I passed!

RoyalTechRoyalTech Member Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
Got a score of 848. By the 10th question, I thought I was going to fail the exam but it turned out alright. Of all the certs I've taken so far, this was by far the most stressful for me. I got through it though. WooHoo!

Special thanks to Darril as well as anyone else who helped me get through a couple of comprehension issues I had while studying for this. This site is a Godsend and I consider myself lucky that I found it. A ton of knowledgeable people and everyone's nice unlike other sites that have a bunch of geeks with egos.

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  • RyanCorbettRyanCorbett Member Posts: 54 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats and welcome to the club !
  • KronesKrones Member Posts: 164
    icon_cheers.gif Boom Shakalaka! I just did. Congrats!
    What materials did you use?
    WGU - Security
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    CUV1, BOV1, CJV1, CVV1, KET1, KFT1, DFV1, TPV1, BNC1, RIT1, DHV1, CSV1, COV1, CQV1, CNV1, SBT1, RGT1 Completed: AXV1, CPV1, CTV1 Transferred: AGC1, BBC1, LAE1, QBT1, LUT1, GAC1/HHT1, QLT1, IWC1, IWT1, INC1, INT1, BVC1, CLC1, WFV1, DJV1
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats
    Andy

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  • RoyalTechRoyalTech Member Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Krones wrote: »
    icon_cheers.gif Boom Shakalaka! I just did. Congrats!
    What materials did you use?

    I used Darril Gibson's study guide and practice tests and watched some of Professor Messer's videos. Other than looking things up on the internet that I wanted to get more in depth with or that I was having trouble with, that was about it.
  • HectorPHectorP Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations! that's a great score.
  • DarrilDarril Member Posts: 1,588
    Congratulations. I know you put a lot of time on this and it was great to see that you passed. Good luck on your next adventure.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • RoyalTechRoyalTech Member Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Darril wrote: »
    Congratulations. I know you put a lot of time on this and it was great to see that you passed. Good luck on your next adventure.

    I tend to go overboard with this stuff as I'm sure you could tell. I end spending more time on it that is necessary because I want it to be perfect and understand it as well as you do before I take the test when, in reality, that's not going to happen. At least not now.

    The test itself was much harder than I expected though as they have changed a number of the questions. At least that's what I read and what the person I know at the testing center told me. Some stuff I don't remember coming across in my reading at all. By the end of the test, I was certain I had failed. Following your advice to just know the concepts and the question won't matter, probably saved me. Also, making sure I read each question completely before I answered it probably helped quite a bit. Everyone who takes the exam, should follow those tips.
  • OmynOmyn Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations on a great score! I'm hoping to get my Security+ to finish off my trio later this month. I find myself lost on the internet sometimes as well reading up on various topics that go into extreme detail. It's the level of detail you will never find in the exam but it's still very interesting to read.
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    Congratulations!!!!
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  • XcluzivXcluziv Member Posts: 513
    Congrats on the pass!!!!
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  • madisonmillermadisonmiller Banned Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    My heartious Congratulations to you for passing the exams. Welcome to the club.
  • al3kt.R***al3kt.R*** Member Posts: 118
    Kudos to you!
    What's next bro?
    An SSCP maybe:studyicon_confused.gif??
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  • 9nine99nine9 Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. I am scheduled for the 11th. Hopefully Gibson's book gives me similar results.
  • ben2112ben2112 Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!! I passed mine back in May.. After I finish doing my Citrix certs (required by my company), I am hoping to start in on my CISSP. That is what a lot of the other Engineers have. I used this book full of practice exams and Professor Messer videos.

    Good luck on your exam, 9nine9.
  • MJohnsonresMJohnsonres Member Posts: 31 ■■□□□□□□□□
    YEAH.... icon_cheers.gif

    Security+ is my next goal.
    Are there any quick tip that you found very helpful?

    I'll be reading through the Security+ threads looking for helpful morsels, nugget and chewy centers... icon_lol.gif
  • PaperlanternPaperlantern Member Posts: 352
    YEAH.... icon_cheers.gif

    Security+ is my next goal.
    Are there any quick tip that you found very helpful?

    I'll be reading through the Security+ threads looking for helpful morsels, nugget and chewy centers... icon_lol.gif

    Honestly? Read Darril's book and take notes. Throughout the book he has little gray boxes of important things, transcribe them word for word AFTER reading them through once. Then read them again later, this forces you through the material at least three times. Worked very well for me. I just used the same technique while reading other books to pass the CISSP.
  • 9nine99nine9 Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Honestly? Read Darril's book and take notes. Throughout the book he has little gray boxes of important things, transcribe them word for word AFTER reading them through once. Then read them again later, this forces you through the material at least three times. Worked very well for me. I just used the same technique while reading other books to pass the CISSP.

    That is what I did honestly, passed today. Read through the end of chapter reviews shortly before the test.
  • PaperlanternPaperlantern Member Posts: 352
    9nine9 wrote: »
    That is what I did honestly, passed today. Read through the end of chapter reviews shortly before the test.

    Good job! Anything in particular on the horizon?
  • 9nine99nine9 Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Good job! Anything in particular on the horizon?

    Working towards CCENT/CCNA then SSCP. Taking the day off then reading for CCENT.
  • MJohnsonresMJohnsonres Member Posts: 31 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Honestly? Read Darril's book and take notes. Throughout the book he has little gray boxes of important things, transcribe them word for word AFTER reading them through once. Then read them again later, this forces you through the material at least three times. Worked very well for me. I just used the same technique while reading other books to pass the CISSP.


    Thanks, I am going to try your suggestion.
  • MJohnsonresMJohnsonres Member Posts: 31 ■■□□□□□□□□
    9nine9 wrote: »
    That is what I did honestly, passed today. Read through the end of chapter reviews shortly before the test.

    Congratulations on passing! Thanks for the study tip, I could use some new study tactics! icon_study.gif
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