Reddit Discussion (CISSP: Do you need to reach 70% in ALL of the 8 domains)
I am preparing for the CISSP exam and I am seeing conflicting information regarding whether one needs to get 70% in all the domains to receive a pass mark on the exam. Could somebody from ISC2 please confirm for me as I have my test soon. I will be taking it in english (in Australia)
Q: Does a candidate need to score “Above Proficiency” in all domains in order to pass the exam? A: No. A candidate does not need to score above the proficiency level in each area of the test plan to pass the exam. A single pass/fail result is calculated on the total of all (please underline this word) operational items administered for the examination. (ISC)² exams are compensatory exams which allow for a higher number of items answered correctly in one domain to compensate for a lower performance in another domain. If a candidate performs very well in a more heavily weighted domain where a high number of items are included on the exam and only performs “near proficiency” or even “below proficiency,” in a lesser weighted domain where a fewer number of items are included, there is a possibility that a candidate may pass the exam, but there is no guarantee.