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faus86faus86 Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello everyone. I've been a lurker on this site for almost a month, and I have decided to pursue CISSP. I have read through countless posts and have seen some of the materials that others have used. What are some good Q&A books/databases to prepare me for the exam? I have not decided on books yet, but suggestions would be great as well. I have done research on some of this and there is so much stuff out there. I figured there was no better place to ask the question than to others who have endured the journey. I do plan on attending one of ISC² CBK Training Seminars to top it all off. I self-studied to take my Security+ and did fairly well, so I think I can do the same for this with plenty of dedication and studying.


  • MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
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  • faus86faus86 Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    100 views with 1 response? Can anyone here provide some information for me?
  • HumbeHumbe Member Posts: 202
    You can try CCCure for questions.
  • emerald_octaneemerald_octane Member Posts: 613
    soak in as much as possible from the ISC2 seminar and associated book. You will be successful. icon_study.gif
  • wintermute1wintermute1 Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I think that iSC2's bootcamp is great. That is what I took after studying independently for a few months. I passed first time, and am waiting for my endorsement to be accepted. delivered the training. And I took the paper based test. Take the computer based one if you can.

    Good documents to study are the Shon Harris AIO book, the ISC2 CBK (3rd edition), and CCCure's web site and sample questions. These are the sources I used to prepare.

    Good luck.
  • faus86faus86 Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    So between taking the ISC² CBK Training Seminar, the ISC² CISSP book, Shon Harris AIO book, and CCCure sample questions, I should be well prepared (depending on studying) for the exam? Oh, I am also using some CBT's that I am able to access at work for free. I am thinking that I will do about 3 hours or so a day during the week and 4+ hours on Sat & the same on Sun. I am going to give myself a few months to study then tackle the exam. I am thinking about trying the exam before Thanksgiving. If I schedule the exam now, I think it will force me to really study in order to pass the exam, and also, $600.00 is not money that I want to "give away."

    Thanks for the responses guys. I'm nervous about this and I haven't even really started studying yet.
  • ThistlebackThistleback Member Posts: 151
    If you execute your stated plan, you should do well. I used Shon Harris AIO 5, with her practice quizzes, studied her book for three months, took the Training Camp ISC2 boot camp, and passed the test first try. (I was 58 years old at the time)

    You should do just fine!
    Feel the fear, and do it anyway!
  • ssehgssehg Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Read Shon Harris 6th edition or Official Guide 3rd edition. Do practice questions. You can attend boot camp or attend cheaper online seminar meeting one-to -one from experts from Asia.
  • the_hutchthe_hutch Banned Posts: 827
    I had both the Shon Harris AIO and the ISC2 book from the bootcamp. Definitely thought the ISC2 book was better. More concise and straight to the point. If you are taking a bootcamp...keep asking your course vendor when the books are available. I actually went on-site two weeks before the course to pick up my book, so I could have as much time with it as possible.
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