70 Tips and Tricks for Mastering the Cissp Exam
Danturthi, R. Sarma
Learn how to think and apply knowledge in a practical way. Tackling the CISSP exam is vastly different from simply understanding the subject matter. Even the most experienced security professionals can fail because the questions are tricky and ask the test taker to pick the best of the options given.
The CISSP exam conducted by ISC2 is the hardest and most rewarded cybersecurity examination. The test has several domains and sub-domains and covers a wide range of topics on security, including cyber and physical building security fields. It also covers breaches, discovery of breaches, and how to report data breaches.
Because the subject area is vast and the questions are almost never repeated, it is hard for the exam taker to memorize or quickly discover the correct solution. The four options given as answers typically have two very close matches to the question. With quick analysis, it is possible to discover from the verbiage of a question what is truly being asked and learn how to find the closest possible solution without spending too much time on each question.
What You Will Learn
- Think outside the box (the CISSP exam demands this of candidates)
- Quickly discern the gist of a question, eliminate the distractors, and select the correct answer
- Understand the use of words such as MOST, BEST, FIRST, LAST in the questions
- Select the correct answer when multiple options look like possible solutions
Who This Book Is For
Experienced security practitioners, managers, and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles, including chief information security officers, chief information officers, directors of security, IT directors and managers, security systems engineers, security analysts, security managers, security auditors, security architects, security consultants, private contractors, and network architects
R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, PMP, CISSP has a doctoral degree in engineering from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA and has taught graduate-level courses in engineering, microprocessors, and computer science. He has been in the IT field for several years and his earlier experience included designing processor-level boards with interfaces and programming with various languages such as C and C++. His current experience includes design, coding, cyber security, leading project teams, and project management. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has written book chapters on software interfaces, modeling, IT security, and simulation. His interests include evolving cyber security, cloud computing, intelligent interfaces, and mobile application development. Besides being proficient in various programming languages, he has certifications in Java, Project Management Institute's PMP, CompTIA Sec+, and ISC2 CISSP.