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CISSP For Dummies, 4th Edition by Peter Gregory, Lawrence Miller

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Considering (ISC)² Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers perform much of the work done by the (ISC)². When you take your CISSP certification exam, most or all of the officials in the room are volunteers. Volunteers write the questions in the CISSP exam itself. Most or all of the speakers at (ISC)² events are volunteers.

(ISC)² is much more than a certification or an organization: It’s a cause. It’s security professionals’ raison d’être, the reason we exist — professionally, anyway. As one of us, consider throwing your weight into the cause.

Volunteers have made (ISC)² what it is today and contributed toward your certification. You can’t stand on the sidelines and watch others do the work. Use your talents to help those who’ll come after you. You can help in many ways. For information about volunteering, see the (ISC)² website (www.isc2.org ).

tip.eps Most sanctioned (ISC)² volunteer activities earn CPE credits. Check with (ISC)² for details.

Writing certification exam questions

The state of technology, laws, and practices within the (ISC)² Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is continually changing and advancing. In order to be effective and relevant, CISSP exams need to have exam questions that reflect how security is done today. Therefore people working in the industry — such as you — need to write new questions. If you’re interested in being a question writer, visit the (ISC)² website and apply. ...

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