Passed CISSP!

itsgonnahappenitsgonnahappen Member Posts: 95 ■■■□□□□□□□
Finally, I've put this beast to rest; I'll keep this short and concise:

Books:

  • Eric Conrad CISSP Study Guide
  • Eric Conrad 11th Hour
  • Shon Harris CISSP All-in-One
  • Darril Gibson CISSP Rapid Review

Practice Exams:

  • cccure.org
  • studIScope
  • cisspexampractice.com
  • Total Tester
  • Practice exams in books above

Supplemental:

  • Keith Barker - CBT Nuggets

Tips:

  • As many have said before, this is a management-centric exam. Factor in budget, communication, and organizational goals into your answer selection process.
  • Know your concepts: Why was this created? What did it supersede and why?
  • Re-read the questions. Re-read the questions. Re-read the questions.
  • Simulations will probably be more challenging then you think. Focus on the question and tune out the noise.
  • Schedule your exam in advance. Your testing centers may be more booked than you anticipate.

With all that being said, that's a wrap. I'm so looking forward to getting my nights and weekends back (at least for now)...

Comments

  • ninjaturtleninjaturtle Member Posts: 245 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats mate!! That has to feel good.

    I like how you said you'll get your weekends and nights back, but then you realize wait I'm going to start up another cert soon. Cheers to that mate!!
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,882 Mod
    Congrats man! You forgot to mention to re-read the questions icon_smile.gif
  • dctgibsondctgibson Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats...what's your future plans?
  • cknapp78cknapp78 Member Posts: 213 ■■■■□□□□□□
  • dou2bledou2ble Member Posts: 160
    Congrats! This could be your last security cert or not. I took a couple years break and then decided to take on the ISSEP.
    2015 Goals: Masters in Cyber Security
  • dustervoicedustervoice Member Posts: 877 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats on passing. well done!!
  • dark3ddark3d Member Posts: 76 ■■□□□□□□□□
    congrats!
    CISSP - January 2015
    WGU B.S. IT - Security (2/1/2015-6/16/2015)
    Working on: MSISA/Radware/Fortinet/Juniper/PAN

  • klefoklefo Member Posts: 22 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats dude!
  • itsgonnahappenitsgonnahappen Member Posts: 95 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats mate!! That has to feel good.

    I like how you said you'll get your weekends and nights back, but then you realize wait I'm going to start up another cert soon. Cheers to that mate!!


    Thanks fellas! Up next is the start of my Masters, CASP or SSCP, some Qualys/Splunk training/exploration, a forensics (FTK/EnCase) and or an incident response certification (GCIH), and the build out of my own security lab in between. As far as this upcoming weekend, my plan is to do nothing more than feast like a king (Brazilian steakhouses, watch out) and catch up on some much needed sleep!
  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropeMember Posts: 1,010 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats and thanks for the feedback!
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  • Spin LockSpin Lock Member Posts: 142
    Congrats on passing!
  • CyberscumCyberscum Member Posts: 795 ■■■■■□□□□□
    You deserve to buy the car that is your avatar! Congrats!
  • itsgonnahappenitsgonnahappen Member Posts: 95 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Cyberscum wrote: »
    You deserve to buy the car that is your avatar! Congrats!

    One day my man! That's the goal that keeps me driven.
  • mataimatai Member Posts: 232 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good job!

    Did you feel like the CBT Nuggets were helpful?

    What'd you think of the books and practice exams?

    Thanks
    Current: ​CISM, CISA, CISSP, SSCP, GCIH, GCWN, C|EH, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-DT, CCNA Sec, CCNA R&S, CCENT, NPP, CASP, CSA+, Security+, Linux+, Network+, Project+, A+, ITIL v3 F, MCSA Server 2012 (70-410, 70-411, 74-409), 98-349, 98-361, 1D0-610, 1D0-541, 1D0-520
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  • scarabsixxscarabsixx Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats bro. I'm new here and planning to take one very soon. Cheers to your exam! :)
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Member Posts: 564 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats, and welcome to the club :D
  • impelseimpelse Member Posts: 1,236 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats
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  • Sscp1986Sscp1986 Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratz man!
    Thank you for the review.
    I also want to begin with CISSP.
    I just finished SSCP.
    2015: CISSP[Working on it]
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Member Posts: 531 ■■■■□□□□□□
  • itsgonnahappenitsgonnahappen Member Posts: 95 ■■■□□□□□□□
    matai wrote: »
    Good job!

    Did you feel like the CBT Nuggets were helpful?

    What'd you think of the books and practice exams?

    Thanks

    They're useful to help supplement the reading and visualize moving parts and concepts that may be otherwise challenging to understand. However, there are major (major) knowledge gaps in the videos and I would only recommend they're used to support other studying materials.
  • voodoo26voodoo26 Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
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