SANS Cybertalent Assessment

spiderjerichospiderjericho Senior MemberMojave DesertPosts: 837Member ■■■■□□□□□□
Anyone taken one of these?

As part of Cybersecurity Month, I was able to finagle a free assessment from SANS. I just wanted to see the output of the results.

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  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,855Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I took one before I took SANS 401, according to the results my knowledge level exceeded what SANS 301 taught, and was qualified to take SANS 401.
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • spiderjerichospiderjericho Senior Member Mojave DesertPosts: 837Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    So, it just tells you how qualified you are to take a SANS course?
  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,855Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    So, it just tells you how qualified you are to take a SANS course?

    It more to test you level of knowledge, to give you a recommended start course. If I didn't score well enough, I sure they would have recommended SANS 301 instead. I don't know if they would still would have recommended SANS 401 if I Aced the test or not.
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • afobafob Posts: 8Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I took it before I was accepted into the Cyber Academy cohort. The exam doesn't let you know what questions you got right or wrong. Once I did my academy interview, my interviewer said I did extremely well. I am a beginner in InfoSec so I am shocked that I did. I was accepted into the Cyber Academy after doing the interview. I remember it was 50 questions though. Any specific question?
  • spiderjerichospiderjericho Senior Member Mojave DesertPosts: 837Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    No question. The exam said I was qualified to take intermediate classes/exam.

    I thought it it was a sort of cyber assessment to tell you how cyber you were.
  • TangoZuluTangoZulu Posts: 1Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    afob said:
    I took it before I was accepted into the Cyber Academy cohort. The exam doesn't let you know what questions you got right or wrong. Once I did my academy interview, my interviewer said I did extremely well. I am a beginner in InfoSec so I am shocked that I did. I was accepted into the Cyber Academy after doing the interview. I remember it was 50 questions though. Any specific question?
    I have only just applied. I’m also a beginner in infosec but am nervous about this assessment. I very much want to get into this program and wondered if there were a way to “[email protected] for this assessment? 
  • spiderjerichospiderjericho Senior Member Mojave DesertPosts: 837Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Just take it. It will literally show you where you are knowledge wise and recommend the course best suited for you to start with. 

    If if you want a cheaper option, you could always go the elearnsecurity route or self study some CompTIA (like networking+, A+, sec+, Linux+).
  • gabeaaagabeaaa Junior Member Posts: 3Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    I failed it the first time I took it being brand new to security. I think I got like a 23%. lol
    Current Certifications: CCENT, CCNA R&S, CCNA Cyber Ops, GSLC, C|EH v9, GICSP

    My Aims

    2019: GNFA, CISSP, GPEN
    2020: OSCP, AWS Security Architect


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