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Re: Failed CISSP 1st attempt, any suggestions for the prep please for non-native English speakers..

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Many thanks for the valuable input.
The fact is that on reddit/r/cissp, most of the successful stories give most credits to BOSON among other resources.
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Re: Failed CISSP 1st attempt, any suggestions for the prep please for non-native English speakers..

> tajdar (Newcomer I) posted a new reply in Certifications on 02-08-2020 10:16 AM

>   As mentioned I believe I was prepared and
> focused too much on technical stuff, hence after a couple of tech questions, I
> did not receive too many technical questions.    Most of the questions I
> received were focusing on processes, policies, frameworks, planning, drag, and
> drop of scenarios instead of merely just definitions etc.

Management concepts and background is quite important. You need to know the
tech, but, particularly when facing a question with four "right" answers, you need
to consider which is the "management" answer.


> This
> itself as non-native speaker was bit tricky and new to me.

I might also suggest the "Dictionary of Information Security."
http://victoria.tc.ca/int-grps/books/techrev/bkdcinsc.rvw
Yes, I know it sounds self-serving, but a lot of people have recommended that I
recommend it.

> But I believe this is
> a new emerging pattern on all technical exams these days. They make it harder
> through wordiness instead of focusing on merely knowledge of the subject.

Well, the psycholinguistics people would tell you that you can't know a concept
until you have a word for it.

>      These Sybex
> Test Bank as well as the Boson test, all have simple definitions or steps and
> ask you to drag and drop to match the definition or correct order of any
> particular process.

As I keep saying, I've never found any of the "test" sets that really give you a true
flavour of the real exam. That's why I started
https://community.isc2.org/t5/Certifications/CISSP-questions/m-p/18626


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Re: Failed CISSP 1st attempt, any suggestions for the prep please for non-native English speakers..

Thanks for the useful tips. 

As mentioned by multiple members on this group with various other techniques and resources I also need to explore and understand the Psychometric testing and CAT testing system. 

 

So thanks again for you all, I am now on it. 

 

 

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Re: Failed CISSP 1st attempt, any suggestions for the prep please for non-native English speakers..

> tajdar (Newcomer I) posted a new reply in Certifications on 02-09-2020 06:53 AM

> Thanks for the useful tips.

Also, read "Security Engineering," by Ross Anderson.

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