Old vs New CISSP CBK Domains



The good news: if you’re still studying from the old CISSP books, keep at it! They are still going to be very relevant to the new exam!

I only used these two books to pass the old CISSP exam!

This is the new and only study guide so far.

There really isn’t THAT much of a difference at all!  In fact, they are just combining some of the old domains into the new ones.

There used to be 10 domains, now there are 8!

So in a way, it’s LESS you have to study! That’s good right?!

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  • Mohammud Raffa


    Mapping on Shon Harris book:

    Security and Risk Management = Chapters 2, 8 and 9
    Security Engineering = Chapters 7 and 4 (part)
    Security Assessment and Training = Chapter 4 (part)
    Asset Security = Chapter 5
    Communication and Network Security = Chapter 6
    Identity and Access Management = Chapter 3
    Security Operations = Chapter 11
    Software Development Security = Chapter 10
    Questions are:
    (a) should we read Shon harris book according to new domain sequence (i.e reading chap 2,8,9,7,4,…) ?
    (b) which parts of the Chapter 4 belongs to the domain Security Eng and domain Security Assessment and training?

    • studynotesandtheory

      Hello Raffa! Sorry for the late reply!

      (a)Raffa you should study the Shon Harris book according to your own style. If you find a domain that you do now know very well, study that one! Recently I posted an article about this that you can find here: http://www.studynotesandtheory.com/?p=3174#.VXxcGPm6c-U

      (b) Raffa I apologize I’m not sure what you are asking here? If I’m reading it correctly, I’d just say to read the entire Chapter 4 and compare it to the new domains!

      Please let me know your clarification on your question so I can answer it correctly! I don’t want to give you the wrong advice.

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