Learn about the types of questions found on the CISSP exam.
- As you prepare for the CISSP exam,…it helps have a good understanding of…the types of questions you'll face…when you sit down in front of that testing computer.…The more you know about the question types,…format and writing style the more confident you'll feel…as your work your way through the three-hour CISSP test.…The computer-based CISSP exam contains…between 100 and 150 questions spread out…over the eight CISSP domains.…The testing computer will present these questions to you…in a mixed order so don't expect them to be…sorted by domain or topic.…
You'll need to reset your thinking…as you face each new question on the exam.…The CISSP exam contains three…different types of questions.…Standard multiple choice questions,…scenario-based questions, and hands-on questions.…Let's look at each of these categories.…The vast majority of the questions you face on the exam…are straightforward multiple choice questions.…You'll be asked a short one or two sentence question…and then presented with four answer options…and you must choose the one correct 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