My Top Tips For Preparing and Passing The CISSP Exam

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I would like to share 3 TIPS to be prepared for the CISSP exam, and opportunities for #women to start a #career in #cybersecurity.

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Now, on to my top tips!

TIP #1 Don’t be too confident

The CISSP exam is not a simple questionnaire. It does require knowledge and technical capabilities.

I failed my first attempt …

My first attempt for the CISSP exam was a good learning point. Working in cyber security, and being confident about my experience, and knowledge, I sat on the day of the exam, and I was like “ Oh Gosh !

In fact, questions are written in a particular way, and some answers might seem to have exactly the same meaning. I am sure that there are many of us who did fail the first attempt, but saying it out loud is important to make sure that we encourage others and inspire them to try again with the right preparation.

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This post was written by Magda CHELLY, as part of Responsible Cyber.

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  1. I used a combination of video and printed materials to study. has some great video courses, which I did the CISSP and risk based courses. ITPRO.TV also has a great CISSP course by Adam Gordon. For printed materials I read all in one CISSP by shon Harris, official CISSP book by Adam Gordon and 11th Hour CISSP for a high level overview.
    I also used the practice here to get me in testing thinking. These are not dumps but the types of questions you will see.

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