Qualys Certified Specialist

franziskanerfranziskaner Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
Just thought I would post a little about this cert as currently there isn't really much on the site.

I took a little diversion from my CEH studies to pick up this certification as my company uses Qualys products and started to ask for this cert in some jobs I might be interested in, the best part is it's free!

They offer some 1 day courses attended or remote, and they are soon releasing a self study option with the same materials. This includes access to their training environment as well.

The materials are good and explain how to use the product and the different steps in their vulnerability scanning cycle. The exam was not too bad although some questions I found quite tricky. They challenged your understanding of how to use the product. Another good thing though is it's open book so you can access their forum, help files, training material or the lab and work out what the right answer is, which I find more realistic to using the product.

Probably not for everyone, but sure some people would get benefit from this. Overall maybe 10 hrs or so study time and spent on the exam.

Comments

  • NotHackingYouNotHackingYou Member Posts: 1,460 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Thanks for sharing this!
    When you go the extra mile, there's no traffic.
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,882 Mod
    I did this several years ago and have to say that for being completely free, it's a great opportunity. If you physically attend they even provide lunch. Doesn't get any better than that.
  • datacombossdatacomboss Member Posts: 303 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I agree with @ franziskaner. The class was first class, taught by a CISSP and they provided a great lunch + snacks for the outrageous sum of $0.00. icon_cheers.gif

    I enjoyed it so much I went back for the advanced class, which was also free.
    "If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life."

    Arthur Ashe

  • SeabSeab Member Posts: 127
    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback, very interresting indeed!

    Is the exam/certif based on the first class 'Vulnerability Management' and/or 'Policy compliance and web application scanning' ?
    Also notice ' Avanced vulnerabilitiy nagement'.

    Thanks
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,147 Mod
    Dammit it's only webEx for Australia, gotta get my own lunch icon_sad.gif
    https://community.qualys.com/community/training
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Thanks for the tip! I'm in a vulnerability management role at a global company and we use Qualys in-house. I sat in on Qualys training once (and they DID provide lunch!) but had no idea they have a free cert track. I live/breathe/eat/dream Qualys data and have reported several false positives, of which they have confirmed and updated their scanner signatures...you're welcome people across the globe! icon_wink.gif
  • g33k3rg33k3r Member Posts: 249 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Do you take the exam after the class? Did the class provide enough to pass the exam or was prestudying needed?
  • franziskanerfranziskaner Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    g33k3r wrote: »
    Do you take the exam after the class? Did the class provide enough to pass the exam or was prestudying needed?

    After the class but also you get 5 attempts so can do again from home. I had no real prior knowledge so everything is covered.

    Seab, yes it is Vulnerability Management cert, they don't have exams for the other areas yet but there is training material.
  • m0wglim0wgli Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I found a post by djprakash on the Qualys community forums that has a link to register for the Vulnerability Management Self-Paced Training: https://community.qualys.com/thread/15919
  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    m0wgli wrote: »
    I found a post by djprakash on the Qualys community forums that has a link to register for the Vulnerability Management Self-Paced Training: https://community.qualys.com/thread/15919

    Awesome!! I already have a student account from previous training so I'm able to start this now icon_study.gificon_thumright.gif

    This is the link in the last forum post:

    https://gm1.geolearning.com/geonext/qualys/coursesummary.CourseCatalog.geo?id=22507223636

    with the course information:

    Course Name:
    Vulnerability Management Self-Paced Training
    Status:
    Active
    Description:
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND COMING SOON:Once you've enrolled in this class, send an email to [email protected] with subject "VM Account Request" to obtain a Qualys student account.
    In the body of the email, provide your name, phone number, email address, and company.
    Qualys Training will respond with a student account within 5-7 business days
    When you receive your account, you can "Launch" the course.
    Delivery Type:
    Online Course
    Course Code:
    VMSP
    CEU:
    8
    Duration:
    8 hours
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