I (provisionally) passed the CCSP exam today. Good luck to the next one!
Dec-2019: Certificated as CISSP (attended official training）
Dec-2019: Certificated as CCSK by CSA (attended official training）
Relevant Work Experience
Developed security guidelines for AWS, Azure and GCP users based on CIS Benchmarks
Developed security guidelines for users of cloud services based on CIS Controls and ISO/IEC 27017
Support for CASB demonstration experiments
Support for defining digital workplace requirements (zero-trust security)
Motivation for taking CCSP exam
To provide an opportunity to relearn cloud security experience in a systematic and comprehensive way
To be a pioneer since there is probably no one in our company who has taken CCSP
Study period and time
Period: July 4, 2021 - October 5, 2021
Daily time: 1 to 2 hours/day
Total time: about 140 hours
CCSP Official Practice Tests Online Test Bank (Chapter 1 - 6)
Textbook of CCSK Plus (CCSK official training)
CSA Guidance V4.0
CCSP For Dummies with Online Practice (Kindle version)
Japan Chapter's Cloud Security Study WG members
Several people who replied to my questions in (ISC)2 Community
Experts in my company
Each day, I solved 20 questions of the material #1
First, I focused on extracting questions that I got wrong, and ones that I got right but wasn't confident about (setting flags).
Next, I re-solved the questions I got wrong, flagged the questions I got right but wasn't sure about, and repeated until I got all the questions right.
Then, as I solved the flagged questions, I removed the flags from the questions that I got wrong and the ones that I answered correctly and with confidence.
Finally, I repeated steps 3 and 4 until I answered all the questions correctly and the flags were removed.
When I am in a questions-setting situation in the consulting field, I ask myself if I can accurately give correct advice to my client with reasons.
First of all, try to clear my doubts by using the materials and the Internet.
If I still have questions, ask them first to the WG, then to the experts or to (ISC)2 Community, and leave no question unclear.
Thoughts on the exam
I left about 40 minutes after finishing the exam and felt it was easy to finish the exam in 180 minutes.
There were many unfamiliar words and questions that I had never seen before, but I think I was able to cope with them because I had a deep understanding of each question in CCSP Official Practice Tests.
I was a little worried that I had not read through CCSP reference books such as the material #4, but it was not a problem.
As expected, I feel that I was able to organize, cover, and strengthen my knowledge of cloud security.
Haneda, Masahiro Certification: CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, PMP, ITIL Foundation V3 Location: Japan My LinkedIn Profile