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|All-In-One CISSP Certification, 2nd ed.
Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: In the middle of Sweden
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:01 pm Post subject: All-In-One CISSP Certification, 2nd ed.
Shon Harris, Osborne, 2003
This is the easiest and nicest book of the three to read. It is also the one with the most errors. I'm not going to point out any particular errors, but in many places you clearly feel the author hasn't understood the subject matter fully but carries on regardless. I can very well imagine that if you don't know any better, you won't notice and it probably won't even hurt you. But still, this is not ideal. As I said in another review, all these CISSP exam cram books seem to have been produced in an extreme hurry without much technical review. But, maybe that's the nature of books like these, since they must be as fresh as possible. As with the other books, there is no provision for feedback about errors. I even tried emailing the editor, but got no reply. If they don't want to hear about the errors, they probably will not be corrected in later editions. Weird policy, this.
The CD that comes with the book has 850 questions and answers on it and is the best part of the deal. As with the other books, there's no guarantee these questions are similar to real exam questions, but I'm absolutely positive you need to go through humongous amounts of questions to get into the spirit of things, and this CD definitely helps.
The book is written in a light bantering style that goes down just fine for about five minutes, then it gets just a little bit tiring, without becoming really disturbing. I still recommend the book.
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