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    Quote Originally Posted by kidainny View Post
    best book i've used for a certification yet. i wonder if Darril sees these posts.
    He does. He used to frequently surf the forums and congratulate his pupils when they passed. I haven't seen him around in about a month though. He is probably working on a new book or something.
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    He does. He used to frequently surf the forums and congratulate his pupils when they passed. I haven't seen him around in about a month though. He is probably working on a new book or something.

    I hope it's Project+: Get Certified Get Ahead!

    I'm going to email him sometime soon and ask if he can get on that.....LOL.
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    Right down even to the font size - i mean it really makes a difference. I was flying through that book. It was just the right amount of information, and flowed smoothly. Plus hundreds of questions. How can you beat that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    Would you like some cheese with your whine?
    Actually, some honey Goat Cheese would be wonderful. On some wheat crackers, thanks.

    I really can't wait to sink my teeth into this book. Should be here in a few days!
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    I could not pass the Kindle 9.99 price up. Downloaded Kindle for PC to my netbook, bought the book, and am flying through it. Excellent read!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue2shadow View Post
    If any of you are students, grab Amazon Prime for students. It's free, gives you 2-day shipping on all items stocked by Amazon (and their distributors), and 1-day shipping is 3.99 per item.

    Amazon Student

    holy crap, I didn't know that... thanks dude.. amazon rules
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidainny View Post
    Right down even to the font size - i mean it really makes a difference. I was flying through that book. It was just the right amount of information, and flowed smoothly. Plus hundreds of questions. How can you beat that?

    agreed, the larger font is a much welcomed difference from the other books I am studying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-Mike View Post
    holy crap, I didn't know that... thanks dude.. amazon rules
    Yep, it is wonderful

    And when my year is up, maybe I will be able to get another year since I have an address at a different school now. And a year after that, I'll probably be entering a 3rd school.
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    Book arrived today! I will be starting it today for sure, and will probably still be able to easily meet my original goal of having the Exam passed by month end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperlantern View Post
    Book arrived today! I will be starting it today for sure, and will probably still be able to easily meet my original goal of having the Exam passed by month end.
    Crack that thing open and get reading!

    I should be finished by Wednesday and then I am going to skim through it afterwards...I have exactly 2 weeks and counting...
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    In DGs book I read 7 chapters in two days (this past weekend) my brain was hurting by Sunday night 0_0

    I made some silly mistakes but overall I kept getting 85% or above on each chapter exam which tells me that I am familiar with the topic. I plan to finish two more chapters tonight and then the last one tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higherho View Post
    In DGs book I read 7 chapters in two days (this past weekend) my brain was hurting by Sunday night 0_0

    I made some silly mistakes but overall I kept getting 85% or above on each chapter exam which tells me that I am familiar with the topic. I plan to finish two more chapters tonight and then the last one tomorrow.

    After tomorrow, when you're done with the final DG exam, schedule your exam and then just spend time lightly reviewing. You sound like you're just about ready.

    If your brain is hurting...that means it's working...
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    After tomorrow, when you're done with the final DG exam, schedule your exam and then just spend time lightly reviewing. You sound like you're just about ready.

    If your brain is hurting...that means it's working...
    The test is scheduled for this Friday. I needed to get the cert by then (actually Monday would be Ideal. IF anything bad happened I would have 60 days to get it).

    I agree. When I took a shower last night I was saying all the port numbers for memory, talked about logs, different protocols ,etc. It was crazy 0_0

    what would you consider light reviewing? Just curious.

    EDIT

    I will also have all day Thursday to review.
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    Just cracked it open and spent the last hour or so going through the Assessment Test at the beginning of the book. Scored a 63% on that. A little disappointing but having not read the book yet I guess I can't complain too much.
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    I started on chapter 1 and did not notice the assessment test in the beginning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higherho View Post

    what would you consider light reviewing? Just curious.
    First of all, I didn't even do the preassessment. Just read the book and did the final exam (I didn't want to worry about what was "the weakest" as it was safe to assume that it would be cryptography.

