I don't know if you can request specific mentors or not, but mine is really great. Always on time with phone calls and responds to my e-mails sometimes even on his days off (I got several e-mails from him over this last holiday weekend). If you want his name, send me a PM.
You are able to request specific mentors, I requested one for my MS as my BS mentor does not do MS mentoring unfortunately. I can suggest a BS mentor if you'd like, just PM and let me know.
As someone who has done that test, if you have any previous coding experience it should be a breeze. Keep in mind it is a CIW test, the difficulty level is going to be on the low side, even for someone with no previous experience.
Oh ok thanks for answering my question. How are the leadership and principals of management classes do you have to write a few papers then take a test?
I did RIT1 in 2 days. This class is simply writing 4 papers. Principles of Management in a week, mostly due to the 5-day waiting period to schedule the proctored exam with the web cam. This class was basically read the book and take a test. Make sure you do the pre-assessment for these classes. You'll get a breakdown of the strong / weak areas.
Task 2 for LKT2 came back with a pass. You can really tell the difference between the level of complexity between the undergrad and the graduate programs. My task 3 is getting close to the size of my undergrad capstone at this point.
Have you done one of the chat sessions with the mentor? She has a document that outlines pretty much everything you need. She suggests, and I agree with, writing a full paper and then extrapolating the important information into your slides and presenter notes. Ended up passing that one just fine as well.
The only reason I hadn't finished task 3, I had a ton of questions to ask the mentor about the level of freedom we have to improvise in our network merge and security policies. Just wondering what you chose your five biggest security threats as, I had four of them immediately given the physical makeup of the network but the fifth took me a little time.
You just made me realized I missed the chat session again this morning. I definitely got carried away with the study, and as you can see, I must have been losing motivation already as I was frustrated with the task. I just set the reminder on my phone this time, so I don't forget. I emailed the mentor, but her response wasn't enough. Maybe she divulges more details in the chat session, but I thought the same thing too like you said. Just write a paper then put the summaries on the slides. I will get back to it once I boost my self-esteem back to where it should be after completing my RHCSA milestone.
Task 3 seems straightforward, but I know I will have to do a lot of reading, so I can be sure I don't miss anything. It will definitely take me a while to finish it.
Ah, yeah I just finished up the last of my Visio and submitted the task. Now to take the rest of the evening off and enjoy tomorrow at the botanical gardens. When I get home, on to VUT2 task 1, been thinking about that one ever since I read it, so excited to do it.
Congrats usagent27!! Well done.
No need to put up with that situation. I mean I know people have personal issues from time to time, but if you have a scheduled time, keep it. At the very least shoot an email out saying you can't make it. Even my undergrad mentor did that when she had a death in the family and couldn't make our call one week. I'd be calling student services, you're paying around 3k every 6 months for school, at the very least you need someone who can keep an appointment.
Well LKT2 task 3 was sent back. Only 1 section requires revision which is physical security. Upon re-reading that section of the document it does seem lacking to me as well. I think I need to read just a bit more of the COS stuff on physical security and re-do that section a bit. Otherwise everything else was a 3 or 4 so no worries there.
Edit to add: Resubmitted. The skillport site was down for a few hours so I couldn't read through what I was looking for on the physical security aspect. Finally checked into the CISSP standards and addressed each physical concern for the scenario. Took a couple of paragraphs and delved into things to the extent of about a page and a half. To be fair I did kind of wing that section initially, physical security isn't something I deal with often.
Last edited by Hypntick; 09-09-2012 at 08:28 PM.
Task 3 just came back and we're all good. LKT2 is done. Skipping ahead to VUT2, mostly because that interests me a lot more. Hope to knock that out by the weekend fully, next Tuesday at the very latest. Starting next Wednesday i'll be on call for a week, really hard to get work done without sleep.
Gratz on the pass, Hypntick.
It sounds like you're moving along at a pretty fast pace.
I moved through the BS at around that pace as well. I just write pretty quickly overall so the writing stuff isn't difficult to me. When I hit the certs, that's going to be what slows me down, there's a ton of ground to cover for those. Although I am over halfway through the all-in-one for the C|EH.
Then again I am slightly insane.
Anyone have any tips for the GAC1 exam? I hate that math is holding up my graduating now