Sharing CISSP Study Plan -> Passed on 1st attempt

cazzacazza Posts: 9Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi Folks,

I provisionally passed on last Monday (4 Nov 18, which was my first attempt to take this exam and I would like to share my study plan for CISSP candidate benefit.

Duration : ~1 years (Oct 17 - 4 Nov 18. I read at least 1 - 1 1/2 hrs every weekday on the morning and 2-4 hrs every Sunday. I took a break on every Saturday and my vacation to refresh my brain and not to too much to stress myself.

Books:
Sybex 7th and 8th edition (These two book are very thick but their material are not boring to read)
Eleventh Hour CISSP and CISSP Study Guide by Eric Conrad (They are very helpful for preparation)
CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition by Shon Harris and Fernando Maymi


Practice Tests: (2-3 months before the exam you need to practice the CISSP exam as much as you can)
Sybex online
CISSP Practice Questions Exam Cram (4th Edition)


Videos & MP3:
Kelly Handerhan Cybrary videos ( Extremely very good) -> Thank you very much Kelly


Short Notes:
Sunflower PDF notes (you should read before an exam to summarize your knowledge)

On 5 Nov 18, I came to test centre 30 minutes earlier. For me, the exam was very difficult and there were about 10-15 questions that i was definitely sure answers. Most of the questions, I selected the answers based on the choice elimination and my experiences

Now I start the endorsement process. I hope that my post will be beneficial for the one that will prepare for the CISSP exam .I would like to encourage to remind yourself that do not give up on reading / preparing and one day if you are bored to read the books, take a cup of black coffee and a short break to refresh yourself and come back to study. Practice makes perfect.

Good Luck for your exam. :D:D

Comments

  • Henry.netHenry.net Posts: 12Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the summary and congratulations on the pass!
    How well do you think the Sybex questions prepared you for the exam?
  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Posts: 1,007Registered Members
    congrats on the pass :)
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  • cazzacazza Posts: 9Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    In my point of view ,the Sybex questions are good for preparation.
  • ZagZig1358ZagZig1358 Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratutulations that is a great way to close out your year.
    I'm In the process of completing my studies for the Network+ exam. Your post has reinvigorated my thoughts on how to study for this exan, I took a break at the end of my prep for it to find a job that found me through my instructor Giving an IT Manager my resume and out of the blue I was invited to apply, that was back in JUly of this year. I had made a carrier move into IT. Long story story short I'm finishing my first 90 days on the job and loving every bit of it even though the challenge seems like standing at the bottom tiers of this enormous mountain called IT.

    I need to complete this Certification so that I can get really back on track and go on with the next certifcation CCENT so thanks for the assist on refocusing how I'm studing for this.

    All the best to you on your adventure.
  • RinzlerRinzler Posts: 24Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats.

    I have the same study path and will do my best in hopes of passing on my first attempt. icon_study.gif
  • cazzacazza Posts: 9Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Rinzler wrote: »
    Congrats.

    I have the same study path and will do my best in hopes of passing on my first attempt. icon_study.gif


    Good luck on your exam !!
  • cazzacazza Posts: 9Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    ZagZig1358 wrote: »
    Congratutulations that is a great way to close out your year.
    I'm In the process of completing my studies for the Network+ exam. Your post has reinvigorated my thoughts on how to study for this exan, I took a break at the end of my prep for it to find a job that found me through my instructor Giving an IT Manager my resume and out of the blue I was invited to apply, that was back in JUly of this year. I had made a carrier move into IT. Long story story short I'm finishing my first 90 days on the job and loving every bit of it even though the challenge seems like standing at the bottom tiers of this enormous mountain called IT.

    I need to complete this Certification so that I can get really back on track and go on with the next certifcation CCENT so thanks for the assist on refocusing how I'm studing for this.

    All the best to you on your adventure.

    Do not give up and prepare for your coming exam as much as you can. Good Luck !!
  • DZA_DZA_ Posts: 187Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats Cazza! It took me about the same time about a year to pass the exam too.
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