+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Passed 7-11

  1. Senior Member BuzzSaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    242

    Certifications
    CEH | SSCP | VCP6 | VCP-NV | VCP-Cloud | VCP6-NV | VCP5-DCV | VCP4 | MCTS | MCP
    #1

    Default Passed 7-11

    Passed today!

    Time was about 2 hours (on the nose). The results screen did not give me a score, but it did tell me I passed (maybe someone else knows why I didn't see a score?)

    At any rate, I have a few tips for those that might be interested. I am going to divide them into three. 1, test tasking tips. 2, study materials, and 3. study tips.


    1. Test Taking Tips
    • When you finally go to sit for the exam, try to have a fresh mind. The test will take 2 hours or so, so be fresh.
    • As your reading a question, read it quickly, and get a sense for what your guy reaction was
    • Once you sort of know what your gut is thinking, re-read in slowly and make sure you understood it (If your interested in learning more about the power of quick observation, check out the book "Blink" - Your brain is a lot more efficient that you think it is)
    • Don't hesitate to use the flag option and come back to a question at the end. Its better to power through the exam than to get hung up on one question for an extended period
    • Don't let the question count fool you. Don't rush it because your on question 120/125 and you just want to be done!
    • Once you see your "pass" confirmation, just take a second to take it all in

    2. Study Material - Ranked Best to Not as good
    • Real World Experience -- yeah, I know this isn't a material, but you really do need to understand things.
    • Boson Test Exam - I am rating this even higher than the AIO book simply because the questions are great, the explanations are detailed, and it really get your head in the game. -- Just spend the money and do yourself a favor.
    • Walker's AIO - This is a great resource. Read it. Absorb it and come back for more
    • Cybrary.it - In particular, check out Georgia Wiedman's (author of "Penetration testing: hands on guide) videos and Leo Dreiger's videos. -- These wont make you a ultimate H4x0r or anything, but they will help drive home some tools and points
    • Cheat Sheets - These are super useful for remembering syntax to commands, and don't forget sub netting!
    • Sybex v9 - I rate this lower than the others simply because I dont feel like the book relays the information as well. Also, there are some issues around wording in the book, especially around phases and methodology
    • Google Google Google -- (okay, I don't actually use google . . .but you get the point) As you are pouring through your material, if you see something you dont know, even just an acronym, write it down, and google it later. You will be amazed at how much you can learn this way.
    • NIST, PCI DSS, Google, ISO, Wikipedia, etc . . Use these resources to figure out all of the different compliance level items we have to deal with in our industry.
    • Recent \ Modern Vulnerabilities - Just as if you were actually in the job, make sure you know about all of the latest vulnerabilities

    3. Study Tips
    • Take the time to build out a lab. I am a virtualization guy, so my recommendation is to build out a virtual lab. Spend the money on a good virtualization platform (I am partial to VMware) and build out a few systems include a DC, AD server, Hosts, etc
    • Be sure to check out Metasploitable or OWASP webgoat. These will give you a great playground to mess around with some of the tools you will be learning about
    • On your first round just try to aborb as much high level detail as possible. Dont get hung up on details.
    • On your second round, try to start figuring out where your knowledge holes are (sounds dirty . . . )
    • On your third pass through your material, make notes of anything you dont get
    • As you get closer to test date, this is the time to start filling in the very specific items. I consider these the items that you would (even if your seasoned) go to google for . . .things like syntax on some commands
    • If you are hitting up your labs through all of this, you will have a pretty good shot

    Overall,

    I think the exam itself was a bit wonky here and there. Lots of typos, and strange wording, but overall its not that bad. If you can figure your way through a passing score on the Boson exams, you will probably be alright.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Senior Member jones551's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    152

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, MCP XP, MCTS 2008, MCSA 7 EDA
    #2
    congratulations!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member BuzzSaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    242

    Certifications
    CEH | SSCP | VCP6 | VCP-NV | VCP-Cloud | VCP6-NV | VCP5-DCV | VCP4 | MCTS | MCP
    #3
    Thanks!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    5
    #4
    Thanks and congrats bur did you later find out why you did not get to know your score from eccouncil.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    102
    #5
    Congrats!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    45
    #6
    how long did it take you to study for it. can i study for it along with the cissp at same time?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Senior Member DAVIS NGUYEN's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    1,438

    Certifications
    CASP, SEC+, NET+, A+, NST, CST, ACE...
    #7
    Congrats!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Member DntH8Me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    The Upside Down
    Posts
    50

    Certifications
    CISSP | CASP | CSA+ | LPIC-1 |Linux+ | Security+ | ITILv3 | SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (SUSE CLA) | SUSE 11 Tech Spec |
    #8
    Congrats on the pass and a big thank you to the recommendation for <Georgia Wiedman> I'm not sure how I missed her class. I'm just starting Leo's so that looks to be a good follow up. I have the Sybex book (currently on Chp 4) and will feel my way around as I take in more materials. I have a bad case of procrastination and ADD so I usually spend waaay more time thinking about studying/reading than so my time frame for taking the exam will slip to the left.

    One thing that I can say is that this forum has motivated me and helped curve some of my bad habbits. I can tell when I'm taking to long for a particular exam when I see people who started studying around the same time that I did put up their "I Passed Post" then I start seeing people who started studying after me put up their "I Passed Posts" too
    2017 Certification Goals: ​CISSP + CEH
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    122

    Certifications
    AWS DVA, AWS SAA, CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, CASP, CEH, SEC+, NET+, A+
    #9
    Congrats!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. I'm Batman clarkincnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    252

    Certifications
    CISSP, CISM, CRISC, ITIL-F 2011
    #10
    Congrats!
    2015 Goals: CISSP [X], 2016 Goals: CISM [X], 2017 Goals: CRISC [X]
    2018 Goals: eCPPT [ ]
    Five Year Goals: CSXP, OSCP, GPEN, eWPT
    "Distrust and caution are the parents of security" - Benjamin Franklin
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Shanghai
    Posts
    30

    Certifications
    CISA, CISSP, CEH, CISM
    #11
    Congrats!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  13. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    12
    #12
    Congratulations also from my side! I know that you passed it long time ago but there is never later for that
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks