I ran into a roadblock with the test for the CISSP accreditation. I began my studying by taking one of the official practice tests that came with the cd that came with the book and ran into a situation where the question could not only be answered by good test taking, but couldn’t be answered if I opened the book and read the section the question was talking about.
It was one of those questions where it asked about an obsolete standard… which irritated me in the first place but, oh, I’ll just ask you the question.
In the Red Book, which Chapter Heading is *NOT* used:
(Now, that’s from memory and so I don’t know if I got the “chapter heading” part right but bear with me.)
If you read the section on the Orange Book, you see that all four of those chapter headings are used. If you read the section on TESEC (the section following the section on the Red Book), you’ll see all four of those chapter headings used. The section for the Red Book is 3 paragraphs. Why? Because the Red Book is obsolete! And you can’t even say “well, the Orange book doesn’t have C2 and TESEC doesn’t have C2 so I’m pretty sure that the Red Book would do the same sort of thing…” because the other two books have all four of those!!!
And that’s without getting into the whole issue of how this is measuring “trivia” rather than “knowledge”.
In any case, I bought a new book and will be diving into that one and I *WAS* planning on taking the test in the middle of (or in late) June but I told Maribou that particular plan and she said something to the effect of “YOU MEAN WE HAVE ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKENDS WITHOUT HAVING ANY DATES??? YOU TELL THEM THAT YOU’RE TAKING THE TEST IN AUGUST!!!” and so I’m taking the test in August.
Which means that, this weekend: I’ve got a date. Woo hoo!
So… what’s on your docket?