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  1. Paper cranes for everyone the_hutch's Avatar
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    Default ucertify? Legit study material or test dumps?

    Is ucertify another test-dump company or do they actually produce legit study material? I only ask because the only third party study material that I could find for ECSA is a book from ucertify (pretty sure its self-published) on Amazon.com
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    uCertify is legit. We use them for a majority of certifications at WGU.
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    Thanks. Good to know. I may purchase their book then, which is only $30 as opposed to the official EC Council 5 book series which would run about $200. Have you been happy with the quality of the study material you have gotten from them?
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    Anytime you're wondering if something is legit or a dump:

    CertGuard | IT Certification Exam Security & Integrity


    And FWIW - Certguard says ucertify is legit.
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    I second what Nobyl said. The practice tests are pretty good.
    Your preparations are what's important.
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    They are legit and their practice tests are not even remotely similar or even cover the required subject material (at least from my experience with the CEH).
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    I agree with tpatt100

    I used it for the SSCP and it was not very good at all (outdated was main problem).
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    Ucertify is legit. I find it very hit or miss for the exams. The 70-680 Ucertify was useful, but the 70-640 series wasn't.
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    Ewwwwwwww from some of your testimonials Ucert sounds like a less then superior product. I think I'll pass on these for any technical training.
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    For CIW exams they're excellent....

    For anything else....not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    For CIW exams they're excellent....

    For anything else....not so much.
    That's been the problem with training material. One vendor does a bang up job in one area of technology and then not so much in another. In fact you see that happen within the same technology within the same vendor. (That sentence was like a nested if statement)

    Either way good to know about Ucert.

    I'm not a 100% sure but I think it was CBT Nuggets. A lot of people said their CCNA CBT was excellent but I can say from personal experience their PMP CBT was below average.
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    uCertify= Great CIW materials, OK Oracle materials depending on exam. Seem to remember they were handy for Project+ as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmasterj206 View Post
    Ucertify is legit. I find it very hit or miss for the exams. The 70-680 Ucertify was useful, but the 70-640 series wasn't.
    Thanks for the warning. I was going to work on that material after I finish the Labsim stuff next week. I picked up the MSPress books so I will just practice test with Measureup and Labsim. Hopefully my mentor doesn't press me to use uCertify material though.
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    How are they for Cisco exams? I've got access to uCertifiy through WGU, haven't looked at it yet though.
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    For Cisco you should use the Boson exams - and if you have the money Transcender is very good as well. Ucertify was fine for the MS exams, but I would not recommend it for Cisco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burrell View Post
    For Cisco you should use the Boson exams - and if you have the money Transcender is very good as well. Ucertify was fine for the MS exams, but I would not recommend it for Cisco.
    Thanks for the clarification. I was always of the assumption that they were good for Cisco. I stand corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobylspoon View Post
    Thanks for the warning. I was going to work on that material after I finish the Labsim stuff next week. I picked up the MSPress books so I will just practice test with Measureup and Labsim. Hopefully my mentor doesn't press me to use uCertify material though.
    My mentor asked me about using uCertify until I sent in 9 screenshots with everything from missing words to questions with no answers to choose from. Now, this is for the 642 exam. The 640 had the same mistakes, just less of them.

    Here's an actual question:

    Your assistant asks about which OS support NAP:
    A. Windows Vis
    B. Server 200
    C. XP Service pack 1
    D. XP service pack

    Makes it a bit hard to figure out, when there is missing information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psoasman View Post
    My mentor asked me about using uCertify until I sent in 9 screenshots with everything from missing words to questions with no answers to choose from. Now, this is for the 642 exam. The 640 had the same mistakes, just less of them.

    Here's an actual question:

    Your assistant asks about which OS support NAP:
    A. Windows Vis
    B. Server 200
    C. XP Service pack 1
    D. XP service pack

    Makes it a bit hard to figure out, when there is missing information.
    Trash comes to mind. That is really bad!
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    I liked UCertify for my CCNA studies
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    I second this with regard to the CEH Ver7 , and possibly the CHFI Ver8 that I'm about to take today. Ive used CBT nuggets, Ucertify, and EC-Councils books, and all three are dazzlingly different in approach. My experience with the CEH and Ucertify did not make me feel very comfortable using them again for the CHFI, but I had access via WGU, so I still studied it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psoasman View Post
    My mentor asked me about using uCertify until I sent in 9 screenshots with everything from missing words to questions with no answers to choose from. Now, this is for the 642 exam. The 640 had the same mistakes, just less of them.

    Here's an actual question:

    Your assistant asks about which OS support NAP:
    A. Windows Vis
    B. Server 200
    C. XP Service pack 1
    D. XP service pack

    Makes it a bit hard to figure out, when there is missing information.
    They are also missing entire sections of the course! I have been extremely disappointed with their CIW Web Foundation Associate course. In some section, entire paragraphs are simply missing! It's just blank.

    For example you will find:

    The HTTP Protocol :

    Brute Force Attack :

    Worm and Virus :

    That's litteraly how it looks like. A title and NO text.

    I contacted them many times to fix that and they never replied to me. They just replied when I asked after several attempts for a full refund and they told me "We are updating the course, please wait for 2 more months". REALLY?!!!

    I have bought the prepkit in January and I am still waiting for the course update. We are almost in June now. And according to terrible reviews all over the web, the access to the course is limited. After a certain amount of time, uCertify will ask you to pay more to access it!!
    Also, they obviously don't refund you if you fail the test.

    Honnestly, I will stay away from them. I feel like I spent $119 for nothing.

    ** Just wanted to add that as of 09/06 they actually refunded me half of the price of the course. Took 4 months and MANY emails to customer service though. **
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    So far the only reliable source for study for me has been books.
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    They legitimately suck. As others have said, WGU uses them, and their test prep was painful. I would never pay actual money for anything they put out.
    "Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible; suddenly, you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
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    thanks for the tip
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