I just failed CISSP. Like some of my questions didn’t make sense nor did the answers to them. How can you pass in a quick manner?

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There is no quick manner, spend time brushing up on areas you felt unsure on during test, take practice exams to help further identify weak areas and focus on building a stronger understanding in those areas. And most of all, try to understand things from a CISSP standpoint not the real world. Think like a manager, not like a practitioner. Good luck.

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There is only one way to truly beat these questions and that is to know why 3 answers are wrong -not why 1could be right. Thus EY1 is correct.

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This ^ 100%

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Best advice is listed above 1) Study everything - do not need to be deep 2) 3 answers are wrong the 4th is correct 3) think like a ceo - business answers not tech solutions

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The secret ingredience is to learn.

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Doh! He tripped at the finish line

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There's no "quick" manner of passing this test. It is why it is held in such high regard. I passed this test luckily on the first try, but I walked away from the test feeling defeated. And I studied for it, and complimented it with a college course. Additionally, I have other certs like Sec+, CEH, AZ-500, etc. On top of year's of experience in IT and Security. No other certification has made me feel so humbled about my knowledge. The one thing I struggled with the most for this test, is the fact that I'm a "techie". So many of the solutions for me were correct from a technical approach. But you must remember, that this is a more administrative focused certification. Therefore, you have to assume a different mindset. Another hard part is that it is industry agnostic, so you truly have to have a very strong understanding on security concepts across all domains and technologies. Do not get discouraged, trust me it is truly worth it to obtain it and it will open many doors for you once you have.

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Best advice I got from boot camp instructor: THINK LIKE A CEO For all those tricky questions.... remember that.

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Quick manner? In the words of Yoda, "that is why you fail." Try the Boson exams and don't retake CISSP until you are scoring 95% on Boson.

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The upside is you know the style and types of question which will help you in your studies

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Deloitte does a week long immersion study camp, sign up for that. It’s brutal, like 65 hours, but works.

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They haven’t been doing it since last year because of the pandemic

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Take a practice test at least once a week. More if possible. There are apps which make it easier. Study why you got questions wrong and why you got them right.

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There is an excellent discord group for the CISSP study. Lots of good arguments over q&a Taking lots of practice tests won't help unless you can understand why you are right or wrong. That is what allows you to successfully answer variations on questions you have seen before—much more like real life.

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I found a link.

How and what did you use to study

Do a security+ first. It will lay the foundation for cissp.

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