Passed the CISSP this past weekend

fullcrowmoonfullcrowmoon Member Posts: 172
I studied for three months using a variety of resources:
* CISSP Exam Guide by Shon Harris
* The 11th Hour CISSP by various
* The Official (ISC)2 CISSP CBK

Last week I took a 6-day (ISC)2-approved boot camp, with the exam on the 6th day, and I passed. I have 15 years experience in UNIX/Linux Systems Administration, 2 years experience in a NOC, and 1 year as a Cybersecurity Auditor.

I was the only female out of 22 people who took the exam that day.
"It's so stimulating being your hat!"
"... but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."

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  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 1,790 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Good job!

    Which practice exams did you use?
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  • fullcrowmoonfullcrowmoon Member Posts: 172
    E Double U wrote: »
    Good job!

    Which practice exams did you use?

    Mostly the Shon Harris ones.
    "It's so stimulating being your hat!"
    "... but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Member Posts: 564 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congratulations on passing the CISSP, and welcome to the club!
  • danny069danny069 Member Posts: 1,025 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Great job, there aren't many women in the field glad to see more, congrats to you.
    I am a Jack of all trades, Master of None
  • GForce75GForce75 Member Posts: 222
    Outstanding!!! It felt great to finish it didn't it? Best of luck on the Part II process. I'll be sending off my paperwork tomorrow and have my recommender blessing off on everything.
    Doctoral Candidate - BA (33/60hrs) ~ MBA/Project Management ~ BA/Business-IT
  • fullcrowmoonfullcrowmoon Member Posts: 172
    H3||scr3am wrote: »
    Congratulations on passing the CISSP, and welcome to the club!

    Thank you!
    "It's so stimulating being your hat!"
    "... but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
  • fullcrowmoonfullcrowmoon Member Posts: 172
    danny069 wrote: »
    Great job, there aren't many women in the field glad to see more, congrats to you.

    Thank you!

    That's kind of why I mentioned it. I've been in the business a long time, and I keep hoping to see more women, but more often than not I'm the only one, or maybe 1 of 2.

    One day I'll tell y'all how I got into UNIX. It involves a bet on whether or not women's brains can handle technical info.
    "It's so stimulating being your hat!"
    "... but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
  • fullcrowmoonfullcrowmoon Member Posts: 172
    GForce75 wrote: »
    Outstanding!!! It felt great to finish it didn't it? Best of luck on the Part II process. I'll be sending off my paperwork tomorrow and have my recommender blessing off on everything.

    Luckily I sit next to a manager who was able to do the endorsement portion for me. I faxed the info to (ISC)2 yesterday and received email confirmation that they had received it a couple of hours later. Now to wait!
    "It's so stimulating being your hat!"
    "... but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
  • beadsbeads Senior Member Member Posts: 1,511 ■■■■■■■■■□
    danny069 wrote: »
    Great job, there aren't many women in the field glad to see more, congrats to you.

    Almost 10% now and growing.
  • kiki162kiki162 Member Posts: 635
    Hey fullcrowmoon - I'm waiting on my endorsement here. 5 weeks and counting.
  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropeMember Posts: 1,010 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good job!
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  • fullcrowmoonfullcrowmoon Member Posts: 172
    kiki162 wrote: »
    Hey fullcrowmoon - I'm waiting on my endorsement here. 5 weeks and counting.

    AUGH. *deep breaths* Patience is definitely not my forte.
    "It's so stimulating being your hat!"
    "... but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
  • fullcrowmoonfullcrowmoon Member Posts: 172
    ccnpninja wrote: »
    Good job!

    Thank you!
    "It's so stimulating being your hat!"
    "... but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
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