.

Ryan
Have: CISSP, CASP, CCNA: Security, CCNA: Routing and Switching, ITIL Foundations, Palo Alto ACE7

Pursuing: CCNP: Routing and Switching
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Newcomer III

Re: Getting CISSP Certified

Thanks very much for this much information.
What information would you need in order to provide me with the study plan?
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Newcomer I

Re: Getting CISSP Certified

Are you already doing IT or are you trying to breakout in the field? What formalised training have you had? How familiar are you with TCP/IP and the OSI model? That kind of stuff.
Have: CISSP, CASP, CCNA: Security, CCNA: Routing and Switching, ITIL Foundations, Palo Alto ACE7

Pursuing: CCNP: Routing and Switching
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Viewer

Re: Getting CISSP Certified

Attaining the Security+ cert is a good strategy as it helps you get acquainted with at least some of the security concepts and terminology you may find on the CISSP exam. I know a few folks that chose this same path.
Although I never sat for the Security+ exam, I did read some related material prior to studying for the CISSP. Good luck.