Taking SSCP next week. Looking for advice.

ChloechamberlandChloechamberland Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
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I have my SSCP scheduled for next Tuesday and I am looking for any advice. A little background:

I have already read Gibson All in one and the Sybex book.
I am scoring 85%+ on all full length practice tests (125 questions).
I passed my Security+ and CySA+ in the past three months.

I was just wondering if anyone had any preparation advice and if there is anything I may be missing from my study regime?

Also, how hard was SSCP compared to Security+ and CySA+ for those who have taken them?

Any other general advice is appreciated! I feel confident, but am still worried about what to expect as I have never taken a ISC2 exam before.

Thanks!

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  • meni0nmeni0n Posts: 63Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I found CySA+ was more difficult than the SSCP. SSCP exam was pretty straightforward and you're able to pick the right answer most of the time. I was done in about 40 mins.
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Posts: 555Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I think you are ready...

    I did prepare with Darill Gibson's book and Sybex too. The only thing that I would recommend you is a quick overview of the SSCP CBK, just in case that you see some keyword that you didnt recognize.

    But you should be able to write it without that.
  • nt2888nt2888 Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I passed SSCP about 3 weeks ago. Darill Gibson's 125 questions are helpful, so try to score 100% and understand them thoroughly. I found there are 4 to 5 questions about extranet which not covered much in he book.
    The test questions are hard, not straight forward, read the questions carefully and choose the best answer.
  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Posts: 868Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I finished the SSCP exam in about an hour. I had passed Security+ a few months earlier. I'd say that if you passed Security+ and CySA+ recently, you'll have no problem with SSCP.
  • kabbrakabbra Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I think you are ready to go. I just used Gibson’s books as my only study material and passed it first attempt.
  • Joe$Joe$ Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi Bro, If you pass, please share us your experience.


    Thank You
  • rscrtrscrt Posts: 62Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    yeah, should be all fine - i find it very similar to Sec+ and easier than CSA+.
  • ChloechamberlandChloechamberland Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Woo! Passed. I found it really easy. In my opinion, I found the questions extremely straight forward, but that may just be my level of expertise from previous exams.

    For anyone curious:
    I studied for 3 weeks by just reading AIO and Sybex book and taking the practice quizzes. My Security+ and CySA+ experience probably really helped. It was a relief when I saw the questions haha

    Disclaimer: If this is your first cert it probably will not be as easy for you as it was for me.
  • rscrtrscrt Posts: 62Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! What's up next? :)
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
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  • Joe$Joe$ Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations BRO,

    I am gonna taking the exam maybe the next week, I am using the book from Darril Gibson "AIO" and the practice questions from the SSCP SYBEX TEST BANK guide from George B. Murphy, in boths practice questiosn my score was 85-90%, that make me feel trusted about the exam.

    do you think that with the score of this practices questions am ready ?


    thank you broo
  • Joe$Joe$ Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations BRO,

    I am gonna taking the exam maybe the next week, I am using the book from Darril Gibson "AIO" and the practice questions from the SSCP SYBEX TEST BANK guide from George B. Murphy, in boths practice questiosn my score was 85-90%, that make me feel trusted about the exam.

    do you think that with the score of this practices questions am ready ?
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