I read many posts from people who failed the new CISSP adaptive exam. I myself failed it on 3/5/18. I expected to do 250 questions but I was very shocked that I got knocked out after 99/100 questions. I asked the proctor whether I was given the wrong exam. The proctor explained to me that because it is an adaptive exam the so it stopped because I didn't answer a certain number of questions correctly; I was absolutely horrified what I experienced. I could not sleep all night after the exam day, I've been studying for it for over 3 months and I scored between 77% - 85% of dozens of practice tests of over 3,000 questions. I went beyond by reading front to back cover of the Sybex - 7th Edition book and I completed all the chapter tests as well as all of the online practice tests that Sybex offered me and I did well. In addition I also went through all of Cybrary training videos, figuring that with all that studying I was well prepared to take the exam. Not to mention that I have a master degree in IT and in Information Assurance field with the company for over 9 years.
I find the adaptive exam questions and answers are so abstract that I feel my English comprehension isn't good enough for it. I have reached out to ISC2 for their support and advice. I am so sad and disappointed that I am not sure if I ever want to take any test in the adaptive format.
No worries. Its been many years since I have looked at CCCure. It may have changed dramatically and find me talking straight out my backside. If this has changed please let us know so we are not publishing sketchy information.
Good discussion, folks.
just for completeness sake: if it were really that easy to fake knowledge by doing a brain dump of answers of whatever questions CCCure offers, everybody would be a CISSP and these five letters would be degraded to a meaningless acronym.
Actually, many of the questions I found on CCCure in those days - remember, we're talking 2011 here - were not even overly similar to those I found in the exam. But the CCCure questions (and their answers) do test your knowledge to a sufficient level to give you some confidence that you really have the necessary level of understanding. At least, that proved to be the case in 2011, and I have this from personal experience.
Now, I am going to have to set aside a little time this weekend to go through and see for myself what is current with the engine, suggest those with questions or doubt do the same. Sounds like you have taken things to the next level and have my thanks from many years ago, helping me prepare and successfully pass the CISSP.
Keep up the good work.
OK, this is starting to get ridiculous. (Suits for libel? Get real ...)
I'm sure all involved thank you for dredging this up again fully 24 hours or more after the ruckus had died down!
The reality is, a defamatory statement was made which was rightly refuted. Of course it would be up to Clement if he felt his business had been damaged by the statement and he wanted to seek recompense through libel proceedings, hence the use of the phrase "potentially libellous statement". 😉