Passed CISSP on first attempt - Nov 2018

achavanachavan Registered Users Posts: 5 ■■□□□□□□□□
I passed my CISSP exam on Nov 1st in the first attempt. This community was a great help to keep me motivated and keep me on track. I studied on and off for past 3 months. 10 days before the exam I totally focused on CISSP preparation and took time off from work. 
Resources - 
- Cybrary videos from Kelly Henderhan. This is a great resource and I recommend it to familiarize yourself with exam content.
- Eric Conrad 3rd edition. It is an okay book , I didn't find much benefit of it compared to Sybex and Shon Harris.
- Sybex 7th edition. Good resource for content but not great for practice questions. Used this as my main source for study and revision.
- Shon Harris. I had a really old version , I didn't read it cover to cover but compared it with Sybex to make sure I am not missing any important concepts. I found the practice questions helpful.
- I didn't use full length practice tests as I was running out of time. I would have definitely practiced full length tests if I had more time.

Good luck to everyone preparing for the exam.


  • COBOL_DOS_ERACOBOL_DOS_ERA Member Posts: 205 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!! and thank you for sharing your exam preparation outline with the community. 
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  • luisbeeluisbee Member Posts: 28 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on your CISSP pass!!!

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  • diggitlediggitle Member Posts: 118 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! I plan on taking the CISSP at the end of December.
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  • sameojsameoj Member Posts: 366 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • DZA_DZA_ Member Posts: 467 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Congratulations on your pass!
  • supermanwongsupermanwong Registered Users Posts: 1 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well done. Congrats
  • arunm17arunm17 Member Posts: 29 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! I am planning to take the exam on 15th Jan
  • RinzlerRinzler Member Posts: 34 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Gold, sir...

    I hope to slay the beast come April...  :)
  • JD20JD20 Member Posts: 66 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hey great job man!
  • qamar115qamar115 Member Posts: 11 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Well done. Congrats
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