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Viewer III

Re: CISSP Exam Failure Feb 2018

Yes, thats what I agree to. I was fail today.
I found that all of questions has at least one more correct answers of which each of them rogue defined, when standing of different point of views. I was disappointed with this exam and not plan to take twice in term of wasting my money. I had worked on over thousands mock questions presented in official practical test and prepared since Dec 2017. I am barely making around 78% correct of each domain. Tho, I wonder why that is much different performed between practical test book and exam one, neither language style or degree of difficulties.

Yes, I agree that this is full of managerial typed questions in my term. I do filtering out all of possible answers.

I still think CBK is worthy to learn but the exam isn’t as practical as expected / presented in real world.

Yes, I have finished my part as many as I could. Hope, my experience help you guys succeed in nearly soon.
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Viewer II

Re: CISSP Exam Failure Feb 2018

Hey there,

 

On Monday 26th of March I passed the CISSP test CAT with 100 questions. The secret behind passing the test is first, reading the questions carefully and knowing what is the scope of them. Sometimes, a lot of details can exist just to confuse you. So always keep in mind that, whenever you read a question, ask yourself, what is exactly the main purpose/scope of it? After that, do not think/answer like a technological geek because the answers may definitely confuse you, instead, just look at the answers from a high level / lawyer perspective and start by eliminating the unrelated answers and make sure that your choice is in-line with the question's scope.

 

Second, I only used Sybex as my source, I skimmed the official book and I used Sybex Test bank as my practice questions and I think they are enough. Took me three months of preparation. you don't have to read a lot of sources, you just have to make sure you understand the concepts. In case you don't understand a concept, just google it. Skillset youtube videos are good at giving a simplified explanation.

 

Good luck with your third attempt.

 

I appreciate the fact that you are not giving up! keep pushing, you will get there!

 

Cheers,

Mario

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Contributor I

Re: CISSP Exam Failure Feb 2018

Does anyone else find the wording of questions ambiguous.

 

It's not that the questions are ambiguous IMHO, rather the exam tests what ISC2 wants you to know. 

 

At times, especially for people who are technically advanced, the "best" answer from the real world is not what is the correct answer in the exam.

 

If ISC2 says he sky is purple, then for the exam, the sky is purple.  When you pass the test, go back to thinking the sky is blue.

 

HTH

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Newcomer II

[Filter: smut] n_vyas1's post body matched "*shit*", board "certification-discussion".

 

Hello Mac,


 


Sorry to hear that you failed twice.


 


About me, I spent  3 months for end to end CISSP preparation after official training. I read the official CISSP CBK twice & memorize almost everything from the book. Although, I'm able to give CISSP training too.


 


After too much dedication & efforts to learn all technical points as per the officially provided CISSP Book, I came to know that the exam is a kind of managerial exam for which I was not ready. Hence, I failed in exam. 


 


Strange thing  is entire CISSP book is purely technical while the exam question format is almost non-technical. Also I observed that less than 10 questions asked from the entire book...!!!


 


As I've no confidence to PASS CISSP in my 2nd attempt, I select SSCP & CompTIA Cyber Security Professional (CySA) certification. Both exams are totally based to test individuals technical competency & feel that I'll have more probability to pass them.


 


My CISSP study is not anywhere waster because CISSP covers almost 80% contents in SSCP. Once I clear SSCP & gain adequate knowledge in the InfoSec field, I'll approach for CISSP.


 


I must say, without proper experience in InfoSec domain being CIO, COO, CISO - it is useless to appear for CISSP.


 


So, I stick myself on technical ground as of now.


 


Please advice if I'm wrong. Feel free to contact.


 


-Nishith

 

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Newcomer II

Re: CISSP Exam Failure Feb 2018

Hello Mac,

 

Sorry to hear that you failed twice.

 

About me, I spent  3 months for end to end CISSP preparation after official training. I read the official CISSP CBK twice & memorize almost everything from the book. Although, I'm able to give CISSP training too.

 

After too much dedication & efforts to learn all technical points as per the officially provided CISSP Book, I came to know that the exam is a kind of managerial exam for which I was not ready. Hence, I failed in exam. 

 

Strange thing  is entire CISSP book is purely technical while the exam question format is almost non-technical. Also I observed that less than 10 questions asked from the entire book...!!!

 

As I've no confidence to PASS CISSP in my 2nd attempt, I select SSCP & CompTIA Cyber Security Professional (CySA) certification. Both exams are totally based to test individuals technical competency & feel that I'll have more probability to pass them.

 

My CISSP study is not anywhere wasted because CISSP covers almost 80% contents in SSCP. Once I clear SSCP & gain adequate knowledge in the InfoSec field, I'll approach for CISSP.

 

I must say, without proper experience in InfoSec domain being CIO, COO, CISO - it is useless to appear for CISSP.

 

So, I stick myself on technical ground as of now.

 

Please advice if I'm wrong. Feel free to contact.

 

-N.Vyas