Wow! We are really cycling through some changes on the CISSP exam. If you take a look at this blog from the exam development team at Transcender (a well-known and widely respected purveyor of premium-priced IT certification practice exams, and now also a part of Kaplan, Inc.) you’ll get a pretty good sense of what’s in the offing for half of the domains in the Common Body of Knowledge (aka CBK) for the CISSP exam. Check it out at “The Transcender Team Explains the Coming CISSP Update – Part 1 of 2.”
This will be the third revision upcoming for our CISSP Study Guide (currently in its 5th edition) in as many years. Looks like the continued popularity of this certification is spurring significant attention to its timeliness and coverage, with concomitant impact on the amount of change to the exam’s content. Here we go again! Shon Harris and Microsoft will rev their book just after and just before New Year’s, respectively, and Mike Chapple, Michael Stewart, and I will be huffing and puffing to keep up.