It was a tough fight. but I won.
I had no clue whether I had or not, even as I passed the magic number of 100 questions, and they kept asking! I finally exhaled after they handed me the paper that said "Congratulations." I had to look at it a few times.
Here are some of my tips and tricks.
Lots of good advice. Especially the boot camp one. I took the Training Camp Boot camp and it was like drinking from a fire hose. But I have been working on my Masters in Cybersecurity and the boot camp really made what I have been studying come to life. Things really began to click. I took the exam the Tuesday after the boot camp and passed.
Thanks Jaesimpson, and congratulations on your pass!
Thankfully, I have experience in various facets of information security (more on the disaster recovery, BCP and operations sides; and a number of the questions really called on that experience. That's why one needs to broaden one's horizons to pass the exam. It's not a cake walk. If someone thinks that reading one book on the CBK is going to cut it, I guess he or she has another think coming.
I found what really helped me was rapid practicing with questions across all of the realms of security with Anki, a spaced-repetition learning tool. If you use it though, you need to create your own flash cards. The simple reason for this is that one does not understand the same thing as someone else doesn't understand. Also it's really fun to have a stack of paper flash cards and impress yourself with your increasing knowledge.
Anyway, it is a lifelong loaning process and a blast to have passed this exam. Onward and upward with all of the cool stuff to keep learning and practicing.
j_M007 - Congratulation on achieving this career milestone!
Great points for the community. In addition, make sure you rest the night before and have a healthy breakfast!