FW: [TriLUG] any CISSPs on the list?
Chip.Kelly at sas.com
Mon Aug 23 10:08:45 EDT 2004
Thank you for forwarding this to me, Len. I can offer some personal recommendations, and provide some linkage with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) chapter.
The best preparation for the CISSP is the course offered by ISC2. It is precise in scope, and accurately covers the material that the exam will most likely contain. It's expensive, but it works.
I also used several text books as references during preparation. The All-In-One CISSP Certification by Shon Harris is very good, but it's not the one that I refer to to answer questions that arise. The CISSP Prep Guide by Ron Krutz and Russell Vines is also very good, and has proven to be a useful desk reference long after the examination. The Information Security Handbooks, edited by Tipton and Krause, were not as useful for exam preparation, but are excellent references if the topic you need help with is specifically covered in their table of contents.
I'd like to also mention that the Raleigh Chapter of the ISSA is a good place to bounce some of these types of questions. We have an active chapter of about 60 Information Security specialists, many of whom are CISSPs. We also have a mailing list for non-members that you may use to correspond with about 120 members and non-members - announcements at issa-raleigh.mailinglists.org. If you are starting a study group, that would be a great place to generate some interest.
Chip Kelly, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP
Systems and Information Security Manager
SAS Institute Inc.
Chip.Kelly at sas.com RA462
voice: 919-531-7033 fax:919-677-4444
From: Len Boyle
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 6:14 PM
To: Chip Kelly
Subject: Fw: [TriLUG] any CISSPs on the list?
Do you want to add feedback to these folks, maybe your user group?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Johnson" <mike at enoch.org>
To: "Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list" <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] any CISSPs on the list?
> Greg Brown [gregbrown at mindspring.com] wrote:
> > A small CISSP study group is starting up and we are trying to figure
> > out which is the best text book to use. So far I've heard that CISSP
> > All-in-One Exam Guide by Shon Harrris is good choice.
> > <"http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072229667/
> > qid=1093203790/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-3651584-
> > 8182205?v=glance&s=books&n=507846">
> > As a CISSP would you agree or disagree? The last thing I want to have
> > happen is for our little group to pick up the wrong book from the start
> > thereby making this process longer than it has to be.
> > What are your top choices of textbooks for the CISSP material?
> Not a CISSP myself, but I'm planning on it. I spent a night skimming
> the books at Borders, and the one I found that looked best from a
> material and an organizational perspective was this one:
> _The CISSP Prep Guide: Mastering the CISSP and ISSEP Exams, Second
> Edition_ by Ronald L. Krutz, Russell Dean Vines
> Let us know what you find out, BTW. :)
> PS I didn't respond about the CISSP study group because I "don't play
> well with others."
> "Spare me your space-age technobabble Atilla The Hun!" -- Zapp Brannigan
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