CISSP Essentials

CISSP quiz: System architecture, security models, system evaluation

Test your knowledge of the CISSP exam's Security Architecture and Design domain by taking this practice quiz that covers topics including system architecture, security models and more.

This quiz is part of SearchSecurity's CISSP Essentials Security School lesson on the Security Architecture and Design domain within the Common Body of Knowledge, or CBK.

Created by expert trainer Shon Harris, CEO and founder of Logical Security, to help students prepare for the Certified Information Security Systems Professional certification exam, this quiz offers free questions similar to those that will be seen on test day.

This quiz will help you assess your knowledge of critical components within the Security Architecture and Design domain, including formal architectures, system architectures, security models and system evaluation. Topics covered include the trusted computing base, CPU, access control models (e.g., the Bell-LaPadula and Biba models) and more.

This multimedia quiz features multimedia components designed to resemble the interactive questions on the CISSP exam. Question types include multiple-choice/single-response, multiple-choice/multiple-response, drag-and-drop pair matching, and "hot zone" questions that require selecting the appropriate area in a graphical image. An 80% score is considered a passing grade. Use the question list menu just above the quiz area to go back to view previous questions or skip ahead.

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About the author:
Shon Harris is the founder and CEO of Logical Security LLC, an information security consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force’s Information Warfare unit, an instructor and an author. She has authored several international best-selling books on information security published by McGraw-Hill and Pearson which have sold over a million copies and have been translated into six languages. Ms. Harris authors academic textbooks for various publishers and articles for trade magazines.

Ms. Harris has consulted for a large number of organizations in every business sector (financial, medical, retail, entertainment, utility) and several U.S. government agencies over the last 18 years. Ms. Harris provides high-end, advanced and specialized consulting for organizations globally. She also works directly with law firms as a technical and expert witness on cases that range from patent infringement, criminal investigations, civil lawsuits and she specializes in cryptographic technologies. Ms. Harris was recognized as one of the top 25 women in the information security field by Information Security magazine.

CISSP® is a registered certification mark of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc., also known as (ISC)2.

Next Steps

NEXT: If you answered at least 80% of the questions correctly, proceed to the next lesson: Telecommunications and Networking.

BACK: If you didn't, review the material in this lesson on security architecture and design.

RETURN to the main page of SearchSecurity's CISSP Essentials Security School.

This was first published in October 2014

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