Tomorrow Is My Reckoning...

lamont29lamont29 Posts: 26Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Like the CISSP, I vow to take this test only once. Probably don't need it, and the extra fees that I will have to pay every year along with the CEUs leaves me feeling like I am playing with house money. Especially since I had a free shot at the Project+ and passed it. I am probably not going to work in this occupation an awful lot - I will give it my best shot!

Let's see what happens...

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  • mzx380mzx380 This site changed my life New YorkPosts: 449Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Good luck man
    Certifications: ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP
    Currently Working On: Microsoft 70-761 (SQL Server)
  • lamont29lamont29 Posts: 26Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Well I failed this test today and it serves me right in that I did not study for it the way I avidly studied for my security exams. After deep thought, I don't think that in my occupation that I would have been putting the credential to great use in the first place, but it would have been one of those 'nice to have' items proving my versatility. Yet, I am fine where I am. Unless an employer foots the bill, I will probably never take this exam again. I will remain a member of the PMI, and gain as much process skills as I can.

    I can tell you though that there were no 'curve balls' thrown in this exam. You either studied well for this exam or you didn't. I didn't and that cost me.

    Good luck to everyone else!
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    What exam was it that you took?
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • KyrakKyrak Posts: 138Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    The PMP exam is no joke and requires a lot of rote memorization. For me it was harder than the CISSP. I do think the PMP and CISSP mesh together well to provide a certain mindset and will make you more marketable.
    Up next: On Break, but then maybe CCNA DC, CCNP DC, CISM, AWS SysOps Administrator
  • mzx380mzx380 This site changed my life New YorkPosts: 449Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Kyrak wrote: »
    The PMP exam is no joke and requires a lot of rote memorization. For me it was harder than the CISSP. I do think the PMP and CISSP mesh together well to provide a certain mindset and will make you more marketable.

    I'm about to take one and want to attempt the other next year. Nice to know that CISSP is not as tough as this
    Yikes
    Certifications: ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP
    Currently Working On: Microsoft 70-761 (SQL Server)
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,736Mod Mod
    lamont29 wrote: »
    Well I failed this test today and it serves me right in that I did not study for it the way I avidly studied for my security exams. After deep thought, I don't think that in my occupation that I would have been putting the credential to great use in the first place, but it would have been one of those 'nice to have' items proving my versatility. Yet, I am fine where I am. Unless an employer foots the bill, I will probably never take this exam again. I will remain a member of the PMI, and gain as much process skills as I can.

    I can tell you though that there were no 'curve balls' thrown in this exam. You either studied well for this exam or you didn't. I didn't and that cost me.

    Good luck to everyone else!

    Sorry to hear you didn't pass. Your situation is exactly mine!! I wanted it as it was nice to have and to add to my resume, but that was it. I also didn't put in the study as I usually do (and really I stopped studying altogether after one pass through the material). I also failed. Oh well, I hate the waterfall methodology and love the Agile methodology anyways so I'll pursue the ScrumMaster cert one day.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: eJPT, Learning: Linux/CLI, Git, Python, Pentesting
    Next Up:​ eJPT, eCPPTv2, OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (CLI, Git, Python), eLearnSecurity PTSv3
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Posts: 2,333Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    PMP isn't real world, it has some nice tools and vocab to get you through some interviews, but overall it's pretty useless.

    They make it so verbose for no reason at all. A good writer and seasoned PM could design a lesson plan in 20 pages or less that would benefit you.
  • lamont29lamont29 Posts: 26Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I changed my mind! I will go ahead and retake the PMP. After further consideration, I think that it's well worth the extra effort. This time though I will put in an honest effort to study. I will report back to this forum around May 2018 that I have achieved this certification. GUARANTEED!
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