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Viewer II

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

Extremely insightful and helpful!  Congrats on passing, and thanks for sharing.

Newcomer II

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

very helpful! congratulations on passing, and thanks for sharing.

Newcomer I

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

Hey good day. As a beginner who want to take CAP exam with no familiarity, what additional information can you give. Thanks.
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Newcomer III

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

Make sure you mirror the SDLC with the 7 stages of the CAP. If you do that and you know which stage corresponds with the other, you will have no problem.

Newcomer II

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

Valentino76,

 

Thank you for the kind words.

 

As with all (ISC)2 there are strict experience requirements in addition to passing the test to become certified. As stated earlier in this thread, a thorough knowledge of the NIST documents detailing the RMS and SDLC are essential. especially knowing the various roles and responsibilities and the ability to map the phased of the SDLC to the RMF.

 

Your statement that you have "no familiarity" would make any (ISC)2 exam more challenging, this is especially so with the CAP due to the low availability of study aids other than the NIST documents. Try and focus on the "process" of system authorization and try and understand not just the roles and responsibilities, but the relationships as well.

 

Good Luck and please post your experience to share with others!

 

 

Newcomer I

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

Thank you sir.
Contributor I

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts


@bsilbiger wrote:

Steve,

    First congratulations on passing the test.  I am looking at doing a Risk certification and wondered why you chose the CAP over some of the other risk certs out there?   I am CISSP and CCSP certified so I obviously believe in the ISC2 eco-system, but to be honest when you look at risk positions these days, CAP certification is not usually listed.  Now I am not looking to change jobs but when ever I decide to under take a certification, I do consider how marketable the certification would be.

 

Barry


Barry,

 I chose the CRISC from ISACA over the CAP, as it seemed to have  good acceptance in industry, and I like the way ISACA assists in exam preparation. ISACA has an online database of questions, that is a great way to prep for the exam. 

 

https://www.isaca.org/bookstore/Pages/Product-Detail.aspx?Product_code=XMXCR14-12M

 

Granted I took the exam in 2014, and I'm sure it has changed a bit, but the database of questions is pretty slick. You rent it for 12 months. When you go in the first time, you put in a potential test date (I think I studied for 6 months), and take your first quiz. It grades you, and estimates how much time you need to spend daily to successfully prep for the exam. Mine told me 45 min. Each morning I'd read various books and documents, and each evening I'd use the test database for 45 min. It grades you, and tracks your progress, by domain, so you can see how you're doing from a high level, and a bit further in the weeds. Later on you can choose new questions or questions often gotten wrong to focus on soft spots.

 

If you're a member of ISACA it's only $185, a deal in my estimation.

 

A caution though...I dislike the ISACA books on their certifications, They are overly organized if there is such a thing, and just don't talk to me.

 

I wish ISC2 had a similar product for their tests.

Viewer III

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

Hello, is DIACAP AND DITSCAP included on the exam? many practice exams include these old processes. Also, were there any questions that required you to choose multiple answers.

 

Congrats on passing

Advocate II

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts


@BrandonAnt wrote:

Hello, is DIACAP AND DITSCAP included on the exam? many practice exams include these old processes. Also, were there any questions that required you to choose multiple answers.

 

Congrats on passing


If DITSCAP and DIACAP are on the exam, then the exam is woefully out of date. Both of those programs are defunct U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) processes for certification and accreditation (C&A) of DoD information systems. In fact, DIACAP replaced DITSCAP many years ago, and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) replaced DIACAP four years ago, doing away wit C&A and moving to assessment and authorization (A&A). 

 

 

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Viewer III

Re: Passed the CAP Exam This Morning: My Thoughts

Thank you for your answer, that's what I was thinking! Do you know if the CAP includes questions that require you to choose 2 or more answers?