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Teaching CISSP

If you have taken a course along your CISSP journey, what advice would you give your CISSP instructor if you could go back? I am teaching this CISSP course and I really want it to go well. Aside from the "Death by PowerPoint" what other methods would have been helpful to you along the way? 

 

Your comments are greatly appreciated!

 

 

Lamont Robertson
M.S., M.A., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC
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Stories.  Real war stories.


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But make sure you are very careful about confidentiality ...


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@rslade wrote:

Stories.  Real war stories.


Yes! That was one of my selling points that got me the job. The CEO really liked my 'war stories' and he also admitted that he learned a few things from their train-the-trainer interview process as I explained the horrors of my career.

 

 

Lamont Robertson
M.S., M.A., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC
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@rslade wrote:

But make sure you are very careful about confidentiality ...


YES!

Lamont Robertson
M.S., M.A., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC
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@@@@Lamont29 wrote:

If you have taken a course along your CISSP journey, what advice would you give your CISSP instructor if you could go back?


Don't sweat it if some of the candidates actually have more experience than you.  Use what they can bring.  The point is to give the candidates the best background, not prove that you are the smartest person in the room.

 

 

 


I am teaching this CISSP course and I really want it to go well. Aside from the "Death by PowerPoint" what other methods would have been helpful to you along the way?

Have something to drink in the room.  For the candidates, not for you.  Drinking from the firehose is stressful, and stressful people need to keep hydrated.


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@rslade wrote:

 


Don't sweat it if some of the candidates actually have more experience than you.  Use what they can bring.  The point is to give the candidates the best background, not prove that you are the smartest person in the room.

 

Yes! Even when I taught courses at the community college, I always announced and regarded myself as the 'facilitator of learning' and not the authority on information. In this field, information changes too much.

 

Great point!

 

Lamont Robertson
M.S., M.A., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC
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Re: Teaching CISSP

I recently purchased the CISSP training from Larry Greenblatt and his style of teaching includes the following which I find very helpful:

1. Practice Question and Answer inserted appropriately on certain sections of his slides. This helps cement or test our understanding of the materials.
2. Humor based on his and others real-life experience and of course, related to the material being discussed. This allows us students to relax and makes learning fun.

Wishing you the best in your teaching endeavor! I always believe that not all experts can be teachers but it takes a lot of care, dedication, passion, and humility to become a great one!
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Re: Teaching CISSP

Hi Lamont!

 

CISSP material is pretty dry. Try engaging the students so that they stay interested by incorporating real world examples in your lectures.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Lexi Farar

https://cpetea.com

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Thank you all for the diverse suggestions. It's going well so far. 

 

@Lamont29

Lamont Robertson
M.S., M.A., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC