Provisionally passed CRISC on 5-Feb

E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
edited February 5 in CRISC
Began studying in November with only the ISACA review manual and QAE database. 

Gave the manual one good read and reviewed the major points two more times. I continued going through all 599 questions in the database until I was consistently scoring a minimum of 80%. I took a break for a few weeks in January, but for the past two weeks I started hammering through the database again.

I completed the exam in two hours. I skipped a lot of questions in the beginnng of the exam because my technique is to always skip questions I cannot answer immediately. Whenever I take exams I like to keep count of the ones I feel I know for sure. If I feel confident the amount I have scored correctly is enough to pass then I do not stress hard when I go back over the questions I skipped. I flagged quite a few questions, but did not go back to review them because I don't think it is a good idea to change my answers. 

I might do CGEIT next, but undecided.
Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

"You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
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  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
    edited February 5
    My QAE database stats as of last night before taking the exam this morning.



    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

    2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,426 Mod
    Congrats!

    Why do you want to pursue CGEIT ?
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

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  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
    edited February 7
    UnixGuy said:
    Congrats!

    Why do you want to pursue CGEIT ?
    Basically for sh*ts & giggles  B)

    I don't actually need it, but based on the outline there is overlap with my other credentials from ISACA, ISC2, and even ITIL. Seems like an easy win plus I have more than enough budget for it. I think I am just taking exams for fun at this point in combination with taking advantage of every dollar my employer is willing to spend. 
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

    2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,426 Mod
    UnixGuy said:
    Congrats!

    Why do you want to pursue CGEIT ?
    Basically for sh*ts & giggles  B)



    my problem with ISACA is the renewal fees, exam fees, etc etc.
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  • Info_Sec_WannabeInfo_Sec_Wannabe Senior Member Member Posts: 428 ■■■■□□□□□□
    UnixGuy said:
    Congrats!

    Why do you want to pursue CGEIT ?
    Basically for sh*ts & giggles  B)

    I don't actually need it, but based on the outline there is overlap with my other credentials from ISACA, ISC2, and even ITIL. Seems like an easy win plus I have more than enough budget for it. I think I am just taking exams for fun at this point in combination with taking advantage of every dollar my employer is willing to spend. 
    I wish my employer has a huge pocket for trainings as well.

    UnixGuy said:
    UnixGuy said:
    Congrats!

    Why do you want to pursue CGEIT ?
    Basically for sh*ts & giggles  B)



    my problem with ISACA is the renewal fees, exam fees, etc etc.
    My sentiments exactly. Thinking of dropping one of my ISACA certs as current employer is not paying for it.
    X year plan: (20XX) OSCP [ ], CCSP [ ]
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Having employers that pay for trainings, exams, study materials, and annual maintenance fees is why I have been on this big certification run over the years. Earlier in my career I was an external contractor paying for these things out of pocket. I know the pain of money down the drain for failing exams multiple times. Once I obtained employment with organizations that would cover all expenses I have taken full advantage and plan to continue doing so until the well runs dry. 

    Having 10+ credentials that require fees to keep them active gets quite expensive so I will definitely let some go if I end up with a company that does not have the budget to cover the costs. But until then...
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

    2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,426 Mod
    I mean I can't complain, I claim them on tax, I just don't understand why ISACA need fees, it annoys me because I get zero value from them


    At least SANS update their material and they send you the updated material...ISACA? I only get marketing emails from them about "chapter meetings" that I will never ever attend (attended them twice, no thanks)
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  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
    ISACA even has an application processing fee of $50 lol. I do like that SANS provides updated material which I guess is their justification for their high renewal fee, but I honestly do not need the new material. GIAC credentials are valid for four years so by that time I am already in a different role than at the time of taking the exam which is when I would have needed the material. 

    If I reach the point where I have to fund all of this myself, I think I would only maintain CISSP and CISM as they are the most consistently mentioned in the vacancies that catch my eye. 
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

    2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
    edited February 15
    Received an official scaled score of 621



    I score higher with each ISACA go-round. 536 for CISM (2017) and 572 for CISA (2018).
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

    2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • dinger68dinger68 Registered Users Posts: 18 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
    My certification process is taking a while since I had my employer pay the application fee and apparently ISACA had so many requests to process at the same time. Received an email from ISACA yesterday stating that I do meet the qualifications and will be certified within ten business days. 
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

    2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,064 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited May 12
    Yeah, ISACA is probably having a lot of request based on the end of the current CISM exam at the end of the month.  I am in this race with @JDMurray :) I just hope to pass.. and get a better score than him.. (Just teasing!)
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSOM GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,670 Admin
    I'm hoping just to pass. This is a lot of material to digest in such a short time... :s
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,087 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Good luck gentlemen!
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, etc.

    2022 goal(s): CRISC, maybe CGEIT or TOGAF

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
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