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PC509
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Systems Administrator
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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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  • stryder144 said: Cisco exams are like that.  I prefer going back since sometimes the questions get answered by other questions that occur later on in the exam. I like those ones, but I don't prefer that format. As MontagueVandervort sai…
  • DatabaseHead said: PC509 said: 1/2 day. Worked at a potato plant. The moving conveyor belts, smell of bleach and other cleaners, etc. just made me feel like crap, so I just left.  In IT, my shortest has been 3 months. Amazon. Then, I …
  • 1/2 day. Worked at a potato plant. The moving conveyor belts, smell of bleach and other cleaners, etc. just made me feel like crap, so I just left.  In IT, my shortest has been 3 months. Amazon. Then, I got escorted out. Apparently, another guy tha…
  • Not a hiring manager, but the first question I was asked is if I mind working for a company who's parent company is a major tobacco company. It wasn't a big deal to me. Some of the people that have left have gone onto some other great positions in g…
  • I gave my personal info for a quote one time (not Infosec Institute). Once. Never again. I'm sure some others have done the same with this company and are still getting calls and emails almost a decade later. 
  • JDMurray said: Oh, this revelation will be going on for years... I think the revelation of looking at your avatar icon is going to haunt me for years. One was enough, now there are 9 of them!?  I think it looks and works great. The cha…
  • My certifications are first and foremost for me. They are my personal goals when validating my knowledge of a technology or subject. The benefit to my employer is that knowledge. At most, if they do validate they can use that as some kind of partner…
  • shochan said: I see this post the last few years... I suggest... using....these....dot dot dot at the end of every sentence... because you really don't know what you are going to pass... set a goal of at least ONE cert you are going to pas…
  • I used them for the CISSP and thought they were great. Yes, some of the phrasing was confusing, and some of it did translate over to the official exam. You had to really read the questions, sometimes a few times just to understand exactly what they …
    in Boson Comment by PC509 December 2018
  • I just want a nice set of lock picking tools (for educational purposes), and a good travel backpack. Next time I travel, I'm not lugging around a rolling suitcase, I'm wearing a decent small backpack that will fit just the basics! 
  • Looks much better. I love the evolution of this site. Thanks!
  • I love the look of those older switches (and routers). That was the era when I was working at an ISP and worked with some Cisco equipment regularly. Always thought it was the most beautiful hardware. Now, it looks really dated, but I still love the …
    in Old Gear Comment by PC509 December 2018
  • I like this much better. Thank you and the rest of your team for taking the suggestions of the users and making it happen (if possible). I really appreciate it! 
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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 …