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Question: CISSP Passing score

Preparing for my CISSP exam, I haven't been able to clarify this point out of all resources that I checked:

-Number of questions is 100 questions (or 150 if didn't pass within 100),

-There is a 25 not-scored questions, that makes number of scored questions 75.

-The passing score is 700 out of 1000. 

The question: Is the passing score 700/1000 is for the 75 questions (100 - 25 not-scored questions)? or is for the entire 100 questions? thank you.

 

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Re: Question: CISSP Passing score

I think you've answered your own question!

 

Check here for confirmation:

 

https://www.isc2.org/certifications/CISSP/CISSP-CAT#accordion-3865ccfbb7b648e1b88984cf89cd25c2

 

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Re: Question: CISSP Passing score


@AlecTrevelyan wrote:

I think you've answered your own question!

 

Check here for confirmation:

 

https://www.isc2.org/certifications/CISSP/CISSP-CAT#accordion-3865ccfbb7b648e1b88984cf89cd25c2

 


@kalhassan Khaled,

Also, please note that the exam will cover all of the eight CBK domains, but you will probably not see the same number of questions for each domain. You have to achieve passing score on each of the domains. Quoting from the page that Alec linked to:

"The content for each CISSP CAT exam is constructed in compliance with the domain weights stated in the CISSP exam content outline regardless of exam length."

 

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Re: Question: CISSP Passing score


@kalhassan wrote:

Preparing for my CISSP exam, I haven't been able to clarify this point out of all resources that I checked:

-Number of questions is 100 questions (or 150 if didn't pass within 100),

-There is a 25 not-scored questions, that makes number of scored questions 75.

-The passing score is 700 out of 1000. 

The question: Is the passing score 700/1000 is for the 75 questions (100 - 25 not-scored questions)? or is for the entire 100 questions? thank you.

 


Is there a statistics major in the house?

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Re: Question: CISSP Passing score

Thank you very much everyone for replying and my apology for the delayed response!!

 

I read all these points!! CISSP-CAT#accordion mentions that you "must answer a minimum of 75 operational, or scored"

those 75 items equal 100% of the score, one needs 700/1000 to pass which makes answering about "more or less" 60 questions correctly enough to pass!! that was my point, doe it make any sense?.

Thanks again.

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Failed - Ran out of time on question 113

Just following up on my last reply, I failed - ran out of time on questions 113 and the report was 6 domains above passing score, 1 domain near and 1 domain below.

 

I feel very discouraged and not sure if i will have the well to go through all of this again.

 

I have been in IT for 19 years, 10 of which are in security. 

 

I worked on this this exam for long time and tried finding answers to all questions that i could think about and took my time to make sure that I am ready.

 

-Used the BOK 4th and 5th editions and read them very carefully with questions

-Used the Sybex 8th edition and read carefully

-Used the 11th hour.

-Used the Sybex official practice exam and did it all, many times

-I took the CCube and the Boson and did a lot of questions

-I took online course of one of the well known instructors

-I took the ISC2 "Self-based-training" and passed all modules 

-I watched a lot of other free courses on youtube

-I read every shortcut, mnimonics or memory trick

-Think like manager, test is all about language and many others 

 

any suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated.

thank you

 

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