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Developing a plan to prepare for the challenging CISSP exam is important so that you feel confident going into the exam. Whether you are a self-study learner or prefer more formalized training, you have numerous options to choose from in preparing for the exam. Get started by exploring our complete suite of official and approved (ISC)² self-study tools and training methods below. 

Self-Study Tools

Training Methods



   CISSP Ultimate Guide

Self-Study Tools

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CISSP Exam Outline

The exam outline is a free resource that details the major topics and subtopics within the 8 domains that are covered on the CISSP exam. Reviewing this outline will help you determine which topics you may feel less confident about and develop a study plan around those topics.  

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Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP 

The Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP CBK, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive study of the 8 domains. This book covers the most current topics in the information security industry today and includes numerous illustrated examples and practical exercises are included in this book to demonstrate concepts and real-life scenarios.

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Official (ISC)² CISSP Study Guide

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 7th Edition covers 100% of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and includes expert content, real-world practice, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment and much more. 

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 CISSP Practice Test  

Official (ISC)² CISSP Practice Tests

CISSP Official (ISC)² Practice Tests provides you with 1300 unique practice questions, covering all CISSP exam domains. This is the only official practice test book that is endorsed by (ISC)².  
 CISSP for Dummies  

CISSP For Dummies

CISSP For Dummies, 5th Edition provides you with a friendly and accessible framework for studying for this highly sought-after certification. Fully updated to reflect the latest iterations of all eight domains covered by the test, it offers helpful study tips, guidance on making a 60-day study plan, 'instant answers' to help you recall key information, practice tests, and much more. 

 CISSP Study App  

Official CISSP Study App

Study for the CISSP exam anytime, anywhere on the new Official (ISC)² CISSP App! This study app is based the Official CISSP Study Guide and includes flashcards, study questions, and practice tests - covering all of the domains in the CISSP CBK.

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Official (ISC)² Flash Cards

The free Official (ISC)² CISSP flash cards provide a unique interactive way to test your knowledge of industry terms, and the cards can be accessed via your smart phone.

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Training Methods

Official (ISC)² CISSP CBK Training Seminars are available in a classroom-based, live online, private on-site, or ondemand setting:

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Public, Classroom-based 

Interact with the (ISC)²-authorized instructor and other industry professionals in a classroom setting over the course of 5 days.

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Private, On-site 

Bring an (ISC)²-authorized instructor to your location or a location of choice for official training. Group pricing is available for organizations with 10 or more employees.

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Live OnLine

Delivered through a web meeting portal with the same award-winning course content as public, classroom-based and private on-site seminars and the benefit of an (ISC)²-authorized instructor.

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Self-paced learning solution delivering modular training combined with interactive study materials, giving you a powerful alternative to traditional classroom training.

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Training for Your Team

 TeamTraining-Icon   For organizations with 10 or more employees seeking the CISSP certification, (ISC)² offers tailored training solutions to fit your organization's training needs and requirements. From on-site training sessions and online learning options to exam and training vouchers, our training approach is customizable and flexible so that training is delivered effectively and efficiently to your employees seeking (ISC)² certifications.  

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