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    Not as good as I would have like to do, due to test anxiety lol but completed the exam with 82% about 3 weeks ago. I made sure I

    would Post my Experience here being that this site helped with guidance with this one and also my other Certs. Went for a Live

    Training Earlier this year in Texas and as a bonus from my manager also had on demand Content for 4 Months. I did not bundle my

    exam because I do not do well with time restraints and plus I like to move at my own pace with any exam that I pursue. Most

    Definitely a good challenge with this one, however with consistency I think anyone could Nail this one. I pretty much attended the

    live training, read deeply through the material once, and used the on demand to touch areas I needed extra Work on. GL to anyone

    that's in pursuit of this one.. any suggestions on a good follow up sans exam to this one??
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    Congrats on the pass, I'm working through on demand now. Did you have any IPV6 on it? The audio recording I thought I heard mention that it wasn't covered for the test but I may have misheard it.
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    Congrats!!! you did it
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    Congrats, 503 is a beast.
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    Im currently in the class and they have double the amount of books than any other Sans class Ive taken
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    GCIA is definitely a beast. Congratulations!
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    GCFA is a really good cert as it compliments the host based forensic that network forensic usually needs.

    Since you have pass GCIA, I am curious how u had performed for ur day 6 initially and if ur able to analyze the day 6 ftp shell now that given u have pass the exam. Its a more of an out of your curiosity for me to better understand how well do passing the exams will translate directly to the lab hands on.
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    Honestly I sucked a** on day 6....I was so burnt out from the whole entire week that I didn't even try to give optimal effort ...Dont be me tho, lol...




    Quote Originally Posted by LionelTeo View Post
    GCFA is a really good cert as it compliments the host based forensic that network forensic usually needs.

    Since you have pass GCIA, I am curious how u had performed for ur day 6 initially and if ur able to analyze the day 6 ftp shell now that given u have pass the exam. Its a more of an out of your curiosity for me to better understand how well do passing the exams will translate directly to the lab hands on.
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    Good Luck, just be Persistent and you will do good!


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    Thank you E! how was GPEN? im torn between the forensics route ( GCFE OR GCFA) or partake on GPEN, any thoughts?

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    Really How many Books? I had 6 core books AND a big ole Lab Book..

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    Im currently in the class and they have double the amount of books than any other Sans class Ive taken
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    Thanks! most definitely happy that's its over with

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    OH and dont forget to index! I only used it about 3 times but I think its worth the time to compose it..

    Quote Originally Posted by tboe View Post
    Not as good as I would have like to do, due to test anxiety lol but completed the exam with 82% about 3 weeks ago. I made sure I

    would Post my Experience here being that this site helped with guidance with this one and also my other Certs. Went for a Live

    Training Earlier this year in Texas and as a bonus from my manager also had on demand Content for 4 Months. I did not bundle my

    exam because I do not do well with time restraints and plus I like to move at my own pace with any exam that I pursue. Most

    Definitely a good challenge with this one, however with consistency I think anyone could Nail this one. I pretty much attended the

    live training, read deeply through the material once, and used the on demand to touch areas I needed extra Work on. GL to anyone

    that's in pursuit of this one.. any suggestions on a good follow up sans exam to this one??
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    yes, I did see IP6 but not that much, cover it and make sure you understand fully because you could have a great deal of IP6 questions


    Quote Originally Posted by bsjj27 View Post
    Congrats on the pass, I'm working through on demand now. Did you have any IPV6 on it? The audio recording I thought I heard mention that it wasn't covered for the test but I may have misheard it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tboe View Post
    Thank you E! how was GPEN? im torn between the forensics route ( GCFE OR GCFA) or partake on GPEN, any thoughts?
    GPEN wasn't too bad since I already completed CEH and GCIH. There was a large enough material overlap between GPEN and GCIH that I used my GCIH index with some modifications instead of building a GPEN index from scratch. A lot of topics and tools are the same with the difference being GCIH has a blue team approach and GPEN uses the red team approach.

    It was easy for me to not go in the forensics direction because it doesn't interest me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E Double U View Post
    GPEN wasn't too bad since I already completed CEH and GCIH. There was a large enough material overlap between GPEN and GCIH that I used my GCIH index with some modifications instead of building a GPEN index from scratch. A lot of topics and tools are the same with the difference being GCIH has a blue team approach and GPEN uses the red team approach.

    It was easy for me to not go in the forensics direction because it doesn't interest me.
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