@LDH Thank you for your inquiry. We have reached out to our Education team and they have confirmed that the release date will be in Q4 2018. We apologize for the delay.
I wanted to provide an update around the 5th Edition of the CISSP CBK. Our teams have been working hard to ensure that we can deliver a comprehensive Common Book of Knowledge that meets our standards and will be a valuable resource to those who are studying for or just brushing up on their knowledge of the CISSP Exam. We have had some setbacks, as noted in this thread, with the date of publish getting pushed back and I do need to inform you that we will not be publishing by the end of 2018. Our goal for this release is to ensure that you have the best resource possible, and in order to make sure of that, it does require us to delay the release further. We have an expected release in late Q1 of 2019 at this time. I understand that this is a much anticipated resource and we truly apologize for the delay in getting it to you. As we have any new information we can keep you updated via this thread. We appreciate all of the patience and diligence that everyone in this thread and beyond have shown us in regards to this matter.
@Olusoji I apologize for the delay. Unfortunately, we still don't have an exact ETA, but it should definitely be out by end of Q2.
I've been following the conversation for some time and it would seem we have been waiting for the 5th edition of the CBK for nearly a year now. In May of 2018 it was due to be released in Q3 of 2018. In October it shifted to Q4 of 2018. In November it shifted to Q1 of 2019. Now in March it is shifting to Q2 of 2019. Normally when something is ready to go you'll see the advance sale offers pop up and we haven't seen that yet either. The objectives changed in April of 2018 and March of 2019 we are still waiting for the official interpretation of those objectives. I don't mean to sound harsh but it is frustrating.
I agree that this delay is unprofessional. ISC2 says that the changes are small, something like 2% but what does that mean for someone who barely failed the exam?
... what does that mean for someone who barely failed the exam?
If one gets 68%, the problem is not that the book is 2% outdated.