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CISSP Crash Course

Fully updated for the 2018 CISSP Exam

Sari Greene

Ace the CISSP! The CISSP is the premier information security certification and passing the exam requires an in-depth understanding of eight security domains as defined by the ISC2 Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The CISSP Crash Course explores every exam objective and no matter where you are in your study plan this course is for you!

  • If you have just begun studying, this course is an immersion into the (ISC)2 CBK.
  • If you are in the midst of studying, this course is a go to resource.
  • If you are almost ready to take your exam, this course will reinforce your preparedness
  • The CISSP is one of the toughest exams you can take. This training will give you the insight you need to study for the exam including crucial test-taking strategies.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • “Must know” concepts from all eight of the CBK domains.
  • Proven test-taking strategies to successfully pass CISSP certification exam.
  • How to assess your knowledge and exam readiness.

This training course is for you because...

Many candidates are intimidated by certification exams. This training is designed to not only give you the knowledge to successfully pass the certification exam, but it also includes exam preparation strategies and best practices to follow on the day of your exam.

  • This training prepares certification candidates for the updated 2018 CISSP Certification Exam.
  • This training equips cybersecurity professionals with tools for career success.

Prerequisites

  • Experience in IT networking, network storage, or data center administration

Materials, downloads, or Supplemental Content needed in advance:

(ISC)2 CISSP Certification Exam Outline (effective April 2018). Available at https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP

Resources:

CISSP (Learning Path)

About your instructor

  • Sari Greene (CISSP-ISSMP, CRISC, CISM, CISA, SEC+, NSA/IAM) is an information security practitioner, author, educator, entrepreneur and sailor. In 2003, Sari founded one of the first dedicated cybersecurity consultancies. She is a recognized leader in the field of cybersecurity and has amassed thousands of hours in the field working with a spectrum of technical, operational, compliance and management personnel as well as boards of directors, regulators, service providers, and law enforcement agencies.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1

Segment 1: Domain 1 Security and Risk Management (85 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss governance, threat modeling, risk management, and resiliency concepts
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

10-minute break

Segment 2: Domain 2 Asset Security (30 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss asset management and information lifecycle topics.
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

10-minute break

Segment 3: Domain 3 Security Architecture and Engineering (85 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss security design principles, models and practices, security capabilities of information systems, assess and mitigate security architecture vulnerabilities, and apply cryptography.
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

10-minute break

Segment 4: Test Taking Strategies (10 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss test taking strategies and study plans.

Day 2

Segment 1: Domain 4 Communication and Network Security (45 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss securing network and communications infrastructure, preventing and mitigating network attacks.
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

10-Minute Break

Segment 2: Domain 5 Identity and Access Management (IAM) (30 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss identity and authentication management, controlling access, implementing authorization mechanisms, and managing the provisioning lifecycle.
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

5-Minute Break

Segment 3: Domain 6 Security Assessment and Testing (30 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss designing and validating assessment, test and audit strategies, security controls testing. collecting security process data and analyzing output.
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

5-minute break

Segment 4: Domain 7 Security Operations (60 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss ongoing security operations include configuration and change control, vulnerability and patch management, problem and incident management, and disaster recovery, business continuity planning and preparation, investigative support, and personnel safety and security.
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

10-minute break

Segment 5: Domain 8 Software Development Security (45 minutes)

  • Instructor will discuss secure software development, source code assessment, and acquisition implementation.
  • Attendees will participate in an interactive domain assessment.

Segment 6: Preparing for Test Day (10 minutes)

  • Instructor will share strategies for developing a study plan, getting ready for test day, what to expect at the testing center, and how to maintain your CISSP certification.