Add another CISSP to the list

drakhan2002drakhan2002 Member Posts: 111
I received notification that I passed my CISSP today. Although I know this is only the beginning, not the end of the journey - I can't help but feel as if my career will be more enriched because of passing the test.

Good luck to all those studying for the exam - you can do it!!
It's not the moments of pleasure, it's the hours of pursuit...

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Congratulations on the pass. What's next on the hit-list?

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  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    Congrats! icon_thumright.gif

    Do you have any advice to share with others regarding preparation methods, good reading material, what you had for breakfast on test day, etc?
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,671 Admin
    You found time to study for the CISSP while attending graduate classes at Capella? You are a better man than I... icon_wink.gif
  • HHHTheGameHHHTheGame Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats and welcome to the group!
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,090
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif
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  • lopezcolopezco Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!!
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  • keatronkeatron Member Posts: 1,208 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congrats and welcome!!! We look forward to seeing you on here more.

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  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    congrats!
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  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Congrats!
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  • drakhan2002drakhan2002 Member Posts: 111
    Thanks all.

    Here was my method of study:

    Materials:
    - I studied for 8 weeks
    - I read ExamCram CISSP once...this gave me an overview of the subject material.
    - I used the cccure.org web site and read several of the documents on the site pertaining to the CISSP
    - There was one set of notes, which were very detailed (over 80 pages) in length which became my primary study aid. I would get on my stationary bike for 1 hour a day and read the notes. I did this for an entire 6 weeks.
    - I purchased an audio CD collection for the CISSP and listened it in my car during my commute to and from work (this totalled another hour).
    - During my lunch hour, I would do one cccure.org test of 25 questions, pro level, all domains. I would review the questions I got wrong. I did this for about 5 weeks.
    - Taking weekends off (for the most part), I think I studied a total of 100 - 110 hours.

    Experience:
    - 7 years in various IS-related activities (networking mostly). 3 years direct IS experience.

    I am nearly finished with my Masters program in IS from Capella University - I know that my course work definitely played a hand in my understanding of many of the domains...but I cannot attribute the amount, since I've been at it for 3 years.

    That was it.

    Next on the hit list is the CISA - I am scheduled for the June 9th exam. After that the Security+...in December, I graduate with my Masters. In 2008...I think I'll take a break from studying for a few months! :P

    Again, thanks for the support and inspiration that these forums give. I don't know who the "owner" of this site is, but it sure has been helpful to me! I also want to thank all of you who have made me think and have given me the motivation to achieve more in my career.
    It's not the moments of pleasure, it's the hours of pursuit...
  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    I don't know who the "owner" of this site is, but it sure has been helpful to me!
    At your service :D Wouldn't come close to what it is without the support of the moderators and members like yourself icon_thumright.gif
  • anuragsomanuragsom Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats for clearing the Exam..drakhan
    we are in the row...:)

    Lol...

    Thanx a lot...Mr. Creator... coz of you so many people are getting benefitted. Hats off to you Sir.

    REgds-Anurag
  • drakhan2002drakhan2002 Member Posts: 111
    Some of you have asked for the study guide I used during my preparation. Here is a direct link:

    http://www.cccure.org/Documents/Justin_Gibson/Notes_Prep_Guide.doc
    It's not the moments of pleasure, it's the hours of pursuit...
  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
    Thanks all.

    Here was my method of study:

    Materials:
    - I studied for 8 weeks
    - I read ExamCram CISSP once...this gave me an overview of the subject material.
    - I used the cccure.org web site and read several of the documents on the site pertaining to the CISSP
    - There was one set of notes, which were very detailed (over 80 pages) in length which became my primary study aid. I would get on my stationary bike for 1 hour a day and read the notes. I did this for an entire 6 weeks.
    - I purchased an audio CD collection for the CISSP and listened it in my car during my commute to and from work (this totalled another hour).
    - During my lunch hour, I would do one cccure.org test of 25 questions, pro level, all domains. I would review the questions I got wrong. I did this for about 5 weeks.
    - Taking weekends off (for the most part), I think I studied a total of 100 - 110 hours.

    Experience:
    - 7 years in various IS-related activities (networking mostly). 3 years direct IS experience.

    I am nearly finished with my Masters program in IS from Capella University - I know that my course work definitely played a hand in my understanding of many of the domains...but I cannot attribute the amount, since I've been at it for 3 years.

    That was it.

    Next on the hit list is the CISA - I am scheduled for the June 9th exam. After that the Security+...in December, I graduate with my Masters. In 2008...I think I'll take a break from studying for a few months! :P

    Again, thanks for the support and inspiration that these forums give. I don't know who the "owner" of this site is, but it sure has been helpful to me! I also want to thank all of you who have made me think and have given me the motivation to achieve more in my career.

    Nice, I just saved that document. I got a little side track on my studying..lol
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