Who passed the CASP?!?!?!

LSageeLSagee Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
This guy passed!!!

If you want to stand a chance, you better understand federation, SOAP, SAML,SPML, etc. My test was heavy on federation questions, security protocols, and SSO related architecture. Lots of drag and drop PBQs and a few regarding where to place what in the network according to business requirements and ACL stuff. Use the process of elimination on everything!!!

Studied for 2 weeks at about 6 hrs a day.

I used:
Pearson Cert Guide and practice tests
GCGA premium website questions
Skillport
FedVTE
Computer Security Handbook
CASP PocketPrep on my phone

Also, I am almost finished with Norwich's BS in Cyber Security (3 classes left). A lot of those classes prepared me for this test which drastically cut down on the study time and help me be in the right mindset to understand the question's perspective.

I had about 55 min left when I finished and almost went through to review, but chose not to. Second guessing is usually my downfall. This test is not impossible, I do not have applicable experience in the field, only educational but I needed this cert to leverage myself for a job that has a pretty rigorous entrance selection process. This will definitely set me above my peers. Study hard, draw out relational diagrams to get the big picture (don't just look at it in the book) and good things will happen on test day.

Also, like other CompTIA certs, skip the PBQ for last unless you are 100% sure you can knock them out immediately.

Good luck to all you future test takers!

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  • ThePawofRizzoThePawofRizzo Senior Member Posts: 386Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • LSageeLSagee Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks. It was a pretty big accomplishment for me. I am moving on to Linux + in a month. I buy my vouchers and then set the exam date. No cancelling allowed, forces me to focus and get at it.
  • PersianImmortalPersianImmortal Posts: 124Member
    Congratulations!!! Not an easy exam by far. Good luck with your L+!
  • ThePawofRizzoThePawofRizzo Senior Member Posts: 386Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats. Yeah setting the exam date is a good way to set focus. I should probably try that on the next cert.
  • ChocolatedolChocolatedol Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats and thanks for the info.
  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Posts: 1,472Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • crking3crking3 Posts: 27Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hey man congrats! 

    So how much much did you focus on memorizing certain things vs just getting ftheough the entirety of the material? Could you provide more info on specifically how you studied? 

    Thanks!
  • dblink07dblink07 Posts: 11Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!!!
  • Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 Junior Member USA, CAPosts: 39Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    WELL DONE!
    Current:  A+ | Network+ | Project+ |Security+
    Working on: Cysa+
  • LSageeLSagee Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    crking3 said:
    Hey man congrats! 

    So how much much did you focus on memorizing certain things vs just getting ftheough the entirety of the material? Could you provide more info on specifically how you studied? 

    Thanks!
    I first went through the questions and check on learning in the Cert Guide and Pock Prep. I marked the topics I did not get correct and expanded my knowledge in those areas. Going through the study material, you can kind of tell if you need a conceptual understanding or a technical understanding of the material. If I felt I understood enough of the conceptual material (to include relevant terms), I moved on. Other material, you can tell right away you need to memorize like the various formulas relating to DR.

    In the end, I would say I spent 30% of my time memorizing information using flashcards and diagrams, the rest of the time was spent watching videos, doing practice questions and reading the material.
  • crking3crking3 Posts: 27Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Soap and web application stuff is tough for me and I don’t see much sorting through this in the sybex guide or the Pearson guide ...does anyone have any advice ??? How heavy is the exam in Json, REST, soap, Ajax, etc ???

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