Passed CISSP today! Can't Believe it!!!

desi121desi121 Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hey Guys,

Just got back from the test centre and I have passed my CISSP.

Thank you to everyone on this forum who has helped me :)



A bit about me and how I passed the exam!!

Background

2 Years Experience in IT Security as an Analyst
Honours Degree in Computer Science
I've been studying IT since the age of 15 in School/College/University
Various Certs as per my profile

Exam Material Used:
CBT Nuggets (Went through 7 times at least)
CCCURE (Paid Sub)
FreePractice Tests (Paid Sub)
5 Day Class Room Based Training
Official CISSP Study Book (Latest Edition)
Eric Conrad 11th Hours
Dummies Guide to CISSP
WikiPedia/Youtube/Facebook Study Group / Forums

My advice to anyone taking the exam is to look at every aspect of Security!
As others have said this is definitely one exam you can't "Cram" for.
You need to know the topics inside out!

Comments

  • nk_vnnk_vn Posts: 38Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats mate, I passed today too!!! Enjoy!
  • bigdogzbigdogz Posts: 520Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!!!

    What resources did you use to pass the exam?
  • desi121desi121 Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I used the following resources:

    Eric Conrad 11th Hour (Best Book ever!)
    CISSP Official Guide
    CBT Nuggets
    CCCURE
    Freepractice Tests
    Dummies guide to CISSP

    As well as lots of online resources such as WikiPedia/Youtube/Facebook Study Group ETC
  • jt2929jt2929 Posts: 242Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • desi121desi121 Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi Guys,

    Just had an email from ISC2 it looks like I do not need to take any further actions until I can obtain the 2 years worth of work experience.

    Once I have this I then complete the endorsement process.
  • soccarplayer29soccarplayer29 Senior Member Posts: 229Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Desi, I believe you are correct. I am in the same boat having passed the CISSP exam prior to having the necessary experience. It is also my understanding that there is nothing I need to do right now (aside from paying the necessary ISC2 Annual Maintenance Fees and what I believe are lower or prorated CPE requirements).

    Just keep gaining that experience and then have the application/endsorer ready so that you can apply.
    Certs: CISSP, CISA, PMP
  • Sam_aquaSam_aqua Posts: 72Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations desi121 .. when you say CISSP Official guide .,..did you mean the 3rd edition OR the latest one ?
  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropePosts: 1,008Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats!
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  • kukkukukku Posts: 130Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats
  • muukaanmuukaan Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    could you share the resources?

    Specially those:
    CBT Nuggets
    CCCURE
    Freepractice Tests

    Thanks, and congrats again
    desi121 wrote: »
    I used the following resources:

    Eric Conrad 11th Hour (Best Book ever!)
    CISSP Official Guide
    CBT Nuggets
    CCCURE
    Freepractice Tests
    Dummies guide to CISSP

    As well as lots of online resources such as WikiPedia/Youtube/Facebook Study Group ETC
  • bigdogzbigdogz Posts: 520Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I don't know your situation, but if you really wanted to pass this exam, you should do is earn the extra money and purchase the resources on your own.

    Certifications are like respect. They are earned, not simply handed to you.
  • desi121desi121 Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    muukaan wrote: »
    could you share the resources?

    Specially those:
    CBT Nuggets
    CCCURE
    Freepractice Tests

    Thanks, and congrats again

    Hi Muukaan,

    I'm sorry but won't be able to share the resources as per the T&C's of cccure and freepractice tests. If your looking for free resources there are plently out there to use!
  • desi121desi121 Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Sam_aqua wrote: »
    Congratulations desi121 .. when you say CISSP Official guide .,..did you mean the 3rd edition OR the latest one ?

    The latest edition has some good questions in! so I would recommend the latest one purely for the questions!
  • twodogs62twodogs62 Posts: 393Member
    Congrats and thanks for sharing experience and materials used.
  • tuabuikiatuabuikia Posts: 52Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi. I will be taking the exam next week. Did you get your result at the end of the exam or you had to wait? Some exam takers here reported that they had to wait for their results to be sent to them due to the new CBK / exam format. Is that true?
  • desi121desi121 Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    tuabuikia wrote: »
    Hi. I will be taking the exam next week. Did you get your result at the end of the exam or you had to wait? Some exam takers here reported that they had to wait for their results to be sent to them due to the new CBK / exam format. Is that true?

    I can confirm I got my results straight away!
  • mukmacmukmac Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi
    Could you please let me know where to get the subscription for CCure Quiz Is it on http://www.freepracticetests.org/?
  • mukmacmukmac Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi
    Could you please let me know where I can get the subscription for CCCure quizzes.
  • tuabuikiatuabuikia Posts: 52Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    mukmac wrote: »
    Hi
    Could you please let me know where I can get the subscription for CCCure quizzes.
    https://www.freepracticetests.org/quiz/index.php?page=register - cccure quizzes
    https://cccure.training/ - cccure CBT training
    McGraw-Hill Education | CISSP Practice Exams - McGraw Hill CISSP practice exam by Shon Harris
    Eric Conrad: My 500 CISSP questions - 500 CISSP questions by Eric Conrad

    First 2 is paid subscription. Having access to CCCure CBT training does not give you access to the quiz.
  • arghyagoswamiarghyagoswami Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi all,
    this is my first post in this forum. I am now highly motivated to start to prepare for CISSP exam. I have not given myself any deadline as of now as I want to read the material atleast once to know where I actually stand! How much does the latest version of the study guide cost in India? Any idea?
  • jones551jones551 Posts: 154Member
    Congrats!!
  • gutbrodjgutbrodj Posts: 20Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations
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