Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?

Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?

Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?

I wanted to get everyone's feedback of those individuals that have gone through the testing process.  I have already read some of the threads here that reference books but since the topics in security is ever-so changing, I wanted to know some of the latest.  

I am looking into purchasing this book: http://www.amazon.com/Official-ISC-Guide-CISSP-Press/dp/0849382319/sr=8-2/qid=1169148964/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-1558885-5584758?ie=UTF8&s=books.  

Any other suggestions?

RE: Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?

Looking for an "All Inclusive" book isn't going to do much. It can give you a framework of what to expect but unless you have a broad spectrum of knowledge, you're cheating yourself into a certification.


perl -e 'print $i=pack(c5,(40*2),sqrt(7600),(unpack(c,Q)-3+1+3+3-7),oct(104),10,oct(101));'

RE: Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?

The Shon Harris book posted by LadySlinger is the one I have been using. A classmate of mine used that as his only reference and passed. Two other teachers of mine are also using the Shon Harris book, they haven't taken the test yet. I am curious to how the official guide is.

You can't cheat yourself into the CISSP, you still need work experience to get certified.

RE: Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?

I've done my research and apparently the Shon Harris book is the is excellent; the best out of all of them.  I recently purchased it myself and am using it in conjunction with the Cybex CISSP Study Guide (Third Edition) wich I also really like.  I think both books are laid out very well.

RE: Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?

Someone just told me too that the CISSP is pretty good.

Then they followed with the sentence: "But there's a some things that are wrong..." ponder

RE: Best Book(s) to study for the CISSP?


I have passed the exam in the last 3 Months and the best advice on what to study is Shon Harris 3RD Edition, this in conjunction with the CCCURE.ORG practise exams, saw me through.  Hope this helps


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close