Cyber Security Scholarship

squidjrsquidjr Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
just got done doing the per-assessment test from cisco for the cyber security scholarship, scored an 83%, hopefully that will be enough for me to get accepted into the program, already have the CompTIA A+, Net+ and Sec+, just hoping me being a male wont effect the decision
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  • McElhinneyMcElhinney Posts: 31Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I am in the same boat. Got my results yesterday and currently waiting to see if I have been accepted. Fingers crossed for us both.
    2017/2018 Certifications Gained: CCNA R&S, CCNA Sec.
    2018/2019 Certification Goals: CCNA Cyber OPs.
  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Me three. Took it yesterday morning, got an 86. My company won't pay for any Cisco cert cause we are not a Cisco shop... but I'd much rather go for this right now than CSA+.

    I am anxiously awaiting that email at 5 after midnight tomorrow night!
  • squidjrsquidjr Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I wasnt accepted last year, but i only had the A+ at the time, so hopefully the net+ and sec+ will let me in this time, Im studying for the CCNA RS right now also,

    good luck to both of you
  • squidjrsquidjr Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    well its Thursday and no word yet, hopefully I'll hear something today
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    How does one apply for this? Just provide your info first amd they send you email with more instructions?
  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    squidjr wrote: »
    well its Thursday and no word yet, hopefully I'll hear something today

    Yeah I was petty bummed this moring! ha. I wonder if this step is also automated, or if it requires human interaction. I would think the entire selection process be be simply an algorithim. Well it's still pretty early on the west coast. Maybe someone just has to get in there and click a button :)
  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    TheFORCE wrote: »
    How does one apply for this? Just provide your info first amd they send you email with more instructions?

    Yep, that's the first step. You should hear back within a few days to fill out a questionairre about your certs/etc.
  • squidjrsquidjr Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    djmd808 wrote: »
    Yeah I was petty bummed this moring! ha. I wonder if this step is also automated, or if it requires human interaction. I would think the entire selection process be be simply an algorithim. Well it's still pretty early on the west coast. Maybe someone just has to get in there and click a button :)

    hopefully thats all it is, but i do know i got my email to take the test around midnight-2 am cst
  • PC509PC509 Passion For IT Oregon, USPosts: 711Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Maybe we have to wait until Monday... icon_sad.gif I get so hyped, it's like Christmas. I really want to get back into Cisco and move forward with the security side of Cisco. This would be the next step, then onto the CCNP! :D
  • SleepCZSleepCZ Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Heh guys, I have been waiting for the third email the whole day. So far nothing, and as it's about to be 1:30AM I think it's time to sleep. I guess, in the morning the last email with details will be there. Excited as well.
    :?:
  • PC509PC509 Passion For IT Oregon, USPosts: 711Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I just got the email and completed the last step! :) Looks great so far! Hope to hear great news on Monday! Then, a lot of hard work with a very rewarding end!
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    What type of questions does the questionnaire have?
  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    PC509 wrote: »
    I just got the email and completed the last step! :) Looks great so far! Hope to hear great news on Monday! Then, a lot of hard work with a very rewarding end!

    Yup...pretty excited here too. Just ordered the books... I'd like to get a nice jump on it before the cohort actually begins. I'm so used to rescheduling exams over and over and over and over. It'll be tough, but nice to have an actual hard deadline...
  • squidjrsquidjr Posts: 23Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I also got the email to complete step 3 and picked to start in December (cohort 5). Will get the books later this month.
  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 442Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations all the best. From my side Apparently I received the last step on the spam folder. Now I'm officially out! icon_sad.gif

    Any way to get on track?
    2018 Year goals:
    CCNA Cyber Ops [Done!]
    Extra goals: VCP6-DCV [1%] , CCENT-CCNA [2%]
    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
  • medamanmedaman Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Any help as to what the prequalification questions were?
  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    medaman wrote: »
    Any help as to what the prequalification questions were?


    Don't remember exactly... just some basic questions about your experience and your current certifications. Basically a pre-screening to see if you qualify at all.
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    Whats the email address that this email is coming from? Don't want it to go to my spam folder.
  • PC509PC509 Passion For IT Oregon, USPosts: 711Member ■■■■□□□□□□


    [h=3][email protected] via research.net <[email protected]>[/h]



  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    How long does it take to get thay first email?
  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Got the final email! Woohoo, cohort 5! My Cisco books are arriving today too. More than happy to have 6 weeks to at least get through the Fundamentals book.
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    Just completed the first step survey for this but didn't know that you can skip questions. So I might have answered maybe 1 or "incorrectly". Well lets hope for email step 2.

    Step 2 is pre-requisite exam? Says you need to get 75% .Anyone know what type of questions?
  • PC509PC509 Passion For IT Oregon, USPosts: 711Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Basic Windows, Linux, security, Cisco, networking type of questions. With your certifications, you'll easily pass.
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    Let's hope i get that 2nd email then.
  • MdaudMdaud Posts: 46Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    How hard is the prequalification exam?
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    Mdaud wrote: »
    How hard is the prequalification exam?

    Some questions are tricky but might seem more tricky if you are unfamiliar with the subjects. Pretty standard questions regarding Windows, Linux , Networking and Security. The fact that you get only 45 minutes to answer 60+ questions is what makes it seem hard, since you need to read really fast and know the question right away, it doesnt allow you for a process of elimination to select the right answer.

    Just finished my per-qualification exam and it looks like I had select answers for all the questions but it seems that I had skipped two questions and just clicked done. Passed it and now waiting for the next email.
  • zepol87zepol87 Posts: 14Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Just received the email for the pre-qualification exam. Wish me luck
  • ira.aira.a Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Just barely made the cut score for this. Are the books associated with the course free? Or will they be out of pocket?
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    ira.a wrote: »
    Just barely made the cut score for this. Are the books associated with the course free? Or will they be out of pocket?

    Supposedly everything you need will be available, but of course there are study guides, costing between $50-$70. Read somewhere here someone got one for $10 through some discount offer.
  • PseudonymPseudonym Senior Member Posts: 314Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Had the email yesterday, went through the survey and had the second email shortly after.

    Gunna leave doing the exam for a few weeks so I don't get put in Cohort 5. Would prefer to wait for 6.

    I really don't know much about linux. Should this worry me for the pre-qual exam?
    Certifications - A+, Net+, Sec+, ITIL v3, MCITP:EDST/EDA, CCNA R&S/Cyber Ops, MCSA:2008/2012, MCSE:CP&I
    Working on - Linux+
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