Failed the CISSP twice, should i take a crack at the CISM and then come back to CISSP ?

chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior MemberMember Posts: 531 ■■■■□□□□□□
Just wondered if anyone tried this?  might help me with the risk and security domain (under twice)

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  • bjpeterbjpeter Member Posts: 195 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I haven’t tried it myself. What resources did you use to study? I recommend the Boson practice exams.
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  • TeeDarling77TeeDarling77 CISSP, CASP+, CEH, VCP-DCA 6.5, MCSE, MCSA,ITIL, Security+ Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Chickenlicken09, I feel your pain! I have been in your situation before and I decided that after 3rd attempt of the CISSP exam, if I do not pass, I am not gonna take it again. I took it and passed!

    My first attempt for the Computer based was when it was 250 questions. I failed and did not lose hope. My 2nd attempt was when CAT exam was first introduced with up to 150 questions. I panicked after it went passed the 100th question. I did not know that I was doing well. I was hoping to get it done when I finished answering the 100 question.
    What you're asking about is not something I did but I did decide to stay the course and study on my weak domains. Do that and I bet you, you will pass on your 3rd attempt.

     Make note of the tips I gave getting to the end of my post. I believe my tips will help you in the Risk and the Security Domains sections.

    TeeDarling77



  • MickyDeeMickyDee Member Posts: 32 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I've failed the CISSP twice now and have switched to the CISM now.  I'm burnt out on studying and have other things that I would much rather be doing, non-cert wise.  I'm taking the CISM while I still have the CISSP knowledge so that I have something to show for the effort I've already put in.  The OSCP, after the CISM and once I take a break, is what I'd much rather be studying for. 
  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Member Posts: 531 ■■■■□□□□□□
    MickyDee said:
    I've failed the CISSP twice now and have switched to the CISM now.  I'm burnt out on studying and have other things that I would much rather be doing, non-cert wise.  I'm taking the CISM while I still have the CISSP knowledge so that I have something to show for the effort I've already put in.  The OSCP, after the CISM and once I take a break, is what I'd much rather be studying for.  

    Yeah if i had the money for the cism now i would do it, what resourses are you using for the cism?

  • MickyDeeMickyDee Member Posts: 32 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm using the QAE and the AIO by Peter Gregory. I'm mainly just hitting the QAE database and getting most of the answers right. I have an MBA, so the CISM exam comes more "natural" to me than the CISSP.
  • TeeDarling77TeeDarling77 CISSP, CASP+, CEH, VCP-DCA 6.5, MCSE, MCSA,ITIL, Security+ Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Chickenlicken09, I feel your pain! I have been in your situation before and I decided that after 3rd attempt of the CISSP exam, if I do not pass, I am not gonna take it again. I took it and passed!

    My first attempt for the Computer based was when it was 250 questions. I failed and did not lose hope. My 2nd attempt was when CAT exam was first introduced with up to 150 questions. I panicked after it went passed the 100th question. I did not know that I was doing well. I was hoping to get it done when I finished answering the 100 question.
    What you're asking about is not something I did but I did decide to stay the course and study on my weak domains. Do that and I bet you, you will pass on your 3rd attempt.

     Make note of the tips I gave getting to the end of my post. I believe my tips will help you in the Risk and the Security Domains sections.

    TeeDarling77



  • TeeDarling77TeeDarling77 CISSP, CASP+, CEH, VCP-DCA 6.5, MCSE, MCSA,ITIL, Security+ Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Chickenlicken09, I feel your pain! I have been in your situation before and I decided that after 3rd attempt of the CISSP exam, if I do not pass, I am not gonna take it again. I took it and passed!

    My first attempt for the Computer based was when it was 250 questions. I failed and did not lose hope. My 2nd attempt was when CAT exam was first introduced with up to 150 questions. I panicked after it went passed the 100th question. I did not know that I was doing well. I was hoping to get it done when I finished answering the 100 question.
    What you're asking about is not something I did but I did decide to stay the course and study on my weak domains. Do that and I bet you, you will pass on your 3rd attempt.

     Make note of the tips I gave getting to the end of my post. I believe my tips will help you in the Risk and the Security Domains sections.

    TeeDarling77



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