April 22, 2019


I heard the term CISSP first time in 2007, when I was at initial stage of my career and seeking for IT certification to boost my career. But I couldn’t stand on this when I heard it’s one of the toughest exam. At that time, I thought I cannot pass this exam as I was not bright student during my school days.

With the passage...

April 15, 2019

I am happy and relieved to say that I cracked the CISSP on March 18th. I was inspired and motivated by reading how others studied for this exam and the challenges they overcame to do so, and I’m pleased and humbled to add my own story.

First a bit of background: I’m 53 years old and I’ve been in IT for 20 years, first as an IT manager in a small company, t...

March 21, 2019

After the last 3 months of really stepping up my study game, I can finally say I’m provisionally CISSP certified!

Seeing those words 'Congratulations' printed on your results paper, makes all those long nights and weekends immersing yourself in CISSP concepts worth it.

But before picking up any CISSP study guide or attempting practice questions, I asked mys...

February 23, 2019


I must say that I am not a big fan on study plans. If you have long commutes, a demanding job, the only way out is probably to study smart. Everyone has a different approach,  I like to explain the concepts to my friends to test myself. It is also important to keep reminding yourself why you want to take this exam. For me, it is to prove to others...

January 18, 2019

Hi Guys,

My name is Muhammad Awais and I provisionally passed CISSP exam on 10th Jan. 2019 (maybe the Jan. the 10th is a lucky date for me because 3 years back I cleared my CCIE exam on same date as well) and I am writing this to let all CISSP aspirants to know how I cracked it.

It all started after my job change which got me responsible for PCI compli...

January 17, 2019

Thank you all for your constant help and support. Happy to share that I have cleared CISSP exam today!

Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, 103 questions. #firstattempt

I would like to share my experience below and will also write my story separately to encourage and motivate people as it was on & off journey for me from 2017.

I had to change my plans due to profe...

January 7, 2019

Dear (future) CISSP,

I passed my CISSP exam in the first attempt and would like to share my experience with you.  I want to mention the names first of my friends / co-workers who motivated me to take the CISSP exam - Daljeet and Srinath. I would have never begun to study for CISSP, if they would not have pushed me a little. I am very grateful to them as I...

December 23, 2018

Alhamdulillah. I am Nahid Hasan aka Joyonta Roy Cracked CISSP in 1st attempt.

All Glory to Almighty, then credit goes to Luke Ahmed ( Founder of ).

Today I am provisionally CISSP only because of Luke Ahmed . I have taken the biggest risk for CISSP exam.  I got inspired by him.  His questions, logical explanati...

October 16, 2018

Dear CISSP friends,

I have passed the CISSP exam on the 9th October 2018 and would like to share my experience with you.

Firstly, before I go on to share my study plan and my comment about attempting the exams, I would like to thank Luke Ahmed for creating this wonderful study group.  Honestly, I don't think I would pass without the help and the genero...

October 13, 2018

Hi Luke,

Here is my preparation summary:

From past few years, CISSP was always in my mind but I never started seriously preparing for it due to one reason or other. This time i started seriously thinking about it, wanted it badly and finally passed my CISSP on 17th Sep-2018.


I started my preparation from May-2018. 2-3 hours per day and 6 hours ov...

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