Thank you very much in advance! I realize this might be answered but I am trying to get the most up to date information possible based on the test that's currently out there. My plan is to study books and then tests for two months then give it a try.
Self study is the hardest way to pass the test. I took a class and only about 50% of the people in the class passed. Just really focus and re-read all the info. I used the (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide 8th Edition that you can get on Amazon for about $50. I also watched a ton of YouTube videos and used the (ISC)2 study guides. When you pass they don't tell you the score, but I felt very confidant when I hit the last button on the exam and think the study guide and tests really set everything up nicely.