July 27 2016

CISSP exam passed

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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.

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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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