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September 21, 2020

Good afternoon.

Now that I have successfully passed the CISSP certification I want to share my experience with hopes that you will also be able to conquer this beast.  I will be as honest and forthcoming as I can but remain compliant with the NDA that I signed with ISC2.

1.  There is no way that I could have accomplished the task of passing this exam on my...

September 1, 2020

If you recognize the terms CBC and CTR from the blog post title already, GREAT job!  It means you have been really studying Domain 3: Security Engineering of the CISSP CBK, specifically the part about encryption, and even more specifically about the different block cipher modes of DES.  I remember those late nights of painstakingly trying to memorize the...

August 31, 2020

Hello CISSP Aspirants – As promised here is my CISSP Journey experience!!!


CISSP, wow what a great certification!!! I was happy to know the value of it around 2016 but never really thought or put in my effort to achieve it, as the days passed on, got busy with my profession & as usual
with my family. My kid was born during the same time and as you know my...

August 22, 2020

 CISSP Exam Changes for 2021 Video - Part 1

 CISSP Exam Changes for 2021 Video - Part 2

How much of the exam has changed?

The changes are slight and not massive.  This is the pattern of new CISSP exam changes every 3 years, they are minor and just meant to keep up with the current changes in technology along with the proper security considerations.  The vide...

August 14, 2020

7:19am - Logged into my bank account to make sure my direct deposit had arrived.  There was something weird though, I got paid three times my normal amount!  I've heard of this thing before, only rarely is it a mistake.  Because most of the time, you just received your severance package. 

7:45am - I quickly texted some other colleagues to se...

August 14, 2020

Dear friends

I have started my CISSP journey by taking Study and Notes Theory subscription in 2017 October. Initially I bought (ISC)2 official study guide Sybex 7th edition and started preparing. Initially I planned to write exam in 2018 June , but stopped study due to some personal circumstances.  2018 November I started to prepare again but failed in Dec...

July 27, 2020

MY PREPARATION: To set the stage, I accepted a new job that required the CISSP certification so I had to commit to earning that within 6 months. I started that job on April 6 and on that day, the organization started mandatory teleworking due to the Covid pandemic. That was actually a blessing for me in a way because I had tons of “free time” since we cou...

June 21, 2020

Time to pay it forward! Recently, I passed the CISSP exam on my first attempt. I was pleasantly surprised to be endorsed, certified, and awarded my full CISSP within three business days. A timeline that is unheard of before the COVID-19 lockdown. I am listing the mindset, timeline, resources, and end game strategies I used during my six-month sprint. I ho...

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