Finished M.S. Information Security and Assurance

Chris:/*Chris:/* Command Line NinjaMember Posts: 658 ■■■■■■■■□□
So I have finished my M.S. Information Security and Assurance from WGU. It was a great experience and I learned plenty of information that not only helped me with my current job it has helped me move forward with future opportunities. I strongly recommend the program for anyone who would like a valuable Masters in that field and not just a piece paper.
Degrees:
M.S. Information Security and Assurance
B.S. Computer Science - Summa Cum Laude
A.A.S. Electronic Systems Technology

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  • kgbkgb Senior Member Member Posts: 380
    Congratulations!
    Bachelor of Science, Information Technology (Software) - WGU
  • NotHackingYouNotHackingYou Achieve excellence daily Member Posts: 1,460 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congratulations!!
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  • Concerned WaterConcerned Water Senior Member Member Posts: 338 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!!!
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  • powerfoolpowerfool Senior Member Member Posts: 1,658 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats! Where you professionally before you entered the program? How long did you take and how aggressive did you intend on moving through the program?
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
    Congrats! I'm hoping to start the program right after I finish my CISSP. Glad to see you recommend it.
  • joehalford01joehalford01 Senior Member Member Posts: 364 ■■■□□□□□□□
    That's great, glad to see you liked it. It's on my list of considerations after finishing my bachelors degree through them. Where is it helping you move to?
  • TLeTourneauTLeTourneau Well ain't that shiny! Member Posts: 616 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congratulations!
    Thanks, Tom

    M.S. - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    B.S: IT - Network Design & Management
  • PsoasmanPsoasman Senior Member Member Posts: 2,687 ■■■■■■■■■□
  • ValsacarValsacar Senior Member Member Posts: 336
    Which FMV2 did you do, CHFIv4 or v8? Did you find the provided materials enough?
    WGU MS:ISA Progress:
    Required: NOTHING!!!!!
    Current Course: NONE

    Completed: COV2, LKT2, LOT2, FNV2, VUT2, JFT2, TFT2, JIT2, FYT2, FMV2, FXT2, FYV2, LQT2
    Started 01 May 2012, Degree awarded 29 Oct 2013
  • N2ITN2IT Senior Member Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratz

    I am currently in the MBA program and I agree it's a good program. Underrated IMO
  • gabyprgabypr Senior Member Member Posts: 136 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations man!
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  • IvanjamIvanjam Senior Member Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats, Chris:/* icon_thumright.gif
    Fall 2014: Start MA in Mathematics [X]
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  • MrBrianMrBrian Grind time, gotta eat Member Posts: 520
    Congrats! Huge accomplishment!
    Currently reading: Internet Routing Architectures by Halabi
  • onesaintonesaint Senior Member Member Posts: 801
    Congratulations!
    Work in progress: picking up Postgres, elastisearch, redis, Cloudera, & AWS.
    Next up: eventually the RHCE and to start blogging again.

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  • vanquish23vanquish23 Sr. NetSec Engineer Member Posts: 224
    Congrats. Now onto Offensive Security Pen Testing.
    He who SYNs is of the devil, for the devil has SYN'ed and ACK'ed from the beginning. For this purpose, that the ACK might destroy the works of the devil.
  • Chris:/*Chris:/* Command Line Ninja Member Posts: 658 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Thanks for the gratz,

    I ran through the program in a little over two years but I did stack some semesters with five classes. One of the biggest things the MS helped me with is explaining technical concepts to Business leadership with the correct terminology. It has allowed me to bridge that gap and steer the audience in the direction they need to go.

    I will be moving from a Senior Systems Engineer/Do everything position to a specialized senior security position. The position is in flux right now as I work out the details.

    As for the questions about the class material being enough for the certifications, I think so. I may have had to research more data on specific subjects that I had little exposure to but that was the limit of additional material.
    Degrees:
    M.S. Information Security and Assurance
    B.S. Computer Science - Summa Cum Laude
    A.A.S. Electronic Systems Technology
  • Chris:/*Chris:/* Command Line Ninja Member Posts: 658 ■■■■■■■■□□
    vanquish23 wrote: »
    Congrats. Now onto Offensive Security Pen Testing.

    Yes that is the direction I am going, I am finishing the certification for eCPPT which I will follow up with OSCP.
    Degrees:
    M.S. Information Security and Assurance
    B.S. Computer Science - Summa Cum Laude
    A.A.S. Electronic Systems Technology
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,503 Mod
    Congratulations Chris icon_cheers.gif

    any plans to take to the CISSP?
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  • Chris:/*Chris:/* Command Line Ninja Member Posts: 658 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Thanks, yeah I plan on taking it after a few more technical certifications. At this time I do not need it to progress in the direction I am going, though I know I will need it in the future. I have read the material off and on for the better part of three years. It keeps the information fresh and when I need to get the CISSP it won't take as long to study for.
    Degrees:
    M.S. Information Security and Assurance
    B.S. Computer Science - Summa Cum Laude
    A.A.S. Electronic Systems Technology
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,503 Mod
    Good luck!

    Well same here, I studied a good part of CISSP then I dropped it since I have other short term plans. Will definitively take it later.
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • DevilryDevilry Senior Member Member Posts: 668
    Congrats on completing that degree!
  • amcnowamcnow Circle CityMember Posts: 215 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Gratz! I'm glad you enjoyed the MSISA program. I'm learning quite a lot from it myself. icon_study.gif
    WGU - Master of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    Completed: JIT2, TFT2, VLT2, C701, C702, C706, C700, FXT2
    In Progress: C688
    Remaining: LQT2
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  • cgrimaldocgrimaldo Senior Member Member Posts: 439 ■■■■□□□□□□
  • WhiteoutWhiteout Master Chief Member Posts: 248
    Great job and congrats!
    Never stop learning.
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