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Planning to take CISSP in December 2019

Dear Friends,

 

I am Uthrakumar working in Security Domain for the past 10 years. I have planned to prepare for CISSP. Can someone guide on syllabus, roadmap ansd success tips.

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Re: Planning to take CISSP in December 2019

If you use the search function and search for CISSP you'll find there is already a lot of advice on the community about study materials and exam preparation.

 

Personally I just studied the official CBK text boook, the all in one by Shon Harris and the CISSP for dummies.  Three of us in the team I work in found we could self study and pass the exam after a weeks study, but it's a bit like running your own boot camp; starting at 6am and carrying on studying until late into the night.  

 

 

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Steve Wilme CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP MCIIS
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Re: Planning to take CISSP in December 2019

Hi, previous poster has made good suggestions with books to use. One additional resource I used was 'IT Dojo' on YouTube, look him up. Gives some great example questions.

 

Only other advice is not to make the mistake of simply learning which answers are right in practice questions, then feeling you know the answers but in reality you've just remembered them.

 

Make sure you are getting the right answers in practice questions because you've worked out which is correct. you have plenty of time in the exam to spend time reading each question and mentally working out the answer.

 

Good luck in your studies

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Re: Planning to take CISSP in December 2019


@Rossva wrote:

Hi, previous poster has made good suggestions with books to use. One additional resource I used was 'IT Dojo' on YouTube, look him up. Gives some great example questions.

 

Only other advice is not to make the mistake of simply learning which answers are right in practice questions, then feeling you know the answers but in reality you've just remembered them.

 

Make sure you are getting the right answers in practice questions because you've worked out which is correct. you have plenty of time in the exam to spend time reading each question and mentally working out the answer.

 

Good luck in your studies


The above is good advise for studying any certification.

 

I see too many people who seem to look for "exam dumps" of questions to study from.  Are they studying or trying to memorize the answers?

Using sample questions as PART of your study regiment is fine, but its important that you understand WHY an answer was the correct one, not memorize it.  If you got the right answer, do you understand WHY it was right, and certainly if you got the wrong answer, do you understand why that was wrong and why the right answer was right?

 

There is also the fact that actual questions from cert exams shouldn't be out there.  Even the sample questions provided by the certifying bodies (ISC2, ISACA, etc) are actually developed separately from the actual exam questions.  They are helpful to understand the kinds of questions you might get, but aren't actual questions or even 'retired' questions from the exams.

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Michael Brown, CISSP, HCISPP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, GSLC, GSTRT, ISSA Fellow
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Re: Planning to take CISSP in December 2019

> utercsc (Viewer) posted a new topic in Member Support on 05-23-2019 02:01 AM in

> Dear Friends,   I am Uthrakumar working in Security Domain for the past 10
> years. I have planned to prepare for CISSP. Can someone guide on syllabus,
> roadmap ansd success tips.

Read "Security Engineering" by Ross Anderson.
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/book.html
If everything sounds familiar, you're good to go.

Search on "study" (or "Anderson") on this site and read those threads.

You might want to look at
https://community.isc2.org/t5/Certifications/CISSP-questions/m-p/18626

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