There is no stopping the continuing growth in advances of technology in our world today. Most of the high-paying jobs are IT-related and some professions have had to upgrade their career by learning new technologies or they will become obsolete. The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is just one of the many IT professions that require you to pass a certification exam. The exam for this one is given by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ISC2, so that you could be awarded with that much sought-after certificate. The exam is known to be the toughest certification exams around and calls for a no-nonsense training and review process as well.
A number of training schools and bootcamps are available to provide training, sample exams and other hand-on preparation for the CISSP certification exam. However, nothing can replace personal self-study, discipline and dedication to pass this 6-hour 250question exam. Here are some helpful tips you may consider.
First, practice as much as possible and get hands-on experience for all the 10 core domains of the Body of Knowledge (or CBK). This is still the most effective way of learning computer security. Our retention is limited by simply reading or listening. Having hands-on experience is still the best way to retain the knowledge because, in the process, you will learn the whole system. At the same time, you learn this valuable way of correcting your mistakes. Secondly, study in advance. Being a candidate for a CISSP exam means that you have to have at least five years of security related work experience. This may not mean though that you have already mastered the 10 domains of CBK. You have to allow for at least three months of study with one to two solid hours per day for studying. Those who have already passed the exam admitted to have undergone six to nine months of preparation at the most.