(ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide

by: Mike Chapple (0)

CISSP Study Guide - fully updated for the 2021 CISSP Body of Knowledge

(ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Official Study Guide, 9th Edition has been completely updated based on the latest 2021 CISSP Exam Outline. This bestselling Sybex Study Guide covers 100% of the exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, knowledge from our real-world experience, advice on mastering this adaptive exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you've learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions.

The three co-authors of this book bring decades of experience as cybersecurity practitioners and educators, integrating real-world expertise with the practical knowledge you'll need to successfully pass the CISSP exam. Combined, they've taught cybersecurity concepts to millions of students through their books, video courses, and live training programs.

Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes:

  • Over 900 new and improved practice test questions with complete answer explanations. This includes all of the questions from the book plus four additional online-only practice exams, each with 125 unique questions. You can use the online-only practice exams as full exam simulations. Our questions will help you identify where you need to study more. Get more than 90 percent of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam.
  • More than 700 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam
  • A searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam
  • New for the 9th edition: Audio Review. Author Mike Chapple reads the Exam Essentials for each chapter providing you with 2 hours and 50 minutes of new audio review for yet another way to reinforce your knowledge as you prepare.

Coverage of all of the exam topics in the book means you'll be ready for:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Communication and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

The Reviews

I just passed the CISSP and found that this book did the most in preparing me. Everyone is different with various backgrounds so I cannot speak to what others say, but in terms of speaking from my experience I would say this book moderately prepared me for the test. I read every chapter and did all of the exercises at the end of each chapter. I also used the official practice tests book and activated the online Wiley questions from that book. In addition, I read the Syngress book "11th Hour CISSP 3rd edition", though it is getting out of date, hopefully they update it because it is a really solid reference book. I took notes, writing stuff down helps. Studied for 5 months and did no cramming. If I can pass it, then I know you guys/gals can pass it. Just do the work and do the time. The reason I typed all of this was because the most open reviews really helped me in purchasing the write materials to help me pass along with coworkers who also passed.

A thorough and well set out guide that is a must for anyone studying for the CISSP certification. An excellent companion to the LinkedIn Learning cert prep course.

I purchased the book along with the CBK in order to prep for the exam, It took about a month and half to read the book cover to cover and retain as much information as needed for each domain followed by a month of review and periodic practice test and successfully passed the exam. It provides very insightful and easy to follow narrative covering all areas and helped me better grasp concepts that I struggled with or was unfamiliar with prior to starting my exam prep. The knowledge checks at the end of each chapter helped me accurately gauge my proficiency topics and domains and where to focus my study efforts.The two major reasons that I gave this book a 4/5 rather than a 5/5 were because of the amount of misprint/typo's in the knowledge checks, not sure if this is the fault of the publisher or the QA process but a fair number of questions had the wrong answer marked as correct or the right answer was not an option at all.The other reason is that this book does not cover all terminology introduced with the latest iteration of the CISSP exam, the first example that comes to mind is the book lacks any reference to the term "Data Steward", this term pops up in other practice exams and specifically for me I saw it during the actual exam but there is no mention of it in this edition of the book.I would recommend this book as an essential tool to anyone who is looking to pass the CISSP exam!

I didn’t read it cover to cover but instead used it to fill in the gaps and it was fine for that. It’s 1200 pages so it is a lot to take in but is very good. I found this will certainly help in passing the exam but can be overwhelming. My advice is to find your weak areas using the exam objectives and practice questions then spend time in the book that covers it. The adaptive nature of the exam will find your weaknesses.

Dozens upon dozens of prep material for CISSP, but the Official Study Guide is the only essential reading. Domains are adequately covered. All practice questions are well written and well explained. You can't go wrong picking this up for your preparation.

I highly endorse this system and recommend that you buy the combo study guide/test book set, access the online test site, and follow Mike's recommendations.Read the material, take the tests in the books, take the online tests and keep taking them.The amount of information covers many subjects, but if you follow Mike's recommendations you'll be ready. How long your preparation takes depends on your previous and current exposure to the subjects covered but you will get it if you stick to it.Again, get the books, take the time to prepare, test, test, test and you will be ready.Good luck!

I liked the ways how the topics are displayed and explained ; also the amount of the 1 inch deep and 1 mile wide in this book made it stand alone source of knowledge.what really add to my study plan are the e materials:-Searchable Glossary gives you instant access to the key terms you'll need to know for the exam.-Audio lessons: 2 hours and 50 minutes of new audio review for CISSP, featuring author Mike Chapple reading the Exam Essentials for each chapter.-1020 flash card-960 exam question with 2 modes (study and exam ) with random and sequential orderseven if you are not planning to be certified this book will provide you with huge amount of knowledge to understand the Information Security world.

I used just this book, the accompanying practice tests book and Mike's weekly preparation schedule to study for my exam. I took the exam on 01/18/2022 and passed on first attempt. This book along with my industry experience in networks, security and storage helped me tremendously. This book covered topics that were new to me such as various security models, encryption ciphers and modes and Capability Maturity Models, DR/BCP...etc. I also got exposed to many frameworks (Risk, Cyber security, COBIT) as well as standards such as ISO 27001/2, NIST SP 800 53A/B and many others. I used this book primarily to understand and enhance my knowledge, but it helped me with my CISSP exam. All the best.

Bought this book and the CISSP practice tests book by Mike Chapple. Read/practiced both books cover to cover. They are the only book resources I've used to help me pass the exam. The amount of materials covered in this book has been overwhelming to me though, but I appreciate the fact the book explains concepts in great clarity on most part. Recommend to those who are seeking resources to prepare for CISSP exam.

It was somewhat of a challenge to study without having the domain order be the format for the book. All the information is definitely there. I have not taken my test yet, so I may or may not update this review.

Really like this book but there are a lot of info and may seem dry to read depending on the subject or chapter

Love the chapter summary sections. This guide nicely ties up all the loose ends.

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