Before you rush out and sign up for the CISSP exam, check out the ISC2.org website and review the CISSP Certification requirements. To be eligible to become a CISSP, you must qualify for and meet two separate requirements:
When you are confident that you meet these requirements, you can continue with your studies. To be fully prepared for the exam, I recommend that you read the entire text, review the practice questions, and review the additional resources identified in each chapter. After you read the book and test yourself with the questions and practice exams, you will have a good idea of whether you are ready to take the real exam.
Be aware that the CISSP exam is difficult and challenging; therefore, this book shouldn't be your only vehicle for CISSP study. Because of the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to successfully pass the CISSP exam, be sure to use plenty of study materials and use this book to help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses. The ISC2 website is a good place to find additional study material, and so are the "Need to Know More?" sections at the end of the chapters in this book. The study guide pages on the ISC2 website include 70 publications that are helpful when preparing for the exam.