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An old exam format is making an IT certification comeback

Posted on May 18, 2018 in Articles | by

In a quiet announcement last year, cybersecurity industry association (ISC)² made a major change to its long-established flagship testing program. Starting in December of 2017, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam moved to a new exam format: adaptive testing. This change took effect in December for all test-takers sitting for the English-language version of the CISSP exam.

Social media immediately lit up with concern, as test-takers tried to figure out what effect the announcement would have on their test-taking experience, as well as how the changes to the CISSP exam would affect the difficulty and content of the exam. Let’s take a look at adaptive testing in general, discuss ways that you might prepare for an adaptive certification exam, and then talk about how this change might affect the IT certification industry over the coming years.

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Published May 14, 2018 in Certification Magazine


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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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