@SalPortaro wrote: Since you took both exams, which one was harder?
It's hard for me to compare the CISSP and CSSLP in terms of difficulty.
The CISSP is a generalist exam which requires a shallow understanding of a broad range of topics. Whereas the CSSLP is a specialist exam which requires a deeper understanding of a narrower range of topics.
I passed the CISSP a number of years ago, so I don't remember the test that well. I do remember that I didn't do a lot of studying before I took and passed the CISSP exam.
For the CSSLP I prepared much more thoroughly, so even though it is probably a harder exam my preparation meant I completed it the fastest (in seconds per question terms) out of all the ISC2 exams I've taken, which in theory meant I found it the easiest.
You also have to factor in the CSSLP was the latest out of six ISC2 exams I've passed (the CISSP was my first) so by the time I took it I was very well acquainted with the style of ISC2 exams which helps, and the knowledge I gained from studying for each of them has been useful for any subsequent exams.