Just passed SSCP

spunkygermanicusspunkygermanicus Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Woo-hoo!

I just took and passed SSCP at the Javit's Center on 06/March.
It took me about an hour as I was totally over prepared, I guess it beats not being prepared. I studied as though it was the at same difficulty level as the CISSP.
I studied for about two months.
I used:
The official SSCP study guide.
Cram Session study guide.
CBT Nuggets.
A Wiley book (I forget the title).

But, what actually prepared me most was the classwork I took towards this certificate:
Online Certificate in Computing Security
The courses CT 300, and CT 325 in particular.

My observations are that the questions are somewhat vague and you must pick the BEST answer. Also, I was the only SSCP candidate out of 36 exam takers. There were two no-shows. Only three candidates were women. There were 38 (I think) people scheduled.
2 no shows.
1 SSCP (Me)
2 Other non-CISSP candidates.
33 (roughly) CISSP candidates.

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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAPosts: 5,735Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Woo-hoo!

    I just took and passed SSCP at the Javit's Center on 06/March.
    It took me about an hour as I was totally over prepared, I guess it beats not being prepared. I studied as though it was the at same difficulty level as the CISSP.
    I studied for about two months.
    I used:
    The official SSCP study guide.
    Cram Session study guide.
    CBT Nuggets.
    A Wiley book (I forget the title).

    Congratz! What do you do in IT currently? :D
    Only three candidates were women. There were 38 (I think) people scheduled.

    Just slightly distracted, or are you a woman? icon_wink.gif
    Currently working on: Linux and Python
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAPosts: 11,473Admin Admin
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    I was one of two SSCP exam takers and the other was a no-show. All the 20+ other people in the room were CISSP candidate who had all taken the same week-long boot camp at the hotel. I noticed some surprised looks when I turned in my exam after (only) 2.5 hours. The proctor didn't mention to the room that I was taking a 3-hour exam. icon_lol.gif
  • spunkygermanicusspunkygermanicus Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratz! What do you do in IT currently? :D

    My title is systems administrator, though I really support the desktop.
    This is due to company need combined with the economic environment.
    Just slightly distracted, or are you a woman? icon_wink.gif
    I'm a male.
    I was very distracted.
    One of the girls was big boned with too tight jeans, I think she might have been there to take the plumber licensing exam.
  • spunkygermanicusspunkygermanicus Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    JDMurray wrote: »
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    I was one of two SSCP exam takers and the other was a no-show. All the 20+ other people in the room were CISSP candidate who had all taken the same week-long boot camp at the hotel. I noticed some surprised looks when I turned in my exam after (only) 2.5 hours. The proctor didn't mention to the room that I was taking a 3-hour exam. icon_lol.gif

    Thanks.
    I had to tell my proctor that I was taking the SSCP exam, as I was on a separate-the last-sheet, he seemed to assume that everybody was taking CISSP up until that point.
  • NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Posts: 968Member
    Congrats on the pass :)

    I've got mine on the 28th of March...

    -ken
  • impelseimpelse Posts: 1,227Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats
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  • shaqazoolushaqazoolu Posts: 259Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks for the info. This actually gives me a lot more confidence than all of the feedback I have gotten thus far.
    :study:
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,048Mod Mod
    Congrats !!
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • twodogs62twodogs62 Posts: 393Member ■■■□□□□□□□
  • SephStormSephStorm Posts: 1,732Member
    Woo-hoo!
    But, what actually prepared me most was the classwork I took towards this certificate:
    Online Certificate in Computing Security
    The courses CT 300, and CT 325 in particular.

    Do you have a BS? Do you have to have one before enrolling for that certificate?
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAPosts: 11,473Admin Admin
    SephStorm wrote: »
    Do you have a BS? Do you have to have one before enrolling for that certificate?
    Having a college degree is not a requirement for taking the SSCP exam; a college degree cannot be used to waive the one-year experience requirement of the SSCP cert either.
  • SephStormSephStorm Posts: 1,732Member
    Oh, I wasn't saying that, I was talking about the college certificate.
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats on the cert
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • spunkygermanicusspunkygermanicus Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    SephStorm wrote: »
    Do you have a BS? Do you have to have one before enrolling for that certificate?

    I have a BBA, and I was required to send my transcripts to Drexel before enrolling.
  • NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Posts: 968Member
    I have a BBA, and I was required to send my transcripts to Drexel before enrolling.

    Before enrolling on what? The SSCP? It's just that you can self-study the SSCP.

    -Ken
  • spunkygermanicusspunkygermanicus Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    This:
    Computing Security Technology - Richard C. Goodwin College of Professional Studies - Drexel University

    Which unintentionally served as a big part of my SSCP preparation.
    NinjaBoy wrote: »
    Before enrolling on what? The SSCP? It's just that you can self-study the SSCP.

    -Ken
  • NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Posts: 968Member
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