Congratulations for registering to take the most sought-after exam in the InfoSec domain. We have provided information about the CISSP certification, including exam tips and the endorsement process.
1. A candidate for CISSP must have at least 5 years of security experience in two of eight domains of (ISC]2 CISSP CBK.
2. To pass the exam, the candidate must score 700 of a possible 1,000 points
3. The exam takes approximately 3 hours.
4. All English versions of CISSP exam use CAT (Computerized adaptive Testing).
5. This link allows the candidate to check the cost of the exam.
6. The exam contains approximately 100-150 questions
These are some tips and suggestions that will help you achieve the prestigious certification.
a. Book the exam date at least three months in advance and begin studying immediately
b. It is a good idea to study at least 4 hours per day
c. It is important to create a timetable and follow it closely
d. It is important to consider the various personal and official responsibilities during the three-month period and adjust the work hours and timetable accordingly
e. The exam contains 100-150 questions that must be answered in 180 minutes. Candidates need to be very thorough about all topics. You should have a thorough understanding of all topics as there is a possibility that some questions may be complicated.
You will be able to pass the exam if you have patience, persistence, and consistency.
These are just a few of the resources you can use to pass the exam faster.
The following books should be read for two months. The first book is by Adam Gordon. It can be found at this link:
a. Official (ISC.2) Guide to the CISSP BK ((ISC.2 Press) 4th Edition) by Adam Gordon
This official (ISC2) book contains enhancements to CISSP syllabus. It was published in 2015. This book contains the current and modified CISSP for eight domains, as well as questions pertaining thereto.
Next, we recommend that you read and study the following book by Sybex.
b. (ISC?2 CISSP Certified Information Security Professional Official Study Guide 8th Edition Mike Chapple (Author), James Michael Stewart, Darril Gibson (Author).
This Sybex study guide contains expert content, real-world examples and advice on passing each section. It also gives you access to the Sybex online interactive learning community.
After you have studied both books, we recommend that you practice the (ISC)2 tests. It can be found at the following link.
c. CISSP Official ISC2 Practice Tests 2nd edition
These are official practice tests that can be downloaded from (ISC). These practice tests align with the most recent version of the CISSP exam. This book contains 1300 unique practice questions. The book also contains 100 questions per domain in the first half.
We recommend that you read ‘Eleventh hour CISSP’, which is available at this link:
d. Eleventh Hour CISSP(r): Study Guide 3rd Edition
The ‘Eleventh Hour CISSP’ is tuned to the current syllabus and streamlined to include core certification information. It is primarily used to study last-minute.
After you’ve spent some time reading the books listed below, we recommend that you also read the following NIST publications.
SP 800-12 – An Introduction To Computer Security
SP 800-14 – The Generally Accepted Principles & Practices for Securing Information Technology Systems
SP 800-30 – Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems
SP 800-34 – Contingency Planning Gui