Thank you very much in advance! I realize this might be answered but I am trying to get the most up to date information possible based on the test that's currently out there. My plan is to study books and then tests for two months then give it a try.
Nothing was a good reflection of the actual test. The 11th Hour CISSP book along with the (ISC)2 guides really help. The online tests helped build confidence on understanding the material, but the actual test did not align with any practice exam that I saw online.
This is a GOOD thing. If it were a mere question of finding rehashed and repeated Q&A, then it would make the exam into some grocery list of items for people to memorize.
The K in CBK means knowledge, and knowledge comes through experience and know-how. This is why it is NOT an entry-level cert. This is also why the CEPs play a very important part of the process. Skill Stagnation spells doom for those who depend on us.
Thankfully, (ISC)2 has people that realize this and ensure the CBK exam is as tough and as fair as possible.
When i stydied for CISSP i did use CCCURE website i paid for 3 month and also bought the 12 hour and CISSP for dummies and ofcourse the boxset from Shon Harris and i paid for the iPhone app from ISC2 and for ealaerning i used Cybrary.it CISSP course.
"Security Engineering" by Ross Anderson.
Anderson's book is without doubt the best core book covering the entire range of topics that come together in information security. Even better, Anderson placed the entire book available online for free; each chapter is a separate PDF file. He did this with full approval by his publisher. Both the 1st and 2nd editions are online, so be sure you link to the 2nd edition. I leave it as a reader exercise to find Dr. Anderson's site with the book.