A former student offers this insight:
“ I just took the test this afternoon. Ended up with 101 questions, in just under 95 minutes, and I passed (unless they decide they need to do "psychometric" (lie detector?) or "forensic" evaluation). At that speed, even if I had gotten the maximum number of questions I would have been O.K. -- from what I've seen, many people report finishing with time to spare, so I would recommend not rushing.
My experience was: Lots of "BEST" and "MOST" questions. Definitely not a test to take just based on knowing facts by rote. I did guess on some answers, but only when I could eliminate some of the responses: and I found that often at least one response would not make sense. I also tried to follow advice I saw to "read the question, read the answers, and then read the question again", since during practice tests I often picked the opposite of the answer I knew to be right.
I studied from the Chapple book, and the (ISC)2 flash cards, and by taking lots of tests. For tests I had the companion book (which seemed closest to the real test), and CCCure tests (which too often revealed the answer in the question: but if taken with "Pro" mode and fill-in-the blank answers was still useful (and gave easier statistics on which areas I needed further study in). It was important each time to go back and understand my wrong answers -- that's where about 1/3 of my learning happened.
A note on CCCure tests & fill in the blank: unless you type the exact phrase in, it will count it as wrong, so review the results before you decide how well you did. “