This is regarding my recent exam day experience, it was december 23rd 2017 i decided to take the exam and it was booked almost 6 months ago, i have no idea of 3 hour CAT based test and i never received any notifications from ISC2 or Pearson Vue about the change, i have taken the print out of exam registration the day before the exam from pearson and that doesn't show CAT or exam duration as 180 mins. I just want to bring it to the notice of ISC2 that the change must be well notified to all the test takers who have registered the exam way ahead because there is lot of difference between the CAT and Linear Fixed-Form, i was stunned to see the change when i was sitting on the exam chair at Pearson and i have no way to reschedule because it was saturday and Pearson Customer Service was not available to help, i ended up taking the exam and failed, i prepared for this exam for months balancing both work and family and i was very confident on passing, i seriously cannot digest the fail just because i haven't prepared for a CAT based test and i have no knowledge of these kind of tests before, i'm sincerely requesting ISC2 to resolve this issue by issuing a exam voucher so that i can get a second shot at this exam.
Contact Number/ Certification Number: 410292
First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you did not pass, especially not if you feel that this was due to the change in the exam format. However, what I've read and heard about the new exam format is that, at least according to (ISC)², it should not make your exam easier or harder than then older linear format, merely shorten the exam.
As you are probably one of the first people to sit the "new" exam, I am very curious about the experience you had: why is it that you feel that you would have passed when taking the older 6 hour format - and more specific: have you ever sat the older CISSP exam, so, can you compare the two?