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17 Books & Resources to Read For The Cissp


CISSP (‍Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is the most recognized certification in InfoSec (Information Security)‍. It's practiced by hiring managers, recruiters and HR staff alike. 

  • All-in-One Exam Guide, 6th Edition by Shon Harris

This is the only CISSP certification exam guide you will need to clear the exam. Everything is covered in the ample amount of detail. It also provides great examples and excellent scenarios of different security concepts.

  • CISSP Study Guide by James M. Stewart and Mike Chapple

It’s well written, easy to follow, and concise, with enough information to get you on your way to becoming a CISSP certified. The writer of this CISSP certification book do a phenomenal job in organizing the CBKs.

  • CISSP Practice Exams, Second Edition by Shon Harris

This CISSP certification book is a good approach to get prepare. You will thoroughly enjoy reading the justification it makes for each of the answers and why a particular choice is correct or wrong. It truly drives home the defining reasons and pinpoint what you need to go focus on and study.

  • The CISSP Study Guide By Eric Conrad

This is a smaller book compare to most of the other book. The topics that are most likely to show up on the exam without any fluff. This book covers about 96% of what is needed for the exam. 

  • The Official ISC2 Guide to the CISSP CBK Fourth Edition

This book is the official study book straight from the certification body maintaining the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification. It is a fairly large book. This book is the most accurate checklist of the topics that could be seen on the exam.

  • Mike Meyer's Certification Passport CISSP by Osborne

Get on the road to becoming a CISSP with this affordable, portable, and concise study book. Certification training experts Mike Meyers and author Shon Harris will guide you on your career path with an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the test.

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  • The CISSP Prep Guide Krutz and Vines by Wiley publisher

CISSP-exam experts, Ronald Krutz and Russell Dean Vines, Packed with nearly 700 questions and answers, this all-in-one resource includes 260 questions and answers from The CISSP Prep Guide.

  • CISSP for dummies by Lawrence C. Miller

CISSP For Dummies is the ideal starting point on your journey, providing you with a accessible and friendly framework for studying for this CISSP certification. it offers helpful study tips, guidance on making a 60-day study plan and much more.

  • The Eleventh Hour CISSP Study Guide by Eric Conrad

This study guide is streamlined to include only main core certification information and is presented for ease of last minute studying. Main objectives of the exam are covered concisely with key concepts highlighted.

  • CISSP Exam Cram, Fourth Edition by Michael Gregg

It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic, The book contains an broad set of preparation tools, for example, quizzes, Exam Alerts, and two practice exams.

  • CISSP Cert Guide (2nd Edition) by Robin M. Abernathy

In this best-of-breed study guide, These experts help you master all the topics you need to know to succeed on your CISSP exam and advance your career in IT security.

  • CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests by Mike Chapple

The CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests is a major resource for CISSP Certification candidates, providing 1300 practice questions. The first part of the practice book provides 100 main questions per domain so you can practice on any domains you know you need to brush up on. 

  • The Total CISSP Exam Prep Book by Thomas R. Peltier, Patrick D. Howard, Bob Cartwright

The book starts with a review of each of the ten domains and provides 25 sample questions with answers and references for each. It then provides a complete 250-question practice exam with answers.

  • CISSP Practice by S. Rao Vallabhaneni

A veteran author of more than 60 study guides, S. Rao Vallabhaneni firmly believes that the more questions and topic you practice, the better prepared you are for taking the CISSP Exam with greater confidence.

  • CISSP Exam Prep Questions, Answers & Explanations by SSI Logic

Based on the official CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), the practice exams and questions in this book are designed to help students adjust to the pace, subject matter, and difficulty of the real CISSP exam.

  • Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, Fourth Edition by Adam Gordon

Refreshed technical content has been added to the official (ISC)² CISSP CBK to reflect the latest topics in the information security industry today. while other topics have been realigned under different domains.

  • CISSP Training Kit Miller D.R

Ace your preparation for (CISSP) Exam. This guide is designed to help make the most of your study time and it will help you to get certified.

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