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Newcomer I

Re: Passed the CCSP exam - my recommendations

Question:  How could you tell it was by one question?  Since I've never failed an (ISC)2 test before this one, I now see why people complain about the feedback - terrible.

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Newcomer I

Re: Passed the CCSP exam - my recommendations

Hi Paul,

I'm impressed at the diversity of study material you were able to work through and keeping detailed track of it.  I posted somewhere in this forum my extreme frustration with this exam yesterday for the third time!  Reading your post, however, makes me think I need to work in other study material.  Anyway, I've got 180 days (and ANOTHER $599.00 (unless they raise it)) to get it in gear or, I hate to say it, give up on this one.  Although I have 26 other certs; I really wanted this one as it is what I do in part daily.  /Roy

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Contributor I

Re: Passed the CCSP exam - my recommendations

"Question:  How could you tell it was by one question?  Since I've never failed an (ISC)2 test before this one, I now see why people complain about the feedback - terrible."

 

I failed it by one also. If you fail, they give you a paper with the score, and a laddered list of the domains, in the order of how well you did on each. It's a sad moment.

 

The CCSP is a difficult exam.

 

That being said, I did pass 90 days later! 

Newcomer II

Re: Passed the CCSP exam - my recommendations


@n0rg wrote:

On the road to the CCSP - NOT!
... I've never before been asked to turn out my pockets and WTF, my back pockets as well? She's staring at them through the window and I'm also sitting on them. Again, this place is a real WTF moment. Find the place, get checked in after several trips to the locker, oh yeh, you can't even have a handkerchief in your pocket. Never been an issue before this place. ...


Hi Roy,

 

Sorry to hear about you bad experience.  In my case, this was clearly stated in the information for the testing center.  I arrive in gym shorts with my phone (drivers license and credit card) and car keys.  That's it.  It makes check in simple.

 

Do you make use of your scratch sheet of paper?  I always jot down the OSI model first thing:

 

Nemonic (OSI) [TCP/IP]

Please (Physical) [Network]

Do (Data link) [Network]

Not (Network) [Internet]

Tell (Transport) [Transport]

Stupid (Session) [Application]

People (Presentation) [Application]

Anything (Application) [Application]

(Taught to me by my boot camp instructor)

 

Be comfortable with binary/octal/decimal conversions (subnetting)

 

While these may be more appropriate for the CISSP, they also provide a security blanket for the CCSP.  Choose others as you need.

 

They give you tools, use them.

 

-Gary

 

 

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Contributor I

Re: Passed the CCSP exam - my recommendations

Hang in there....You can do this!