Was nice making some headway to 2023 by ending the year writing this Certified in Cybersecurity Exam. Took me about 4 days to study (20 hours+-) in total. The exam was tricky here and there but overall if you study with understanding it makes it simple (not easy) to write and pass.
Further I have 3 years experience in CyberSecurity therefore this did play a role in myself being able to go over the exam content quickly. Make sure you revise revise revise after you have went through the self-study.
You're right the CC exam has some questions that are tricky, but overall the exam is pointing to the basic knowledge all of the cybersecurity practitioners need to know.
I believe the free course in ISC2 website is good enough to pass the exam.
Great work. Yes if you going to study a lot you can do it in 5 days also dependent on your understanding when reading. Having experience does help, as mentioned in my first post it "realistically" took me a day (20 hours+-) to study then write.
All the best going forward