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eCPPT - Actual time required for studying the material

yhadjiyhadji Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
I have around 4.5 year of technical experience in sofware dev. and DB administration. I have acquired the Sec+ and eJPT around 3 months ago.


Sec+ required 115 hours of study time.
eJPT required 50 hours of study time(including lab time and experimentation)


I am interested in knowing how much time took others to study for eCPPT until they are ready for the exam. I know that this is clearly depended on the knowledge of the person taking the training but i would like to here from other so i can estimate how much time i will need in order to plan accordingly.

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    _nessie__nessie_ Member Posts: 39 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Pretty tough question to answer.
    I'll try to give it a shot
    I had the course 'laying' around for more than one and a half year and picked up the content whenever I had time. Due to this being scattered in time, I kind of have a hard time defining the time I spent on the material alone.
    - I used about 45 hours in the labs, although I nearly did every lab twice with quite a large timespan in between
    - I did attend SEC560 and got the GPEN certification in the meanwhile as well, which helped me in both ways. eCPPT material helped with the GPEN and vice-versa, so that probably saved me some time grasping things.
    - I only recently went through the exam, so it's not certain I passed icon_rolleyes.gif (I obviously am sure I did, *not*)
    - I had the Elite plan and found the Ruby section interesting, but it is not required for the exam.
    - Nor is the wireless section required for the exam, but I already had that covered with OSWP, so I quicly read through, also a time-saver.
    - I guess I probably spent at least a 120 hours or so, as said, scattered in time so I had to re-read stuff from time to time.

    I have to be honest that during the exam, I did NOT feel ready for it and thought on multiple occasions I'd be stuck forever. As said before, I still don't know whether that feeling was rightfully so or not. That being said, I still learned a lot of new things during the exam. So either way, it was certainly not a waste of time. (Oh, and realizing this made me able to cope better with the frustration I faced during the exam).
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    yhadjiyhadji Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    _nessie_ wrote: »
    Pretty tough question to answer.
    I'll try to give it a shot
    I had the course 'laying' around for more than one and a half year and picked up the content whenever I had time. Due to this being scattered in time, I kind of have a hard time defining the time I spent on the material alone.
    - I used about 45 hours in the labs, although I nearly did every lab twice with quite a large timespan in between
    - I did attend SEC560 and got the GPEN certification in the meanwhile as well, which helped me in both ways. eCPPT material helped with the GPEN and vice-versa, so that probably saved me some time grasping things.
    - I only recently went through the exam, so it's not certain I passed icon_rolleyes.gif (I obviously am sure I did, *not*)
    - I had the Elite plan and found the Ruby section interesting, but it is not required for the exam.
    - Nor is the wireless section required for the exam, but I already had that covered with OSWP, so I quicly read through, also a time-saver.
    - I guess I probably spent at least a 120 hours or so, as said, scattered in time so I had to re-read stuff from time to time.

    I have to be honest that during the exam, I did NOT feel ready for it and thought on multiple occasions I'd be stuck forever. As said before, I still don't know whether that feeling was rightfully so or not. That being said, I still learned a lot of new things during the exam. So either way, it was certainly not a waste of time. (Oh, and realizing this made me able to cope better with the frustration I faced during the exam).

    My very rough estimation is that it may require around 150 hours in total. Of we assume that the study time per month will be around 50-60 hours it should take around 2.5 -months.

    By the way are you sure wireless and ruby are not required for the exam?
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    yoba222yoba222 Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Last time I looked, the eCPPT video lengths add up to being about 4 times the duration of the eJPT.
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    _nessie__nessie_ Member Posts: 39 ■■■□□□□□□□
    yhadji wrote: »
    My very rough estimation is that it may require around 150 hours in total. Of we assume that the study time per month will be around 50-60 hours it should take around 2.5 -months.

    By the way are you sure wireless and ruby are not required for the exam?

    Forgot to get back to you with this one.
    Yes, I can confirm this.
    I believe even that Ruby is only provided as training material when you go for the elite plan (I always take elite since I don't know beforehand how many years I'll need to get through, and 180 days is way too limited, considering my other ways of spending time ...)
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