I am a System + Network Consultant with 9 years experience in IT infra. I am very interested in Cyber Security. I have recently requested and has been granted internal transfer in my company to be come an Information Security Consultant. I would like to study CISSP to upgrade myself and be better equip for this new role.
I am looking for study materials and have started the following:
1. CISSP Course - Kelly Handerhan, Cybrary
2. Official (ISC)² CISSP Practice Tests
3. Official (ISC)² CISSP Study Guide
4. Reading NIST Publication
I plan do my first attempt of the exam in 6 months time.
My question is, essentially do I need to purchase [Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP CBK, Fifth Edition] ? Is it strongly recommended for my study? I have read mixed reviews about it, unlike the official study guide, many have commented that the guide to the CISSP CBK, wordings and vocabulary used, at times causes confusion.
Re: Inquiry on CISSP Study Resources and Materials
Hi there, I am replying to your post because I have also been studying for CISSP. I was recently transfered to the department of Network Security. Though I am still a beginner for the field, I have been motivated for upgrading myself as you do. This is not suitable for you but CISSP for dummies has helped me a lot for start up. As a next step, I am going to look at some official guides and take some lectures for deepning my understanding. Hopefully, I would like to do my first attempt of the exam in the early of next year. I know this comment does not help you but just wanted to tell you that there is someone who has just started studying for the same goal with you. I am attending the Security Congress 2019, which also motivates me! Thank you and all the best for you.