Remedymp wrote: »
Just came back from taking the exam. I will say this; I am not impressed with the exam. In fact, I am disappointed and will probably never take another ISACA exam after today and will allow my membership to run out at the end of the year.
jfitzg wrote: »
I feel the same way, this is the first ISACA exam (CISA) I have taken and will probably be the last, even if I pass. I found the questions to be VERY subjective and poorly worded. For the questions around technology, it seems the authors had no idea how the technology actually worked and its limitations. The study manual is written very poorly and there isnt enough material by 3rd party authors to properly study. I can complain about still using a scan tron, I mean come on its 2014, but the funniest thing was before the test one of the people in the center was asked to remove his hat as it was against the rules, he asked to see the rules and was told that the proctor could not show him the rules, lol! There was a total of maybe 15-20 people taking the test, i have a feeling these certs are losing their validity and popularity real fast. If I were ISACA, I would get into the 20th century...
acidstorm wrote: »
Took the cisa and find it difficult, finish the first round and go back the second round, realise alot of questions I left it blank and work on it.
Keep shaking my head when I go through them and there are questions and answers which I have not come across from the books.
zxbane wrote: »
I have to agree with some of what is said in this thread, I took the CISM this morning. I felt the exam itself overall wasn't bad but some of the questions were extremely confusing and also unrealistic as far as how things actually work. I almost felt like the practice questions were of better quality than the actual exam.
I also agree with the testing environment itself. My test center had almost 100 people for the 4 different ISACA exams and the process was very bumpy, paper sign ins, no one could figure out where they were supposed to sit, confusing directions as far as filling out the scan-tron etc. The process itself needs to be improved and I agree it needs to be virtualized to make it all much smoother..
Anyways, let the waiting begin, we will see how I did. I finished the exam itself in just over 2 hrs and 5 minutes so I was moving through pretty quickly. I read the questions and picked the best answer, some of them I honestly had no idea what they were even asking.
Good luck to everyone who tested today!
Pcgolfer wrote: »
After reading the CRISC book; answering the questions; then taking the 400 database question over a 6 week period, I honestly expected to have a pretty solid handle on this exam.
I went through the same thing on the CISA. I walked out of that test totally demoralized, thinking I had completely failed. I ended up scoring in the top 10-15 %.
I am am normally a gold test taker, and usually have a good idea of how I did. I literally think I guessed on half the CRISC questions. If I didn't have the CISA EXPERIENCE, I would be sure I didn't pass this one.
i honestly don't have a clue if I scored 350 or 550. No score would surprise me. I think most of the critical comments are fair. Is this the type of exam ISACA wants? Shouldn't people have a clue how they did?
colemic wrote: »
God bless you, I thought the CISA was the hardest exam I have ever taken. I studied the DB questions and review manual for 4-5 months at least an hour of not two every day and when I left I thought I had no chance at passing (in 2011). I know there is no way I would have passed going in blind just on the obscureness of some of the questions.