Passed yesterday.

JoshCGrossmanJoshCGrossman Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
Passed yesterday, was a tough exam.

I started by listening to the Shon Harris audio available here (McGraw-Hill Education | CISSP Practice Exams) which gave a good comprehensive background but are quite old.

I then listened to Kelly Handerhan’s videos on Cybrary (Free CISSP Certification Training Class from Cybrary) which are really great! Much more on point and very up to date.


I also went through the Shon Harris AIO book and started but flicked through the official ISC2 CBK book.


In terms of questions, I found the skillset questions a little odd and often they felt a little less relevant. I signed up for 30 days of cccure multiple choice questions (https://www.freepracticetests.org) which I found good and developed my knowledge but were generally easier than the exam. Similarly I did the
Michael Gregg practice questions (CISSP Practice Questions Exam Cram, 3rd Edition | Pearson IT Certification) which I also felt developed my knowledge but were generally easier than the exam.

To my mind, the best questions were the McGraw Hill ones (McGraw-Hill Education | CISSP Practice Exams) and the test at the end of Shon Harris’ AIO make sure you have done lots of easier questions before you do those.


Ultimately, as Kelly says in her videos, this is a less technical and more management exam and whilst there are questions in the exam that will require you to know specific facts, there are also other questions which will require you to apply the facts and come to the best decision. Also, think about how different technologies compare and when/why you would use one over another.

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