Welcome to the world of information security. We know, it can be a scary place. To help you navigate the landscape and stay one step ahead of your adversaries, we are going to teach you how to defeat your worst enemy: CISSP training.
CISSP is a technical certification.
This means that it’s not enough to have on-the-job experience or even a degree in security. You need to understand the theory behind what you’re doing, and how that theory maps to the CISSP exam objectives. If you’re relying on your experience alone, you’ll quickly find yourself struggling with the questions.
The theory is important because it’s based on some very specific concepts: confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA). These three principles are the foundation of everything we do in cybersecurity—and they’re also the foundation of this training course! Your instructors will tell you that these concepts are at their heart when discussing everything from network design to incident response tactics—and indeed they are. The only way for someone new to cybersecurity truly understand these concepts is through learning them first-hand by taking our course – and if this sounds like something up your alley then I’m happy to welcome you aboard!
One of the best ways to get ready for your CISSP training is to take practice tests. Taking practice tests will allow you to learn the material, see if you are ready for the exam and get used to the exam environment. It will also help you get used to the exam format and length.
If possible, it is a good idea for you to take at least one full-length practice test before taking your actual exam so that you can be familiar with what your experience will be like on exam day.
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Practice is key. There are many ways to practice for this exam. You can take a mock exam, which is basically an empty test that looks like the real thing but does not give you any feedback on your score or areas of weakness. You can also use a study guide, which will help you learn specific content areas and concepts that are covered in the exam. There are plenty of these available on Amazon or other online retailers—some even offer video lectures with audio versions that allow you to listen while doing something else, like driving or working out (just don’t do both at once!).
Finally, as mentioned above, there are all sorts of self-paced courses available online that will help prepare you for the CISSP certification exam so long as they align with its standards—and most do!
The best way to stop being afraid of your CISSP training is just to get hands-on experience. Experience is the best way to learn, and if you are studying for a certification, you need all the experience that you can get. Try getting a job in the field that you are learning about and see if they will let you shadow someone who has been doing it longer than you have.
If this isn’t possible, try volunteering at an organization related to your field of study. This will give you real-world experience without having to pay for it or put up with any kind of nonsense from people who don’t want their names associated with yours (because they’re probably jealous).
When it comes to the exam venue and schedule, you want to make smart choices. You don’t want to take the exam at the same time as other people because your experience will be completely different. It could be that you’re not ready for this particular test centre, or maybe there’s too much noise in the background of your exam room—you just never know what could go wrong if you’re sharing a room with other people!
Furthermore, make sure that you have enough time between sections so that they don’t overlap each other (and so they don’t get mixed up!). This is especially important if there’s a break between two of your sections; if one section ends early then another section would start right away!
As the day of your exam approaches, there are a few things you can do to prepare. First and foremost, make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before. When you wake up on exam day, eat breakfast! Don’t just grab your keys and rush out the door. Eat something healthy—you need the energy to conquer this beast of an exam! Lastly, make sure that when you walk out the door with everything else in tow (wallet/phone/keys), don’t forget your CISSP study materials or ID card that proves who you are!
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One of the most common mistakes that people make when they’re working on their CISSP certification is over-commitment. They say to themselves, “I have to get this done.” And then they try and try until they’ve burned out, or worse yet, end up ruining their relationship with a significant other because of all the stress.
Don’t fall into this trap! Instead of putting too much pressure on yourself, take it one step at a time. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work required for your CISSP training program (or any other type of course), ask for help! Your instructor should be more than willing to assist you in any way he or she can.
And if your instructor isn’t available? Well then maybe it’s time for a break! You could always put off studying until tomorrow…or next week…or maybe even later today—just don’t let the pressure build up past its breaking point so that it starts affecting those around you negatively (and not just in terms of how much sleep they’re getting).
It’s critical to understand that a CISSP Bootcamp is an investment. If you’re an intermediate security professional, the value of this investment can be low. If you’re at an advanced level and have spent years in the industry, getting those last few points on your scorecard will be worth it.
If you’ve just started in information security and want to get up to speed quickly, a Bootcamp may not be right for you. Do some reading first so that you know what concepts are already familiar to you—take note of which topics seem challenging or unfamiliar and try learning more about them before committing yourself to pay for classroom time.
It’s important to remember that CISSP is a process, not a destination. You’re going to make mistakes along the way and it’s okay! Take a look at your own work, see where you could improve, and keep working towards earning your certification. Good luck!