I received an email the other day from ISC2 informing me that I had successfully passed the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) exam.
This was a gigantic load off my mind. Me and 60 other candidates took the exam December 10th in Troy, MI. I finished in 4 and a half hours and left thinking that it covered far more material than I had studied. I had always heard that some of the material was dated and that ISC2 didn ‘t keep the test updated with recent and relevant technologies. I think these people literally took a different test than I did. Some of the questions where worded and formated unlike any that I had seen in all of the practice tests including Transcender and Boson. I think this is a brand new test.
If you keep to studying the 10 domains as they have been presented in the past and also keep a close eye on tech news you should do just fine.
It seems like they have found a way to test more on accumulated knowledge instead of a bunch of drab memorization that is common in a lot of vendor certs.