Suggestions for people just looking for shortcuts, looking for list of materials and hoarding them:
-Know your strengths and the type of study resource that works for you (video, book, questions etc)
- Be honest to yourself and ask yourself a few questions (why cissp, do you have some experience, etc)
- Depending on your comfort level, pay for the exam fees and take a date.
- Take one book and read throughout and make notes (eric contrad/sybex study guide whatever)
-with each chapter practice a lost of questions (cccure or sybex or shon harris), the more questions the better
-exam dumps wont do you any good.
-Appear for the exam on the date and dont postpone--worst case you fail and that would give you a summary of areas you need to focus more.
PS: if you get all your materials for free, there is a high chance that you wont give a hoot and not even touch them (that is true for atleast 90% of the people here). Buy a book and be invested!