This is my first time to make a post here and I just would like to share my fail attempt for CISSP CAT on Sep 18 2018, and get advices from all the folks here to pass it!
I am from Hong Kong and for sure the English comprehend skill is needed much more, because I see those questions are asking very indirectly, and for sure is hard for me as It is not my native languages. I took this exam as English as primary languages...as some people said, it is absolutely a huge challenge. Of course 3 hours is not enough, and I was running out of time when I were in 90th questions and just 30 mins left, and I guess there will be 125 to 150 questions, so it meant I need to complete it each question in 30 seconds, when I reached 130 questions, and the test is ended!!! What a sudden and a relief!!!
I am very concerned why we can't go back to review and change the answers, in PMP and ITIL, I recalled it is allowed...
My Education & Working background
I see a guy in US that he passed in the 8th attempt, My GOD! and make me feel better that night I failed...
(Honestly, I follow around 85% from him and after I failed I think I am too or over-confident AND VERY REGRETS DID NOT GOOGLE any topics for "If I failed the first CISSP attempt", what should I do and prepare
Follow this man but he passed in Mar 2018, so I wait until Jun to get a newest version of Sybex Offical 8th edition and 2nd edition Practice Tests
I bought Kindle version for Sybex Eighth Edition (which released in Jun 2018) and Official Practice Tests Second version, so it meant I studied for 3 months only, and I did re-scheduled for 2 times
What should I do for 2nd attempt ?
Your advices are most appreciated!!!
I know - DETERMINATION x 1000% is a key
The most important thing you can add to your repertoire is experience. Try get involved with projects at work that involve security. For example, because I volunteered for some disaster rehearsals, our BCP team ensured I understood their procedures, acronyms and insights as part of the rehearsal preparation. Then, it was all reinforced when I executed the off-site recovery. Lather, rinse, repeat for a few of the other CISSP domains and your gaps will start to disappear.
The second thing to add is "management perspective". Think about how your boss's boss would answer the question and why that is the answer they would give. SSCP is an exam for techies; CISSP is an exam for managers.
Regarding not being able to go back to earlier questions, search this community and Google for "computer adaptive test" (CAT) to understand the mechanics behind how questions are selected and graded.
One reason you may have not seen particular questions is that the question pool is probably 10-times larger than the questions you saw. Plus, the CAT algorithm stops asking questions on a given domain after it has assessed your knowledge for that domain. If you are either really good or really bad, this can happen after just a few questions. These are also the people that finish in 100 questions. Only those that are on the bubble get to 150 questions.
Also, I noted that you edited your post to eliminate hints as to what was on the test. This was a wise move given how seriously (ISC)² takes test integrity. ¡Thank You! for doing that.
Thank you very much! Robert! I will subscribe a tweeter account that because of you!!! As normally ppl in asia use FB...
And I'm very glad you read it thought and understand my case and provide detailed comments !!!
and I have a question for this paragraph, I can't open http://www.infosecbc.org/links
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It's valuable comments and insights from you! 🙂 Thank you so much!
Just one sentence I can't really understand what you meant - "Also, I noted that you edited your post to eliminate hints as to what was on the test." You meant I intended to eliminate some hints from the test? If, It was I am totally forget how the questions were 🙂