I have seen a few rumor on some website telling that there will be a new CISSP exam format from December?
It would be based on a new adaptative format.
Can someone confirm this?
Hi, yes sure, I went for the prepared for the 6 hour exam on Monday and it ended up being 3 hours which was a surprise ! I would say do the first 100 questions very carefully, as you can’t go back and it also dictates how many further questions you need to answer ( between 1 and 50). I spent a good two hours on the 100 questions to make sure I gave it my focus and then my best answer. I was also concerned I hadn’t studied the right content also, but it is all the same.
The New computerize adaptive test (CAT) replaced the linear test for the English version on 18 Dec 2017
If you really want to take the old format and are quite comfortable with one of the foreign languages the CISSP is offered in, then you could still do the 250 question 6 hr beast.
Really though, odds are if you are reading an English forum you are probably best off just rolling with the new CAT format.
I took and passed the CAT version on 23 Dec.
It was definitely still a mental challenge, but cuts out the physical stamina feat that a 6 hr exam presents.
Don't expect to have learned everything you need know in a boot camp. They are very good for helping to strengthen the threads of memory for seldom used topics and help start a framework for the areas that are outside your domain expertise, but are only a partial solution to a preparation plan.
Much of exam had me falling back to my years of experience in addition to that which I picked up from classes.
I used the the official (ISC)2 CBK Book and
The Shon Harris book with question sets. (may she rest in peace)
As I understand the updated book is still mostly her material the new editor just added in the new material to reflect the modern environment.
The bootcamp I attended was really helpful for refocusing the knowledge that I didn't use very often to the front of my mind.
Skillport's CISSP training is really about the same as a bootcamp useful but definitely not a sole source of study. I liked having recorded material that I could play as I did other tasks. However, bear in mind that is a reinforce knowledge technique not a learn new material technique.
When taking practice tests. take the results to show areas of weakness to be where to concentrate your readings. Don't just learn the answer to the question, if you do that you are just wasting the value of practice tests.
Is there a plan to roll out this new format to non-English exams in the future? And will, based on feedback, the exam revert to the old format? I am just curious as a non-native English speaker as to how the change was tested and whether feedback will be considered from English-test takers in determining whether this new format is a win or not.
This may be a good thing, but not having experienced such an exam, I am not sure how the software considers ethnic background, English ability etc.