Third Times The Charm
Lurked for a very long time here, but I finally felt motivated to join because I passed my exam. This was pretty much an all or nothing situation for me. My job had required me to take the exam and I came up short last time by like 20 points, so I took a bit of a break from studying and I decided that this month was the right time to get back on the horse. Set my date for the end of the month. Figured if I passed I could start the month of April off right. If I failed, I could just use the momentum from March to focus on my study efforts in April. Went in and came out with a passing score. I really did not enjoy the practical pieces of the exam, the way they were positioned was awkward. They have a window that lays on top of the exam question and the exam question takes up the entire space of the screen. You shouldn't have to spend your time resizing and moving the question just so you can see the entire diagram. I used a combination of practice tests and Darril's book. Darril's book was good for laying out the material but I did not like the way the practice questions were laid out. Many times when I took the practice tests in his book, I felt like the previous question was leading into an answer with the current question. IT/Security is not my background but I am trying to learn, I am trying to figure out what I should take next. Another guy who was getting his registration confirmed, talked to me a bit and he recommended the CCNA. I also know that going back and taking A+, Network+ or both are viable options as well. I am really not sure where I want to go. I have a background in political science and ISOM, so I would like to parlay this into something in that field.