Passed!

bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
edited February 14 in CISSP
Whew, the CISSP exam was a tough one. I answered up to 100 questions with I think an hour to spare. The last few questions were very easy. All I used to study were the Sybex 8th edition book, Harris’ 5th edition book of practice exams, and Boson practice exams. :)
2020 Goals: SSCP, CISSP-ISSEP, MySQL 5.6 Developer, PenTest+, CySA+
2019 Goals: eCPPT
Achieved: CCSP, OCP Java SE 11 Developer, CISSP, Linux+/LPIC-1, CCSKv4, OCE Java EE 6 JPA Developer, CSSLP, Server+, Cloud+, Arcitura Certified Cloud Professional, CASP, Mobility+, Storage+, Android Certified Application Developer, OCP Java SE 8 Programmer, Security+, OCM Java SE 6 Developer, B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science

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  • DZA_DZA_ Untitled. Posts: 374Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations! What resource out of the ones that you used you found the most helpful?
  • bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited February 14
    To be honest, the closest would have to be the Bosom practice exams not because of the material but rather because they made me think critically.
    2020 Goals: SSCP, CISSP-ISSEP, MySQL 5.6 Developer, PenTest+, CySA+
    2019 Goals: eCPPT
    Achieved: CCSP, OCP Java SE 11 Developer, CISSP, Linux+/LPIC-1, CCSKv4, OCE Java EE 6 JPA Developer, CSSLP, Server+, Cloud+, Arcitura Certified Cloud Professional, CASP, Mobility+, Storage+, Android Certified Application Developer, OCP Java SE 8 Programmer, Security+, OCM Java SE 6 Developer, B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science
  • bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited February 14
    In the Boson exam simulator, I set it to Custom Mode and then went through all 751 questions in the database.
    2020 Goals: SSCP, CISSP-ISSEP, MySQL 5.6 Developer, PenTest+, CySA+
    2019 Goals: eCPPT
    Achieved: CCSP, OCP Java SE 11 Developer, CISSP, Linux+/LPIC-1, CCSKv4, OCE Java EE 6 JPA Developer, CSSLP, Server+, Cloud+, Arcitura Certified Cloud Professional, CASP, Mobility+, Storage+, Android Certified Application Developer, OCP Java SE 8 Programmer, Security+, OCM Java SE 6 Developer, B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science
  • ansionnachclisteansionnachcliste Posts: 70Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations :D.
  • shochanshochan Senior Member Posts: 860Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    dude, you are a brainiac!  Congrats!
    2019 goals -> CySA+ (Sept)
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  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 281Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!
    Degree: WGU B.S. Information Technology - Security [In-Progress]
    Current Certs: A+ | N+ | S+ | MTA: OSF | CIW: SDA | ITIL: F | CCENT
    Currently Working On: CCNA: R & S


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  • lucky0977lucky0977 Posts: 179Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @bjpeter Congratulations on passing. Do you think your experience helped more to pass or the books you've read? Just asking to help out future CISSP candidates.
    Bachelor of Science: Computer Science | Hawaii Pacific University
    CISSP | CISM
  • bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    edited February 15
    lucky0977 said:
    @bjpeter Congratulations on passing. Do you think your experience helped more to pass or the books you've read? Just asking to help out future CISSP candidates.
    Experience helped the most for me. For most of the questions, I knew that two of the answers made little sense, one made more sense, and the other the most sense, even though I did not study the material in the question.

    Taking other cert exams like Security+ and CASP helped too.

    Also, I started studying since October. I only read the Sybex 8th edition book (finished in late December) and then worked on practice questions during my free time in January.

    I took time off every Friday in January to study. I kept telling myself in my head during the exam, “I am not going to retake this exam!” :)
    2020 Goals: SSCP, CISSP-ISSEP, MySQL 5.6 Developer, PenTest+, CySA+
    2019 Goals: eCPPT
    Achieved: CCSP, OCP Java SE 11 Developer, CISSP, Linux+/LPIC-1, CCSKv4, OCE Java EE 6 JPA Developer, CSSLP, Server+, Cloud+, Arcitura Certified Cloud Professional, CASP, Mobility+, Storage+, Android Certified Application Developer, OCP Java SE 8 Programmer, Security+, OCM Java SE 6 Developer, B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science
  • nelsonnguyennelsonnguyen FCCA CA CISA Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 3Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats....Thanks for the down to earth tips.
  • mikey88mikey88 CISSP, CySA+, Security+, Network+ and others Posts: 469Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    bjpeter said:
    To be honest, the closest would have to be the Bosom practice exams not because of the material but rather because they made me think critically.
    Do you mind sharing what your average Boson scores were? 
    Certs: CISSP, CySA+, Security+, Network+ and others | 2019 Goals: Cloud Sec/Scripting/Linux

  • bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 195Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    mikey88 said:
    bjpeter said:
    To be honest, the closest would have to be the Bosom practice exams not because of the material but rather because they made me think critically.
    Do you mind sharing what your average Boson scores were? 
    In the mid-70s.

    I think the week before the actual exam, I decided to answer all the questions in the database (751) in one go, and my score was in the mid-70s too when I finished.
    2020 Goals: SSCP, CISSP-ISSEP, MySQL 5.6 Developer, PenTest+, CySA+
    2019 Goals: eCPPT
    Achieved: CCSP, OCP Java SE 11 Developer, CISSP, Linux+/LPIC-1, CCSKv4, OCE Java EE 6 JPA Developer, CSSLP, Server+, Cloud+, Arcitura Certified Cloud Professional, CASP, Mobility+, Storage+, Android Certified Application Developer, OCP Java SE 8 Programmer, Security+, OCM Java SE 6 Developer, B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science
  • mr.indiamr.india Posts: 3Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
  • Swift6Swift6 RHCSA, LPIC-1, SCA, LINUX+, NETWORK+, CWTS, VCA5-DCV, ZCNP, MCSA, ITIL-F ScotlandPosts: 252Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Nicely done @bjpeter. Handy tips as well.
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