Passed SECOPS today!

djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Scholarship Cohort 5 here, did 210-255 today and to my amazement I passed. It was tough! Many people find it easier than SECFND, but I was not one of those people.

Next up is R&S - I had my CCNA 10 years ago, time to get back on the train.


  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,588Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congratulations. Did you use any resources beyond those provided by the scholarship?
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  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I did purchase the books from Cisco, but really only used them for the pearson testprep exams.

    Of course, as noted in the exam blueprint, this and this are absolutely imperative... particularly 61r2. (the first one.)
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  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USPosts: 771Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats! :) I passed yesterday as well! I didn't think I was well prepared, but from studying for other exams, and previously reading the NIST information, it really helped out a lot.

    The blueprint and NIST are definitely needed. Know the various models (Diamond, kill chain, etc.). IR was big, too. The mentor sessions are very helpful, too. And if you have any questions outside of that, the forums in the learning portal were great. I think most, if not all, the information needed to pass is in the included material. The videos, the slides, the texts. It's all there.

    SECFND was more Cisco specific and came off as a lot of sales type of questions (product specifics). SECOPS was more of IR and the ops side and less Cisco specific. Both weren't easy exams, but if you're prepared you're not going to have any problems. Questions were straight forward and not trying to mislead you.
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