Learn about the requirements for passing the CISSP exam, as well as exam-scoring procedures.
- Once you complete the CISSP exam,…you'll immediately receive an unofficial score report…from the test proctor.…First, be thankful for this immediate feedback.…When I took the CISSP exam in 2002,…it was a paper-based exam…that required you to travel to one of a handful of cities…offering the test on a specific day.…After sitting in a hot room all morning,…you simply turned in your test and went home…to await your results, six to eight weeks later.…Things have come a long way.…
People often ask me about the passing score…on the CISSP exam, and I typically respond…that you shouldn't focus on the passing score.…Just prepare well, and do your best.…But that's generally not a satisfying answer.…To pass the exam, you must score at least 700…out of 1,000 points.…If you pass, you'll simply see the word Pass…on your score report, without your actual score.…If you don't meet the bar, you'll get a scaled score.…Here's the catch.…This number doesn't really mean very much,…other than to indicate whether you passed or failed.…
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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