Am i ready for the CISM?

OmniManOmniMan Member Posts: 78 ■■■□□□□□□□
I scored a passing score 74% on a QA database practice exam. Think I’m ready?


  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 1,654 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If you have to ask then you are not ready :D

    I waited until my score was above 90% before I took the exam.
    Alphabet soup: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, GDSA, GPEN, GCIA, GCIH, GCCC, CEH, Azure Fundamentals, etc

    2020 goals: AZ-900, AZ-500, GDSA

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  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, (ISC)², Microsoft USAMember Posts: 879 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Bro, you only took the practice exam once? How many questions? Did you do a custom exam that included all "new" questions?

    I've been bouncing between 85 and 95 for several weeks now and I'm not sure if I'm ready yet. Lol
  • ms2406ms2406 Banned Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Understand the concepts well untill you get 90% in QAE database, once you score everytime 90% for 50 questions each time you practise I can say you are ready for exam, remember it's not easy exam and not a tough one too, if you practise well, you can do it......... Don't rush even it takes few months more........... I passed my CISM exam few days, I practised till I got 94% in practise exam. In the exam I was feeling confident but still crossed my fingers till I click submit button......
  • za3bourza3bour Member Posts: 1,062 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Hi. I usually wait until I score at least a 90% the actual exam is harder than the practice so I would wait If I were you
  • mattster79mattster79 Member Posts: 135 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I’d wait until your average score is 90% and you’ve answered every single question in the DB.
  • H-bombH-bomb Member Posts: 124 ■■■□□□□□□□
    My average was 85%. And even then I found the exam to be a challenge. I scored a 637 on the scale from 200-800. Hope this helps!
  • Info_Sec_WannabeInfo_Sec_Wannabe Senior Member Member Posts: 400 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'd say it would be on a case by case basis. When I scored a 70%~ on my first run of the practice exams (all questions in the DB), I reviewed those items that I answered wrong and randomly selected some questions that I answered right just to make sure that I got the concepts down and not due to a lucky guess. Further, I watched Kelly's CISM series on to finish my review preparations.
    Three year plan: (2018) CISSP [X] and eJPT [ ]; (2019) eCPPT [ ]; (2020) OSCP [ ]
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