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...

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...

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...

May 28, 2020

I speed run through 5 CISSP practice questions, complete with why I chose the correct answer and why the other choices are wrong. 

I hope you enjoy it. 

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May 22, 2020

I started my journey in CISSP in DEC 2017 by start reading for two to three hours of official ISC2 CBK CISSP Study guide five days a week.

It took me seven months to finish the book then I start by solving Sybex practice questions. After that I took the CISSP exam for the first time in DEC 2018 and failed .

 After two weeks of resting, I started again by re...

April 28, 2020


How “CISSP” soaked in.

Myself being an IT professional with 8 years of experience in Information Security, first got the wild idea of taking up the examination through my manager during the career development discussion, it was a casual talk and never had I imagined that it could be such a difference in my career. 

It initially started...

April 5, 2020

The Beginning
A year ago, I decided to pursue Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification, a gold standard in Information Security!

My background in Cloud Identity and strong interest in cryptography sowed a seed of interest in the field of Cyber Security inside me. I
spoke about my interests with my manager and mentors at work, who...

February 24, 2020

Ahmed S. is feeling thankful.

Last Sunday, I killed the beast. 8th of December 2019, I will remember this day.  Although the journey wasn't easy and the exam was very tough, I will miss it.  CISSP was not a just exam, it was a journey of gaining knowledge, identifying my weakness and correcting wrong concepts.

If you still didn't pass yet, th...

February 7, 2020

Hello Everyone. 

I passed the CISSP a few days ago Alhumdulilah, and for a few days disconnected from everything and took a well needed break. 

A big thanks goes to the Study Notes and Theory CISSP Facebook group and Luke. 

I remember when I started off and joined when this was a group of a few members, I am amazed at how much we have grown and achieved...

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