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Not too happy with CSSLP Exam

Ok, I took the CSSLP exam.  I got a 688 out of 700 today.  I took the official online ISC2 course with a week's online webex training (which was different from the online work).  I used the flash cards and all the resources.  Out of the 175 questions there were quite a few questions not associated with the flash study cards or what appear to be from the office student guide.  There were also questions about modeling (I will not name them due to not talking about what was on the test), but the models were never referenced in the official study guide.  If I would have known I would have refreshed on the associated models.  Not sure what is going on here, but I would expect the resources to review and understand to be successful in the exam would be in the Official Student Guide.  It would hope someone from ISC2 would please comment on this concern.

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Re: Not too happy with CSSLP Exam

@MDChris Thank you for reaching out to us and I'm sorry to hear about your exam. Let me congratulate you on deciding to pursue the CSSLP certification.  The exam itself is designed to gauge the candidates real world professional experience across the 8 domains and by doing is considered one of the more difficult (yet rewarding) certifications to acquire. 

 

The study materials are built from the CSSLP Exam Outline and your knowledge of the CSSLP Domains and professional experience together will prepare you for the exam.

 

Best Regards,

Amanda Vance

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Re: Not too happy with CSSLP Exam

Amanda,

 

Thank you for the kind words.  To your point that is exact the concern of the exam I took.  It did not appear that,  "The study materials are built from the CSSLP Exam Outline and your knowledge of the CSSLP Domains and professional experience together will prepare you for the exam".  The course work, study guide, and flash cards had no modeling (i.e. Bell Lapadula, Biba, etc.) information or questions whatsoever.  I am of the understanding pervious versions of the CSSLP did have modeling and I could see from previous study material this information was included.  The never version of the exam, from what the instructor said, were not supposed to have these questions and the current study material I got from ISC2 reflected that as well.  This is where I am concerned.

 

Regards!

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Re: Not too happy with CSSLP Exam

@MDChris I understand and have brought your concerns to our Education team. Please know, our Education team is consistently reviewing and evaluating course material for all (ISC)² certifications. 

 

Best Regards,

Amanda Vance

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Re: Not too happy with CSSLP Exam

Thank you so much Amanda!  Have a wonderful weekend!