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    Default CISSP ISSAP - My Journey

    So after a long and hard thoughts, i have committed myself to go for the CISSP ISSAP certification. The idea of going after this cert started way back in 2011 when i passed my CISSP exam, but kept on procrastinating and taking up other certs (CISM / CRISC / ISO 27001 LA).

    The reason why am going for this cert other than an uplift on salary terms, there has been a proliferation of roles in the UK which do require candidates with this certification. So i have given myself 4 months to go through the Official ISSAP Guide 2nd edition (already purchased). I have gone through the Access Control bit and am liking it thus far. My other study material which i intend to use along the official guide is the Enterprise Security Architecture by J. Sherwood which having read through the many posts on this forum seems to be another good study guide.

    Am hoping that once i have finished with these guides, i will test my self using the CISSP June 2018 practise exams by Sybase (already purchased the paperback) and the practise exam questions from my CISSP studies even it was way back in 2011..

    I will be active on this forum and update on my studies and hoping that there are other candidates here in the UK, London who are going for this cert as well.

    If there are any additional resources that might be of help, please let me know and i can use them in my studies.
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    I have seen a couple of comments and posts to also look into the Bibliography from the Official ISSAP Book. Are these the References at the end of each domain and how useful are these in the the studies?

    Also looked at the Security Engineering book by Ross Anderson and it seems to overwhelm me esp. the Crypto stuff, but will give it a go ahead.

    Please let me know if the References are worth looking into as well.
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    Good luck!
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    Im preparing for ISSAP as well, I found the book to be terrible. The content is very cumbersome to read, very little material per page. In fact I decided to review CISSP CBK for the appropriate material instead as I found it had more detail.

    Im preparing for ISSAP as well, I found the book to be terrible. The content is very cumbersome to read, very little substance. In fact I decided to review CISSP CBK for the appropriate material instead as I found it had more detail.

    Good luck
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    When I took it, I used the CBK and "Security Engineering" by Ross Anderson as well. That, combined with my experience, was sufficient for me. I found both resources to be helpful. However, if you have the experience that is the main factor in passing.

    Expect a lot of application of security architecture questions (such as when or how you would use a technology, what is the biggest risk to this scenario, etc.) Make sure you know your Common Criteria / EAL levels, you will see a few questions on that. I know I missed the last question on my test because I could not remember the difference between EAL 3 and 4.
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    Thanks @Eagle75799 for the heads up.

    Still on Domain 1 - IAM Architecture, and so far its going on well. One quick one though, would there be anyone on this forum with the Blue Book [Enterprise Security Architecture by John Sherwood] who can help me by sharing on Google drive or DM'ing where i can get it. After parting with almost 100 pounds, another 60 quid will be a stretch.

    Please help with the Blue Book. All the other texts i have including the CISSP AIO 7th Edition (8th Edition coming out on the 20th Oct, 201.
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    Update - so i have been using the ISSAP official guide and have backed up with the CISSP AIO 7th Edition and the various bibliography & references within the ISSAP official guide.

    However, to test myself i have started using my CISSP cccure practise tests as there it seems very little ISSAP practise tests out there except for the ones from Edusum / Exam-Labs / ********* / IT Exam Office which one needs to pay for. Has anyone on this forum paid for these and if these are they very useful in one's preparation or these are just money making schemes.
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