I just completed the five-day International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²® Certified Information Systems Security Professional course called the CISSP Common Body Knowledge. It was five days of some of the most intense training that I’ve ever done. After a day that started at 8:00AM each morning and lasted until just about 5:30PM . Then, it was back to study from about 6:30 to 10:00 or 11:00 each night. Then, on Saturday, a 250 question multiple choice exam with six hours to do it. That’s six hours and if you need to use the wash room, or eat lunch or take a break it was on “your time”. It ate into the six hours that you had to complete the exam.
It was like going back to university again. Like, maybe, doing a semester’s course in a week and then follow it up with a double final exam. It’s been about 15 years since I went through anything like it.
I think that I passed… Maybe….
Anyway, it is a great course if your job involves computer security. Take a look at the program at (ISC)²® Certified Information Systems Security Professional web page.