Passed CISSP, really hard!

meni0nmeni0n Posts: 66Member ■■■□□□□□□□
So I passed today with 134 questions. I've used the Sybex, Conrad and 11th hour books for study and all of the Sybex practice exams (book, online and app). I found the exam really difficult with a lot of the questions and answers being really obscure. A lot of the questions I could narrow down the answer to two choices but some were just out there where I didn't recognise what the heck they were talking about and if I studied the right books. My exam was heavy on SDLC and Communications & Network Security domains.

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  • roxerroxer Posts: 130Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Great Job! Congratulations!!
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  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Posts: 1,038Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congratulations!
  • DZA_DZA_ Untitled. Posts: 393Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations on your win!
  • PersianImmortalPersianImmortal Posts: 124Member
    Congratulations!!!
  • meni0nmeni0n Posts: 66Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks. It was a hard month of studying but I guess it paid off.
  • semsem010semsem010 Posts: 27Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    meni0n wrote: »
    So I passed today with 134 questions. I've used the Sybex, Conrad and 11th hour books for study and all of the Sybex practice exams (book, online and app). I found the exam really difficult with a lot of the questions and answers being really obscure. A lot of the questions I could narrow down the answer to two choices but some were just out there where I didn't recognise what the heck they were talking about and if I studied the right books. My exam was heavy on SDLC and Communications & Network Security domains.

    good job, plz tell me is Sybex practice exams book is different than online ? also i dont know shall i go for shon AIO book & exams as it is too big and tech. more than the exam as i heard, plz advice, thanks.
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Posts: 307Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!
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  • meni0nmeni0n Posts: 66Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    The Sybex questions are quiet different than the actual test but they do test the same concepts. So if you are getting them correct and can translate that understanding to answering the exam questions then you should be fine. I was getting in the 80s and high 70s on the Sybex exams when I took the test.
  • sameojsameoj Posts: 366Member ■■■□□□□□□□
  • Info_Sec_WannabeInfo_Sec_Wannabe Senior Member Posts: 385Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations! icon_cheers.gif

    Sat for the exam earlier and was tested heavily on those two domains as well.
    Three year plan: (2018) CISSP [X] and eJPT [ ]; (2019) eCPPT [ ]; (2020) OSCP [ ]
  • laurieHlaurieH Posts: 109Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations - I had the same experience in my exam where I found a lot of the material seemed very alien. Managed to scrape through somehow though icon_wink.gif
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