CISSP – I passed

I got the “Congratulations” email from (ISC)2 yesterday informing me that I had passed the CISSP exam, needless to say I was over the moon because I had invested a huge amount of my personal time preparing for this one.

One of the biggest choices I had to make leading up to the exam was how to study. I didn’t have the time or funds to take a training course and as I was already knowledgeable in some areas like networking, access control and disaster recovery I opted for the self study route. All in all it cost me about £750 for books, transport, the exam and the night before the exam in a hotel.

I will review the study materials I used in a different post and also will write a little about the experience to hopefully help some of you make the right choices about which books to buy.

Looking forward I have been promising myself I will take the final two exams to get my MCSE certification so I may just go ahead and get them out of the way in the next couple of months.

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