Just imagine yourself a week before your CISSP certification exam and you are still in search of answers, asking yourself Am I really prepared for this? Having this thought in your mind clearly indicates that you are not indeed prepared. Such confidence on oneself in passing the CISSP certification exam is very important in working your way out of those 250 multiple-choice questions in a span of six long hours. Taking such exam will be just like a walk in the park, if and only if, you are equipped with the right information that will surely drive favorable results at the end.
To boost your confidence, you have to think that you are qualified in taking the CISSP exam. After meeting all the requirements, you must be more than prepared and determined in achieving such goal. Being an information security expert, you must be aware of the ten (ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) domains that may be asked on the CISSP exam. These are the following: (1) Access Control Systems and Methodology, (2) Application Security, (3) Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, (4) Cryptography, (5) Information Security and Risk Management, (6) Legal, Regulations, Compliance and Investigations, (7) Operations Security, (8) Physical (Environmental) Security, (9) Security Architecture and Design, and (10) Telecommunications and Network Security.
Taking the CISSP exam will also mean taking off $500 from your bank account, which may also differ depending on your location. If passed, you also need to secure an endorsement form that can be downloaded from the (ISC)2 web site and a declaration of your professional experience in information security. Once completed, you are now a CISSP and will be recognized by various industries worldwide.