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SalzburgGirl
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Passed the CC: a few tips on preparing and taking the exam

Hi everyone! I passed my CC exam on my first try and wanted to reiterate what others have said in this forum already: 

 

- Use external study resources and do not rely on the official ISC2 material alone. I used Mike Chapple's LinkedIn Learning course and the CC practice tests on LinkedIn Learning. Without those, I don't think I would have passed so easily. 

- The questions are not straightforward. They were also not as nicely framed in e.g. stories/use cases as in the practice exams on LinkedIn, but rather short and abrupt. I am a near-native English speaker and I struggled with some of the wording/terminology. So, I recommend to reread the questions + answers if necessary. Sometimes it also helps to read the answers first

- Some questions seem to repeat, only worded slightly differently. This threw me off a bit, especially because you cannot go back and check or change a previous answer

- Some questions did not really fit in. This, I read, is due to some "experimental" content that does not count towards your score. 

- Do not spend too much time on each question, as your gut instinct will guide you in the right direction. It will be easy to spot the obvious wrong answers, but deciding on the correct one from the ones remaining can be tricky. 

- Also, do not spend too much time preparing for the exam. I did the practice tests twice each, and I ended up memorizing the questions + answers too much, i.e. got higher and higher scores. Since the actual exam is so different, there is no real benefit in doing practice tests over and over.  

 

I hope this helps whoever is still preparing!

30 Replies
JB71
Viewer II

Congratulations and thank you for great insight information. 

CyberYarn
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Thank you so much for your tips - we - newbies really appreciate any advice!

 

Kavindu12205
Viewer II

hi, have you completed the CC exam ?   

enlopez2513
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how did you find the practice test on LinkedIn? I'm having trouble finding it. and the mikes study guide too

kaydee
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thanks very helpful!

Congratulations on passing! The CC

 

I'm aiming for the CISSP myself in 2025

 

I just completed the 100-question test and scored 71% on my first try. There were a few questions where I second-guessed myself, but overall, it went well. Thanks for the support!

6040
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Thanks for the valuable insights into passing the CC exam. I passed in one sitting on 31/05/24 using ISC2 and external resources specifically Mike Chappel on Linkedin and Thor on Udemy.

Omyadav
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I want prepare for exam 

iamthewhiz
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Thanks this is very helpful.

Isaac_I
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Hello,

Congratulations on passing your CC exam in one sitting. I am just starting out with the course. I'm hopeful that by the end of the month I'll be able to sit for the exam. I honestly want to pass it once. I'll be happy to get some guidance from you when that time comes. What do you think? How can I keep in touch? What can I do?

 

Thanks