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Contributing to the Official CISSP Courseware
Updated on Monday, 21 July 2008 11:42
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I promised a while ago to let you all in on some of the various projects I’ve been working on over the past few months. One I haven’t shared with you yet is my participation in contributing as a SME to the official (ISC)2 courseware for CISSP certification.

It’s a huge undertaking with 10 domains chock full of every security topic you can imagine, 20 contributing SMEs from all over the worls, a handful of editors and 1 man to bring it all together. Our team leader, Dean Bushmiller has been the Project Manager for both versions 8 and 9 of the CISSP courseware and does an amazing job.

Each of the SMEs and editors have put a lot of thought and time into the materials, in an effort to create the best and most relevant content, topic arrangement and flow possible. You’ve seen how big these books are- that’s a lotta’ stuff to pull together and I admire the group, especially the domain wranglers and Dean, for keeping it all on track.

It’s a strange and exciting project. I can’t say it’s completely foreign to me, many years ago I created content for advanced Microsoft Office courses and developed official Computer Competency Training for K-12s for use in schools here. However, a project with this much mass is definitely unique.

So, that’s another little project I’ve been working on for the past several months… and will be continuing for several more. On those occasions I drop off the face of Blog World, it’s sometimes because I’m using every free moment to try and keep up with these types of projects and deadlines.

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