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3 CISSP Certification Exam Myths You Must Know About

ByDave Stopher

Nov 13, 2019 #education

Understanding the information security of a company or organization is not easy. More so, when you hear news related to cyber attacks and data thefts of business entities. According to an article published on https://learn.forbes.com, it is important to identify the common misconceptions surrounding cybersecurity and distinguish fact from fiction.

For instance, when you hear many good things about a restaurant and find the dining experience is not as per your expectations. The same rule holds true when you are considering CISSP training providers. You shortlist some companies that make big claims. To ensure that you are not disappointed, here are three myths of CISSP training certification exam:

  1. All training institute can give you CISSP exam voucher

(ISC) 2 and (ISC)2 training providers have the authority to provide CISSP exam vouchers. If any unauthorized entity tells you that they can offer the vouchers and asks you to divulge your Pearson VUE credentials, you are at risk. If you share the credentials with fly-by-the-night companies or shady people, it means a violation of the terms and conditions of the (ISC)2 non-disclosure agreement. It implies that you can lose your certification, suspension from retaking the test, and losing the money you paid for the CISSP exam.

Therefore, approach only the authorized channels for exam vouchers because they will never ask for the Pearson VUE credentials.

  1. A score of 90 percent or more is assured

No training providers are aware of the questions and real-world examples that will come in the exam. Therefore, it is impossible to assure you of a pass score or percentage. When it comes to CISSP requirements for passing, it is nothing but serious studies, knowledge, and practical full-time experience. The exam is a hard nut to crack and the pattern of questions are constantly updated to demonstrate the real-world scenarios of the cybersecurity. You will find many unknown variables or factors that you need to accept when taking the exam.

The idea that a company will prepare you for the exact questions for the exam is out of the question. (ISC) 2 does not provide candidates with pass rate details to any of the training providers. Therefore, stay away from providers that claim to ensure a passing score.

  1. Passing the CISSP test is what solely matters

No, only passing the CISSP exam will not help you much if you do not have hands-on experience about information security. The exam is a test to ensure whether you have the knowledge, experience, and analytical skills to do your job. Then, you need to apply your intellect to protect your organization from cyber-attacks.

You need to understand how you can use the existing best practices in real-life situations. Develop analytical thinking skills that are beyond the tasks you have in hand. You need to realize current cybersecurity problems that pose threat to the companies and their computer systems. You need to predict future challenges before they occur. Therefore, passing the CISSP exam is not all.


Now that you know about these myths, it will help you to prepare for your CISSP exam in a better way. Stay away from providers that spread lies or rumors.

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