CISSP is considered to be one of the most sought-after and elite certifications in the information security industry. Almost everything that you are going to hear about the CISSP exam is totally true. It is going to be hard, terrifying and resource-intensive. But it is not at all impossible to pass it! Below, we have shared five tips about how to study for the CISSP exam in order to clear it in your first attempt. Also, you should have a good training partner to have this certification in the first attempt, like the SPOTO.
Step No. 1. Meet the prerequisites for the exam
So, the first thing that you need to do is to get qualified for taking the test, for that you need to have certain prerequisites. First, you are required to have at least five years of full-time work experience in at least two or more domains. Alternatively, you would be able to satisfy the requirement with four years of experience if you have either a four-year college degree or you have an approved credential or certification. Second, you would have to agree to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics. Then, of course, you are required to clear the exam itself, which would be a 6-hours, 250-question, 8-domain Goliath. The minimum passing score which you need to achieve is about 70%.
Step No. 2. Make utilization of multiple study sources.
You should select two or more than two, CISSP all-in-one study guides. It would be considered as the best to start out with an official CISSP study guide. These guides would be covering all the material in each domain. Plus, you would have to go through lots of CISSP online practice tests. There are plenty of sample tests which are available that you can opt for, you should do it quite plenty of time.
Step No. 3. Distribute and Estimate your time wisely
Many candidates took about two or more months to get prepared. You would have to review CISSP books for two or three hours a day every weekend. On weekdays, when you should spare your time in the evening, you could take online exams, taking them over and over again until you could get at least a 70% score is required. So you are required to split your time, a reasonable approach is to spend 50% of your time in reviewing the study guides and 50% in taking practice tests. If you could also work with peer groups, it is recommended to spend 40% on guides, 40% on tests and 20% of remaining on the peer group discussions.
Step No. 4. Have a good night’s sleep the commencement of exam:
The 6-hour, 250-question CISSP exam is quite horrendous and very long indeed. I have seen many candidates leaving the exam exhausted and devastated, and having no idea if they passed or not. Getting a good sleep at the night before is quite necessary because you would be needed plenty of energy for appearing in the exam.
Step No. 5. Establish the strategy you’ll use during the exam
Well, I would recommend one strategy which is quite simple but rather efficient. First, you should look through all the questions in order to make sure that your brain was on the same wavelength along with the examiners. Then you should answer the questions of which you are 100% sure about. Next, you should answer the ones which you are not quite sure about but thought that you knew. That would leave you with just a few questions which you would be totally unsure of. But don’t worry, since the CISSP is a multiple-choice exam, you could just eliminate the two answers which would be clearly wrong, and then you would have to gamble by picking one of the remaining two.
So, following these tips, you could follow to gain the CISSP title, in a single attempt. But if you want to ensure your success, good training courses which you could gain at SPOTO.