I passed the exam and am awaiting the endorsement
I've passed both the CISM and CRISC, which it turns out is ideal preparation for CISSP ISSMP
Really just a follow on from CRISC and reread of CISSP stuff but I recommend:
Reread of relevant CISSP areas - limited value
Utilized the ISACA CISM QA&E (Questions Answers & Explanations) - V. Good prep
Utilized the ISACA CRISC QA&E - V.V Good prep
Downloaded the ISC2 Exam Outline for the ISSMP, searched for, and read, references you are not clear on - limited value
Test Question Preparation
The ISACA CISM/CRISC QA&E are essential, and very similar to the test in format - also a good number of questions - I personally think the ISACA QA&E are very expensive but also the best I have seen, if someone else is paying its the way to go!
Taking the Test
I think you have 3hrs but it took me just over half that time to get through the 125 q.
Read the question.
Rule out answers that make no sense.
Read the question again.
Select your answer.
Is it worth it? - maybe
Nice addition to my CISSP and CCSP and makes me look more a PM than a network bod I think
Helps you stand out amongst CISSPs who I imagine think its much harder than even CISSP (well that was my thinking anyway)
I find most people respect qualifications that don't have/understand - not saying its a good thing, just a thing
very small peer group and not understood by recruiters ....but perhaps more by interviewers
Happy to answer questions!
2020 Goals: CISM/CISA, AWS CDA-P/SA-P/Security, Splunk Power User