I'm an IT professional with 20+ years of experience as Network/Systems Engineer and now IT manager. Is there any benefit to go for another entry/intermediate level security certification such as Security+ or Cysa+ before attempting the CISSP exam. I know the CISSP is more geared towards a different mindset and not as technical.
20+ Years of IT experience, preparing for CISSP
I talked to a friend who just passed it. He recommended
I bought the (He used the same books)
ISC2 CISSP books: Guide to the CISSP CBK 4th edition
ISC2 CISSO Official Study Guide
11th hour CISSP on Kindle
CISSP exam prep on Kindle
It is a lot of material. Definitions are not what you have seen.
Hi Eric, the CISSP exam is focused more on the managerial side instead as of the technical side.
I would recommend to buy the Official Study Guide from Sybex the 8th edition or the Shon Harris AIO book for the CISSP. You can buy it on Amazon and read it with the Kindle App. Read the topics of the domains, if it feels to difficult for you, I would recommend to study for the Security+ study guide and it wouldn't hurt to study also for the CySa+ as well, you don't have to take those exams, it is just for your pure knowledge. Then you can come back and hit the books for the CISSP exam. I also recommend reading on the (ISC)2 website more info about the certificate requirements.
I hope I answered your question, and helped you in some way.
Good luck in your journey on this amazing world of InfoSec
@Eric-Belanger, I hope all is well. I get this question A LOT from my students. If you want to discus the Pros & Cons, please feel free to reach out to me directly, I would love the opportunity to chat with you and see where you are at.
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