CISSP Expert Tips

CyberVista’s Expert Tips for Before and During the CISSP Exam

CyberVista’s Expert Tips for Before and During the CISSP Exam 1200 628 CyberVista now N2K

Preparing for the CISSP Exam isn’t just about your knowledge. It’s about having the right test day strategy and ensuring you’re both physically and mentally ready. This is a six hour test. We call it a marathon and not a sprint. In order to be successful, learn what to do ahead of the exam, at the start, middle, and end!

Control Your Environment

  • Visit the test center ahead of test day – plan the best route to get there and check out parking
  • Dress in layers  
  • Bring water and a snack to leave in your locker

Understand the test experience

  • Get comfortable with the Computer Based Test interface
  • Practice the Scratch Pad Method
  • Improve your odds – try to eliminate one or two answer choices quickly

Pace Yourself

  • Take breaks every hour. The CISSP is not a speeded exam- you’ll have all the time you need (up to 6 hours) if you have the endurance for it.
  • Note where you stopped when you take a break
  • Question timing strategy – Don’t get hung up on a question – circle it to come back later.

Close out the Test

  • When you think you’re done, review all of your marked questions.

And now, take a deep breath and think of everything you’ve learned, not just for the test but for the long term.