Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FIrst CISSP Attempt

I am often too much of a perfectionist and while I have passed several SANS certification tests and even ISACA's CISM test, I kept waiting to tackle the CISSP until I thought I knew enough. I finally decided to sign up for it a little more than a month ago, figuring I could retake it if needed. I suspect I will need to do so as several of the questions on the test were nothing like the material I jammed into my head in the last few weeks, in addition to all my hands-on time prior to that. I am annoyed that I even missed a PCI question that I should have known better on. Overall, a quite annoying test. Annoying in a different way than the CISM, but annoying nevertheless. I did feel I failed that when I took it, so perhaps the outcome will be better, but I won't know for a couple of weeks.