I have provisionally passed the CISSP exam which was in the new CAT format. I am trying to figure out whether "provisional" means the pass result could be retracted, and under what circumstances that could occur.
I have read through the material on scoring here: https://www.isc2.org/register-for-exam/exam-scoring-faqs . Based on that material, I did in fact receive a passing score (between 700-1000).
I read the result printed for me at the Pearson test center, as well as the information about CAT testing provided by (ISC)2 online. This information indicates that it could take 2-5 days for (ISC)2 to receive my results from the test center, and another 4-6 weeks for additional "psychometric and forensic" evaluation before I am contacted about my final result.
What I'm trying to figure out is whether the 'psychometric and forensic' part:
- is just some additional data gathering necessary due to the CAT process; or
- could result in a final decision of "failed"?
#2 is what is concerning me. If it is possible, could I get more detail on what specifically could cause scoring adjustment and possibly take me below the passing grade?
David Wayne Mills