Here I am Making this Blog on How Did I Passed My (ISC)² CC Certification on my first Attempt 🙂
I am Super Excited as this is my First Ever Blog .. I am Rohit from India and I am an Ethical Hacker and Web Pentester interested and love to explore Cybersecurity Domain and without further ado lets start .
Lets Break This Down
Introduction to (ISC)² CC Certification
Resources and Materials I used
Some Resources for Practicing Questions
Tips to get pass in your First Attempt
Introduction to (ISC)² CC Certification
(ISC)² is an international, non profit membership association for information security leaders like you. We’re committed to helping our members learn, grow and thrive. Nearly 280,000 members, associates and candidates strong, we empower professionals who touch every aspect of information security.
Why We need to Choose (ISC)² CC Certification?
(ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity is a foundational cybersecurity certification designed to help recipients build a pathway to a rewarding career in cybersecurity. This entry-level certification will prove to employers you have the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for an entry- or junior-level cybersecurity role. It proves your willingness and ability to learn and grow on the job.
It Consists of 5 Main Chapter
Benefits of Holding (ISC)² CC Certification
Respect — Validate your knowledge and build credibility.
Job offers and advancement — Gain the solid foundation of cybersecurity knowledge employers are looking for, from an association they trust.
Growth and learning — Develop new skills you can apply in day-to-day work.
Pathway to cybersecurity careers and advanced certifications — Build a strong foundation for an infosec career and become familiar with exam formats for advanced (ISC)² certifications like the CISSP®.
Exam Registration and Cost Details: https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CC
To be honest I have prepared only for 2 weeks of span as I have been engaged in my College Exams and throughout this 2 weeks of time I literally spent 4 to 5 hrs daily for studying and making notes.[MOST IMPORTANT]
For my preparation I highly recommend these Two Course:
Official Online Self-Paced free Certified in Cybersecurity℠ (CC) training provided by (ISC)² when you successfully make a registration for your exam.
Mike Chapple Course On LinkedIn Learning [Only For Premium Users] [4hr + Content]
Other Recommended Course
- Thor Teaches Course on Udemy + practice Questions consists of 200 Questions [16hr+ Content]
And I highly recommend you to take notes on each sections as It will help at the end . For note taking I used Notion as my go to tool but its your choice and make sure you take Good Notes
It Completely Depends on your Skill Level and Work Experience but basically it takes minimum 2 weeks and Maximum 2 months but totally depends on person.
Resources and Materials I Used :
Study material Collection: https://github.com/cyberfascinate/ISC2-CC-Study-Material
Notes from Hacklido
Chapter 1 - https://hacklido.com/d/7-isc2-certified-in-cybersecurity-chapter-1-security-controls-notes
Chapter 2 - https://hacklido.com/d/11-isc2-cc-ch-2-incident-response-business-continuity-disaster-recovery-notes
Chapter 3 - https://hacklido.com/d/17-isc2-certified-in-cybersecurity-chapter-3-access-control-concepts-notes
Chapter 4 - https://hacklido.com/d/18-isc2-certified-in-cybersecurity-chapter-4-network-security
Chapter 5 - https://hacklido.com/d/19-isc2-certified-in-cybersecurity-chapter-5-security-operations-notes
4. https://github.com/PacktPublishing/CompTIA-Security-SY0-501-Complete-Course-and-Practice-Exam/blob/master/CompTIA Security%2B (Study Notes).pdf
Note: Comptia Security + Course is Recommended as some topics are covered.
These are Some Materials and Resources I Used during my preparation.
Resources Used to Practice:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyABYqulvUwZoxZhdG0bStAPet3YhE_mm [NOT RECOMMENDED TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP]
Some Tips to get pass in your First Attempt:
Make Use of their Official Training Material which Consists of Blog Type content with some Videos and Amazing Knowledge check. The Exam Consists of 5 Main Chapters and I Have Listed Below with Percentage Weightage on Exam.
Security Principles — 26%
Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR) & Incident Response Concepts — 10%
Access Controls Concepts — 22%
Network Security — 24%
Security Operations — 18%
2. Make Sure you take a Good Notes with Description as it covers many Topics.
3. Make Sure you attend the All Knowledge Check, Final Post and Pre Assessment Quiz which consists of 75 Questions [very useful].
4. Make Sure you Visit Flashcards at the end of each Chapter as it may help to recall the Topic you have completed.
5. Pay Attention on ISC Code of Ethics and Laws Covered Within the Course Material.
6.Time Management is the key as this exam consists of 100 Questions and we have only 120 Minutes so that Make sure you manage the time efficiently to answer and complete all your questions.
7. The exam Questions are somewhat trickier than you except so make sure you read the Question for more than 2 to 3 Times to understand it clearly.
8. In Exam You can Except 2 to 3 Correct Answer but make Sure you Choose the Best from it.
9. The Exam Questions are situational based Question so that Choose the efficient and best solution.
10.General Tip: We cannot the Skip Questions so that make sure you Choose properly.
I hereby conclude this is Beginner Certification so don’t overthink so much and put more efforts on their material and Concepts and Explore the beauty of Cybersecurity and their working.
Have a Look at their FAQ For more Details
For Last Minute Preparation People I strongly recommend to go through All Knowledge Check Questions, Take Pre and Post Assessment Test, Go through the Above Videos which was mentioned in Resource for Practising.
Thank You for Reading this Blog and I hope this helps you in your Preparation “ALL THE BEST “