First and foremost, make sure you understand what the CISSP test entails and that you are prepared to take it.
What does CISSP stand for? CISSP, or Certified Information Systems Security Professional, is a credential awarded by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, which was established in 1991. Establishing and leading an information security programme may be shown by the CISSP certification.
A total of eight (ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) domains are covered by the CISSP test.
- Management of Security and Risk
- Asset Protection
- Engineering of Safety
- Security Concerns for Communications and Networks
- Authentication and Authorization
- Testing for Safety and Security
- Protective Measures
- Security in Software Development
You must satisfy a number of requirements before you may appear for the test. Initial requirements include a minimum of two of the required specialties and five years of full-time work experience in each of those specialties. If you don’t have a four-year college degree or a recognised certificate or certification, you can meet the criteria with four years of work experience instead. Second, you must adhere to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics and disclose any criminal convictions or ties to hackers on your application.
Then there’s the test itself, a six-hour, 250-question, eight-domain Goliath that you’ll have to overcome. In order to pass, a student must achieve at least 70%.
Ensure that you are fluent in the CISSP language.
Overconfidence in your security and CISSP areas knowledge is a mistake. Even if you believe you know a lot about security, it’s likely that you haven’t seen all of the possible exam questions. Because of this, I highly advise you to read over each domain in the study guides to ensure that you grasp the terminology of the test, its substance, and what CISSP Certification seeks to teach you before you begin your preparation process. While doing this, I attempted connecting these notions to real-world situations that I had encountered in my professional life.” As a result of this method, I was able to retain more of the material.
Use a variety of sources when researching.
I used two or three all-in-one CISSP study guides. An approved CISSP study guide is the finest place to begin your path to certification. Each domain has its own handbook, which covers all of the relevant content. There are a lot of CISSP practise examinations online that you can take, so I took those several times.
Make friends with other students who are aiming to pass the exam.
A CISSP certification training course or boot camp might be pricey, but it’s well worth it. On Saturday, I was able to successfully pass my CISSP exam after attending a boot camp the week before to the exam. In spite of the many distractions that abound in Barcelona, the camp benefited me a great deal. We had wonderful group talks where we were able to study the domains together and debate what we didn’t grasp. Taking tips and guidance from Sprintzeal and others who are preparing for the same test is a great benefit of this type of exam preparation.
Plan your time efficiently.
Preparation for this event took around two months. Every weekend, I spent two to three hours reviewing CISSP books. In the evenings on weekdays, when I had some free time, I would practise online examinations until I got at least a 70% on them.
It’s important to note that my experience is, of course, unique. When determining how much time you’ll need, consider your degree of experience and ability to retain information rapidly. I recommend that you look over the study guides and make a note of the parts you know and the parts you don’t. You may use this to gauge your readiness for the CISSP exam.
It’s fair for you to divide your time between examining study guides and taking practise exams, with 50% of your time spent on each. With peer groups, I suggest 40% guides, 40% exams, and 20% peer group discussions. if you can work with peers
Sleep well the night before the test.
I can’t even begin to describe how awful and time-consuming the CISSP exam is. Afterwards, I was inconsolable and fatigued, and I had no clue if I had passed. A good night’s sleep is essential since you’ll need a lot of energy to get through the exam.
Decide how you’ll approach the exam.
My exam technique was basic, but it worked well. To ensure that I was on the same page as the examiners, I first went over all of the questions. My answers to questions that were clear to me followed. Next, I answered the questions I was unsure about but felt I knew. That left just a few unanswered questions, and I had no idea how to address them. After eliminating two answers that were plainly incorrect from the CISSP multiple-choice exam, I risked on one of the remaining two.