July 27 2016

CISSP exam passed

Today I passed the CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam.

I attended a week training course run by Les Bell (https://www.lesbell.com.au/) via ALC training (http://www.alctraining.com.au/course/cissp-certified-information-systems-security-professional/course-overview/).   There was some excellent material in this course and Les also provides access to his online training portal that has some great resources. In addition, I spent around a two months studying and I found the material below to be the most helpful:

  • CISSP Training – By CyberSecStudy – free audio podcast, great for listening to in the car – https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/cissp-training/id969825909?mt=2
  • CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 6th Edition – Shon Harris (from Amazon)
  • CISSP Practice Exams, 3rd Edition – Shon Harris (from Amazon)
  • The Sunflower CISSP summary v1.1

The last 3 sources are slightly dated as they talk about the 10 domains (as opposed to the new 8 domains) however I found the content was still relevant.

The exam, 6 hours and 250 questions long, requires real life work experience across all facets of IT – without this experience there is no chance of understanding the concepts and subsequently no chance of being able to answer questions on the extremely wide variety of topics.

March 15 2012

TOGAF 9 Certified

Just a quick post today to announce that I am now TOGAF 9 Certified. After studying on and off for the last year I knuckled down in the last few weeks and sat the double exam (OG0-093) today.

For those that are unfamiliar with Enterprise Architecture (EA), TOGAF is a well recognised framework for EA which provides a comprehensive approach for designing, planning, implementation, and governance of an enterprise information architecture (yes – straight from Wikipedia).

During my studies I came across this great quick reference guide for TOGAF topics, concepts, definitions etc – check it out here – http://chriseaton.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/togaf-1.pdf. What other material did I use?


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