My Story

Do you have a long commute? A family? A full-time job? Do you juggle any or all of these while trying to study for the CISSP exam? Do you wake up every day promising that you will set time aside to study for the exam? Life gets in the way, and eventually, at night you lay in bed exhausted, stressed, and guilty that you are no closer to your goal of passing the CISS exam.

With two kids under the age of three, a sixty hour work week, and bills to pay I was still trying to study for tache CISSP exam. I knew when an opportunity for promotion opened up I would not get promoted without a CISSP, although I was doing a better job better than anyone else. So in a way, as each day went by without studying I felt like I was not getting any closer to my goal and dream of passing the CISSP exam.

I always had a good reason for not studying, but in my heart, I knew that this was a bullshit "good reason". Maybe you can relate? I was frustrated and wanted to give up, “maybe this was just not for me.” But then again, giving up on a dream was also not me. I decided to give the CISSP exam one last shot and set a ninety-day deadline and passed, in the first attempt.

I will share my study plan and roadmap with you and show you how to study for and pass the CISSP exam in ninety days. I will also answer your questions on review courses, endorsement questions and anything that is getting in your way of passing the CISSP exam. How to respond to an endorsement audit? How to clearly reflect your security experience on your resume. No matter where you are in your journey towards taking the CISSP exam, I have been there and know exactly how you feel.

I am a risk management professional and help companies prevent, detect and mitigate technology and business risks. I hold multiple certifications in IT Security (CISSP), Audit (CISA, CIA) and Fraud (CFE). I am a Certified Public Account licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey.

United States Patent Office has granted me two patents for System For And Method of Generating Visual Passwords (US 9,171,143 B2) and Establishing An Alternate Call Path Using Short-Range Wireless Technology (US 9,392,523).

I am the co-founder of the (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter, currently in charge of memberships (Membership Chair) and Chapter Leader of OWASP Central New Jersey Chapter. I help students and professionals pass the CISSP Exam. Thanks for visiting my blog and join our Facebook group here.

Niloufer Tamboly, CISSP, CIA, CFE, CPA, CGMA, CISA