Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition (October 12, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Darril's 2nd edition is a great expansion and follow-up to his first edition (which was also great). Topics are discussed clearly and use real world examples. Questions are available at the end of each chapter, plus it includes 250 questions on the included DVD with descriptive explainations of why the wrong answers are wrong. Newly updated & expanded to include the April 15, 2015 changes to the SSCP exam. Includes a .pdf of the book as well. Highly recommended for anyone planning to sit the SSCP exam.
I just passed the SSCP exam using this book as my primary study source. It is very well written and easy to follow. When you take the end of chapter quizzes, the book does a great job explaining why an answer is correct or incorrect, as does the practice exam. If you read the book, take the quizzes in the book at the end of each chapter, and take the 250 question practice exam on the included CD ROM, you should be good to go to take and pass this exam. Good luck!
Very clearly written, I used Darril Gibson' book for Security + and when I saw he also had an SSCP book I knew that it had to be a great resource and it sure is. It includes and exam review at the end of every chapter and questions to go with them. Along with 250 additional questions (different from the questions in the book) on an included CD, the amount of questions are weighted similarly to the real SSCP exam. On the CD is a Secure PDF copy of the book for reading on your computer or mobile device.
I pass the test with this book as primary reading source. My other reading sources are the ISC Official Study Guide, a lot of youtube searches on my weak areas, and Pluralsight SSCP course.What differs this book from the other books is the way it was written. It is easy to read, and not at all dry. Darrel Gibson is now on my list of favorite technical authors.Content-wise the coverage will make you confident in taking the test. However, I think the "All-in-one" should be taken with a grain of salt. I have years of experience so it might have helped me as well.I would recommend you read this book first. If you feel confident based on what you've learn, take the test. If not, the Official Study Guide is also a great additional reference (with some proofreading mishaps).
I first ordered the official study guide, then this. I passed the SSCP on the first try on February 24th and thought I'd compare the 2 books for anyone looking into buying them. This one isn't organized the same way as the official guide (that is, neatly divided into the 7 domains), but I thought it was overall better. It seemed to go into more detail on some topics, although the official study guide was more detailed on some network-related topics like cloud computing. The official guide really needs a better proofreader. There are a lot of mistakes in it, many of which are just typos, but some are more substantive and I found a couple of mistakes in the online questions that correspond to the official guide as well. This book, on the other hand, is far less error-prone. I also found the electronic content more helpful. It's equivalent to 2 full-length tests, although the questions are selected randomly, so the only way to know you've seen them all is to change the settings so it displays them all in the same session. Set aside a big chunk of time for that. The online questions the official guide gives access to overlap considerably with its end-of-chapter questions, and there was much less overlap between this book's end-of-chapter questions and its electronic content.My conclusion: I found them both to be useful, but if you're only going to get one, it should be this one.
Great book. You need to know your stuff though before sitting the exam. I used mainly this book to prepare and pass SSCP on December 6, 2015. I have 11 years of IT experience. That helped too.The book is clearly written without falling into useless verbiage.
I used this book to supplement my studying along with an online class. This book was well written and the information helped me pass the test without a hitch. This is not an end-all-be-all however it has alot of the required knowledge to become a SSCP.
This book gives a good foundation on the SSCP and nothing more. My work experience and search for online videos was just enough to get me through this exam. I would recommend another book as this one is just good for a quick glance over if you don't have the experience.
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