Why you will fail the CISSP
A bit controversial title, just copying the title of the YouTube video I happened across. A bit alarmist in nature but there is some genuinely good stuff with regards to the "cone of learning" and why reading books cover to cover 3X-5X and still failing with test takers wondering, "what did I do wrong." There is an interesting bit at the end, the trainer asks for $499 from you to coach you through the exam prep and will cover the cost of the exam if you fail. If this was already posted, apologies for the repost.
Buuu..buu...but I thought a piece of paper makes us smart?
Think of the 2:00 a.m. test—if you were awakened in the
middle of the night because of a network problem and had to figure out the
traffic flows in your network while you were half asleep, could you do it?
When I did my CISSP 1st time I had 2 years of experience with a "just do it" guy. we hardly document anything. I used my experience to write CISSP and I failed. I couldnt understand the reason. 2 more years later I moved to another company and my senior tought me one thing : "when you right CISSP don't think about the way we do things here; instead think of the perfect world... at least with the questions related to security management." I passed all my exams following this.
don't get me wrong; my case might be exceptional however the knowledge you gain from studying for CISSP should allow you to go back and validate what you are doing to either enhance or rework your methods. digging a hole with one's head for 15 year shouldn't be considered "better" than using a shovel for (1) year.
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