CISSP Passed Last Week!

rebelutionrebelution Member Posts: 33 ■■■□□□□□□□
So I've been busy and haven't had a chance to post, but I passed the CISSP last Wednesday! Big thanks to everyone on here who has posted to help others out, it definitely put me on the right path to getting this passed on the first try.

Study Resources Used:
  • Read Shon Harris AIO 6th Ed.
  • Created my own study guide using
    • Shon Harris 6th Ed.
    • CISSP Study Guide by Conrad
    • CISSP for Dummies
    • CISSP class/SYBEX Study Guide (paid for by employer)

Exam Practice
  • CCCure questions from pre-April 15 set and post April 15 set (many 1000's, lost count)
  • McGraw Hills website ?'s
  • All AIO questions in the book
  • All SYBEX book ?'s
  • All CBK 4th. Ed. book ?'s

Started studying in mid-February very light and creating study guide, then started heavy study beginning of June until I took the test on the 24th; so ~4 months total.

Took me about 4 hours total for the exam, including 2 breaks. Really you just need to have a good fundamental knowledge of the topics and then be able to not only read and comprehend, but be able to talk the concepts out with other people.

Here's hoping my endorsement goes through before the 8 weeks it said in the email they sent.

Good luck to everyone out there still studying!


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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
    Congrats on the pass!
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    coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Member Posts: 734 ■■■■■□□□□□
    "Something feels funny, I must be thinking too hard. - Pooh"
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    melvinfzmelvinfz Member Posts: 44 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats . I will be taking by end of this month .. whew :)
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    greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
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    CLICKCLICK Member Posts: 88 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats and thanks for the post (tips).
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    kukkukukku Member Posts: 130 ■■□□□□□□□□
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    ksmaheshkumarksmaheshkumar Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!! icon_thumright.gif
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    jt2929jt2929 Member Posts: 244 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
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    dannamitedannamite Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Job well done!
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    Stuart ClowesStuart Clowes Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Very pleased for you
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    ArchonArchon Member Posts: 183 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on passing.
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    sponge2sponge2 Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for posting and congrats rebelution !

    You passed the new exam with old materials, I want everyone waiting for the new study materials to stop waiting and just do it !
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    RuleOf3RuleOf3 Member Posts: 14 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Well done, four months is pretty fast!
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    dustervoicedustervoice Member Posts: 877 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats... well done.
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    papaw0lfpapaw0lf Member Posts: 23 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats mate, now the long wait for your formal acceptance :)
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    RayClendeningRayClendening Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I appreciate you posting your tips. Working on doing the same with the revised exam. I've been taking study notes as well, and I'm really interested in seeing all you'd compiled for notes/study guide for comparison, or to fill in any gaps. Do you have them in a document you could share or send?
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