Just got notified by a second former student that they passed the new CISSP exam! They offered some great detailed information about the experience, as well as ranking the study materials they used.
Check it out: securityzed.com
My pleasure! And yep-- it started 18 DEC, for all English versions of the test. The Q2 revamp is for the prep course content; it was entire reworking on the material, based on the new DCO.
I thought the exam was tough but fair. The exam went back and forth between challenging and easy questions. There was one question that was incredibly tricky and specific which was followed by a basic definition question. I was sure I had failed the exam at that point. It made it hard to get a good read on how your performance was. There's also the added stress of not being able to go back and review any items you were unsure about.