- In 2017, ISC2 made a major change…to the format of the CISSP exam…by moving to a testing method…called computerized adaptive testing.…The CISSP exam has been computerized for many years,…so that part is nothing new.…But the test now uses adaptive testing technology.…Adaptive testing simply means…that the test adapts or adjusts…to your skill and knowledge level…as you answer questions correctly or incorrectly.…
If you're answering questions correctly,…the exam software will give you harder and harder questions.…If you're not doing well,…the questions may get easier.…During this process, the testing software…statistically analyzes your responses…to determine whether you meet the standard…for passing the exam.…This approach comes with good news and bad news.…The good news is that your exam…will be much shorter than the older, non-adaptive exams.…Before the change to adaptive testing,…the CISSP exam was six hours long,…and everyone answered 250 questions.…
Now the exam is half the length.…You have three hours to answer…
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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is the industry's gold standard, necessary for many mid- and senior-level positions. This course provides an overview of the 2018 certification program. It kicks off the CISSP Cert Prep series, which covers each domain in the exam in greater detail. Here, instructor Mike Chapple briefly reviews the eight main subjects: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security. He also reviews the format of the CISSP exam, provides test prep tips and practices tests, and points to additional study resources.
- Who should take the CISSP exam
- Benefits of certification
- Study resources
- CISSP domains
- Question types
- Exam tips
- Practicing for the test
Skill Level Advanced
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
1. The CISSP Exam
2. Exploring the CISSP Domains
3. Inside the CISSP Exam
4. Prepraing for the Exam
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