If you're new to security, don't take the test. My exam is in August, I'll let you know how I make out. It is the go to resource for this exam. Sadly, Shon Harris passed away last fall. I bought this before I went to the boot camp thru Global Knowledge. She has authored several international bestselling books on information security published by McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson which have sold over a million copies and have been translated into six languages. If a new edition is released, but that now.
Nice writing style that doesn't put you to sleep regardless of the acronym h3ll that is the content of the exam. As of April 15, 2015, the test shifts to the newly-aligned domains. That fourth time, it all fell into place. Harris provides high-end, advanced, and specialized consulting for organizations globally. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. In all honesty, I didn't study as much as I should've prior to taking the course but found it funny that Global Knowledge issued this book to students as part of the course.
It all helps trying to commit the information to memory. It wasn't enough to use alone, but it was a great brief summary of the material. Start Studying a year to six months at least before the test and stay consistant in your studies. The exam domains were 10 and were consolidated into 8, and some of the domains, like encryption, were absorbed into some of the other domains. I think after six editions Harris needs to do some serious editing. The test is meant for a managers perspective with a lot of technical detail.
I am very happy to report that I passed the exam on my first attempt--on April 10. There is no shortcut to passing this exam for most people. Harris has consulted for a large number of organizations in every business sector financial, medical, retail, entertainment, utility and several U. I think I probably learned more from taking the practice tests than reading the book alone. The author who picked up where Shon Harris left off after she passed away either after the 5th or 6th edition was released did a horrible job as compared to her work which was easy to read and somewhat humorous. Even with concepts in which I have no real life experience see: cryptopgraphy, software development , the concepts became quite understandable and familiar. I would recommend this to anyone that is considering this cert! It was published by McGraw-Hill Education and has a total of 1488 pages in the book.
I used nothing else besides this book and single readings of the two Eric Conrad books. It may be worth taking a look at because it is probably dirt cheap. We were saddened to learn that the author recently passed away. Good luck to everyone planning to take this exam! The book has a lot of great info and it's written in a manner that makes for easier reading, if that makes any sense. Everyone learns differently and this book has 4.
I used a couple of the Eric Conrad books towards the end of my study time to give me a more concise review of overall concepts, but this book is what layed the solid foundation of understanding for me. I wish I could send the other 3 back without paying a restock fee. I passed on my first try thanks in large part to this boxed set. You will have to set aside time to study as this exam is not an easy pass without reading the book,and time to really study the material, so I have heard from others. There are lots of tough practice tests at the end of each chapter as well as a cd with electronic tests. She has authored several international bestselling books on information security published by McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson that have sold over a million copies and have been translated into six languages.
Yes, the book is exceedingly long and wordy. Your best bet is to practice like you play and jump into a testing engine and look up the answers you don't know or understand as you go through it. The content is very good. The chapter questions were really helpful to gauge how much I learned from each chapter, and the test book was very useful in the final weeks before the exam to help identify where I should review more. While I read the whole thing, it would have been nice to know if there were spots that I didn't have to take study notes for. Not because you won't pass it, but because you will misrepresent yourself and make the cert worthless.
The book is very wordy, and there is more far information mentioned than covered on the exam. This book had everything to do with my ability to pass. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. Harris writes academic textbooks, security articles for publication, and is a technical editor for Information Security Magazine. All the wordiness in this book provided the depth of knowledge I needed to pass this very cognitive exam.