Learn about the objectives of the Security Assessment and Testing domain of the CISSP exam.
- [Narrator] The sixth domain of the CISSP exam,…security assessment and testing,…makes up 12% of the questions on the test.…It has five objectives.…The first objective for this domain…requires that you be able to design and validate…security assessment and testing strategies.…This means that you'll need to know…how to come up with appropriate sets of controls…that will ensure the ongoing effective operation…of security controls.…The second objective in this domain…covers actually conducting security control testing.…
You'll be tested on your knowledge…of vulnerability assessment, penetration testing,…and log reviews.…This objective also covers software development…assessments and tests, including code reviews,…misuse case testing, test coverage analysis,…and interface testing.…To answer questions related to the third objective…you'll need to understand how to collect information…about the security processes…used to implement management and operational controls.…These include account management,…key performance and risk indicators,…
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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is the industry's gold standard, necessary for many mid- and senior-level positions. This course provides an overview of the 2018 certification program. It kicks off the CISSP Cert Prep series, which covers each domain in the exam in greater detail. Here, instructor Mike Chapple briefly reviews the eight main subjects: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security. He also reviews the format of the CISSP exam, provides test prep tips and practices tests, and points to additional study resources.
- Who should take the CISSP exam
- Benefits of certification
- Study resources
- CISSP domains
- Question types
- Exam tips
- Practicing for the test