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CISSP Test-Taking Tactics: Successfully Navigating Adaptive Exams

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-06-29 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Seth Misenar

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Passing the CISSP exam requires a substantial breadth of security knowledge. However, understanding the domains of security knowledge represents only part of the exam challenge. The current CISSP exam rewards specific test-taking strategies yet also proves particularly punishing for some testing missteps. In this webcast, Seth Misenar, SANS Faculty Fellow and coauthor of SANS' CISSP Training course and Syngress CISSP Study Guide, will explore these critical "other skills" to improve your chances of successfully navigating the CISSP.

Speaker Bio

Seth Misenar

Seth Misenar is a SANS Principal Instructor and also serves as lead consultant and founder of Jackson, Mississippi-based Context Security, which provides information security thought leadership, independent research, and security training. Seth's background includes network and Web application penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, regulatory compliance efforts, security architecture design, and general security consulting. He has previously served as physical and network security consultant for Fortune 100 companies as well as the HIPAA and information security officer for a state government agency. Prior to becoming a security geek, Seth received a BS in philosophy from Millsaps College, where he is a Ford Teaching Fellow two times over. Seth is no stranger to certifications. He credentials include, but are not limited to, the following: CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GCFA, and MCSE. Beyond his security consulting practice, Seth is a regular instructor for SANS. He teaches a number of SANS courses, including SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling and SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. Seth has also served as both an OnDemand Subject Matter Expert and a technical director for SANS OnDemand, the online course delivery arm of the SANS Institute. Stay up to date by following Seth on Twitter @sethmisenar. This training is valuable to me because this is the path my current employer is looking to take. - A. Jaworski, DOD

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