Hi Darie - I'm concerned about your comment "My recommendation: do NOT rely solely on the Official Study Guide, it simply does not cover all topics as thoroughly as the CBK does".
I have been studying now for a while, but only using the Official Study Guide and Corresponding Sybex on-line test material, as well as the reference white papers. I now feel comfortable with with the material, but it seems as if you are saying I am in for a (rude) surprise when I sit the exam if I don't purchase and review the CBK. Can you comment? Thank You,
I used the Official Study Guide and the Official Practice Tests to help me pass the CCSP.
The Official Practice Tests highlighted some areas of study that weren't covered in the Official Study Guide so I just found some online resources to help cover those areas.
The practice tests questions are similar to the real test questions in style, type, language used and level of difficulty so I found these very useful.