THE NEW OFFICIAL ISC2® GUIDE TO THE CISSP® CBK® 5th EDITION
This book is the official study book directly from the certification body maintaining the CISSP® certification. It has just been revised and it seems like ISC2 has deployed a lot of effort in the choice of contributing authors as well as technical reviewers. They have contributors with very impressive credentials and also multiple technical editors that have reviewed the book.
A lot of fluff and irrelevant material has been removed from the book which leaves you with a book of 874 pages of content.
The index has been greatly improved. I think it is by far the best index this book every had.
On the kindle version, the index has the page number but once you click on the page number link to go to a specific topic, it is the location withing the book that is being used instead of showing the specific page number. That is somehow confusing when you wish to give a reference to someone.
WHERE ARE THE REVIEW QUESTIONS?
One major omission that is very disappointing is the lack of any review questions at the end of each of the domains.
You can find a great replacement by using the CCCure quiz engine with more than 1800 questions at https://cccure.education
This book is the most accurate checklist of the topics that could be seen on the exam. It reads a lot better than the previous edition. One of the challenge is the large number of contritutors writing each their own part of the book. So the tone and style changes as you progress through the book. ISC2 refer to this book as the encyclopedia of topics.
COST versus VALUE
This is one of the most expensive book that I have seen so far. I think the book is seriously overpriced when you look at the overall offering. They don't offer a companion website, no flashcards, no review questions, etc... like any of the other study books.
The kindle version is $58.39 The paper version is $85.50 (as of today the 4/30/2019)