As I just did a quick comparison of the current and new ISSAP exam outlines, I thought I'd do one for the CSSLP too seeing as this is my most recently earned ISC2 certification.
The first thing I note is the change in logo! Not sure that was necessary and will look bland like the CISSP logo when embossed on the physical certificates:
Similar to the recent ISSAP changes there are some superficial name changes for some of the CSSLP domains, but in contrast to the ISSAP changes the domains are still all in the same order - changes in weightings are shown in the original post in this thread.
A cursory review of the current and new tasks/subtasks for the CSSLP domains shows there are some changes in these but for the most part they are very similar across the board, showing the update is very much an evolution not a revolution.
In comparison to the two most recently announced exam updates I've paid attention to (which are the CCSP and ISSAP), the CCSP seemed a very superficial update while the ISSAP seems fairly comprehensive, I'd say the CSSLP sits somewhere in between those two in terms of how radical the changes are, and very much closer to the superficial end of the scale.
I do agree the number question is significantly reduce.
I have an interesting observation.
The total time for the exam is shorten, but the number of question is even further reduced ( in term of % change).
Hence, the average time allow to answer for each question is longer.
To take before or after the change, to be or not to be, that's an interesting question.
I commented on the reduction in exam time and number of questions earlier in the thread so my last post was concentrating on differences in the content according to the exam outlines.
If you're currently studying to take the exam, I wouldn't factor in the changes to the length and time allowed into my decision about whether or not to take the current version or hold off until the new one is released, unless you feel you won't be ready to test until close to the new version being released - at which point it would likely make sense to take the shorter test.
I like your phrasing there @AlecTrevelyan "evolution, not revolution" - that is right. We've also just released a Domain Refresh document that can be used as a supplement to the exam outline to prepare.
It's online here now - (and on our CSSLP FAQ page)
Do you have links to the latest self study resources and books? the link at https://www.isc2.org/Training/Self-Study-Resources is still pointing to the previous version of the self study material for the CSSLP. Thanks
Hello @checho19 - there is no new CBK at this time. The courseware is updated if you do any CSSLP training from us. Also the flashcards will be updated by the end of the date today.
I hope this helps!
No new materials for the new CSSLP certification? I think that would be really useful a new CBK, a new book including practice tests (as in most of the other certifications), etc
Is there any update on the material update for the CSSLP? Here we are in 1/21 and still no books for the new CSSLP test which changed on 9/20. I realize the online training courses are up-to-date, but unless I have a company sponsoring me I don't have the $2K required for the course. Any dates on the calendar as to when the books are expected to be out?
Thank you in advance.