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.
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)
CISSP Practice Questions Exam Cram (4th Edition)
Videos & MP3:
Kelly Handerhan Cybrary videos ( Extremely very good) -> Thank you very much Kelly
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.