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  1. PMP-Wannabe! erpadmin's Avatar
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    Default Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet (one of) your newest Security+ certified pro...ME!

    Hi, I'm erpadmin. You may remember me from conversations such as when I discussed my PeopleSoft experience or when I discussed that I was also A+ and Network+ certified. Today, I'm gonna now say that I PASSED!! I not only passed, I slayed that m***********r!!

    870 out of 900. In all seriousness, all I used the last two days was Darril Gibson's book and the Transcenders. The Transcenders were ridiculously much harder than this exam. I'm going to say this about Darril Gibson's book...if you went through every chapter, took the practice exams at the end of the chapters, and then did the practice exam at the end of the book and did well on all of them, then take the exam. I have never said that about any study material, but this one definitely earns that. I did get one port question. (And I will not violate the NDA to tell you which one...but if you study the minimum amount of ports AND know what they are, you will be ok!).

    This book, years of experience, self-confidence in my abilities and the encouragement of this forum was the reason I passed in 50 minutes. If you are using Darril Gibson's book for Security+, believe me, for the 2008 objectives, that's all you need. I didn't even finish my Labsim....just had his resource on my trusted Kindle. I will personally e-mail him later on today to thank him....him and Transcenders for making the tests harder than they needed to be. (Not a bad idea....forces you to really know your stuff!)
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    I beleive that we have already met, but congratulations anyway!
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    nice one gives me confidence for when I do mine next month
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    Congratz, what is next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    I beleive that we have already met, but congratulations anyway!

    That first paragraph (most of it) of the line is actually a reference or more like an allusion....was hoping someone would get it.

    But thank you all the very same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    That first paragraph (most of it) of the line is actually a reference or more like an allusion....was hoping someone would get it.

    But thank you all the very same.
    I got it, but posted anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veritas_libertas View Post
    Congratz, what is next?

    I will discuss in detail in the Student Experience WGU thread, but basically I am considering taking a small break. (like a couple of days, a week). Wifey is starting to feel neglected and I want to spend some time with her before I get back to the fast pace I put myself on. My 12 CUs are done and it hasn't even been a month since I started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleD View Post
    nice one gives me confidence for when I do mine next month

    If you noticed, I had planned on taking it next week or something. Between the fact that the information was finally sinking in, the fact that I had done a lot of this already, and folks just posting that they had passed with almost relative ease, I figured my time had come. That, and I wanted to see if I could fullfill my 12 CU requirement at WGU within the month. It looks I did.

    Seriously, just go over the material, take his practice tests. MeasureUp and Transcenders are both very good exams. Once you start seeing 85%-95%, you are ready. Anything else, you're just psyching yourself out (and that's pretty bad in and of itself!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    I will discuss in detail in the Student Experience WGU thread, but basically I am considering taking a small break. (like a couple of days, a week). Wifey is starting to feel neglected and I want to spend some time with her before I get back to the fast pace I put myself on. My 12 CUs are done and it hasn't even been a month since I started.
    Good idea...
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    cool and yeah What I dont get it is Transcenders the same as Measure UP?
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    cool and yeah What I dont get it is Transcenders the same as Measure UP?

    They are both practice exams. I am very comfortable with the Transcenders.
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    cool and yeah What I dont get it is Transcenders the same as Measure UP?
    No. They are both self testing platforms, but they are completely independant.
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    Just study in the kitchen when your wife is cooking dinner.
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    Just study in the kitchen when your wife is cooking dinner.

    She cooks while I'm at work. Only on the weekends I might be home. (Most of the time... ).

    Also, I'm one of those don't-bother-me-while-I'm-reading-people. I can multitask with a lot....but reading I can't and won't.
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    Congrats on the new cert. Hopefully you don't get too big a head from your good score..lol
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earweed View Post
    Congrats on the new cert. Hopefully you don't get too big a head from your good score..lol

    You mean like that guy who got 900 and wrote his response in bold? Or the chick who got 880, (though when I read her one post, I understood...).

    Nah man, I was shooting for 750, tbh. My motto is really "A pass is a pass!" But if I know something, I'm just gonna answer it.

    Thanks man. Really appreciate it.
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    Tell you wife "hi" for me. And congratulations on the cert!
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    LOL lovin the neg rep for my wife in the kitchen joke.
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    LOL lovin the neg rep for my wife in the kitchen joke.

    I SWEAR TO YOU IT WASN'T ME! You know I keep it real.
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    I SWEAR TO YOU IT WASN'T ME! You know I keep it real.
    I've got 650+ positive rep. I don't care who it was, lol.
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    Congrats on the pass!!
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    Congrats on the pass erpadmin!!
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    Now it's time for knwminus to take his. That thread of his for his Sec+ trek has gotten really long.
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    The good thing about my pass, now I can congratulate those who passed it now. (Not like I couldn't before...but to me it just didn't make sense to do so without having done it myself...) At least now I'm in a position to advise on this exam. (Without, of course, violating NDA).
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