CISSP practice test pack
Welcome to my CISSP practice test pack! My name is John Lee and I have been working in cybersecurity since 2005. I passed the CISSP exam in January 2019 and the ISSMP exam in August 2020. As a result, I have direct experience with the newer CAT testing methodology utilized by ISC2 on the CISSP exam starting in late 2017, and with the older standard examination methodology still employed on the ISSMP exam.
During my own preparation for the exam, after answering thousands of practice questions, it became apparent that the quality and complexity of the questions could vary greatly from one source to another. If you have been studying for a while, you have undoubtedly come across comments from people who have taken the exam, stating that the exam was nothing like the practice questions.
When I started conducting my own CISSP training classes, I wanted to have access to questions that are more challenging and felt more like "the real exam" than those typically available, so I started writing my own. This practice test pack contains 200 questions meticulously written over 6 months, that have been used and reviewed in my classroom. My practice exam pack is intended to enforce critical thinking, effective test strategies, and help prepare you for the real deal.
Notes on my practice exams:
My goal is to create lengthy questions with quality information and a comprehensive scenario that needs to be broken down and carefully considered. I do not want to provide too many “gimme” questions with obvious answers, and none of these questions are a single sentence in length. You will not encounter any questions where the answer is "all of the above", or repeat the most basic principles that you have already endlessly drilled, such as the CIA triad.
Many of the questions are designed to be misleading, nuanced, missing the obvious or correct answer, or otherwise difficult. This is intended to help my audience become more comfortable with uncomfortable situations, to better pick apart obtuse questions, and to help inoculate my audience to these situations on test day.
The questions in this series are intended for students who have already performed some self-study or have attended a preparation class.
I still encourage students to prepare for the exam through a variety of books, practice exams, in-person courses, video series, discussion groups, and resources. The more points of view you expose yourself to during your preparation, the better your odds are for test day.
I have done my best to be inventive and creative with the questions in these tests. Any similarity to questions contained in practice tests from other CISSP preparatory curriculums or from any official ISC2 exam is purely coincidental.
I am not affiliated with ISC2 aside from my active membership having earned my certifications through them. ISC2, CISSP, and ISSMP are registered trademarks of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.
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Who this course is for:
- Students preparing for the CISSP Exam or other similar cybersecurity exams (such as CISM, Security+, and more).
- Managers, engineers, auditors, technical support, developers, consultants, and other job roles tied to information security and cybersecurity.
I have been working in cybersecurity since 2005, with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State. I earned my CISSP certification in 2019 and my ISSMP in 2020, and have been creating practice exam questions for friends and colleagues who are studying for the exam. I've created enough practice questions to create full practice exams, and having utilized CISSP practice exams on Udemy when I was studying for the CISSP exam myself, I'd like to use the same platform for sharing my knowledge.