GDAT - SEC599 Certification Preparation Guidance

bhuvanesh2016bhuvanesh2016 Registered Users Posts: 5 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hi all, i'm about to take my SANS Sec599 exam by mid September. Having videos and booklets. Would like to know about the exam experience and thoughts. Whoever completed the exam, please provide your exam tips.

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  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,005 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I can't tell for GDAT, but I would recommend you all the usual GIAC exam tips..

    Know your stuff
    Good index
    Know where to find the information in your books
    Do both practice exams that come with your voucher.. if you dont score well.. you wont score much better in the real exam. So better to study and buy a 3rd practice exam
    Get rested and relax, it is only an exam.. sure it cost money but it's not your life on the edge of the cliff.

      

  • doo108doo108 Member Posts: 18 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I just took the GDAT exam TODAY! Boy was it tough!!! I have GCIA and GCED as well so I pretty much understand how to take a SANS exam at this point. The typical tips....index all the books, do the workbook exercises, follow the principle:

    Index the books -> take the 1st practice exam -> revise the index -> take the 2nd practice exam -> revise the index again -> take the real exam

    Assuming when you take the practice exams that you are passing with low 80s or higher...you should be ready for the exam.

    I did notice that my exam questions for GDAT were a bit harder than the practice ones. So, don't go in thinking if you get an 80% on the practice exams that your golden. You still need to be on your Ps and Qs.

    Another piece of advice....read the questions and answer choices carefully....word choice is critical in selecting the correct answers.

    I hope this helps......Good luck! 
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