CISSP Exam Prep

Video description

More than 6 Hours of Video Instruction

More than 6 hours of concentrated training on the CISSP exam’s most challenging concepts along with exposure to the most common exam traps, pitfalls, and difficulties. The author additionally walks through sample questions for each domain in the exam, so you can see the types of exam questions you’ll experience and learn how to work through complications and snags you might find on the exam. This is the perfect course for anyone about to take the exam.


CISSP Exam Prep LiveLessons provides 6+ hours of deep-dive training on common CISSP exam traps, pitfalls, and difficulties. The goal of theCISSP Exam Prep LiveLessons is to give you the edge you need to pass the rigorous exam and attain the CISSP Certification. This course is designed to familiarize you with test-taking strategies, review “must know”, and “challenging” concepts, practice answering exam questions, and most importantly give you the confidence to pass your exam with flying colors. This course is NOT designed to be a comprehensive study guide. Instead we will be focusing on components of the ISC2 CBK (common body of knowledge) that fall into one of four categories.

Sari Greene, best-selling author of the CISSP Complete Video Course, will also walk you through practice questions throughout, highlighting how to answer difficult questions and reduce errors. She will end with a discussion on winning exam day strategies, so you can make the most of your time as you prepare. This is targeted exam prep training, so you can make the most of your knowledge when taking the test.

Topics include:

  1. Areas that many candidates have found difficult, such as cryptography.
  2. Foundation concepts and models that are generally unfamiliar; for example, * and simple properties, the relationship between the OSI and TCP/IP models, and OECD privacy principles.
  3. Emerging topics such as Federated Identify Management, IP Convergence, or Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) processes.
  4. Specialized areas of knowledge such digital forensics, mitigating source code flaws such as XXS or SQL injection, or software development processes.

About the Instructor

Sari Greene is an information security practitioner, author, and entrepreneur. She founded Sage Data Security in 2002 and has amassed thousands of hours in the field, working with a spectrum of technical, operational, and management personnel, as well as boards of directors, regulators, and service providers. From 2006 through 2010, she served as the managing director for the MEAPC, a coalition of 24 financial institutions that embrace a mission of preventing information theft and fraud through public education and awareness. Since 2010, she has served as the chair of the annual Cybercrime Symposium held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Sari’s first text was Tools and Techniques for Securing Microsoft Networks, commissioned by Microsoft to train its partner channel, followed soon after by the first edition of Security Policies and Procedures: Principles and Practices. She has published a number of articles and whitepapers related to information security and has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and on CNBC. She speaks regularly at security conferences and workshops around the country and is a frequent guest lecturer. Sari has an MBA from the University of New Hampshire system and has earned an array of government and industry certifications and accreditations, including ISACA Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), ISACA Certification in Security Management (CISM), (ISC)2 Certification in Information Systems Security (CISSP-ISSMP), and Microsoft Certified Network Engineer (MCSE), and is certified by the National Security Agency to conduct NSA-IAM assessments for federal government agencies and contractors. You can contact Sari at, follow her on Twitter at @sari_greene or visit her website

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Tips to prepare for the Exam
  • Targeted deep-dive lessons on the most challenging topics and concepts on the exam
  • Practice question walkthrough, so you can learn techniques for answering questions and also see what types of questions might appear on the exam
  • Winning exam day strategies

This course is designed to be used by anyone hoping to take the CISSP exam.

The ideal target student has already studied each domain on the CISSP exam.

About LiveLessons Video Training

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Course Intro
  2. Module 1: Preparing for the Exam
    1. Module Intro
  3. Lesson 1: The CISSP Exam
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 About this Course
    3. 1.2 Understanding the CISSP Exam Structure
    4. 1.3 Preparing for the Types of Questions You Will Encounter on the Exam
  4. Lesson 2: Test Taking Strategies
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Test Taking Rules of Thumb
    3. 2.2 The Zen of Test Taking
  5. Module 2: Challenging Topics and Concepts
    1. Module Intro
  6. Lesson 3: Domain 1—Security and Risk Management
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Understanding Quantitative Risk Assessments
    3. 3.2 Exploring Business Impact Analysis
    4. 3.3 Exam Practice Questions
  7. Lesson 4: Domain 2—Asset Security
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Grasping Privacy Concepts
    3. 4.2 Understanding Information Lifecycle
    4. 4.3 Exam Practice Questions
  8. Lesson 5: Domain 3—Security Engineering
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Applying the Star and Simple Properties
    3. 5.2 Deciphering Ciphers and Algorithms
    4. 5.3 Demystifying Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
    5. 5.4 Applying Asymmetric Encryption
    6. 5.5 Understanding Hashing
    7. 5.6 Examining Digital Signatures
    8. 5.7 Deconstructing the Digital Certificate Lifecycle
    9. 5.8 Understanding Cryptographic Protocols
    10. 5.9 Assessing Cryptographic Attacks
    11. 5.10 Understanding Database Security
    12. 5.11 Exam Practice Questions
  9. Lesson 6: Domain 4—Communication and Network Security
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Analyzing OSI TCP/IP Model Relevance
    3. 6.2 Understanding Decision Engines
    4. 6.3 Surveying Non-IP Network Protocols
    5. 6.4 Exploring VoIP
    6. 6.5 Securing 802.1x Wireless Networks
    7. 6.6 Assessing Network Attacks
    8. 6.7 Exam Practice Questions
  10. Lesson 7: Domain—5 Identity and Access Management
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Understanding Mutual Authentication
    3. 7.2 Investigating Federated Identity
    4. 7.3 Surveying Access Control Models
    5. 7.4 Exam Practice Questions
  11. Lesson 8: Domain 6—Security Assessment and Testing
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Defining the Penetration Testing Rules of Engagement
    3. 8.2 Interpreting SSAE16 SOC Reports
    4. 8.3 Understanding Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM)
    5. 8.4 Exam Practice Questions
  12. Lesson 9: Domain 7—Security Operations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Evaluating Vulnerability, Change, and Configuration Management
    3. 9.2 Assessing Resiliency and Fault Tolerance
    4. 9.3 Deciphering Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling
    5. 9.4 Protecting People and Places
    6. 9.5 Exam Questions
  13. Lesson 10: Domain 8—Software Development Security
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Evaluating Source Code Flaws
    3. 10.2 Understanding the Software Development Processes
    4. 10.3 Surveying Software Testing
    5. 10.4 Deconstructing the Product Development Lifecycle
    6. 10.5 Exam Practice Questions
  14. Module 3: CISSP Exam and Beyond
    1. Module Intro
  15. Lesson 11: Taking Your Exam
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 The Week Leading Up to the Exam
    3. 11.2 What to Do on Test Day
    4. 11.3 What to Expect at the Testing Center
    5. 11.4 Attaining and Maintaining Your CISSP Certification
  16. Summary
    1. Course Summary

Product information

  • Title: CISSP Exam Prep
  • Author(s): Sari Greene
  • Release date: August 2016
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 013464963X