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    Also it would be good to know the score percentage of the first that were accepted, if any.
    Yes. Although possibly, they place more emphasis on some questions over the others. From the sound of the email, it seems like they want to 'stream' groups based on similar level of knowledge.
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    Completed! Any idea what the cut off score is though?

    I got a 21.63 /30 (roughly 72%)

    Dang Linux questions and a couple others that I just didn't nail and I should have! Argh!
    I got the same exact score. *sigh*
    I wonder what's going to happen next...
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    Received email today and took the assessment 25.5/30. Hope I make it in!
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    Took the test. I got a 28/30.

    Linux is not my strong suit and as usual Cisco approach to question wording lol.
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    I, too, received the email this morning. Took the assessment and scored 84.44. We shall see what that means in the coming weeks and/or months.
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    I received my assessment mail yesterday and I have yet to take it (was flying back from vacation yesterday). When I got home late at night I noticed there was no internet, and had to wait for today and phone the ISP. Apparently my cable decided to die at one of the most inopportune moments. I got my hands on a mobile stick and was about to begin the assessment a couple minutes ago when the ISP called and told me they are sending a crew right now. And here I am waiting for internet and stuck at the password change screen and hoping the timer hasn't started when I clicked the link in the e-mail..
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    I was thinking last night, with all of the high scores being reported here and I'm sure elsewhere out there, what if Cisco decided to not take in the people with the least or most current knowledge based on the assessment, and only accepted people who scored in the middle range from like 25%-75%? That would suck for all of us that scored above 75%
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoCal19 View Post
    I was thinking last night, with all of the high scores being reported here and I'm sure elsewhere out there, what if Cisco decided to not take in the people with the least or most current knowledge based on the assessment, and only accepted people who scored in the middle range from like 25%-75%? That would suck for all of us that scored above 75%
    It's possible. Part of the program is to be able to share your success story at the end. Hard to do that if you're already someone who's successful in security.

    "Yes, I was making $975,000 yr before the Cisco scholarship program. Once I completed it, I was able to finish filling the west wing of my estate with framed certifications. Thank you Cisco for creating yet another certification I could obtain."

    I just don't see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoCal19 View Post
    I was thinking last night, with all of the high scores being reported here and I'm sure elsewhere out there, what if Cisco decided to not take in the people with the least or most current knowledge based on the assessment, and only accepted people who scored in the middle range from like 25%-75%? That would suck for all of us that scored above 75%
    I think the assessment is only going to be used to group candidates. There will probably be another round where we need to validate the credentials/experience we said we had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoCal19 View Post
    I was thinking last night, with all of the high scores being reported here and I'm sure elsewhere out there, what if Cisco decided to not take in the people with the least or most current knowledge based on the assessment, and only accepted people who scored in the middle range from like 25%-75%? That would suck for all of us that scored above 75%
    Very good thought! But, as a counterpoint, I think they would also want people who will pass the certification the first try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoCal19 View Post
    I was thinking last night, with all of the high scores being reported here and I'm sure elsewhere out there, what if Cisco decided to not take in the people with the least or most current knowledge based on the assessment, and only accepted people who scored in the middle range from like 25%-75%? That would suck for all of us that scored above 75%
    your speculations are baseless. Ideally, the ones with the best scores make the best candidates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorlexus View Post
    It's possible. Part of the program is to be able to share your success story at the end. Hard to do that if you're already someone who's successful in security.

    "Yes, I was making $975,000 yr before the Cisco scholarship program. Once I completed it, I was able to finish filling the west wing of my estate with framed certifications. Thank you Cisco for creating yet another certification I could obtain."

    I just don't see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoCal19 View Post
    I was thinking last night, with all of the high scores being reported here and I'm sure elsewhere out there, what if Cisco decided to not take in the people with the least or most current knowledge based on the assessment, and only accepted people who scored in the middle range from like 25%-75%? That would suck for all of us that scored above 75%
    I can see the argument being made on both sides. I can see Cisco wanting to bring in the best candidates to launch the new certification. I could also see them bringing in a candidates that scored low to emphasize the quality of their training. My guess is it just might be a mixed group some from the top, some from the middle, and some from the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah.AA View Post
    your speculations are baseless. Ideally, the ones with the best scores make the best candidates.
    I'd argue that it is not baseless at all. As JoJoCal stated, if they are going to use people for their stories they would be less apt to go after someone who is already in a security related position and more apt to go with someone who currently isn't in security so they can say "get our certification and you too can become a cyber security professional".

