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CISSP Study Guide, Seventh Edition

ISBN : 9781616918484

Gain hands-on expertise in (ISC2) CISSP Certification Exam with CISSP course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The course and performance-based labs cover all the objectives of (ISC2) CISSP Exam which include security and risk management, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, software development security and so on.

The vendor-neutral CISSP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage their overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks. This exam validates working knowledge of information technology security. The exam covers the ten domains of knowledge, including access control, business continuity, and security architecture.

Glossary of terms
Pre Assessment Questions
Full Length Tests
Post Assessment Questions
Performance lab
Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

ISC2 has the following pre-requisites:

  • At least five years of cumulative, paid, full-time work experience.
  • In two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
What is the exam registration fee? USD 699
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions and advanced innovative questions
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 100-150 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 180 minutes
What is the passing score? 700

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy? (ISC2)'s policy for retaking the exam via CBT states that after the first unsuccessful exam attempt, candidates will have 3 more attempts to take the exam. For 2nd attempt the candidate must wait for 30 days before next exam attempt. For 3rd attempt he needs to wait for 90 days and for 4th attempt the wait period is 180 days. Candidates are eligible to sit for (ISC2) examinations a maximum of 3 times within a calendar year.
What is the validity of the certification? Three years
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the CISSP-2016, click here.
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Auditor
  • Network Architect
  • Director of Security
  • Security Consultant
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Systems Engineer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Understand and Apply Concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Apply Security Governance Principles
  • Develop and Implement Documented Security Policy, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines
  • Understand and Apply Threat Modeling
  • Integrate Security Risk Considerations into Acquisition Strategy and Practice
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Contribute to Personnel Security Policies
  • Security Governance
  • Understand and Apply Risk Management Concepts
  • Establish and Manage Information Security Education, Training, and Awareness
  • Manage the Security Function
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Planning for Business Continuity
  • Project Scope and Planning
  • Business Impact Assessment
  • Continuity Planning
  • Plan Approval and Implementation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Categories of Laws
  • Laws
  • Compliance
  • Contracting and Procurement
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Classifying and Labeling Assets
  • Identifying Data Roles
  • Protecting Privacy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Historical Milestones in Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Basics
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Life Cycle
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Hash Functions
  • Digital Signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Asymmetric Key Management
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Implement and Manage Engineering Processes Using Secure Design Principles
  • Understand the Fundamental Concepts of Security Models
  • Select Controls and Countermeasures Based on Systems Security Evaluation Models
  • Understand Security Capabilities of Information Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Assess and Mitigate Security Vulnerabilities
  • Client-Based
  • Server-Based
  • Database Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Web-Based Systems
  • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Mobile Systems
  • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Embedded Devices and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Essential Security Protection Mechanisms
  • Common Architecture Flaws and Security Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Apply Secure Principles to Site and Facility Design
  • Design and Implement Physical Security
  • Implement and Manage Physical Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • OSI Model
  • TCP/IP Model
  • Converged Protocols
  • Wireless Networks
  • General Wi-Fi Security Procedure
  • Cabling, Wireless, Topology, and Communications Technology
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Network and Protocol Security Mechanisms
  • Secure Voice Communications
  • Multimedia Collaboration
  • Manage Email Security
  • Remote Access Security Management
  • Virtual Private Network
  • Virtualization
  • Network Address Translation
  • Switching Technologies
  • WAN Technologies
  • Miscellaneous Security Control Characteristics
  • Security Boundaries
  • Prevent or Mitigate Network Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Controlling Access to Assets
  • Comparing Identification and Authentication
  • Implementing Identity Management
  • Managing the Identity and Access Provisioning Life Cycle
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Comparing Access Control Models
  • Understanding Access Control Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Building a Security Assessment and Testing Program
  • Performing Vulnerability Assessments
  • Testing Your Software
  • Implementing Security Management Processes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Applying Security Operations Concepts
  • Provisioning and Managing Resources
  • Managing Configuration
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Patches and Reducing Vulnerabilities
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Managing Incident Response
  • Implementing Preventive Measures
  • Logging, Monitoring, and Auditing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • The Nature of Disaster
  • Understand System Resilience and Fault Tolerance
  • Recovery Strategy
  • Recovery Plan Development
  • Training, Awareness, and Documentation
  • Testing and Maintenance
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Investigations
  • Major Categories of Computer Crime
  • Incident Handling
  • Ethics
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Introducing Systems Development Controls
  • Establishing Databases and Data Warehousing
  • Storing Data and Information
  • Understanding Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab
  • Malicious Code
  • Password Attacks
  • Application Attacks
  • Web Application Security
  • Reconnaissance Attacks
  • Masquerading Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Identifying protection mechanisms
  • Identifying security management plans
  • Identifying steps in a classification scheme
  • Identifying risk actions
  • Understanding elements of risk
  • Identifying steps in quantitative risk analysis
  • Understanding agents
  • Identifying phases in BCP process
  • Identifying man-made threats
  • Identifying CFAA provisions
  • Checking the integrity of messages through MAC values
  • Identifying asymmetric algorithms
  • Backing up an encryption certificate and key
  • Identifying Information models
  • Identifying TCSEC categories
  • Identifying terms associated with power issues
  • Identifying primary stages of fire
  • Identifying physical access control mechanisms
  • Identifying application layer protocols
  • Identifying steps in the encapsulation/decapsulation process
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Identifying OSI layers
  • Identifying connectionless communication
  • Identifying abbreviations for various Internet layer protocols
  • Identifying TCP/IP protocol layers
  • Identifying TCP/IP layers
  • Identifying flag bit designator
  • Configuring IPv4 address
  • Configuring SSID
  • Creating and configuring a network
  • Identifying gateway firewalls
  • Identifying hardware devices
  • Connecting Systems to the Internet Through a Firewall Router
  • Identifying network topologies
  • Identifying UTP categories
  • Identifying steps in CSMA technology
  • Identifying LAN sub technologies
  • Identifying types of cable
  • Identifying components of a coaxial cable
  • Identifying secure communication protocols
  • Identifying authentication protocols
  • Identifying phreaker tools
  • Identifying security solutions
  • Connecting to a server using Remote Desktop Connection
  • Creating a dial-up connection
  • Creating a remote access VPN connection
  • Identifying VPN protocols
  • Installing Windows Virtual PC
  • Creating a virtual PC machine
  • Understanding NAT
  • Identifying switching technology properties
  • Identifying specialized protocols
  • Understanding transparency
  • Understanding security boundaries
  • Creating a password for account
  • Configuring password policies
  • Enabling and disabling password expiration
  • Configuring NPS network policy
  • Identifying drawbacks of Kerberos authentication
  • Identifying components of the Kerberos authentication protocol
  • Identifying authentication services
  • Configuring NPS to provide RADIUS authentication
  • Identifying responsibilities
  • Identifying authorization mechanisms
  • Viewing password hashes
  • Identifying steps within an effective patch management program
  • Identifying security reviews
  • Identifying steps in incident response management
  • Configuring audit policies
  • Viewing different event details
  • Identifying log types
  • Filtering entries in Event Viewer
  • Identifying processing sites in disaster recovery plan
  • Identifying disaster recovery plan tests
  • Identifying computer crime types
  • Identifying stages in a waterfall lifecycle model
  • Identifying generations of languages
  • Understanding object-oriented programming terms
  • Identifying levels in Software Capability Maturity Model
  • Identifying testing methods
  • Identifying keys in a database
  • Identifying storage types
  • Installing the AVG antivirus and scanning a drive
  • Understanding application attacks
  • Identifying types of viruses