only downside to passing tests and posting about it on here....

all the private messages i get asking for test questions after each one. no i didn't spend all my free time for you to get a free pass. does everyone get these private messages?
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  • gatewaygateway Member Posts: 232
    Never - where do these questions come from and more importantly how do they get your details?
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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    There may be some braindumps who occasionally come in here hoping to get some free test questions. There is a report to admin on pm's you receive if you think that may be the case. I agree about working hard and not giving someone else a free ride.
    Personally, I get a lot of PMs asking me stuff that I feel I'm not really qualified to answer and I just tell them to start a thread with their question.
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  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Member Posts: 885
    earweed wrote: »
    There is a report to admin on pm's you receive if you think that may be the case.

    ahh havent seen this. will be handy for sure. thanks!
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  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    At another forum I posted that I passed my CISSP and I got a few questions about specific questions.

    I was like um yeah like I could remember specific questions on a 250 question exam.....
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I have never been asked a question. (I'll probably have 6 messages waiting for me when I wake up tomorrow)
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I'd be flattered if I were you. I've never been asked once... icon_sad.gif
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    dynamik wrote: »
    I'd be flattered if I were you. I've never been asked once... icon_sad.gif

    Don't cry, I just asked for some questions.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    They only ask the smart people ;)
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Member Posts: 885
    maybe i'm too soft on here. i need to be a bastard more to keep these people away.
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  • phoeneousphoeneous Go ping yourself... Member Posts: 2,333 ■■■■■■■□□□
    They only ask the smart people ;)

    Guess that rules me out.

    Zing! :)
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I received a solicitation the other day for help "passing my security cert." The offer was to basically have someone physically take the exam for me. Webmaster pwned the guy before I forwarded the PM his way, so know that this site takes that stuff very seriously.
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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I havent received such a request, ever.

    O well, I guess I'm not popular enough.
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  • tha_dubtha_dub Member Posts: 262
    I've been asked before but not on this site... I find it insulting really. Someone wants a free ride and to boot they are going to discredit the cert and take away from the work I've put in....

    Keep in mind the work ethic of the people asking as well. Do you really want that dude wandering around with the same cert as you?
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,735 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Weird, never experienced that...
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  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483
    Never been asked a question. I have asked about recommended study material on certain certification. I guess I view this as a brotherhood, others don't. A simple please don't IM me anymore would probably do the trick.
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Paul Boz wrote: »
    I received a solicitation the other day for help "passing my security cert." The offer was to basically have someone physically take the exam for me. Webmaster pwned the guy before I forwarded the PM his way, so know that this site takes that stuff very seriously.
    I got one like that saying they would pass any cert test for me. The webmaster dealt with it pretty quickly.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    N2IT wrote: »
    Never been asked a question. I have asked about recommended study material on certain certification. I guess I view this as a brotherhood, others don't. A simple please don't IM me anymore would probably do the trick.


    I don't think asking about study materials is what the OP is talking about. If someone on here has a problem with getting a PM about study material why exactly are they posting on a certification forum icon_scratch.gif
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    N2IT wrote: »
    A simple please don't IM me anymore would probably do the trick.

    It might stop that one person, but I think the issue that Nick is referring to is multiple people are requesting information.
    If someone on here has a problem with getting a PM about study material why exactly are they posting on a certification forum icon_scratch.gif

    I would never have a problem with a PM asking for help. I would be glad to help someone out, but I won't be intentionally violating the NDA to do so.
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  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Member Posts: 885
    to clarify: i was getting asked for the exact wording of questions from the exams themselves.

    i'm more than happy to lend advice though!
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    i'm more than happy to lend advice though!

    What happened to being a bastard?
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  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Member Posts: 885
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    What happened to being a bastard?

    haha i already forgot.
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  • azjagazjag Member Posts: 579 ■■■■■■■□□□
    all the private messages i get asking for test questions after each one. no i didn't spend all my free time for you to get a free pass. does everyone get these private messages?

    I've only gotten one PM asking me for a copy of the paper I just wrote for a class at WGU. I never responded but read later that they passed the class. Hopefully legitimately.

    Edit: Just got a PM asking for resume advice or a lead on a job. Does that count?
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  • motogpmanmotogpman Member Posts: 412
    I haven't gotten anything like that before, just general stuff. I think I would be pissed is I was though, knowing how much it takes to pass a test, I would tell them where to stick it.

    I didn't know being a bastard was bad, and all this time I thought it was a compliment, LOL.
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    azjag wrote: »
    Edit: Just got a PM asking for resume advice or a lead on a job. Does that count?

    Nope, that is a legitimet question. I was just asked today for some tips on landing a job.

    The things we are talking about here are the questions that are PM'd because if they weren't, the person would get bashed from all sides and their post would be removed by a mod.

    Things like, "What were the questions that you had on the exam" or "what is a good **** site"

    Things like How would you rate an exam or how can I get a job are fair game. Although usually those questions could also just be posted on the forum, and you will get a more variety or responses.
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  • skylineskyline Member Posts: 135
    OHhh!! so thats NOT allowed?!... icon_redface.gif j/k

    seriously can't believe ppl are ballsy enough to pm with questions like that
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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    skyline wrote: »
    seriously can't believe ppl are ballsy enough to pm with questions like that
    ballsy? Create an anonymous account, and send a pm to someone you don't know. Where does the ballsy part come in?
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    ballsy? Create an anonymous account, and send a pm to someone you don't know. Where does the ballsy part come in?

    Seriously. Thats the opposite of ballsy.
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  • azjagazjag Member Posts: 579 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    Nope, that is a legitimet question. I was just asked today for some tips on landing a job.

    shucks, i was hoping it would count. =)
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  • tbgree00tbgree00 Member Posts: 553 ■■■■□□□□□□
    earweed wrote: »


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