I have recently received the study materials for the SANS GREM and have begun going through them in preparation for taking the exam near the end of October and I wanted to see if anyone has taken the exam? I have not tried the practice exams yet as I want to go through the books and labs some more but I am finding the material very good and Lenny I have to say is a very awesome asset to have in the IT Industry...
Definitely let us know what you think.
I haven't touched it in awhile since I only have the v2 materials. I'll upgrade to v3 and hit it hard again once I'm done with a couple college classes (probably around October).
However, if you were to say start from scratch, they most certainly do not teach you everything you need to know.
I'd review the syllabus/objectives; it will give you a pretty good idea of what's expected of you in terms of prerequisites: http://www.offensive-security.com/documentation/penetration-testing-with-backtrack.pdf
I think anyone who is somewhat comfortable with those topics will do fine, even if it requires a little extra googling/research.
The only complaint I have is that the lab time starts immediately. I'd prefer to have it kick in a month later or so. With my schedule, I really didn't have time to even do anything the first month and felt like that was a waste.
Good luck with your studies.
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