Passed GSEC!

loxleynewloxleynew Member Posts: 405
I know one of the easier ones comparatively but passed with 82%!

The test was so long for real. 5 hours sitting doing the test seemed like all 5 hours, it did not fly by....

Anyways on to the next cert!


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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
    Congrats on the pass! What's next for you?
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    NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congratz!! Did you self study, do the onDemand, or take the course?
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    JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 Mod Posts: 2,835 Mod
    Congrats on the pass! I feel your pain sitting long exams!
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    loxleynewloxleynew Member Posts: 405
    Thanks! I'll move on to the CCNA security I think....

    As for studying I took the course about 2 months ago and then made a really good index. It's all about the index, but if i had an even better index I feel i could have done better.. Oh well.
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    iBrokeITiBrokeIT Member Posts: 1,318 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats, I'll be taking this soon. What materials did you use to study and any words of advice?
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    Congrats! icon_cheers.gif On to the next one... icon_cool.gif
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    loxleynewloxleynew Member Posts: 405
    iBrokeIT wrote: »
    Congrats, I'll be taking this soon. What materials did you use to study and any words of advice?

    I took the SANS course and then used their 6 books to study. I would say even if you just did the on demand study or study yourself you would be fine as long as you have a good IT background...

    the most important thing that I wish i had done would be to do a really good index. I did one, but for the most part I only indexed about half the books when I should have indexed just bout every page.

    Also know about your IP headers and how to read them on the fly as I had at least 5-10 questions on those.
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    twodogs62twodogs62 Member Posts: 393 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I used 6 sans books. Hi light key words in the books. Color coded.
    Make index. Know which book the material would be in.
    try not having to look up each question or you would never finish.
    take the practice exams they offer you to see if you are ready.
    listen to mp3s. Mine was a recertification.
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