Introduce Yourself — TechExams Community Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:54:31 +0000 en Introduce Yourself — TechExams Community One of the First TechExams Lurkers Wed, 09 Jan 2019 20:35:50 +0000 Introduce Yourself mvparish 134611@/discussions ]]> New kid on the block Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:40:36 +0000 Introduce Yourself Thattechkid 134603@/discussions
My name is Ricardo Pearce, im 19 years old and from South Africa, I recently got my CCENT in November 2018 and currently working on the CCNA full cert.  

im currently working as Junior Field Engineer and hoping to move my way up to a senior network engineer by the end of the year. 

My path for 2019 is to have CCNA by the 7th of Feb, full CCNP by August and to start with CCDP in September.

thank you all]]>
Hello, World! Sun, 06 Jan 2019 01:34:15 +0000 Introduce Yourself wiremonk 134577@/discussions
I just signed up for the site. I'm currently working primarily on Cisco Voice projects. I am studying for the CCNA in Collaboration. I also get landed with a number of Voice over wireless lan issues at work so I will likely be poking around the wireless part of the site as well. 

Newbie Mon, 31 Dec 2018 04:21:48 +0000 Introduce Yourself jcorbett11 134529@/discussions Hello All Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:39:27 +0000 Introduce Yourself rmalone630819 134507@/discussions lots of new things. My background as an old TDM man seemed much more straight-forward and easier to remember.  There is so much to learn  with this old brain of mine! Recommendations appreciated.
Fresh to the Forum! Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:02:47 +0000 Introduce Yourself mhvsvn 134504@/discussions
I'm a 20 year old from NYC, with the A+ & Net+ certs. Fixed my first cracked iPhone screen about 6 years ago, and built my first PC about 5 years ago. Uhh, I went to college for a few years but didn't end up with any degree. Unfortunately I don't have the time or money to go back either. Right now I work at Geek Squad as an Advanced Repair Agent, basically doing hardware and software diagnostics/repairs and data backups/transfers. Only been here for a couple months and being a seasonal employee, the hours aren't great.

I'm in the market for a new job, been applying to anything and everything on Indeed, Monster, CG, you name it. If anyone has any advice or anything, I really appreciate it! Happy new year y'all ]]>
I’ll go first! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:57:34 +0000 Introduce Yourself Meggo 134146@/discussions Hey everyone!

My name is Megan and I’m a member of the product team at InfoSec Institute. Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with my horse, Huey, and hanging with my dogs, Bella and Naula. I’m addicted to Pokémon GO (pm me if you want to trade friend codes!), and am also a recovering WoW addict. If you’re playing the new expansion, I’m always looking for people to play with.  :)

I’ve been a TechExams member for about six months now and am blown away by the professionalism and kindness I see in this community. I look forward to getting to know you all more in the coming months and years.

See you online!

Looks great! Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:51:25 +0000 Introduce Yourself keatron 134426@/discussions
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Hello from France Sun, 02 Dec 2018 15:56:18 +0000 Introduce Yourself Luckan 134303@/discussions
I come from East of France, currently working in infosec. I browse this forum for many years now and was very useful to get some certifications.

I currently  have  : McAfee product specialist - ePO (2017)
Comptia Security+ (2018)
PRINCE2 foundation and practionner (2018)
(isc)² SSCP (2018)

I planned to also do TOGAF this year but dropped the idea. My plan for 2019 is CISSP.

Hi Sat, 08 Dec 2018 03:55:50 +0000 Introduce Yourself kamathi 134366@/discussions Hello there ^__^ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 06:12:02 +0000 Introduce Yourself Practical 134328@/discussions hey guys.
I'm pretty happy to find a community that offers support in the security industry.
I was hoping to find a mentor or a friend that can level up with me in this industry as there is nobody that lives around me wants to join this field.or at least someone that can tell me that I'm on the right path. That would be very reassuring and would stop me from knocking all the bottles just to find the right one and then start it feels like I've been wasting a lot of potential :"D
this is my background
I come from a problem solving software development background that's why i started with exploit development with sams class it was pretty cool
I took quiet a few courses online for CEH , Ethical hacking , networking , network security , Linux administration guides and some of MIT Courses were pretty inspiring.
now I'm on the path of a bug bounty hunting i know it's a different beat on it's own but it's worth the effort.I hope to start a freelancing job that could help me with my learning process.
If anyone is interested please feel free to drop me a message ^_^.
First Post from a Lurker Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:17:55 +0000 Introduce Yourself Denise0607 134180@/discussions Hi all. I'm Denise. I've actually been a member of TE for 2 years but never posted. However, I have learned A LOT! I remember when I first joined, I was seeking information about the CompTIA exams to join the IT industry. But this forum has provided soooo much more insight than I expected. I had learned so much about so many different careers I never knew existed and was stumped for a while about which direction I should go in.
I found myself frequenting the posts regarding infosec, particularly the offensive side of the aisle. Reading and researching about red teaming led me to r/netsec, r/netsecstudents, security blogs, podcasts, and so much more - which eventually led to interests in other areas of security. Talk about confused! I've never worked in IT or dev before and knew I needed to start somewhere, but couldn't stop myself from falling down the proverbial rabbit hole of security. Information overload. Seriously.
Coincidentally, the more I learned, the more I realized I wasn't ready. The subjects I found myself most interested in and most excited to learn about required more education than I possessed. Reverse engineering, quantum computing, cryptography, and more recently, a growing interest in blockchain development and security. A far cry from the content of CompTIA exams which is what originally brought me here. Lol.
So I decided a while back that I needed to start at the beginning and go back to school to finish a degree. Currently, I'm working my way towards a bachelor's degree in computer science. I wanted a solid foundation to build upon. Eventually, I'll find my niche and hopefully take off from there.
Anyway, I come back here to lurk often. Saw that you guys updated the site - looks great btw!
Sorry for the long post. Just wanted to say HI!! And thanks, TE. For setting me down this path.
New to the forum - hello! Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:19:36 +0000 Introduce Yourself kmmcekn 134147@/discussions
Hiya Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:01:37 +0000 Introduce Yourself coextending 134179@/discussions Hey everyone,
I am a relatively new member here at TechExams, I joined basically right before the site switch so it has been an interesting change.

I have been interested in computers my whole life but never took the time to get certified so that's what I am doing now! I have been studying really hard for my Network+ and plan to sit for the exam next month. I feel super confident as I trudge through these videos by PM. I can't wait to post my results here. I am also looking to go for Security+ and MCSA. Maybe down the line, in a few years go for C | EH and CISSP and all kinds of fun certifications ahead. My end goal career path is cybersecurity... My biggest dream is to work at the NSA, and no that's not the spaceship, to-the-moon, agency. I hope to get to know everyone here and wish me luck on my Network+ exam.]]>
New look, same mod... Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:46:32 +0000 Introduce Yourself JDMurray 134166@/discussions
When I'm not helping people on TE, I am a SecOps team manager in the Verizon Threat Management Center, Irvine, CA location. I also make training materials and teach on the side.

You can also find me in TF2 (Skial 2FORT LA), Minecraft, and Pokemon Go (my trainer code: 5397 7909 7462).