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Newcomer III

i wont give up...

Hi All,

I am a SSCP, which I passed in 1 try in 2017.

Now, am studying for the CISSP, took it twice and still no go.

But, I am busting my behind, and will NOT give up. Whatever it takes, im gonna get it

I always advise my kids, " Do one more day, push hard one more time", and I follow this creed.

The more I'm put down, the more I gut it out.


Just an advice to those who want to give up: You give up, you already failed! I see so many posts here about complaints and why they failed and wanting to give up. That is your choice. Posting here about failure will NOT make ISC change your scores. You failed, you failed. I failed, it's on me, no one else.  Study harder, learn more, double effort, and in the end, you will get it.

There is no losing: Only winning and learning.



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Contributor I

Stick to it, and you will succeed. Great ethos and tenacity shown here.


There is a plethora of advice already in the responses so I won't repeat them, but I will politely applaud your attitude from my corner of the world, and hope you will get what it is you want.


All the best.

Reader I

That's the attitude to take! We're winners, We're victorious, We're Successful in all areas of our lives  .. We can do this and we WILL PASS the exam! 🙂 

There is No room for negativity.. Keep Pushing and Keep Thriving  

Newcomer III

thank you...SO much

Newcomer III

thank you...Im constantly looking at materials and reviewing all possible aspects and angles
Newcomer I

I sat the exam yesterday full of confidence ... Was only momentarily depressed when my score was that I failed.


I am not giving up too! This time I am returning with a bang!


Remember ... "The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell"

Newcomer I

That's exactly it. Once you give up it's over, best to keep on going.

Advocate II

Like you say a failure is just a learning experience on a path to success.

Newcomer I

Do not give up bro. I am in the same boat as you
Let me know if we can form a study group for new material to revise
Newcomer II

Remember, think like a manager! Approach each question and ask..."what would a manager do?"

You got this, do not give up!
Community Champion

Thinking by Walter Wintle


If you think you are beaten, you are; 
If you think you dare not, you don't. 
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't, 
It is almost a cinch- you won't.


If you think you'll lose, you've lost; 
For out in this world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.


If you think you're outclassed, you are; 
You've got to think high to rise. 
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.


Life's battles don't always go 
To the stronger or faster man; 
But sooner or later the man who wins 
Is the one who thinks he can!