Passed CISSP 21/5 - New CBK

LesrecLesrec CISSP, CISM, SABSA-SCFMember Posts: 9 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hi all,

Yes, the title is accurate. I took the CISSP today (21/5 in Sydney) and much to my surprise, I was presented with a print out stating I had passed. I was expecting the psychometric/6 weeks bit that everyone else has received. The testing centre had problems loading the test engine delaying the exam for about 30 minutes, so I thought that was a bad omen but not so!

Experience: 4 years in InfoSec/Risk Management (+ Computer Science degree)
Study: 5 months

Shon Harris AIO 6th Edition
Eric Conrad (and 11th Hour)
Total Tester
McGraw Hill test engine
Shon Harris mp3s
Official Guide 4th Edition
Skillset (hit and miss)
Bootcamp (ISC)2

AIO got me through it, but the 11th hour turned out to be a life saver. Wonderful book to read in the week leading up to the exam. For the new material I think your best bet is to focus on the testing domain chapter in the new official guide, and just know the basics of newer technology referenced throughout.

I'd say the 'old' material covered around 85-90% of the exam content, but that's just a guess.

As for the exam itself, I honestly had no idea if I was going to pass or not. At times I felt as though I were failing, then at other times I felt like I was tracking well enough to pass. I have gained more respect for the cert...it really, really tests how well you know your stuff. A lot of the times I was tested on a component of a concept I thought I knew completely, but not so. Both eye opening and frustrating. I passed in 5hrs 48mins.

There were a few simple questions in there, but most you had to give a lot of thought to. A select few made very little sense to me.

Anyway, I hope that made sense. I'm exhausted!
Education: Bachelor of Computer Science (Adv.) - WSU
Certifications: CISSP | CISM | SABSA-SCF
Goals: AWS-CSA

Comments

  • riyanriyan Member Posts: 161 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats to you & good sign for everyone overall.
    Looks like they finally managed to decide the "cut-off" point.

    So we will soon hear the result of psychoanalysis next week may be before 27th May 2015. I suggest to check your email in the morning, afternoon and at night so that you do not miss the announcement for ISC2.
  • !nf0s3cure!nf0s3cure Member Posts: 161 ■■□□□□□□□□
    5hrs48.............. well that is surely an effort...well done.... 12 more minutes and you would have passed anyway:)

    Good work..
  • zenturyzentury Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations , this is truly a good sign to everyone using the old booksicon_smile.gif

    I've been planning to take the same in August. Except for the bootcamp. I got most of the course-ware set right.
    Contemplating I need to spend $3500 for a bootcamp? icon_smile.gif
    Or Spend 5 hours/day on self study.

    I compared the 8 new domains to the 10 older domains. The only NON-matching domain I found was below


    NO MATCHING DOMAIN
    Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)


    How did you study for this particular domain?
  • LesrecLesrec CISSP, CISM, SABSA-SCF Member Posts: 9 ■■■□□□□□□□
    zentury wrote: »
    Congratulations , this is truly a good sign to everyone using the old booksicon_smile.gif

    I've been planning to take the same in August. Except for the bootcamp. I got most of the course-ware set right.
    Contemplating I need to spend $3500 for a bootcamp? icon_smile.gif
    Or Spend 5 hours/day on self study.

    I compared the 8 new domains to the 10 older domains. The only NON-matching domain I found was below


    NO MATCHING DOMAIN
    Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)


    How did you study for this particular domain?

    The bootcamp was just a run through the material. You can do without it.

    Physical Security has been absorbed into another domain. All the old material is relevant.
    Education: Bachelor of Computer Science (Adv.) - WSU
    Certifications: CISSP | CISM | SABSA-SCF
    Goals: AWS-CSA
  • renacidorenacido Member Posts: 387 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on passing the exam, hopefully this is a sign that those of us in limbo awaiting results from the psychoanalysis will soon find out if we've passed the exam. Well done.
  • renacidorenacido Member Posts: 387 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Oops I mean psychometric analysis. Freudian slip? icon_smile.gif
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,909 Mod
    Congrats on the pass!
  • riyanriyan Member Posts: 161 ■■■□□□□□□□
    renacido wrote: »
    Congrats on passing the exam, hopefully this is a sign that those of us in limbo awaiting results from the psychoanalysis will soon find out if we've passed the exam. Well done.

    We know it was deliberate. :D
  • cybersec.spacecybersec.space Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
  • rickberrrickberr Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    That is awesome news, congratulations!!!!
  • astudentastudent Member Posts: 26 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Finally, a new page turned, congratulationsicon_cheers.gif!
  • joshmadakorjoshmadakor Member Posts: 495 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Lesrec wrote: »
    For the new material I think your best bet is to focus on the testing domain chapter in the new official guide
    First of all, congrats! I have been waiting for a post like this for weeks!

    By "testing domain chapter", do you mean Domain 6, Security Assessment and Testing?
    WGU B.S. Information Technology (Completed January 2013)
  • justjenjustjen Member Posts: 77 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on being our first immediate-results success! I'm sure your experience is a great relief to everyone anxiously waiting to hear. :)
  • nelson8403nelson8403 Member Posts: 220 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Great to hear they're giving results now, congrats!!
    Bachelor of Science, IT Security
    Master of Science, Information Security and Assurance

    CCIE Security Progress: Written Pass (06/2016), 1st Lab Attempt (11/2016)
  • renacidorenacido Member Posts: 387 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sucks to still be waiting weeks after taking the test though. ISC2 just sent me an email, I opened it on pins and needles, and it was just a conference invitation. Not cool!
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,909 Mod
    ^ Wow, that's just mean! Bad (ISC)²!
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats!
    Andy

    2020 Goals: 0 of 2 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
  • LesrecLesrec CISSP, CISM, SABSA-SCF Member Posts: 9 ■■■□□□□□□□
    First of all, congrats! I have been waiting for a post like this for weeks!

    By "testing domain chapter", do you mean Domain 6, Security Assessment and Testing?

    Yes that's the one. Quite a few questions relating to this section and software dev.
    Education: Bachelor of Computer Science (Adv.) - WSU
    Certifications: CISSP | CISM | SABSA-SCF
    Goals: AWS-CSA
  • joshmadakorjoshmadakor Member Posts: 495 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Lesrec wrote: »
    Yes that's the one. Quite a few questions relating to this section and software dev.
    Thanks for the info, this is a helpful post
    WGU B.S. Information Technology (Completed January 2013)
  • Security2014Security2014 Member Posts: 34 ■■□□□□□□□□
    congrats! i'm still waiting on endorsement which was submitted on April 13..
  • riyanriyan Member Posts: 161 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats! i'm still waiting on endorsement which was submitted on April 13..
    I think you will receive notficiation b/w 24 - 26 May 2015
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Member Posts: 531 ■■■■□□□□□□
  • YouWill787YouWill787 Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!

    I still don't think I can manage to force my mind to believe that I'll get my results instantly in June until I see at least one more similar post but this is already slightly lifting some weight off of my shoulders.

    Thanks for taking the time to share with the community!
  • fascfasc Member Posts: 13 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I also passed the exam today. Will post my experience in another thread.
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