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    Default Failed 10/4 with a score of 695

    This was my first attempt. Getting that close with out reaching the goal is frustrating to say the least.

    I'm going to review a few different resources for my weakest areas and retest in 30ish days.
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    You barely didn't make it, so definitely retest within 30 days. Go back and bone up on the areas you were the weakest in. Don't lose faith!
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    Thanks for the encouragement.

    Exam retake is on the books for 4 Nov.
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    You will surely nail it in your next attempt. Don`t give up.
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    Hey Mstd0n, you got this next time! I'm actually in the same boat and I'll be writing the exam on the 19th. Now I got the determination to pass it next time. Don't give up. As Kelly Handerhan's Cybrary video mentions, we've got down all the technical bits down, now we all just have to think like a manager. Good luck on your rewrite!
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    That's pretty close. Maybe concentrate on your revision strategy a bit to give you the best chance of passing next time. What sort of practise test results were you getting?
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    So close. You'll nail it next time. Good luck!
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    You'll get it next time!
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    @LaurieH - I admit that I was fluctuating between high 70s to mid 80s depending on the topic. I've revisited the strategy focusing on my weak areas and trying to cover my basis of doing more practice questions from the Boson and Transcender test sims. I've used the Official Sybex ISC2 Supplementary Quiz book in addition to using the Official Sybex questions, 11th hour and CCcure. I know the content but not thinking like a manager 100% through is what threw my last exam off. I'm hoping to pass this time around!
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    You are so close. As someone here said before, you could have scored a bit higher and passed and been one of the weakest CISSP's out there. Instead, you'll hit what you need and knock it out of the park next time. Try the Sybex official questions if you haven't yet. I'm looking forward to seeing a CISSP-Passed from you on 11/4.
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    @DZA_, which test engine would you consider of more value based on your experience? Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by DZA_ View Post
    @LaurieH - I admit that I was fluctuating between high 70s to mid 80s depending on the topic. I've revisited the strategy focusing on my weak areas and trying to cover my basis of doing more practice questions from the Boson and Transcender test sims. I've used the Official Sybex ISC2 Supplementary Quiz book in addition to using the Official Sybex questions, 11th hour and CCcure. I know the content but not thinking like a manager 100% through is what threw my last exam off. I'm hoping to pass this time around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstd0n View Post
    This was my first attempt. Getting that close with out reaching the goal is frustrating to say the least.

    I'm going to review a few different resources for my weakest areas and retest in 30ish days.
    Hey,

    Take a look at my post:
    Passed CISSP? Almost! 695...

    Now breath. It's possible to pass afterwards
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    Hey,

    Take a look at my post:
    Passed CISSP? Almost! 695...

    Now breath. It's possible to pass afterwards
    Thanks for the post, it definitely helps to keep me motivated. My weakest domains were the exact same as yours. Let's hope my second attempt yields the same result as yours.
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    You probably heard this before but there are no one exam simulator that will cover all the material that you need for the exam. Personally I like the BOSON exam simulator because it does have a fair bit of mock exam questions that have structure (750Qs) and it provides a really good explanations on why it's chosen answers are the best answers. There are practice questions like the Sybex and its supplementary exam question book that reinforce core concepts which I recommend as well. All in all, you have to source your exam practice questions from different areas. My top pics would be the Sybex ISC2 Questions, BOSON and probably CCCcure. Your mileage may differ but I personally I got the value out of these sources. Experience covers the other half of the battle. I hope that helps.
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    Hey how did you know you was ready. I'm currently on domain 3. I'm readying both Conrad and sybex 7 one right after the other each chapter. I'm scoring around 70 percent on cccure. Is there a way you can tell if your solid enough to move on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadabdabdab View Post
    Hey how did you know you was ready. I'm currently on domain 3. I'm readying both Conrad and sybex 7 one right after the other each chapter. I'm scoring around 70 percent on cccure. Is there a way you can tell if your solid enough to move on?

    Generally if you're able to score 80% and above, (target is about ~85%) on the quizzes and the mock exams consistently on top of thoroughly understanding the concepts on all 8 domains, it is fair to say you would be in a position to do the exam. Others may advise differently.
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    I agree with DZA_ you need a safety margin so aiming above 80% in practise questions is the way to go. You may need to review your revision process - perhaps there is a way you can be more efficient in how you revise?
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