How Olu Cracked His CISSP Exam

October 27, 2017

 

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11.

 

I have been waiting a year to use that line. Tracy G. thanks for that. 


I would like to thank each and everyone in this group past and present. Your experiences has contributed directly or in-directly to my success. Passing my exam has only just sunk in since Thursday. 

 

Luke Ahmed I would like to say thanks to you for this platform and the favors you personally did for me. I respect and thank you.

 

Study Materials
Sybex, Shon Harris, The green CBK book, CISSP Training Kit by David Miller. Eric Conrad. Watched the David Miller and Sari Videos on Safari. I have Asir U. and another person to thank for that.
Those videos are very good.


Practice Tests

I used the Sybex test practice book, completed the answers for each domain. I did one of the practice test exams. But only reviewed the answers I wasn't sure of. This is because speaking to one or two people it because very apparent that these results can lead to a false sense of knowledge. On the advice of Steve R. who said spend more times learning the concepts instead of trying to improve your practice scores.

 

So I did just that. I did do about 30 questions from each domain from CCcure and Transcender just to give me an idea of question structure. I also participated in topics on the forum.

 

Exam day 

Walked in, did the test. Completed the first 100 questions in close to 2 hours. Took a 7 mins break. The next set of 100 took another 2 hours then took another break. Then another break and the next 50. Flagged about 35 questions and changed about 8. I finished with about 30 seconds to go.

 

I would like to give a special mention and honor to my two dearest friends. Devi M. and Olga J. Initially Devi and I formed a group called Sonny and Cher. Then Olga came in and we changed the name to Earth Wind and Fire. It was perfect.

 

You have to have people who care about you passing more than themselves. I lacked courage in terms of testing for the exam. I was reading for reading sake when Devi found me. Her pep talk just before I walked into the exam got me through the exam. The answers were flying towards me. I think I have made friends for life, hopefully we move on to other things. Thanks you two.

Shalini K. Thanks for sharing you experience, I was going to reschedule again. On reading yours I went in. Thank you.

 

So to wrap up. Learn your concepts. You can do far worst in this life than searching for everything Fadi Sodah (Thanks for the chat prior to my exam) i am grateful to you and Prabh (Top Top professionals) ever posted and take notice of them. I used the CISSP Process Guide. Download it and fill it in. You will never regret doing that. I promise.

 

"Concepts never change"

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