I found that online practice tests helped the most after going through all the material and taking notes. I used my notes to study and practice tests to gain confidence.
Well, I bought the CBK, read it carefully, motivated a number of collegues to join me and we establised a study group at my company. We hired a consultant who briefed us and gave us a good generic overview of all materials in a 3 day course. I then re-read the CBK, made extracts, recapped the materials and sat the exam. Passed on first try.
How I prepared & Passed CCSP
I passed CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) on 18 March 2017. I live in India. In India only 3 person are certified for CCSP as on 18 March 2017.
Earlier Mile stones :
My CCSP exam preparation :
Note : I am bound by NDA with ISC-2. So i will not talk about actual exam pattern or topics. I will talk about difficulty level.
They cover almost same topics. AIO has skipped some topics of CBK. AIO is written in all paragraph style with less no of bullet points. I found very few figures in AIO. I think Mr.
Carter will include more diagrams in his next edition. Some topics are better explained in AIO. I will give equal weight to both.
Since parent body ISC-2 is same for both , CISSP will have some advantage of prior exam
Exam room Experience : ( Note : some cricket terms are being used to understand better)
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I believe prior work experience matters as helps in material comprehension but is not a must.
I've used official ISC2 manual as well electronic version. I've downloaded from web any additional material I found (ex. The International CISSP Summary, CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 7th Edition...etc) as well I've try handwriting my own summaries.
The most help was from online quizzes, I personally used Skillset.com (paid version) as it has progressive learning with target score to be achieved. After I achieve 100% on Skillset I've paid couple of months on CCCure.org. CCCure helps as you can increase tests difficulty and you can chose failed questions to be repeated as reinforcement. As well I've watched videos from cybrary.it.
Some objectives are more difficult then others, as mentioned experience helps. Do not discount any objective, anything can be on test.
At exam time, take your time read questions couple of times to ensure comprehension.