    Let's face the facts that quiz wasn't hard and their "requirements" for the scholarship amount to asking someone do they want to work in the security field. With requirements such as that, I can easily see where JoJoCal's point is not only valid, but probably correct.
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    The speculations in this thread is killing me.

    We'll know in a week, right? Some of us will get in, some of us might not..there's no way to know at this point.
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    Pretty much what the_Grinch said. And besides, my point wasn't anything more than just a funny thought I had last night. I would laugh if all of us thinking how awesome we did getting around 90% end up not being what Cisco is looking for. I know if they were to look at me from a resume standpoint then I'm not what they are looking for.
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    I only wanted to say there is no pointing and speculating or making assumptions based on nothing concrete, when Cisco have only announced few details of the program.

    time will tell who gets accepted or not.

    in the mean time I believe Richard Bejlich's Book "The practice of Network security monitoring" + SecurityOnion + kali linux is a good hands practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah.AA View Post
    I only wanted to say there is no pointing and speculating or making assumptions based on nothing concrete, when Cisco have only announced few details of the program.
    Well sir, I believe the entertainment value in speculating trumps the realizing that no one has a damn clue what Cisco is ever thinking.

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    Just took the test and got 29/30. Definitely basic stuff, although some questions had me removing the dust from parts of my mind that haven't been touched in a while. My immediate thought was exactly what JoJoCal19 said: "oh, you have a great score, let's give the chance to those who really need it".

    We will see.
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    I received my assessment mail yesterday and I have yet to take it (was flying back from vacation yesterday). When I got home late at night I noticed there was no internet, and had to wait for today and phone the ISP. Apparently my cable decided to die at one of the most inopportune moments. I got my hands on a mobile stick and was about to begin the assessment a couple minutes ago when the ISP called and told me they are sending a crew right now. And here I am waiting for internet and stuck at the password change screen and hoping the timer hasn't started when I clicked the link in the e-mail..
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    Finally got mine.

    After a lot of thinking on who they are going to pick I came to the conclusion that they would most likely choose low scores to train into security guys. That's the whole reason they want success stories....

    I doubt they will take a security guy who scores a 30 and already has credentials higher than what they are offering.

    So after much debate I will take it tonight and flunk it.

    Only time will tell, but I figure mid teens should be where they are looking for good candidates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberscum View Post
    Finally got mine.

    After a lot of thinking on who they are going to pick I came to the conclusion that they would most likely choose low scores to train into security guys. That's the whole reason they want success stories....

    I doubt they will take a security guy who scores a 30 and already has credentials higher than what they are offering.

    So after much debate I will take it tonight and flunk it.

    Only time will tell, but I figure mid teens should be where they are looking for good candidates.
    Good plan, sir. Although I would suggest aiming a little higher, probably around 20/30...it shows potential, but not too much.
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    My guess is that they need some people between 28-30/30 in order to become certified fast and all the other would be 20+/30 without much experience in the field in order to share their success stories afterwards. The interesting part of this situation is that i found a few job listings that ask for the ccna cyber ops (preferred not required).
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorlexus View Post
    Good plan, sir. Although I would suggest aiming a little higher, probably around 20/30...it shows potential, but not too much.
    Yeah I was gonna shoot for 15-20.

    I just think they are looking for less qualified people. I don't even care about the cert as much as I want to figure out the criteria they are using based on the limited info they have out there lol.

    Im gonna take it now. Wish me luck......but not too much lol

    UPDATE: 19/30!!!!! damn I'm good
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    I like speculating how they will choose candidates also. I scored a 27/30 but I do think they will pick a percentage in different ranges so they have a cross-section of entry-level, middle of the road, and advanced. The advanced students wouldn't require as much mentoring attention and could provide technical feedback on how to improve questions/content. Of course, entry level people looking to get in cybersecurity is what they really want as they would make for good success stories. At this point, I think as long as you score over a 15 you have as much chance of being picked as someone who score 25-30. Can't wait to see the posts when people start getting accepted! Good luck to all!
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