Any suggestions on how to best prepare for the exam? How long did you study? I took the online self-paced course. Does the exam include all the terms from the flash cards?
I studied for a couple of hours in the past week using the self-paced course and a few parts from a LinkedIn course by Mike Chapple. I also reviewed the flashcards this morning for a bit before the exam.
The exam itself is considerably harder than the post-assessment quiz on the self-paced course, but I think that if you understand all the terminology and have some previous IT experience it should not be difficult. Something I would consider thought is to make sure that you read the full question and all the answers before choosing one. Once you have submitted an answer you cannot review them later and after the last question your only choice will be to "end exam" and collect your results. Don't delay for too long on a question, though!
Overall if you have a good IT background and you are confident in knowing the contents of the self-paced course, or if you don't have IT experience and you feel very familiar with the topics covered, you should take the test. I was able to pass it successfully today and it felt very rewarding!
Hi, if you don't know much about computer networks, I would recommend Alton Hardin's "Introduction to Computer Networks for Non-Techies," which you can find at www.udemy.com.
In terms of material specific to the CC exam, besides ISC2's course (be sure to know the info on the flashcards and the assessments), Mike Chapple's CC course on LinkedIn Learning gives a good overall review. However, I found Thor Pedersen's study guide & practice exams in his "Complete Certified in Cybersecurity Course" especially helpful. You can also find that one on Udemy. By the way, I didn't watch his videos. His study guide & practice exams were enough since I'd already done the ISC2 and Chapple courses.
I spent a couple of hours a day over about 10 days going through ISC2's CC course plus Chapple & Pedersen's courses and passed the exam the first time.