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tellsplatte
Newcomer II

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

Yes, purchase the latest ones, because his students update him on how the exam went and he focuses his content accordingly. ISC2 seems to have dropped a lot of the math and some of the more granularly technical questions and focuses more on the policy management. So I wouldn't be surprised if his newest videos focus most on "What's the FIRST thing you should do when..." types of scenarios.

tellsplatte
Newcomer II

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

Since you've already studied the material, you should do Boson, and at the same time study those subjects that you don't understand subject by subject using the latest Sybex and AiO. And watch the latest Greenblatt videos ($100 from his website). You should ask for the latest, since he does classes every month or so.

tellsplatte
Newcomer II

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

Almost forgot to mention. When you study the the subjects, be sure to include NIST documents and wiki. IMO, NIST has the most precise info. I wouldn't be surprised if ISC2 formulated some of their questions based on NIST content.

So assuming that your exam level is at 500-699 (failing), by doing the above, you should get a passing score on your next attempt. Just focus on that extra 10-20% that’s needed to pass.
rslade
Influencer II

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

Or stop arguing about which study guide is best and just make sure you know the
field.

Read "Security Engineering."

Read relevant titles from
http://victoria.tc.ca/int-grps/books/techrev/mnbksccd.htm

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"Viruses Revealed" 0-07-213090-3
"Software Forensics" 0-07-142804-6
"Dictionary of Information Security" Syngress 1-59749-115-2
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d46j48fx
Newcomer III

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

[looking around for an argument] #notfound

denbesten
Community Champion

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

OJT helped me more than any other resource when I took the exam, yet strangely it rarely makes the study lists.  For me, it was the single biggest factor for making the exam "easy".

 

My personal recommendation (in order):

 

  1. OJT to build foundational knowledge.
  2. Security Engineering to deepen your knowledge.
  3. OSG or 11th hour to align your way of thinking with the exam.

 

seaside
Newcomer I

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

I am not fading away. I am just so upset with all the preparations and
studies I did but I could not pass the tricky CISSP exam. That to show you
how disappointed I am. Glad you posted good info and it inspired me.
Please continue to share. Thank you!
Beads
Advocate I

Re: Failed CISSP - big time disappointment

Hint. Its not necessarily the ISC(2) writing these exam questions but members of the ISC(2). Every couple of years we have the opportunity to come together for a few days and write exam questions in a workshop type environment which has been "reported" to be a great deal of fun. Not naming names but you get the idea.

 

Everyone has a different take on questions and where to start. I wouldn't necessarily look to NIST but being well regarded, could certainly see no argument to doing so.

 

- b/eads