Preparing for the exam

The CISSP exam covers a wide range of concepts and technologies that deal with securing information systems and protecting the enterprise from losses. Because the exam covers such a broad spectrum of concepts and technologies, the best approach to passing the exam is to study sufficiently to understand the concepts and technologies rather than trying to memorize sentences or strings of words.

Most candidates prepare for 6 to 12 months prior to scheduling and taking the exam. Reading a comprehensive book like this one is a key component of preparing for the exam. Poring over practice test questions is another. However, (ISC)2 is very focused on protecting the secrecy of the questions in the exam, so don’t consider the practice ...

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