How Parvez Cracked His CISSP Exam

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 Security, ITILv3, CEH, ISO 27001 LA, etc.

 

Resources

Luke Ahmed's Study Notes and Theory
Shon Harris AIO 6th edition (Excellent)
Shon Harris videos (Excellent for foundation)
Eric Conrad 2nd edition (Excellent)
Offical CBK 4th edition (good, to consider as secondary resource)
Informit – CISSP videos by Sari Greene (Excellent, covering all the aspect of Asset Security and Security assessment & testing)
Sunflower CISSP Pdf 
YouTube and Google for more clarity on the concept.

Practice Engines

Totaltester engine
MG Hill questions
Skill test
Transcender questions
Syngress test
MGH CISSP Practice Exam 3 edition

 

Apart from this, I prepared more than 100 pages hand written notes for CISSP; based on wrong questions and to remember the concept.

 

I would recommend covering all 8 domains. There are no top 4 domains. You need to make sure you must have practice at least 3 test of 6 hours before facing real exam; otherwise exam will be very exhaustive to you.

 

My Formula for CISSP: Concept, Practice, Concept, Practice, Concept, Practice

My Formula for CCIE Security: Concept, Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice

 

Exam experience:- I managed to finish my exam in 5 hours 59 minutes 30 sec .Took four unscheduled breaks. I have flagged almost 35 questions & changed my answer for 1 question.

 

Wishing best of luck for all CISSP candidates.

Many thanks,
Parvez Ahmad

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