Good day my friend,

See below my tips and tricks and how to best use our quiz engine to pass your exam.  Follow this recipe and you will be on your way to success.

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This will help you quite a bit with your studies and get you off on the right foot to pass this exam.


I always stress that students should do as many quizzes as they can before their exam.

Do our quizzes and do the quizzes you have within your study book as well. 

The quiz will give you a few key advantages. It will allow you to find your weakest domains which is what you MUST work on.
The quiz will also allow you to find your weakest subjects within each of the domains, you must work on those as well.
Last but not least the quiz will allow you to remember key topics that you might encounter on the exam.

While doing the quizzes,  there a few things you must do:
  1. Do quizzes of at least 50 questions each to have better sampling
  2. Use Pro Level and Closely Related questions, those are the closest to the real exam.  It is the default setting.
  3. Keep doing quizzes on the same domain until you score CONSISTENTLY around 80% 
  4. Once you reach 80% you move to the next domain.   You do this for all of the domain.
  5. While doing quizzes review and find out WHY you miss a question and WHY the best choice is the best choice
  6. You should go through the whole database of question at least once and a few times would be better
  7. Attempt to do a few quizzes of 250 questions on all 10 domains before the real exam.  Just to see what it is like to do that much.
  8. After you have done many quizzes you can choose the following options:
    - Unattempted Questions only    This option will create a quiz with questions you have never seen due to the quiz being randomly generated
    - Questions that was answered wrong previously   This option allow you to drill down on questions you have missed in the past
  9. The quiz will remember your last setting,  to go back to the default click on the button marked Reset Quiz Option/Settings


Many people have heard that some domains are more important than others as far as the number of questions they will get on the real exam.  This is true, There are some key domains that you must do well to ensure a passing mark on the real exam.  For the past 12 years I have been doing CISSP training and anytime someone would miss the exam I have seen a fix pattern that emerged.   All of the people that failed did badly on one or two of the five most important domains.  See my list of domains below,  the top domains (in bold below with *) are the most important domains and the at the bottom of the list you have the least important domains.

Telecommunication and Network Security *
Access Control
Security Architecture *
Information Security Governance and Risk Management *
BCP and DRP *
Software Development Security
Legal, Compliance, Investigation
Operation Security
Physical Security


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Exam are sometimes sold out for week.  This is very true in the Washington DC area.   Book now or else you may not be able to get your desired date.

By now you should have picked a date for your exam.  Based on your exam date you can craft your study plan and see how many days you will assign to each of the domains.  Of course the top five domains would be given priority but the other domains are also important as well.  When you get a score of 697 on your exam, it means that any question could have allowed you to pass. 

Start doing quizzes like I said above one domain at the time.   You start with the top five domains and then you get into the other five domains.   As you get closer to your exam, for example a week or 8 days before your exam, you revisit the top five again.  You want the most important domains to be fresh in your mind as you get to the exam. 

I wish you all the best

Take care

Clement and Nathalie

Clement Dupuis and Nathalie Lambert
CCCure Founder and Owners
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