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Newcomer III

Re: Please help: CISSP Failed after attempting all 150 questions - Need advice

The test asked me 150 questions as well with a passing result.  I'll admit I thought it beat me up a little bit.  I was testing with a CAT simulator that showed me to be proficient or above in all 8 domains.  When I sat down for the test?  I felt like it was a different certification than what I had spent the previous 4 months studying!  So I understand the frustration.  I think the most important things have already been covered and since it's been some time since you originally posted, I hope you go back and attack it again after following the advice on this board.  

 

Yes, the test is difficult.  When you get to 125 questions you begin to think you've failed and that plays into your answers.  The best advice I got was to expect 150 questions over the course of 3 hours.  (I remember dramatically asking myself "why am I still even trying?")  The key is to stay the course and keep answering the questions to the best of your ability based off what you've learned.  Look for the manager hat in the answers.  I hope you try again and pass!  The world is growing more and more complicated and it needs as many of us professionals as it can get.


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Andrea Stansbury- CISSP
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Newcomer I

Re: Please help: CISSP Failed after attempting all 150 questions - Need advice

I retook the test and am officially CISSP certified now. My second attempt
ended at the 100th question with a pass result. 🙂

Thanks for taking time to respond.

Regards,
Vinodh Kumar Ramu
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Community Champion

Re: Please help: CISSP Failed after attempting all 150 questions - Need advice

Good stuff. Good luck. 

 

I did not have the patience to read the book for more than once. Now I bought the ISC2 Sybex 2018 edition and also the ISC2 test papers. Reading them as slowly as I can.

 

That's certainly the way to progress. Patience and deliberation; thought and attitude. 

 

These, too, are requirements for any sort of professional. Attending patiently to the task is a must.

 

Best!

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Viewer II

Re: Please help: CISSP Failed after attempting all 150 questions - Need advice

I know this is an old post but I passed the 150 test and I failed the 250 question test a few years ago. What helped me was the CCCURE and thinking CIA, policy and answer as a manager would. That helped me answer the questions and I went to the full 150 questions.
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Community Champion

Re: Please help: CISSP Failed after attempting all 150 questions - Need advice

Domo arrigato Misterroboto!

 

Encouragement is never stale dated. Thanks for it.

 

I found that I needed to make a conscious choice to look for the kernel of truth or fishiness to decide how to answer. Since each correct or incorrect answer weights whether one passes or fails, I took the time and paid attention. Even though my attention tends to be scanty.