About This Book
Our goal in this book is simple: to help you prepare for and pass the CISSP examination so that you can join the ranks of respected certified security professionals who dutifully serve organizations and industries around the world. Although we’ve stuffed it chock-full of good information, we don’t expect that this book will be a weighty desktop reference on the shelf of every security professional — although we certainly wouldn’t object.
And we don’t intend for this book to be an all-purpose, be-all-and-end-all, one-stop shop that has all the answers to life’s great mysteries. Given the broad base of knowledge required for the CISSP certification, we strongly recommend that you use multiple resources to prepare for the exam. This book can provide you with a road map to the CISSP certification and sufficient information to help you pass the exam. But it won’t make you an instant security expert!
As a security professional, you may find that earning the CISSP certification is only a beginning. Business and technology, which have associated risks and vulnerabilities, require that each of us — as security professionals — constantly press forward, consuming vast volumes of knowledge and information in a constant tug-of-war against the bad guys. Thus, when you prepare for your CISSP certification, study as much relevant information as your time and resources allow. CISSP For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the framework and the blueprint for your study effort and gives ...