I just downloded the application for those who want to take the test for self study. On the application it asks what my experience qualifcations are. I am a Technical Support Engineer, have been with the company for 5 years now. I am worried that the work I perform will not meet their needs. I do not do any pen testing at work, I mainly help troubleshoot our clients network, pc problems and do alot of audits on software looking for bugs and do documentation on user permissions and encryption. I do hold Microsoft and Comptia certifications, do you think I should list them? I do not want to spend $1500 to take a class so I can take the exam. For anyone who has does self study before and can speak on your experience with the process please let me know. Do they really call your boss to confirm? My job is very private, and I am doing this more for myself than for the company. Anyway thanks for your time.