cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Newcomer II

Re: CISSPs: How did you prepare for the CCSP exam?

Good day,

 

As mentioned the Official Study Book from ISC2 is not enough.

 

You have to read both NIST 800-145 and NIST 800-146.

 

Read the Cloud Security Alliance Security Guidelines Version 3 (the exam is not updated to version 4 yet)

 

Read the ENISA guide as well.

 

Do quizzes to get familiar with all of the topics.


Best regards

 

Clement

 

 

 

=========================================
Owner and Founder of the CCCure Family of Portals
Our quiz engine is at https://cccure.education
Our Learning Portal is at https://cccure.training
Highlighted
Viewer II

Re: CISSPs: How did you prepare for the CCSP exam?

I took an official isc2 5 day training course with the test administered on day 6.

Highlighted
Viewer II

Re: CISSPs: How did you prepare for the CCSP exam?

I'm using the official study guide, for self-training.

 

Giuliano

Highlighted
Viewer III

Re: CISSPs: How did you prepare for the CCSP exam?

For studying, I used

 

  • Adam Gordon ISC2 videos - (3 or 3.5 out of 5)
  • CYBRARY Kelly Handerhan CISSP course (3.5 out of 5)
  • ISC2 CCSP flash cards (3.5 out of 5)
  • Official ISC2 CCSP Training Guide / CBK (2 out of 5) -> ISC2 really needs to be rewrite this. 

Having a CISSP certification and the experience of having taken that exam definitely helps with the CCSP exam taking. For actually passing the exam, I found that it was my practical, hands-on experience at work with private and public cloud setup and implementation, cloud strategy and governance, and cloud provider evaluations that made the difference.  

 

Without the actual experience and the CISSP, the CCSP exam would be tough for a newbie (to cloud computing) as it requires application of knowledge that is not available through book learning. An instructor led class would be necessary in such cases IMO.

 

Viewer II

Re: CISSPs: How did you prepare for the CCSP exam?

Planned for 6 months of intensive preparation.

 

1st month

  • Started with CISSP Official Study Guide.
  • Took advantage of the online access to tests and flash cards.
  • Flash cards were a great way to memorize the content, but tests were a great way to validate my understanding of the concepts.
  • Read all chapters. Did not skip anything. Internalized the concepts.

**At this time I booked the exam, put skin in the game because I was quickly losing motivation at this stage.**

 

2nd month

  • Took many notes, digital and written. Kept going through the notes every day.
  • Started the cybrary.it CISSP training by Kelly Handerhan. The videos are very high level but Kelly explains the concepts beautifully with analogies and humor.
  • Kept memorizing the content using flash cards.
  • Started taking exams from online websites. CCCure and Skillsets (Always aim to take 100 questions at a time and then go on to 200 and more. The actual exam is going to be long. Most people take all of the 6 hours available to them. Your patience and perseverance is going to be tested. I realized this late in the study cycle and was really stressed about sitting in one place giving the exam for that long.)
  • The facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1525346961013038/ CISSP Exam Preparation Study Notes and Theory was a great forum to learn from others experience taking the test, ask clarifying questions and discuss various topics.
  • Created memory maps and tables for memorizing content and concepts.

3rd month

  • Continued to take exams. I was by now scoring 85% and higher.
  • I felt good and believed that I had memorized the flashcards and clarified all concepts.
  • Kept reading my notes and adding more to them.
  • Kept the positive attitude and keep telling myself that I will pass the exam with a great score! My wife was a great support throughout the study. I could not have passed the test without her support.
  • Took a break for 1-2 day just to rest and relax a weeek before the exam. This greatly helped reduce the stress and got me rejuvenated for the last mile.
  • Took the exam in October 2017. It took me almost 5 hours to complete the exam. It was very tiring but I was thrilled to get the result.