Today I passed the CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam.
I attended a week training course run by Les Bell (https://www.lesbell.com.au/) via ALC training (http://www.alctraining.com.au/course/cissp-certified-information-systems-security-professional/course-overview/). There was some excellent material in this course and Les also provides access to his online training portal that has some great resources. In addition, I spent around a two months studying and I found the material below to be the most helpful:
- CISSP Training – By CyberSecStudy – free audio podcast, great for listening to in the car – https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/cissp-training/id969825909?mt=2
- CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 6th Edition – Shon Harris (from Amazon)
- CISSP Practice Exams, 3rd Edition – Shon Harris (from Amazon)
- The Sunflower CISSP summary v1.1
The last 3 sources are slightly dated as they talk about the 10 domains (as opposed to the new 8 domains) however I found the content was still relevant.
The exam, 6 hours and 250 questions long, requires real life work experience across all facets of IT – without this experience there is no chance of understanding the concepts and subsequently no chance of being able to answer questions on the extremely wide variety of topics.