[ISN] REVIEW: "The CISSP Prep Guide Gold Edition", Ronald L. Krutz/Russell Dean Vines

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    BKCIPGGE.RVW   20030130
    "The CISSP Prep Guide Gold Edition", Ronald L. Krutz/Russell Dean
    Vines, 2003, 0=471-26802-X, U$80.00/C$124.50/UK#59.50
    %A   Ronald L. Krutz
    %A   Russell Dean Vines
    %C   5353 Dundas Street West, 4th Floor, Etobicoke, ON   M9B 6H8
    %D   2003
    %G   0=471-26802-X
    %I   John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    %O   U$80.00/C$124.50/UK#59.50 416-236-4433 fax: 416-236-4448
    %O  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/047126802X/robsladesinterne
    %O   http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/047126802X/robsladesin03-20
    %P   944 p. + CD-ROM
    %T   "The CISSP Prep Guide Gold Edition"
    I happened to notice, in the preparation of this review, that a
    certain online bookstore has a special in relation to this title.  You
    can buy it, along with the "Advanced CISSP Prep Guide: Exam Q & A" for
    a price slightly less than that of the two volumes together.  Pity
    those who take the bookstore up on their offer: this volume is nothing
    more than "The CISSP Prep Guide" (cf. BKCISPPG.RVW) and "Advanced
    CISSP Prep Guide: Exam Q & A" (cf. BKADCIPG.RVW) bound together.
    The authors have done some updating: there are, for example, a few
    additional pages of material on wireless security.  The authors have
    improved their coverage of the Common Criteria--by reprinting the
    explanation that is provided on the National Institute of Standards
    and Technology (NIST) website.
    Overall, however, the same comments appropriate to Krutz and Vines'
    original books still apply, so what I said was, for those studying for
    the CISSP exam, this book does provide a guide to the topics to be
    covered.  If you are confident that you know more than the book at
    every point, you should be in good shape to sit the exam: if not, you
    will have to get help somewhere else.  If you are studying for another
    security course, or are a security professional, this work will not
    have much to offer you.  This volume may give you a somewhat better
    idea of the types of questions you may encounter, for the CISSP exam. 
    As preparation for the exam, however, it will both scare you
    unnecessarily and fail to prepare you fully.
    copyright, Robert M. Slade, 2003   BKCIPGGE.RVW   20030130
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