Not wishing to cause alarm but the CISSP exam is six hours long and has a total of 250 multiple choice questions. It is an exercise not only for your brain and thoughtful risk management, but also in patience and perseverance at its full capacity.
With just 7 days to until your CISSP exam, ideally you should have covered the entire CISSP syllabus from the official ISC2 CISSP book. On top of that, if you’ve solved at least 1,500 CISSP practice questions, you’re on the right path. So, by now you'll know the areas where you need to brush up your knowledge, and what your strengths and weaknesses are.
Deciding to take the plunge and study for your CISSP qualification can be a big step. It’s often been a few years since they were a student for some who take this decision and returning to study is not always easy when jobs and family commitments are also in the mix.
An interesting question and one that has arisen a number of times over the past couple of years, yet is hard to answer. If the CISSP exam is so popular, as we are led to believe, then where are all the CISSPs? If there are few CISSPs, is the training and exam for this qualification too complex?
Amar Singh, CEO and founder of Cyber Management Alliance, sat down with Adrian Davis, Managing Director EMEA at (ISC)2 and discussed the cyber security industry today, how they are changing the way graduates are being taught IT-related and computer science degrees, and his Top Tips for a career in cyber security.
Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is an important step within the Risk Management process. In order to complete a BIA exercise, a Risk Manager should engage stakeholders via a series of meetings so that he/she has a thorough understanding of the impact to the business, and its consequences, should a risk materliase.
This is one of the lengthiest and a relatively important domain in CISSP. People working in technical roles find this domain difficult as it is more business-focused and relates to wide concepts in Risk Management, as well as setting up an Information Security and Governance Framework. For your information, the CISSP Exam weightings are below.
To say it's a challenge studying for the coveted and respected ISC2's CISSP when you are in your full time job and have family commitments is an understatement. I have gone through this journey of preparing for CISSP alongside a full time job with one of the Big 4 firms. It's not easy and I wanted to share the approach I pursued that helped me clear my CISSP exam successfully.