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    Task 2 complete and task 3 submitted. Should be ready to grab my 7th class no later than Friday. Only question I have is do I pickup Forensics and Network Intrusion – C702, Security Policies and Standards - Best Practices – VLT2, or Disaster Recovery Planning, Prevention and Response – FXT2.

    I am leaning towards C702 since I am now working as a SOC Analyst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blucodex View Post
    Task 2 complete and task 3 submitted. Should be ready to grab my 7th class no later than Friday. Only question I have is do I pickup Forensics and Network Intrusion – C702, Security Policies and Standards - Best Practices – VLT2, or Disaster Recovery Planning, Prevention and Response – FXT2.

    I am leaning towards C702 since I am now working as a SOC Analyst.
    I would get all of the essays out of the way and leave the cert for last. Nothing like an easy win at the end.
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    I'm thinking about starting this program beginning of January.

    Can you provide insight on what the workload is like? Is it mainly more writing intensive or do you get opportunities for some hands on exercises as well?
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    It's all papers or tests. There is really no hands on. 5 classes requires 2-3 papers each. 4 classes are tests to pass. Then you have your capstone which I believe is a paper and presentation.
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    Thanks! I kind of figured it was all papers and exams being a masters program, but wasn't 100% sure as I'm not familiar with the competency based approach.

    How have the papers been? Typical minimum page length or do they grade on quality over quantity?
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    C688 passed! I decided to go for C702 while I prepare for my OSCP on 10/20. Not very confident in my OSCP after taking so much time off but it is what it is.
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    Assessment requested for C702. I'll be taking the CHFI exam next week. Let's hope it's a pass. That would leave me with 3 classes to complete by end of January.
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    Great progress! One term is definitely within reach.
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    I am stuck on C706 secure software design. For the life of me I can not pass the assessment and I am currently working with a course mentor. I can not seem to grasp CMM and CMMI! I have looked up several things on the internet to try and remember the levels but so far no good. If anyone could suggest anything to help me remember I would be forever grateful! I am serious need, they are currently doing an appeal for me to take the test one more time. Please help me!!
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    Update. I did not pass the CHFI exam on 10/1. I've setup my next exam for Thursday 10/19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SecAdmin1981 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I am stuck on C706 secure software design. For the life of me I can not pass the assessment and I am currently working with a course mentor. I can not seem to grasp CMM and CMMI! I have looked up several things on the internet to try and remember the levels but so far no good. If anyone could suggest anything to help me remember I would be forever grateful! I am serious need, they are currently doing an appeal for me to take the test one more time. Please help me!!
    My best advice is to go over the course materials until you feel comfortable with the different models and frameworks that are provided.
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    Update. I did not pass the CHFI exam on 10/1. I've setup my next exam for Thursday 10/16.
    Which version did you take? I took v9 and struggled mightily with it. Since then I have recommended to others that they request the v8 exam while it is still available, as the study materials are much better than what they provide for v9.
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    Which version did you take? I took v9 and struggled mightily with it. Since then I have recommended to others that they request the v8 exam while it is still available, as the study materials are much better than what they provide for v9.
    I did a dry run on v9. Registered for v8 this time
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    How did your retake go?
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    How did your retake go?
    Oops, correct day, wrong date. Thursday the 19th. Not the 16th.
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    Here's hoping for a pass! I recently took the CHFI v8 and found it to be more difficult than the CEH in terms of minutia on the exam and questions that didn't make sense to me.
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    Update on your retake? I am on task 4 of VLT2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotHackingYou View Post
    Here's hoping for a pass! I recently took the CHFI v8 and found it to be more difficult than the CEH in terms of minutia on the exam and questions that didn't make sense to me.
    Was ready to roll and come to find out I need a new voucher from WGU. Currently navigating those waters. Rescheduled for today but voucher has not come so I just changed to Wednesday evening. Unfortunately ProctorU forces a 3 day lead time...

    May be forced to take v9 again. WGU's course docs are for v9 now but the videos are still for v8. TBD, will update as soon as I take the test!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blucodex View Post
    Was ready to roll and come to find out I need a new voucher from WGU. Currently navigating those waters. Rescheduled for today but voucher has not come so I just changed to Wednesday evening. Unfortunately ProctorU forces a 3 day lead time...

    May be forced to take v9 again. WGU's course docs are for v9 now but the videos are still for v8. TBD, will update as soon as I take the test!
    You can call proctorU and they will change it sooner than 3 days. I ran into the same issue and there were able to take care of it on the spot.
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    You can call proctorU and they will change it sooner than 3 days. I ran into the same issue and there were able to take care of it on the spot.
    Thank you! Was able to get it done today with an 89%. Let's go!
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    CHFIv8 was considerably easier than v9 IMO. On to FXT2 - Disaster Recovery Planning, Prevention and Response. My term ends the last day of January so that gives me 3 full months and a week for the remaining 3 classes. Coming down the home stretch.


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    very impressed with your dedication Blucodex. I have been able to accomplish a course a month, and that is a challenge.
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    So as someone who has worked in Information Assurance for the last few years, one of the posts here about some course tasks bothers me. The post mentions "raising IA levels", Information Assurance is not something that is measured in levels or anything of the sort. Information Assurance is a job duty/task. I just have a big issue with these types of schools teaching people things that are just not right. We use different types of classifications and labels to desgnate the security posture of a network, not "IA levels".
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    Quote Originally Posted by McxRisley View Post
    So as someone who has worked in Information Assurance for the last few years, one of the posts here about some course tasks bothers me. The post mentions "raising IA levels", Information Assurance is not something that is measured in levels or anything of the sort. Information Assurance is a job duty/task. I just have a big issue with these types of schools teaching people things that are just not right. We use different types of classifications and labels to desgnate the security posture of a network, not "IA levels".
    When you say "these schools". Do you mean ALL schools? Other than maybe a few select programs I think academia is lacking across the board when it comes to the security space. It just moves too fast for academic standards to keep up. ASU is allegedly a top school in the nation but I've heard lackluster responses from the students who actually attend. Basically, you can learn more on your own in a few months than the entire MS program from ASU.

    As far as raising IA levels. All that's really being done is explaining how you've strengthened security posture. There is no level per say--just that they've been raised. Not that that justifies it but maybe it's a semantics thing?
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