My Story

Niloufer Tamboly


Do you have a family, a full time job with a commute that takes away 50 to 60 hours a week, and are trying to study for the CISSP exam?

Do you wake up every day promising that you will set time aside and study for the exam? Life gets in the way and at night when you lay in bed exhausted, stressed and guilty that you are not any closer to your goal of passing the CISSP exam.

I had two kids under the age of three, a full time job, and mortgage payments and was trying to study for the CISSP exam. I knew when an opportunity for promotion opened up I would need a CISSP, without a CISSP I would not get the promotion.

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 an excellent reason for not studying, but in my heart I knew that this was a crappy “excellent reason”. Maybe you can relate?

I was frustrated and wanted to give up, maybe this was just not for me.

But then giving up on a dream was also not me. Once I realized that I chose my excuses, my excuses did not chose me. I set them aside.

I decided to give the CISSP exam one last shot and set a deadline.

No matter where you are in your journey towards the CISSP exam, I have been there and know exactly how you feel.

After passing my CISSP exam I have interacted with hundreds of CISSP Exam candidates. I know the exact problems that candidates face and how to solve those problems to find success.

I am a community leader and co-founder of (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter and mentor students and professionals.

If you have a question either about the CISSP exam send me an email.

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

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