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PC509
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CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2003, CIW stuff
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Just a normal guy that loves technology and the lack of sometimes.
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  • MickyDee said: Awesome! I just scheduled mine for January 4th today. I must say, I've been inspired but your journey.  Congratulations and rest up! I'll be looking foreword to your thoughts on the CISSP.  I've been debating on just getting the …
  • Ok, cool. I was thinking that you'd do the test, then the questions would be at the end. It sounds like the questions are available at the beginning and you just have to go about the test while answering questions. That's good. I was thinking that I…
    in Passed eJPT Comment by PC509 December 6
  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!  Following your path from beginning to end was fun, and seeing this post was the cherry on top! A stranger online with a 4 page thread about his journey to the CISSP became something fun and interesting and personal.  You r…
  • Congrats! I plan on taking the exam in a couple weeks. I've been going through the labs, watching the videos, reading the PDF's. I still feel like I'm missing something, though. Is it just using the including tools and basic commands from the variou…
    in Passed eJPT Comment by PC509 December 6
  • Looks like tomorrow is the big day. Wanted to send some good luck your way. You have this, man. You'll kick it's butt and come posting tomorrow afternoon about your success! It's been fun following your journey with this thread! 
  • DatabaseHead said: You are going to lose some folks who struggle with the new design.  I totally get it, people who are lashing out have a hard time adapting to change.  It's not just on here, but in life in general..... I can see peop…
  • Johnhe0414 said: I have to say, that since the change, I have been on this site MORE than i ever have in the past. I am one (of the few?) who likes the change. Same here. I've been here a lot more lately than in the past. I loved it be…
  • I had this weird not confident/over confident feeling towards the end. I couldn't really identify any weak areas, everything seemed like review, but I never felt really "ready". I kept going over the models, the definitions, etc..  Give this a watc…
  • Well, they asked for input before the change. They asked for ideas for new forums. They asked for input after the change. And they have taken it all into consideration and are implementing the users ideas and suggestions (if possible). The support f…
  • System admins can control system access, permissions. Sometimes, policies, cybersecurity awareness, GPO's, patching, system hardening, malware mitigation, antivirus work, etc.. A lot of times, you do meet the requirements as a system admin.  Not su…
  • I listened to it on Audible at 1.5x speed. It was a decent resource and I used it during my commute during the last couple weeks. It wasn't so much a good study resource, but more of a way to keep the various things in my mind. At that point, it was…
  • My certs have all been personal goals. Either as part of my education (WGU) or personal reasons. None have gotten me a job or raise. The knowledge gained has been great, though. Still, it's been the experience that has gotten me the jobs.  CCNA, MC…
  • triplea said: I have been contacted by someone else on their forum who kindly offered to help. I didnt take the offer but said I would review everything again first and ask if I got stuck again. Thats helping, the other chap is just plain unhel…
  • r3nzsec said: It was really contradicting based on my experience. I've took 2 courses from them and now taking my 3rd, and this is actually the best customer support I had compare to other vendors. If ever I have questions, it only took them li…
  • paul78 said: Wow - I thought this post was going to be about something else.  But nevertheless, Congrats on the pass. What was it going to be about?  Congrats on the pass! It's about 4 weeks until Christmas. Unless the time frame …
  • Levithan said: I am the only one who is seriously facepalming here?! I went to check my e-mail and I had 30+ mails about other peoples posts! I'm amazed how extremely UNPROFESSIONAL your forum migration has been..! Do you seriously expect s…
  • volfkhat said: volfkhat said: Change is inevitable... but i HATE the new design. lol Its too 'poofy';  there is way LESS content/text on the screen. i now have to do alot more scrolling. BLEHHH But to be fair, im the guy who loved …
  • Can you do both? Study your ass off for a month, take the CISSP when you have it currently scheduled (Dec. 20th) and kill it. Get that CISSP certificate. Then, immediately move to studying for the work cert. You'll have close to 3 months to do it, b…
  • Any chance of a user configured light/dark theme? 
  • While I know that IT is very vast and we'll never know all of it, it's a good sign when people are interested and excited about other aspects outside of their expertise. It's just a real fun industry to be in. You're learning things that aren't appl…
  • Also, read the eLearnSecurity forums. There are some people asking for help in there (they remove details), but they give some nice hints for things to brush up on and what to look out for. I've been doing that, and have a few things to check out an…
    in eJPT exam Comment by PC509 November 17
  • My dream when I was a teenager was to work for the NSA. I don't think I'll even fulfill that dream, but at least I'm not doing too bad! Good luck on the Net+! 
    in Hiya Comment by PC509 November 16
  • Definitely following this one, as I have the same question and am getting ready to take the exam!  Good luck, triplea! 
    in eJPT exam Comment by PC509 November 15
  • The migration will complete at the end of August/beginning of September. Yup. This is definitely an IT project! How are things progressing? Did you get the info you needed for moving things over, new forum categories, etc..?
  • There's a lot of call center jobs because people either move on or move up. Most people will use that as a stepping stone while earning certs and more skills and moving up. That's why call centers/tier 1 help desk gets a bad rap. All the ones that k…
  • They were ok. Felt more like a talk show format than a real learning format. That's what turned me off from it. When it comes to learning stuff, I'm more of a direct to the point type. I like the talking and casual stuff, but when studying for an ex…
    in ITProTV Comment by PC509 November 6
  • What study materials have you been using? Any practice exams? What are your weak spots (either located from practice exams or self aware of those weaknesses)? There may be some other materials that can help understand the concepts outside of what…
    in Tips? Comment by PC509 November 2
  • A lot of that sounds like me. But, some of it is necessary. Always looking forward to the next thing. I like to be prepared, always like to keep learning. But, there is always something better I'm striving for. The next big thing will be where I get…
  • I'd disagree with others. I'd go straight for the CISSP. With the CCNA & CEH behind you and your education, you have a good background with the networking and security foundations. With the employment experience, you've got a good head start on …
  • ezykiller wrote: » I know Terry personally and you have no idea what you are talking about. The whole situation was blown out of proportion. Ok. I'll take your word for it. Thank you for sparing the details and letting us know anything as t…