Welcome to the CISSP Exam Cram 2! The aim of this chapter is to help you become prepared for the CISSP exam and understand what to expect when you enter the testing area. For most people, exam taking is not something that they eagerly anticipate. The best way to reduce this anxiety is to be fully prepared before you attempt to pass the exam. Taking those extra steps will help you feel more relaxed and confident when you enter the testing area.
Before beginning your studies, take a few minutes to make sure you fully understand the CISSP exam process. This is something that you don't want to wait until the day of the test to figure out. Reviewing these details now will help you concentrate on the exam so that you aren't worried about how much time you have to answer each question. Finally, mastering a few basic exam-taking skills should help you recognizeand perhaps even overcomesome of the tricks or unusual verbiage you're bound to find on the exam.
In addition to reviewing the exam environment, this chapter describes some proven exam-taking strategies that you can use to your advantage.