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Vasan
Newcomer II

Failed CCSP Exam Today :-(

All, 

 

Prepared for CCSP exam for almost 2 months, however did not manage to pass the exam today. I used Official Study Guide by Ben Malisow (2nd edition) and went through almost 500-600 questions from various sources. Found the exam questions are really tough and I only had 25minutes left after answered all the questions. Currently I'm holding CISSP, CISM and CASP+. Probably I need to prepare myself for a little bit longer. Any advice from current CCSP holders are highly appreciated.  My test result as below;

 

Domains

1) Cloud Concepts, Architecture, and Design [Below Proficiency]

2) Legal, Risk, and Compliance [Below Proficiency]

3) Cloud Application Security [Below Proficiency]

4) Cloud Security Operation [Near Proficiency]

5) Cloud Data Security [Above Proficiency]

6) Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security [Above Proficiency]

 

regards.

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Nikita
Viewer III

I failed the CCSP exam as well recently.
I felt like the exam was not related to CCSP official guide materials I studied. I am a CyberSec and 10 yrs into Networks and IT field and passed CISSP in July this year and I hold AWS cloud solution architect since 2019 with some other certs.
some of the sentences were so difficult to understand, the exam started on me with very difficult questions and only I got some easier question (one word answer) toward the last 30 questions.
I had 2 areas below proficiency.
Wasted that big chunk of money 😞 and no discount to take the next round.
and I have no idea how to prepare for next attempt.
When are you planning to retake?
ildapenn
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@Nikita wrote:
I failed the CCSP exam as well recently.
I felt like the exam was not related to CCSP official guide materials I studied. I am a CyberSec and 10 yrs into Networks and IT field and passed CISSP in July this year and I hold AWS cloud solution architect since 2019 with some other certs. slope game
some of the sentences were so difficult to understand, the exam started on me with very difficult questions and only I got some easier question (one word answer) toward the last 30 questions.
I had 2 areas below proficiency.
Wasted that big chunk of money 😞 and no discount to take the next round.
and I have no idea how to prepare for next attempt.
When are you planning to retake?

I would like to find out too – following.

Don2051
Viewer II

I am in the same situation. PMP, Security+, Cloud+, CISSP, CISM...One and Done! No problem. But this exam was like I was taking it in a Foreign (to me) language.

I even tried to break down the questions into meaningful questions.. but that didn't work.

Studied, Passed hundreds of practice exams 90% or greater from multiple test providers.

Now I need to spend another $600 to retake the exam.

So how to prepare... I haven't a clue.

Nikita
Viewer III

I hear you.

When it gets to the point that exam question doesn't make sense for a CISSP holder and someone who passed multiple other cloud certs I really don't know what they are trying to do.

 

It is just very discouraging. 

Vasan
Newcomer II

Sorry for the delay Nikita. Recently I have changed by job and haven't got time to study again. Started to read back the official book since last week and spending around 1-2 hours per day. I heard there will be some change in the topic and exam format from August 2022 onwards. I'm planning to take back the exam probably by end of June 2022. Wish me luck.
Vasan
Newcomer II

Yeah, i had the same feeling too. However, my current work is more related to Cloud Security and hope I can pass the exam this time. Finger crossed.