CISSP: It is 696
It is really painful to see 696 on the CISSP exam report. I wonder how I would have earned the missing 4 points to pass the exam. I studied hard for the last 6-7 months. I covered the following:
- Sybex CISSP Study Guide
- Conrad Study Guide 2nd E (read twice).
- Conrad 11th Hour 2nd E.
- CCCure.org Practice questions
- AIO Study Guide (End chapter review)
- AIO Practice Questions
- The 25 Page Sunflower PDF
- And lots of online reasearch
I'm so sorry..
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I am on the same page, i scored 696 last month in my first attempt and i shud say i used pretty much the exact material except for sunflower pdf and read for 10 months. I completely feel the pain and understand the dissapointment when we see such close score. I am writing down the notes from AIO and re-taking the cccure questions, AIO 6th edition test questions , shon harris website questions, hearing mp3's
I hope i shud be able to clear it up in first week of Feb. In the meanwhile , i would encourage to retake the exam . All the very very best
Thanks for your encouragement. I will read from different sources on the weaker domains (just not to get bored). I will definitely take longer breaks this time around.
I "personally" think:
Spreading CISSP preprations over a period of 3 months doesnt help much.
Its what you read in last 2-3 months which matters most.
One should devote more and more time and intensify the level of studies as exam apprcoahes.
When I studied I made sure no Domain is left untouched / unrevised for more than 7-8 days. This way I made sure I am not forgetting what I have already read.
Do atleast 25-50 questions from finished domains even when you are reading new domains.
Thanks for the input, rawhide.
Yes, I agree with the 3 month study plan, at least the contents will stay as fresh as possible as the exam day approaches. My 6 month study plan was designed to help me register, encode and retain as much information as I can, particularly with the least familiar (weak) domains, ultimately without getting lost in the weeds.