How to Pass the CISSP Exam on Your First Attempt: Tips from a CISSP-Certified Pro
The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium [(ISC)2] is arguably the most sought-after and widely accepted certification in the information security industry. It has been established as the standard baseline for demonstrating knowledge and proving expertise in this sphere.
Most candidates fail the CISSP exam because they are not aware of how to start. They try hard to study but can’t pass the CISSP exam because they crammed and studied aimlessly. They fall for the test maker’s traps even though they have spent over 200 hours preparing for the CISSP exam, have taken the practice tests and they have memorized key terms. An hour and six minutes into the exam, they hit a question like “You are designing a server room. What is the ideal percentage of humidity required to prevent damage to electronic equipment?” they are not IBM’s Watson so they don’t know the answer. The CISSP exam contains materials that they will be completely unfamiliar with, despite all the hundreds of hours of preparation.
Another trap you’re guaranteed to encounter is the honeypots questions. Test makers try to lure you into picking the wrong answer with misleading answer choices. These choices may appeal to your technical background or prey upon your fatigue on the test day. Familiarizing yourself with common honeypots can help you avoid them.
Our CISSP training course is based solely on the exam and is designed to address these common pitfalls to help you perform at your best. Our course structure helps you avoid cramming, our diagnostic test creates an efficient and personalized study plan, and our focus on test-taking strategies will give you an edge on test day. Earning your CISSP certification is a journey.
The following are a few tips to help you pass CISSP at first attempt by a certified pro.