Dear Respected members,
I am aware that this topic is one the most asked but after reading those posts i have gotten into a confusion and if possible need some guidance on how to approach it.
Its mentioned many times that CISSP is not about memorization. I am coming from a networking background (i am already a CCIE). I am currently using 8th Ed of Sybex official study guide. Now in chapter 19, there was a question that explicitly asked about how a statement is written in the CISSP cannons. If i hadnt memorized it (which i didnt and got it wrong) i will get it wrong right?
Also for software engineering, there are lots of stuff provided in lists. Like 12 points or 4 points of this etc. If i dont memorize them and they ask like which step comes before design phase etc how will anyone be able to answer if he is not from a software engineering world.
If i understand everything properly, there is no way (atleast for me) to remember the things in their correct order without memorizing them? does it make me poor candidate or bad practice?
Please advise and all my queries are just humble queries. Please accept my apologies if my tone sounded harsh or something which i never meant to do
@Owais2669 I can understand where you are coming from and the misunderstanding you are seeing. While I am one of those who have said it is about comprehension, memorization is needed as well. I think it would have been better to have said it is not JUST about memorization, but also a level of comprehension is needed. Since you have a CCIE let's look at it from that stand point. You have no choice but to memorize the OSI layers, but just memorizing them is not enough, you need to comprehend how they interact with each other. Imagine you have a question that asks at what layer something happens, you might have the answer memorized, but if you don't but have the ability to think through the layers and figure out what layer would handle what is being asked you got it!
For my exam, there is also maths questions. Given a scenario and some parameters, you would need to calculate and then make the most reasonable choice.
In fact, for my case, one of the maths question, came out 3 times (in the same exam).
When I says same, it's actually identical.
This particular question (not identical thou) came out in AWS solution architect professional exam too.
That's why I'm very familiar with the calculation and answer.