Passed GSEC - 1/2/18

DonklanderDonklander GCFA, GCFE, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, GCCC, CISSP, CEHMember Posts: 47 ■■■□□□□□□□
My main caveat to this, it seems that open book tests are harder than closed book. I took CISSP roughly 2 months ago and finished within roughly 2.5 hours. This took about 4 hours (Also building lost internet connectivity, which took about 20-30 minutes to come back up).

Scored with a 92% and the good news is I have a better idea on how to build my Index from now on.

In other news, I have a spare practice test if anyone wants it.

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  • johndoeejohndoee Member Posts: 152 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sir,

    First and foremost congratulations.

    I am working on that exam myself.

    I would be forever thankful if I could receive that practice test to gauge my understanding:
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    Thanks,
  • DonklanderDonklander GCFA, GCFE, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, GCCC, CISSP, CEH Member Posts: 47 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • johndoeejohndoee Member Posts: 152 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thank You so much.


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  • sofiabourbonsofiabourbon Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi, Anyone having a spare test? I need one.

    Thank you,

    Vicky
  • sofiabourbonsofiabourbon Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    How did you study for it? I'm having a really hard time with it.

    Thank you!
  • quogue66quogue66 Senior Member Member Posts: 182 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hi, Anyone having a spare test? I need one.

    Thank you,

    Vicky


    Read the books three times, do the labs three times and make a thorough index while reading. That is the formula I have used for 6 SANS courses and never had a problem
  • TechGromitTechGromit GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Member Posts: 1,998 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I found the GSEC material very interesting, so I tended to remember it easier, I also build a decent index. The GCIH was interesting as well, built two indexes, but the exam seemed harder then the GSEC. The GREM is pure hell. :)
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • Randy_RandersonRandy_Randerson CFE, GASF, GAWN, GCFA, GCFE, GCIH, GLEG, GMOB, GNFA, GPEN, GSEC, GWAPT, DFCP, ACE, CompTIA A/N/S+ Member Posts: 115 ■■■□□□□□□□
    What did they do when they lost the Internet to the building? How does that work??
    TechGromit wrote: »
    I found the GSEC material very interesting, so I tended to remember it easier, I also build a decent index. The GCIH was interesting as well, built two indexes, but the exam seemed harder then the GSEC. The GREM is pure hell. :)

    I think you'll surprise yourself with GREM when this is all said and done :)

    GMOB was a lot of fun. Very relevant material and you can tell the authors had a lot of input on the types of questions they should be asking. When I took GCFE, it so tool based on syntax and options it was annoying.
  • DonklanderDonklander GCFA, GCFE, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, GCCC, CISSP, CEH Member Posts: 47 ■■■□□□□□□□
    What did they do when they lost the Internet to the building? How does that work??


    I waited while the test admin did whatever they are supposed to do. He tried to log back into the Pearson Vue app, but no luck there. Fortunately, I had about 30 questions and 1.5 hours left. Because as I was logged back into my test, there was roughly only an hour left. So the clock kept running during the downtime.
  • TechGromitTechGromit GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Member Posts: 1,998 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Donklander wrote: »
    I waited while the test admin did whatever they are supposed to do. He tried to log back into the Pearson Vue app, but no luck there. Fortunately, I had about 30 questions and 1.5 hours left. Because as I was logged back into my test, there was roughly only an hour left. So the clock kept running during the downtime.

    This is a very real fear for me when I take exams, the place where I go has older computers, but each computer is on a full desk, so there's plenty of room to spread out my books. While I never lost connectivity during an exam, I've had times when it took 4 or 5 seconds for the next question to be displayed. Not sure if it's a server lag issue, or network connectivity.
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
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