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Newcomer I

CCSP CAT Starting August 1?

Will the refreshed CCSP exam be CAT like the CISSP exam is now?

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Advocate II

Re: CCSP CAT Starting August 1?

Nope - there would have been all manner of chatter about this if it was the case!

 

Check the exam outlines for the CISSP in English and the new CCSP and you'll see the CISSP explicitly states it's a CAT version. This would also be the case if the new CCSP was a CAT version too.

 

Community Manager

Re: CCSP CAT Starting August 1?

Confirmed! The CCSP exam will not be changing to CAT at this time. The changes are to the domain names and weights. Both exam outlines are available online for comparison right now. Come Thursday, only the new one will be available. 

 

Here are the links, though - 

CCSP Exam Outline - Effective April 2015 through July 2019

CCSP Exam Outline - Effective August 2019

 

However, please keep in mind that the test time has changed. Instead of having 4 hours to complete the exam, you will now have 3 hours. 

 

Here's the FAQ page if you need it too! https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CCSP/Domain-Refresh-FAQ

Advocate I

Re: CCSP CAT Starting August 1?


@KaityEagle wrote:

 

However, please keep in mind that the test time has changed. Instead of having 4 hours to complete the exam, you will now have 3 hours. 

 


Wow. I've never seen the test taking time reduced. I wonder what prompted that?

Advocate II

Re: CCSP CAT Starting August 1?

https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CCSP/Domain-Refresh-FAQ

 

Q: Why is the time allowed to take the exam being reduced?

 

A: Timing analysis was conducted on other (ISC)² exams with the same test length and an allocated test time of 3 hours. The decision to shorten the test time for the CCSP exam was made to standardize test time across all (ISC)² exams. (ISC)² provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for people who have demonstrated a need for test accommodations. If you wish to request an accommodation, you need to complete a request form and return it to (ISC)² prior to registering for your exam to membersupport@isc2.org

 

Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. Once an accommodation is approved by (ISC)², we’ll send it to Pearson VUE Accommodations. Please allow two to three business days for Pearson VUE to get this information. Then, call Pearson VUE at 800-466-0450, to schedule your exam. Please do not schedule through Pearson VUE’s website or through their main registration phone line. Be sure to contact (ISC)² first.

 

Please note, the purpose of test accommodations is to provide examinees with full access to the test. However, accommodations are not a guarantee of improved performance or test completion.