+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 23 Last
Results 1 to 25 of 69
  1. Member SecurityGuru23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Springfield, Va
    Posts
    43

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, CISM, SSCP, CEHv8, FITSP-A, CCSK, ITIL v3, Security+, Network+, A+
    #1

    Default CRISC - Exam preparation (study materials, tips, mindset, etc)

    Hello world,

    I'm preparing to sit for the CRISC exam either sometime in May or June. I'm currently using only the Q&A database review questions from ISACA and nothing else.

    For those who've passed the exam, is this good enough to pass or should I purchase the CRM (CRISC Review Manaual) from ISACA as well?

    Any input is greatly appreciated!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Senior Member coffeeisgood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    padded walls surround & protect me
    Posts
    132

    Certifications
    CISSP, CISA, CISM, Sec+
    #2
    SecurityGuru23, How do you have endorsement pending on both CISA & CISM?

    If you have sat & passed both the CISA & CISM, you know the real value is in the QAE databases. That said, maybe you read both the CISA & CISM manuals. I'm sure the CRISC manual is equally as dry & unexciting. The questions & case studies might provide some additional value. It stinks but I most likely will spend the extra $100 and buy the official manual as well if I take it....

    if i'm going to invest 4+ hours of my life testing + 20-30 hours studying over a few months, and want to for sure pass the 1st attempt? the extra $100 is worth it.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. I'm Batman clarkincnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    228

    Certifications
    CISSP, CISM, CRISC, ITIL-F 2011
    #3
    Agree with coffeeisgood. I just took the CISM in December and passed top 5 percent. This is what I used (in addition to Megamind training) and I'm assuming this will be the same for CRISC.
    2015 Goals: CISSP [X], 2016 Goals: CISM [X], 2017 Goals: CRISC [X]
    2018 Goals: eCPPT [ ], CSXP [ ], or OSCP [ ] (choose one)
    Currently studying: pentesteracademy.com classes
    "Distrust and caution are the parents of security" - Benjamin Franklin
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member coffeeisgood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    padded walls surround & protect me
    Posts
    132

    Certifications
    CISSP, CISA, CISM, Sec+
    #4
    that said, have I pulled down my CISA and/or CISM manuals?

    oddly yes, I pulled down my CISA manual to look something up once.
    All depends on your job I guess.

    will I ever pull down & use my printed CISA manual, nope
    the online QAE database was much better anyway for the CISM
    I'll use the online QAE database if/when I set for the CRISC (& the printed dry boring manual, cuz yeah, i like reading dry stuff like that )
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Member SecurityGuru23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Springfield, Va
    Posts
    43

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, CISM, SSCP, CEHv8, FITSP-A, CCSK, ITIL v3, Security+, Network+, A+
    #5
    Hi Coffeeisgood,

    I passed the CISM back in 09/2016 and CISA in 12/2016 but have yet to submit the application for review, that's why I have "endorsement pending" as the status for both CISA/CISM.

    For both exams, I've only used the online questions from ISACA and no review manual. I've only inquired about whether I should use the review manual for CRISC is due to so many horror stories of people failing due to it's ambiguity of the test questions and some have even stated that CRISC is the most difficult exam out of the four offered by ISACA.

    I was hoping that those who passed the CRISC to provide feedbacks on their experiences and whether it is necessary to purchase the review manual or if the online questions from ISACA will suffice to pass the exam?

    Just wanted to save $100 if possible, anyhow, thanks for your response. We'll see what happens...
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    456

    Certifications
    CCNA, ITILv3 Foundation, Security+, SSCP, Prince2 Foundation
    #6
    how can i check if the exam is available in my city to schedule?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    21

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, ITIL Foundation
    #7
    i've bought both the DB questions and CRM for CRISC this summer.. Better safe than sorry
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    2

    Certifications
    CISSP, ITIL, CCDA,CCNA
    #8
    Preparing for the exam myself. So far I have gotten through the CRISC AIO book. I also have the CRISC manual and the Q&A.I found the CRISC video set on CybraryIT w/ Kelly Handerhand. I used her for the CISSP. Hopefully the course is just as good.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    1
    #9
    Hello drobinson138. Did you say you used only CybraryIT to pass the CISSP? Can anyone also ascertain if CybraryIT or any online free video is good to pass the CRISC? Is it possible to study for CRISC in two months?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    21

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, ITIL Foundation
    #10
    i went through the first chapter of CRISC on cybrary but those are just basic stuff. The official book is way more comprehensive so i'll stick to that.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    4
    #11
    Dears ,

    i have CRISC review manual 2015 edition , is it enough to study and pass ?! i just 've passed by ISACA web site and i found CRISC review manual 6th edition for this year is almost 25 papers more than the one i have , should i buy the new one ?!! pls advise
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  13. Member SecurityGuru23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Springfield, Va
    Posts
    43

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, CISM, SSCP, CEHv8, FITSP-A, CCSK, ITIL v3, Security+, Network+, A+
    #12
    Hello all,

    I'm currently studying for the CRISC and plan on sitting for it sometime in May. I'm solely using the Q&A online questions from ISACA and nothing else. I hope this alone will be sufficient to pass on my 1st attempt... We shall see in May... Good luck to everyone who is studying for this.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  14. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    4
    #13