    If my test is Friday, I would just do some skimming, as opposed to studying on Thursday. There is such a thing as information overload, and I didn't want to spend the day before cramming. IF anything I would do my cramming hours BEFORE I sit for the exam (which is why I take trains/ferries to my testing center instead of driving). Maybe do the preassessment...but not heavy-duty cramming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    First of all, I didn't even do the preassessment. Just read the book and did the final exam (I didn't want to worry about what was "the weakest" as it was safe to assume that it would be cryptography.

    If my test is Friday, I would just do some skimming, as opposed to studying on Thursday. There is such a thing as information overload, and I didn't want to spend the day before cramming. IF anything I would do my cramming hours BEFORE I sit for the exam (which is why I take trains/ferries to my testing center instead of driving). Maybe do the preassessment...but not heavy-duty cramming.
    O, I agree with you. I was planning on going through all the remember me parts or just the summary exam sections. Do you think thats to much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by higherho View Post
    I started on chapter 1 and did not notice the assessment test in the beginning.
    I took the assessment, I scored 65 or 70%. I took that as a compliment. That I know more than half of the material with no prep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    I took the assessment, I scored 65 or 70%. I took that as a compliment. That I know more than half of the material with no prep.
    yeah I guess that is the glass-half-full way of looking at it.
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    O, I agree with you. I was planning on going through all the remember me parts or just the summary exam sections. Do you think thats to much?

    As long as it's just that, in addition to light reading. You don't want to spend more than an hour doing it....you want to relax on that day. Then do your blitzkrieg cramming the next day, hours before you exam.

    Sounds like you're almost ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    As long as it's just that, in addition to light reading. You don't want to spend more than an hour doing it....you want to relax on that day. Then do your blitzkrieg cramming the next day, hours before you exam.

    Sounds like you're almost ready.
    I thought you said cramming right before it is bad? :P


    Yep, I can see the finish line
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    I thought you said cramming right before it is bad? :P


    Yep, I can see the finish line
    I do cramming right before the test. I get there early (to avoid any stress of potentially being late) and so I kill the extra time sitting out in the car with any notes I've taken (which is usually like 8 pages or so) and my book so I can skim sections or chapters.

    I've heard not to, but it hasn't steered me wrong yet. (But I usually find the stuff I was the most worried about doesn't show up. But it is better to be over prepared than under)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    I do cramming right before the test. I get there early (to avoid any stress of potentially being late) and so I kill the extra time sitting out in the car with any notes I've taken (which is usually like 8 pages or so) and my book so I can skim sections or chapters.

    I've heard not to, but it hasn't steered me wrong yet. (But I usually find the stuff I was the most worried about doesn't show up. But it is better to be over prepared than under)
    I guess I will bring my book and put some bookmarks in and high light some stuff. I will mainly glance over the lowest scoring chapter I got on the chapter exams.


    bbl! going to read chapter 8 and hopefully finish 9 tonight.
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    I thought you said cramming right before it is bad? :P


    Yep, I can see the finish line

    Cramming the DAY BEFORE the exam is bad....

    Cramming the few hours before, can be the difference between 865 and 870...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    I've heard not to, but it hasn't steered me wrong yet. (But I usually find the stuff I was the most worried about doesn't show up. But it is better to be over prepared than under)
    What has generally worked for me is that I'll read/study. When I feel ready, I schedule. Will do some practice exams (For Security+ I should have saved my money on Transcenders....lol.....), then the day before an exam, I will just do some chillin'/relaxin'. My brain needs to absorb what I've been reading (at this point it's either I know it, or I don't). Then I cram the last couple/few hours before an exam.

    Like you, I do subscribe to being overprepared. In Security+'s case...I definitely did. (Put it this way...A+ and Network+ were not exactly 97% scored like Security+ was....lmao). Then again, the cut score was like 500 something for either exams or some jazz.
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