Congratulations on passing the exam. Can you enlighten others about the format? Is it like the CISSP test, i.e.250 questions of which 225 were graded questions and 25 were ungraded? Also, 4 hours to take??? I have the book and am thinking about taking the exam in the future.
125 questions long, but I don't actually know or really care if 25 are non graded questions. I do my absolute best to answer them all. So far its a regular test, which allows you to mark and go back, (Unlike the now adaptive CISSP exam).
Yes, you get 4 hrs which seems like a long time. I did my first pass in about 90 minutes, and because I boned it the first time, I went carefully through the exam as second time, and found some provable mistakes, which I rectified. My particular situation would have been costly if I flunked again, as I would have had to reimburse my employer $3700 for the boot camp I took. 😞
As always, the actual questions don't appear on the exam, but knowing all those facts helps answer the more difficult exam questions. Memorization won't work alone, understanding of the concepts is what carries the day!