T-48 Hours - What did you do?
I am currently T-48 hours (2/19 @ 2PM EST) from taking the CISSP test for the first time – and I am nervous as hell. I have been studying from April-July 2013 right after passing Sec+ then took a break (got married in October) then December 2013-Present by reading AIO 6th Ed, taking LOTS of tests from CCCURE (although now mainly all repeat but if I take 250 from all domains I am scoring 90% - not sure if know or from memorization), Sunflower PDF and read once the 11th Hour Book – Any CISSP passers, can you please offer me any LAST MINUTE study recommendations? What did you do in the last 48 hours?
Last 24 hours - I relaxed. At that point, I felt I either knew it and had it or I didn't. No point in stressing about it anymore at this point, relaxing and making sure I had a clear head going into it was the most important thing.
Test day - Woke up, had a good breakfast and brought a few little snacks with me to put in the locker. Answered all 250 questions, skipped over the ones I wasn't 100% sure on. Took a 10-15 minute break, went back in and knocked out the ones I wasn't sure on. Took me about 2.5 hours for everything, prepped heavily for 3-4 months.
I think confidence going in is one of the most important things. My mentality was, I just spent X number of months and $600 for this test to take up to 6 hours of my life - I'm not doing this twice. So get in the mindset that you are going to defeat it on the first try, read the entire question (don't infer what they are asking without reading the whole question) and skip anything you don't know right off the bat. Allow yourself to get through the test, see what you have left, then focus your efforts on getting through the ones you weren't sure of.
Good luck to you!
Other than that, the day before the exam I just took a test exam from TotalTester (Shon Harris AIO) and called it a day
On the exam, I had to say to myself "read the whole damn question, don't jump to the end of the text, dammit" over and over again. Pretty straightforward questions on the exam: no double negations, not so verbose questions, bolded words like "NOT", "BEST", etc
One tip I can give you, think like a manager... and don't focus too much on the technical side or rainbow series (some fellows around here say the question test bank have been updated and the ancient Orange Book was cut off)
Best of luck!
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