May 13, 2016

My CISSP experience and things that can help you pass your exam.

I started serious studying in December 2015, and went to a boot camp May 2-7, 2016.

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Read everyone’s experience after passing exam including all resources used for study. Visit often, and answer questions you do not know. Contribute to the group by explaining why you ga...

May 11, 2016

My CISSP story. (Sorry this is long, jump to the end for material I used)

For me this was a long road. I have worked in IT for 20+ years in various roles the last 7ish mainly involving security. I am currently a team leader responsible for infrastructure security.

I have been studying on and off for about a year and a half. I was nearly ready to take my e...

May 4, 2016

So this is my exp of exam:

I read CBK full, sybex about half.. cybrary videos, 1 boot camp then some online searches and few units from here and there, around 2500 q from cccure and another 3000 probably from other sources.. review questions from books + eric’s book.

Exam was awesome, I have new grown respect for this exam.

My suggestions, I hope helps, when...

April 29, 2016

Hello everyone.

I am very pleased to inform you that I have passed CISSP exam on 23 July 2015 with first attempt.

My Background: 10+ years of experience in designing security solution, Incident management, Identity management, penetration testing, Auditing etc. with a master’s degree in Cyber Security. Along with many international certificates such as CCIE...

April 26, 2016

How I cracked CISSP

Thank you all for your messages and likes!! Now its time to share my story.
I passed CISSP on 23 Apr 2016, it is definitely a major achievement for me!

The test was way too technical with many questions in Network Security and Cryptography, more around the mitigation, and application of best controls. I felt as if this exam is testing me...

April 21, 2016

Hi All, 

As promised,here is my detailed study plan on CISSP preparation. Once again thank you all for the help and for the contribution in this group. I have gone through each and every post since last three months. This group Study Notes and Theory is simply amazing !

I started my preparation around mid of December and took almost four months to clear the...

April 7, 2016

How Steven Cracked His CISSP Exam – 28November2016

Enjoyed your website. I took the exam last week and passed. So very

These are three books I would recommend for any CISSP Student:

 1) Shon Harris’s latest edition All In One
 2) Eric Conrad 3rd Edition
 3) Sybex’s Official Study Guide 7th Edition.

Also, the ISC2 Practice Tests. This book contain...

February 29, 2016

I just passed my cissp today. I have some notes from my boot Camp I will pass along when I get home… Know crypto very well. A lot about BCP and risk management.



Protect life is our 1 duty

Sr. Management is ultimately responsible for security

Security supports the business not the other way around

everything we do has to come from p...

February 24, 2016

As promised here’s some more information regarding my exam experience and study methods….. it’s a long post!

In terms of my exam experience, while I can’t say too much for obvious reasons in terms of the content/questions, but I would say that overall it wasn’t as ‘scary’ as I expected.

The key things to think about IMHO are as follows:

Timings – You ‘should...

January 9, 2016

Ok guys, I’ve had a lot of questions about what I did to pass my exam. I took it a few weeks ago and passed on the first try, and here is what I did to pass the CISSP:


Obtain the following in order of priority (our example is the CISSP):

1. Practice Questions for the exam (I had a list of 1k plus questions and NONE of which were on the real exa...

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