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Re: Love Negative People at a Distance...

Hi Suraya,

It's like taking a walk somewhere. You start going down the road, but you need to know where you're going, or you'll never make it. (You may wish to consider other certifications before trying to tackle this one. For instance, SSCP seems like a great first step! https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/SSCP)

CISSP is not at all an entry-level IT certification. It requires a great deal of knowledge, which cannot simply be gleaned from a book. I have many years of IT experience, and I know that CISSP is meant for a more seasoned InfoSec professional. CISSP is meant to be a hands-on leader, to take responsibility, to lead the defense, to scope out the strategy, tactics and operations.

This is not meant to dissuade you at all. I encourage you to keep learning and practicing. In fact, this is a requirement of the certification.

Two of your comments stand out for me:
"About myself, I don't have work experience in INFOSEC but I postgraduate from network and system security analyst. " CISSP is meant to have experience in several information security domains. You need to develop those skills. You need to be the guy that says "give it to me" and get it done. You need to provide assurance that you live by the tenets of information security. You need to have the humility (as we all do, by the way!) to realize you're on a road to learning - and that it is a "voyage of learning" and not a mere destination called CISSP.

The second comment:
" I need to pass this exam. please give me steps to success. "
Why?
Why do you need to pass the exam? You will eventually pass it I am sure; but why? What's your reason? If it's merely to get a piece of paper, then it will be a shallow accomplishment. It will have less importance. It may even jeopardize your future success, because CISSPs are held to a strict stanard of probity and ethics.

As for steps to success, it's like teaching someone how to ride a bicycle. You can't. You can show them the moves, but if they don't pedal and balance and (sadly, yes) fall and repeat the process: they can't do it. Until, one splendid day, they CAN do it.

You CAN do it. One day, I hope in fact, you WILL do it. And you'll realize that it's more than merely passing an exam; you'll realize it's meant to be an attitude and a way of life.

Best regards for success!
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Re: Love Negative People at a Distance...


@Surayawrote:

Hello Lemont29

 

I stopped at your post. Frankly, I get impressed by it.

 I have failed on my CISSP 4 days ago and am so down but I have the challenge to do the exam soon again, I need the recommendation.

 

About myself, I don't have work experience in INFOSEC but I postgraduate from network and system security analyst. 

 

 

I can offer this to you as my recommendation... you may be shooting too high at the CISSP. This exam ask questions that requires critical thought of people with the requisite experience in INFOSEC occupations. It's tough because it requires for one to have dealt with the situation on several questions, and for those test takers to have applied the recommended ISC2 solutions. The test can offer 4/4 correct answers, and your job is to select the most appropriate answer. This is the reason why it's tough for even experienced professionals. If your degree is in INFOSEC from a very reputable school, then it's possible that you can pass this test. You'd need to find a job then where you can apply what you have learned.

 

 

 

Lamont Robertson
M.S., M.A., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE, MCSE
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Re: Love Negative People at a Distance...

Hi Lamont29

 

Thanks you for your note, frankly my professors recommended  CISSP for security or  Cisco for operation.  I love to work in IT security field so, I studied CISSP and it wasn't that hard, however the exam as you said need work experience addition to education.  

 

Now I am thinking to go for SSCP , may be it is suited to me.

I am searching which materials/ book to study.

 

I do appreciate and I hope to get your CCSP soon.

 

Suraya

 

 

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Re: Love Negative People at a Distance...

 

 

Thank you J_M007, Actually your recommendations are perfect and I am going to change my mind and think about SSCP. As I mentioned I don't have IT security work experience but I studied very well which not enough to pass CISSP. In my place,,, to graduate with high score  and  high rank school still is not enough to get job.

 The most important is the Certification, Resume and cover letter.

Now, I am looking for which materials to study, I appreciated if you have the answer.

 

Thank you again,

 

Suraya 

 

 

 

 

Community Champion

Re: Love Negative People at a Distance...

You're most welcome Suraya.

 

I think you have an excellent attitude. and I am sure you will go far. Cert, resume and cover letter are very important it's true. What's maybe most important, however, is teamwork, willingness and desire to keep plugging.

 

As Lamont says, sometimes 4 out of 4 options are correct; but the differentiator is the context, and experience sees you through.

 

"Right" can sometimes be the adversary of "best," and "right" will sometimes put you in a bad spot. But this is precisely why there are canons and ethics to assist you. (I am talking real world here, not exams or simulations.)

 

So "Keep on Truckin'"; keep learning; and keep accumulating your experience and learning good practices.

 

Best regards!