This chapter is supplemental to and coordinated with the Applications and Systems Development chapter in the CISSP Prep Guide. The fundamentals of applications and systems development are covered in Chapter 7 of the CISSP Prep Guide at a level commensurate with that of the CISSP Examination.
This chapter includes advanced material relative to software engineering, software development, the software capability maturity model (CMM), object-oriented systems, expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms, databases, the data warehouse, data mining, the Common Object Model (COM), client/server architecture and distributed data processing.
It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of the material contained in Chapter 7 and has the CISSP Prep Guide available to provide background information for the advanced questions pertaining to applications and systems development. These questions and answers build upon the questions and answers covered in Chapter 7 of the CISSP Prep Guide.