I took the test 06.20.2020 and failed. for preparation I read the ISC2 CISSP rev 8 official study twice and completed the ISC2 CISSP official study guide questions multiple times and the lowest score I got was %80 after taking all the tests. I also bought Boson CISSP test app, completed their tests and scored well consistently. I skimmed through all the chapters and thought I finally was prepared to take the exam or so I thought. At one point in the exam I asked the test proctor to verify I was taking the correct test and not the exam for the ISC2 cloud certification which I saw while researching the certifications. She verified it was the only one they had. Out of 150 questions Out of 150 there were approx 15 questions that were similar to the ISC2 official study guide questions (I'm certain I choose correctly), approx 20 questions about Cloud security mgmt, and many were not in ISC2 Official study guide material. Some questions I could only venture a guess on as they made little sense and were worded poorly. I know two other people who passed the ISC2 CISSP in 2017 - 2018 that said told me all they did was read the ISC2 study guide and do the ISC2 study guide questions and that was sufficient. This is apparently no longer the case in 2020. I want to retake this eaxam and pass but I haven't clue about how best to prepare for the questions the ISC2 test think-tank "may" have on the next exam? After a lot of research it appears that there are many variations of sets of questions and if one is lucky they get questions that relate to their ISC2 recommended study material. Can some one point me to the best method to prep for this test?
Thank you for the info. I have taken a TrainingCamp bootcamp in the past and agree they are very good. I do however find it wrong / unfortunate that one can not rely on the CISSP ISC2 "official" study guide 944 pages and 1000's of study guide questions to prep for this exam.
I recommend Training Camp. They have an official partnership with ISC2. I had a great experience with them. Good Luck.
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Hi Lloyd, I have a Security+, SSCP, Cysa+ and about 8 years of experience working in Help-desk and Identity & Access Management. I'm considering taking the CISSP to help advance my career. Based on your comments, would I be better off going for a CCSP first?