So I’ve just started studying for the CISSP. I’ve been doing so for about a week now, and I am feeling very confident with all the content that I have read. The big thing I have noticed when working to obtain all my certifications is that the material needs to make logical sense, as I am very much a logical thinker. As long as the material is, then it will not be an issue for me understanding any of it.
Additionally, I’ve been working a lot with Backtrack 4 lately. I’ve been playing around with a lot of the tools again and I still believe it is the best security based linux distro available. The number and quality of tools built into it is superior than anything else I have used. It never hurts to to have a great understanding of these tools, and I’ll continue to do so.
I purchased a couple different books to help me study and obtain the CISSP. The first one, and probably the most popular one, is Shon Harris’s All in One Study guide. I also purchased her smaller book that contains practice tests. The other book I bought is the (ISC)2’s official study guide. It’ll be interesting to read through both and see which I book works best for me. As of now, I’m going to keep working my way through the Access Control domain. and on from there!