This course is designed for students who need to learn the skills and knowledge necessary for certification in the CBKs (Common Books of Knowledge) for (ISC)²'s certification for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. The course is designed for information security professionals or interns who plan to work with some or all of CBKs related to the information systems security profession.
Preparation for these exams should include this course, self-study, further reading and hands-on experience. There are three text references to assure a comprehensive coverage of the knowledge required to take the 250-question/6-hour certification exam. The key to passing this exam is by obtaining an understanding and knowledge of all of the material presented during the class, so that you can answer the questions on the exam that are usually based on several CBKs per cert exam question.
The best way to prepare for this is to organize and summarize your learning from the PowerPoint presentations used during the class as you review the three text references. For each item that you are having difficulty with understanding or retaining, it is suggested that you do further reading from the resource materials and research the subject matter on the internet.
Students will learn the following Course Objectives: Access Control; Application Security; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery; Planning; Cryptography; Information Security and Risk Management; Legal, Regulations, Compliance and Investigations; Operations Security; Physical (Environmental) Security; Security Architecture and Design; Telecommunications and Network Security.