    Default share PLS

    IS there any way to share This on-line DB bank with you , how much did it cost you ?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  15. Member SecurityGuru23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Springfield, Va
    Posts
    43

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, CISM, SSCP, CEHv8, FITSP-A, CCSK, ITIL v3, Security+, Network+, A+
    #14
    Unfortunately, I cannot, as the DB is link to my ISACA account. Cost $185.00 for 1 year subscription for members.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  16. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    4
    #15
    Thank you for your reply my friend , wish you all success , work hard BRO
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  17. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    456

    Certifications
    CCNA, ITILv3 Foundation, Security+, SSCP, Prince2 Foundation
    #16
    could anyone recommend this book?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/CRISC-Certi...keywords=crisc
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  18. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    2
    #17
    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityGuru23 View Post
    Hello world,

    I'm preparing to sit for the CRISC exam either sometime in May or June. I'm currently using only the Q&A database review questions from ISACA and nothing else.

    For those who've passed the exam, is this good enough to pass or should I purchase the CRM (CRISC Review Manaual) from ISACA as well?

    Any input is greatly appreciated!
    I'm also about to start prepping for the CRISC exam, after passing the CISA and CISM. I'm going to apply parts of the 'Cone of learning' technique using three methods of learning:
    1. Quick book review to understand the overall structure of the domains and to find knowledge gaps. Also use for referencing.
    2. Q&A database for 'Active learning'. This will be the bulk of where I learn what Isaca want me to know (80% of my effort)
    3. Video tutorials for some areas I really need to cover. I find this more engaging than reading and I tend to remember more for longer.

    Hope this helps and best of luck!




    I'm also planning on buying one of the books as a review aid
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  19. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    456

    Certifications
    CCNA, ITILv3 Foundation, Security+, SSCP, Prince2 Foundation
    #18
    which book are you going for lensip?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  20. Member SecurityGuru23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Springfield, Va
    Posts
    43

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, CISM, SSCP, CEHv8, FITSP-A, CCSK, ITIL v3, Security+, Network+, A+
    #19
    Thanks lensip, best of luck to you too! Exam booked for 5/8, will inform everyone on how I did post exam. Hope I pass this on my 1st attempt, then I can circle back to the CISSP. Good luck to all those who are taking this soon.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  21. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    13

    Certifications
    CISA
    #20
    Quote Originally Posted by engkhd View Post
    Dears ,

    i have CRISC review manual 2015 edition , is it enough to study and pass ?! i just 've passed by ISACA web site and i found CRISC review manual 6th edition for this year is almost 25 papers more than the one i have , should i buy the new one ?!! pls advise

    Hi

    Can you please share with me the 2015 version of it? Kindly email it me manaol2112@gmail.com.

    Thank you!!!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  22. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    2

    Certifications
    CISSP, ITIL, CCDA,CCNA
    #21
    Quote Originally Posted by lagbajabb View Post
    Hello drobinson138. Did you say you used only CybraryIT to pass the CISSP? Can anyone also ascertain if CybraryIT or any online free video is good to pass the CRISC? Is it possible to study for CRISC in two months?

    lagbajabb. Cyrbary IT was not the only source I used to pass the CISSP and It is a free resource. I would say 2 months would depend on the individual. By the time test comes in June I will have done significantly more than that, being that this will be my first ISACA exam. Wishing you success on your journey
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  23. IOCs? What IOCs???!! jcundiff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Morehead, KY
    Posts
    407

    Certifications
    CISSP, CRISC, ITILFv3, PCIP, RSA Archer, MSCE Win2000, A+, N+, Server+, Proj+, eBiz+,iNet+
    #22
    I used the CRISC Manual, Q&A book, the database, and the IT Risk frame work when I passed in 2015. I had 5+ years in risk/grc roles at that time. found the exam to be straightforward and simple... was done in about an hour and 15 minutes
    "Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard" - Tim Notke
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  24. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    456

    Certifications
    CCNA, ITILv3 Foundation, Security+, SSCP, Prince2 Foundation
    #23
    is it a tough exam?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  25. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    12
    #24
    How was the CRISC CBT exam SecurityGuru23? could you please share your experience.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  26. Member SecurityGuru23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Springfield, Va
    Posts
    43

    Certifications
    CISA, CRISC, CISM, SSCP, CEHv8, FITSP-A, CCSK, ITIL v3, Security+, Network+, A+
    #25
    @ Sonu7007,

    I just got back from the PSI testing center, happy to say that I did managed to pass the CRISC exam (1st attempt - Thank you God!). For those whom have taken an exam at either Pearson Vue/Prometric, it's similar set up/environment except you can bring a drink inside with you.

    I've only used the DB questions online from ISACA to study and leveraged all of my experience/knowledge I acquired from other certs. I was done in 2 hours 1/2, took the remaining time to do a final review before hitting submit. Some questions were straightforward, others you had to do a process of elimination, and some were simply a guessing game.

    Received "you provisionally passed the CRISC examination". Out of all three (CISA/CISM/CRISC), I have to admit, CISA was the hardest out of the bunch IMO but I'm sure that's up for debate. I'm just happy and relieved that it's over and now I can start studying for the CISSP!

    Happy Monday and Good luck everyone!

    -SG
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 23 Last

Social Networking & Bookmarks