Passed GCIH today - 91%

hilldhilld Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Took the class via the work study program back in April and spent about 6 weeks studying, while cramming in another class (SEC 401) in that time. Talk about brain overload. In any case, the test was nerve wracking, I was up to 97% about half way, then all the sudden things dropped down to 89% and so did my confidence, got it back to a 90% at the last checkpoint and at the end a 91%.

I thought the test was pretty darn hard, certainly more challenging than my previous one. I am glad that this is over, I have to study for the GSEC now.

I spent the last 2 or so weeks listening to the audio recordings while commuting and did pick up a few tidbits that helped during the exam. I still have to figure out a way to perfect my indexing. During the test it is hard to find some of the items.

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  • E Double UE Double U Posts: 1,538Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Welcome to the club! icon_cheers.gif
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,751Mod Mod
    Congrats! Sounds very similar to how things went when I took mine.
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb They are watching you Posts: 3,237Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats and nice score! Hopefully will join the club by the end of this month.
    GCIH | CCNA:Sec | Net+/Sec+/A+ | CCSK
    Goals in progress: MSc in Computer Science (specializing in Cyber Ops) , CISSP
  • wiseguywiseguy CISSP, GSEC, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist, MCSE Securi Posts: 61Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats and best of luck on the GSEC! I just passed the GSEC on Wednesday and I can totally relate to your story with the percentages going up and down :)
  • quogue66quogue66 GREM GPEN GCIA GSEC GCFE GCFA GCIH GASF GSE (multiple choice) Posts: 157Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats and welcome to the GIAC advisory board (if you aren't already a member). I never look at my score until the end. I don't want the score to mess with my head. I took the GCIH a month before the GSEC and I flew through the GSEC like it was nothing. If you can pass the GCIH with a high score the GSEC will be a breeze for you.
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,773Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass and amazing score!
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
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  • hilldhilld Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the info in the Gsec. I was already a member of the board, but still had a self imposed goal of a 90. Made that by the skin of my teeth.
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