Are you interested in IT security and ready to take your skills up a notch? Start watching Keith Barker’s recently released “(ISC)2 CISSP 2015” course to take a deeper look at this crucial area of IT. During the 10-hour course, Keith covers staples such as policies, authentication, and firewalls in depth. His training also prepares you for the highly sought after CISSP certification.
We caught up with Keith to get his thoughts on his newest course.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in this technology? What value does it bring? Security, when not performed correctly, can cause significant loss for – or even the destruction of – a company or organization. Having a core foundation of administrative, technical, and physical controls can reduce risk.
Q: From a student-perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course? The core focus of this course is to assist the Security Professional (who has 4 or more years of experience in the field) to prepare for their CISSP certification examination.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for students to get the most out of your course? As a learner enjoys the videos and various security topics that are being addressed, I would suggest imagining (or remembering) how those techniques could be implemented in systems they have previously worked on. That will help reinforce the concepts as the learner thinks about the application of those security methods.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course? Change control, and that before ever implementing a change, verification of proper planning, procedure, and follow-up should be done.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create? I really had a blast with most of these Nuggets, with an eye towards having our learners enjoy the journey we are going on together.
Q: What’s the ONE thing you hope learners take away from this training? CISSP certification preparation is a mile wide, and 2 inches deep. I hope that learners who are already strong in some areas can get stronger, while at the same time getting more familiar and comfortable with new content and concepts. I hope this might trigger a desire for the learner to dig even deeper into various security-related topics, and in turn, assist the learner in implementing better security in their daily work. I also hope that learners will complete this training with the confidence and ability to take and pass their CISSP certification exam.
Here’s a quick preview of what Keith’s course is all about: