Passed CISSP!

yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Took and passed the exam yesterday!
Thank you to everybody here! I really learned a lot from this forum.
The five tips (from another thread) are gold!
I thought I was doing really well on the first two hours of the exam, so I completely forgot to pace myself and had a false sense of confidence. The relatively 'easy' questions came in the first 100 items on my exam and I thought that was the 'hard' part already. Then when I came back from a short break, I realised I only had a minute to answer each of the 175 questions I still have left on the exam! I started panicking and couldn't stop staring at the timer every time I get to answer an item. I finished the exam with only 10 minutes to review the over 30 items I have marked. I ended up not changing any of my answers since I didn't have the time to review them all. I actually got timed out on the exam while reviewing haha! I was in bad shape when the exam ended and just proceeded to the reception to get it done and over with. Thankfully, I passed. That was a huge scare and a lesson I won't forget.
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  • shamim.secshamim.sec Posts: 24Member ■□□□□□□□□□
  • dustervoicedustervoice Posts: 877Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass.. welcome
  • dctgibsondctgibson Posts: 38Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats....what materials did you use to study? What are your future plans?
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,844Mod Mod
  • ArchonArchon Posts: 180Member ■■■□□□□□□□
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Posts: 517Member ■■■■□□□□□□
  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    Heck yeah! One of the truly great certification in IT. Nice work!
  • itsgonnahappenitsgonnahappen Posts: 95Member ■■■□□□□□□□
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys!
    Good luck to everyone taking the exam!
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks! I used the aio, practice exams book, and the mcgraw-hill online resource. They're all great stuff! I'm looking into CISA next. :D
  • Matt2Matt2 Posts: 97Member ■■□□□□□□□□
  • impelseimpelse Posts: 1,227Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats
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  • Genesis99Genesis99 Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
  • Robertf969Robertf969 Posts: 190Member
    Congrats of the PASS
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 564Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats, and welcome to the club :D
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone!
  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropePosts: 1,008Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
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  • danny069danny069 Posts: 1,025Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats perhaps the ones you marked for review and did not get a chance to go over you got right
    I am a Jack of all trades, Master of None
  • vaasjoevaasjoe Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Which practice exam books you recommend ?
  • ricwoodardricwoodard Posts: 8Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations bud. I just passed the SSCP and as soon as I have the experience, I will definitely be hitting the books for the CISSP.
  • !nf0s3cure!nf0s3cure Posts: 161Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    yan2xkun wrote: »
    Thanks! I used the aio, practice exams book, and the mcgraw-hill online resource. They're all great stuff! I'm looking into CISA next. :D

    CISA piece of cake after CISSP. You will fly though it.
  • jonwinterburnjonwinterburn Senior Member Posts: 161Member ■■■■□□□□□□
  • jonwinterburnjonwinterburn Senior Member Posts: 161Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    !nf0s3cure wrote: »
    CISA piece of cake after CISSP. You will fly though it.

    What's your thoughts on CISM compared to CISSP? I recently passed CISSP and am about to start CISM.
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you guys!
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    danny069 wrote: »
    Congrats perhaps the ones you marked for review and did not get a chance to go over you got right

    Yeah, I'd like to think I got 'em right. Thanks!
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    vaasjoe wrote: »
    Which practice exam books you recommend ?

    Shon Harris' practice exams book and the mcgraw-hill online resource should be good.
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    ricwoodard wrote: »
    Congratulations bud. I just passed the SSCP and as soon as I have the experience, I will definitely be hitting the books for the CISSP.

    Thanks! And congrats on the pass too! Good luck to your CISSP journey!
  • yan2xkunyan2xkun Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    !nf0s3cure wrote: »
    CISA piece of cake after CISSP. You will fly though it.

    Thank you! Really hope I would. :)
  • Kris_gKris_g Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    CISM in some sense is very similar to CISSP has quite a few domains in common(less on crypto, networking, physical security) more on Governance, risk, BCP, DR and other domains, need to put on a business hat and make choices which is best for the business.
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