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Newcomer III

Re: (18 DEC 17) Launch of Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) for CISSP Exams--worldwide

RadioTeacher,

     So true.  When I took my CISSP exam just 45 days ago I didn't review any of my answers.  I just ended my exam and accepted what I selected the first time around.


Best regards,
Rick
CISSP, PMP, ITILv3, LSSGB
Newcomer I

Re: (18 DEC 17) Launch of Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) for CISSP Exams--worldwide

So many questions Smiley Happy 
All in all I think moving to CAT is a good thing, still need all the knowledge, but not having to cope with the 6 hour brain melt, just focus on the knowledge.

I do have some questions I was hoping you could shed some light on.

  1. Will the exam still have multiple choice, scenario multiple choice, drag-drop and hot-spot questions?
  2. Are there plans to move non-English and concentrations to CAT later?
  3. Any suggestions on where the students can get a feel for the new exam format, the old version had/has a brief intro on PearsonVue to the exam format (back button, review, answers etc).
  4. Will a test app similar to the current one be released at some point (ios/Android) to help students and with the CAT format?

Thank you, I think transparency is extremely important when making changes and I hope you can shed some light on the road map and path forward.

 

Mahalo,

Thor Pedersen
CISSP, CEH, PMP, CCNP et. Al.

 

(ISC)² Team

Re: (18 DEC 17) Launch of Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) for CISSP Exams--worldwide

Good morning, Thor!

 

I have some answers to your questions ... 

 

  1. The CAT exam uses the same pool of items as the linear exam, and is based on the same outline.
  2. At this time, the only exam transitioning to CAT is the CISSP in English. All other languages/concentrations/certifications will continue to be administered as linear, fixed-form exams.
  3. Our advice is to continue preparing as you had been – the exam outline is the same, so by mastering the domains covered in the outline, your performance should not be affected by the CAT change.
  4. The (ISC)² app will be updated Summer 2018 to reflect change to the content outline, which will happen in April 2018. We’ll also have new courseware out in April, as well as a new study guide.

I hope this helps! 

GY
Viewer II

Re: (18 DEC 17) Launch of Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) for CISSP Exams--worldwide

Good part, testing time is 3 hours.  However when there is only one attempt of a question and no review option will have more anxiety on first few questions until you get used to  format and wording of questions on the exam.

 

 

Newcomer III

Re: (18 DEC 17) Launch of Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) for CISSP Exams--worldwide

     Agree that some will have issues with adapting, but all one has to do right now is just practice NOT reviewing their practice questions.  Start small with 20-25 questions and work yourself up to it.


Best regards,
Rick
CISSP, PMP, ITILv3, LSSGB
Contributor I

Re: (18 DEC 17) Launch of Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) for CISSP Exams--worldwide

Its a good modification. It saves time and energy. Well done !