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Ultimate CISSP Training



The Ultimate CISSP® Course

The CISSP domains are drawn from various information security topics within the (ISC)² CBK. The CISSP CBK consists of the following 8 domains and we will be adding a module on how to take the test along with various test strategies:


1. Test Taking Strategies

  • o Detailed explanation of the test

  • o Explanation of types of questions

  • o Distracters, management vs. technical answers, choosing the best of all bad answers

  • o Scenario Questions and their pitfalls

  • o What to do when you just do not know the answers

  • o No acronyms

  • o How NOT to become discouraged during the exam


2. Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, and Business Continuity)

  • o Confidentiality, integrity, and availability concepts

  • o Security governance principles

  • o Compliance

  • o Legal and regulatory issues

  • o Professional ethic

  • o Security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines


3. Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)

  • o Information and asset classification

  • o Ownership (e.g. data owners, system owners)

  • o Protect privacy

  • o Appropriate retention

  • o Data security controls

  • o Handling requirements (e.g. markings, labels, storage)


4. Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)

  • o Engineering processes using secure design principles

  • o Security models fundamental concepts

  • o Security evaluation models

  • o Security capabilities of information systems

  • o Security architectures, designs, and solution elements vulnerabilities

  • o Web-based systems vulnerabilities

  • o Mobile systems vulnerabilities

  • o Embedded devices and cyber-physical systems vulnerabilities

  • o Cryptography

  • o Site and facility design secure principles

  • o Physical security


5. Communication and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)

  • o Secure network architecture design (e.g. IP & non-IP protocols, segmentation)

  • o Secure network components

  • o Secure communication channels

  • o Network attacks


6. Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)

  • o Physical and logical assets control

  • o Identification and authentication of people and devices

  • o Identity as a service (e.g. cloud identity)

  • o Third-party identity services (e.g. on-premise)

  • o Access control attacks

  • o Identity and access provisioning lifecycle (e.g. provisioning review)


7. Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing)

  • o Assessment and test strategies

  • o Security process data (e.g. management and operational controls)

  • o Security control testing

  • o Test outputs (e.g. automated, manual)

  • o Security architectures vulnerabilities


8. Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, and Disaster Recovery)

  • o Investigations support and requirements

  • o Logging and monitoring activities

  • o Provisioning of resources

  • o Foundational security operations concepts

  • o Resource protection techniques

  • o Incident management

  • o Preventative measures

  • o Patch and vulnerability management

  • o Change management processes

  • o Recovery strategies

  • o Disaster recovery processes and plans

  • o Business continuity planning and exercises

  • o Physical security

  • o Personnel safety concerns


9. Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)

  • o Security in the software development lifecycle

  • o Development environment security controls

  • o Software security effectiveness

  • o Acquired software security impact



About the Instructor:


One of my top assets to any company is a current degree with knowledge of cutting edge technology along with more than twenty years experience in computer systems design, security, installations, maintenance and troubleshooting. My technical knowledge encompasses multiple manufactures equipment and disciplines of information technology, I have exceptional communication skills, am able to actively make assessments of customer needs and specifications and identify issues along with cost effective solutions. I have extensive project management experience and can come in under budget.

 BS in Information Science and Technology – Security Risk Management Cyber Security Concentration with aminor in Sociology from Penn State University (May 1014)

 CISSP certification from (ISC)2.

 NSTISSI-4011 Certificate for Information Security Professionals by CNSS and NSA from PSU

 Knowledgeable on advanced networking and databases from a design, security, and usability standpoint

 Experienced with artificial neural networks using both learning and feature based systems

 Systems integration experience including network and security architecture, systems administration and projectmanagement.


Operating and Network Systems: DOS, Windows , Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux (Free BSD, Red Hat, and Ubunto), Cobalt (Sun flavor of linux based on DOS, Windows , Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux (Free BSD, Red Hat, and Ubunto), Cobalt (Sun flavor of linux based on redhat)), My Linux experience started in 1983 with Free BSD that I used to set up an ISP operation. I moved to RedHat in the 90s and more recently have been using Ubuntu. Windows Server 2008/2012, experience working with various hubs, routers, switches, and other hardware from vendors such as Cisco, both wired and wireless networks. Well versed with both wavelength division multiplexing (WDM, CWDM, DWDM). Experience with TCP/IP, Routing Information Protocol. Cyber Security is my main area of study so I have worked with IPSEC and various encryption and authentication schemes, along with SSH and TLS. I am also familiar with IGMP Snooping. I am familiar with both internal and external border gateway control protocols.Design Skills

Design Skills

Design experience with network architecture for large scale integration along with security, all hardware and software including custom applications. Extensive experience with routers, hubs, switches, and firewalls including intrusion prevention and detection applications, complete integration between database servers, ecommerce systems, work flow and accounting systems.


Most RDBMS including: NoSQL, Oracle, mySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, limited experience withOracle.

Software & Programming Languages:

Microsoft Office, MS Office 355, C, Visual Basic, Java, perl, PHP, html (Various Levels) XML, RSS generation, MiniTab Statistical Software, WordPress, and Joomua along with various content management systems.

Security and Forensic Systems:

Encase, FTK, Wireshark, COFEE, The Slueth Kit, DECAF, Snort

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