Good call kamalamalhotra, I had it right, but backwards. I was thinking deterrent was a subset of Preventative. It does make more sense the other way around, because of course you would want an attacker to just decide it's not worth it before actually trying and being blocked (and that's how the Sybex book has them listed after looking again).
Yes, I am taking the exam tomorrow. I think I will be good to go as long as I don't rush, read carefully, and remember the advice from this thread. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Thank you to all contributors, as of about 10:15am CST - I am (provisionally) CISSP Certified!!! I finished with 70 minutes to spare, so there is time to think if you need to. I would give more info, but the NDA is very vague and I don't want to violate the NDA before I even get my full membership approved.
Some questions are as just as badly worded as mentioned and seen here, even for a native English speaker. You definitely need to read the question and all answers very carefully, just as rslade and many others have stated. Other than that, it was broad and gave me lots of "correct-ish" answers for each question as expected.
so now is the time to share as to what type of questions are on the assessment,
That would be against the code of ethics and violate the non-disclosure agreement.
I can tell you that the advice you see from other CISSPs on here and other forums is not exaggeration. You need to know your stuff, even if you memorize the entire Sybex book, you will still need to apply critical thinking to the concepts within it. Also fairly certain it is safe to say that if something has multiple names, know all of them. I will also be making a separate post with the study materials that I used...as soon as I have time. Besides studying for this, I am working full time and taking the last 5 classes I need to finish my BAS in Cybersecurity this semester.
Which basically means my fun/free time is talking to you nerds, how sad is that? Jk, nerds rule!