To pass the CRISC exam, I spent around 50 hours in 3 weeks (from 2018/07/24 to 2018/08/13) studying the following materials:
- English: CRISC Review Manual, 6th Edition
- English: CRISC Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Database – 12 Month Subscription
Candidates have 4 hours to complete the 150-question exam; It takes me 3 hours to nail it, 2 hours for answering questions and 1 hour for review.
The risk management discipline is still evolving and it takes time to get yourself acquainted with the terminologies used in CRISC. There are even some conflicts or inconsistencies between risk management methodologies.
Just follow the official CRISC review manual and questions from ISACA. It would be the most efficient way to pass this exam.
Maria Typhoon strikes Taiwan today (10th July). I am very fortunate to complete the PMI-RMP exam before the exam center is closed. In nearly four months, I finally achieved the goal of learning for this year to pass these exams, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, CISSP and PMI-RMP.
The PMI-RMP exam took a total of 80 hours: 50 hours for the e-learning course and extra 30 hours for study and preparation for the exam.
Basically, PMI-RMP is an advanced version of PMI-PMP, so it’s a must to review the exam contents of PMI-PMP and strengthen the knowledge area of risk management.
The following is the materials I used:
- PMI-RMP Certification ExamPrep Course from Advanced Business Consulting Inc.
- Practice Standard for Project Risk Management (2009 edition, a bit old; but this is an important reading of the exam)
- PMBOK Guide – Fifth Edition
- PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition
- PMI-RMP Exam Prep Study Guide by Belinda Fremouw
For the purpose of taking the PMI-RMP (Exam Outline for 2015), the above textbooks should be quite adequate.
Frankly, I was very hard at the beginning of the preparation of RMP. Fortunately, teacher Roger introduced Dr. David Hillson in the course, and finally I found a bright light to get started.
The following information from Dr. Hillson is very helpful to me personally. It is highly recommended to study:
- His conference papers published by PMI (about 25 articles)
- YouTube’s RiskDoctorVideo channel (especially the ones that explain the RaRa Model)
- The Risk Management Handbook: A Practical Guide to Managing the Multiple Dimensions of Risk (ISBN-10: 0749478829)
The six steps that comprise the RMF include:
- System Categorization;
- Security Control Selection;
- Security Control Implementation;
- Security Control Assessment;
- System Authorization; and
- Security Control Monitoring