This was an excellent start for me as it introduces the 8 security domains and lots of new security terminology.
Mind maps of each domain broken into smaller bits. I watched a lesson or two every morning while having coffee.
This was the best tool I used to learn the material. It has a large question bank, but the real benefit is in the explanations that are provided for each answer. Boson retails at $99, but there's usually a 15% to 20% discount on the site.
Free CISSP webinar. This course was very technical and perfect for me. I recommend going through towards the end of your studies.
Phone app with a decent question bank. Keeps stats on your progress. Great for doing quick quizzes.
Friendly community driven to help everyone. Tons of information on many different certifications. Has a #quiz-bot Channel. The command to start it is ?play
Very helpful community. Pass / Fail testing stories are inspiring.
2 well thought out questions and explanations per video. Another one I watched in the mornings.
Larry Greenblatt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWg2geVJuvs
Kelly Handerhan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Y6Zog8h2A
Everything above teaches you the security terminology, the system processes, technical stuff, and the people responsible. That said, there are about 15 straightforward Boson-style questions at the beginning of the exam. After that, the test takes on a wordier scenario-based pattern. Almost as if a lawyer suddenly started writing the questions and bothered to spell out all the acronyms you've been studying. I found myself reading the questions 2 and 3 times just to decipher what it was actually asking. Once I figured that out, I eliminate 2 answers and take the 50/50 shot at what I have left.
Very few of my questions were super technical. Knowing your tech is important, but don't spend a ton of time memorizing encryption ciphers and key bits. If I had to take it again, I would focus more on memorizing key processes such as but not limited to:
Security Incident Response
Risk Management Framework
Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) - I had a lot of SDLC questions.
Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
Business Impact Analysis
Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
Know your tech.
Know your processes.
Know who is responsible for what.