CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

This topic contains 11 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  lorddicranius 8 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #6812
     DrivinTin 
    Participant

    Just got my email from CompTIA, looks like I passed the CASP in May. Has anyone else taken it?

  • #42052
     WallyTgoat 
    Participant

    Passed here too..

    Felt it was a fun test.. I liked it.

    We will see if it becomes the middle test they want it to be. 8)

  • #42053
     DrivinTin 
    Participant

    I agree, it is nice to see a test that isn’t just a regurgitation of junk you will never use. Wish I knew more about how they plan on grading it and what the final test looks like, I felt there were a lot of questions that were a matter of preference.

  • #42054
     Anonymous 
    Participant

    I just signed up, as CEH is my next targeted cert.  Can’t wait to get started on it.

    Anyways, I got my notification on the CASP exam as well.  I already hold a CISSP.  The test was grueling, but I passed the first time around (still felt like I failed when I walk out, though).  The CASP was worse.  It was a much more technical exam that actually seemed to hit topics that would come up in the average security-concerned engineer’s work day.  I’d like to see this certification become an alternative for those working in highly technical career fields (like the group I just started to manage).  I think this cert would be excellent for the entire team.

    I really wasn’t expecting much after the Security+ exam (joke).  I’m glad CompTIA stepped it up a notch.  It’ll be interesting to see where this goes.

    One complaint is that I wish they’d enforce the experience time like ISC2 does with their application process.  Just taking the test should not be enough.  You should be able to prove that you’ve been working in security for a set amount of time.  That would make this cert a lot more valuable, while weeding out the riff-raff that are good at memorizing answers (ie: Security+ exam questions all over the internets…).

  • #42055
     triznut 
    Participant

    @Flapjack wrote:

    One complaint is that I wish they’d enforce the experience time like ISC2 does with their application process.  Just taking the test should not be enough.  You should be able to prove that you’ve been working in security for a set amount of time.  That would make this cert a lot more valuable, while weeding out the riff-raff that are good at memorizing answers (ie: Security+ exam questions all over the internets…).

    The application and verifying work history process won’t weed out the riff-raff.. But a good practical exam would! The hands-on approach is always best. I have to agree (with probably most here) that multiple choice questions alone (if at all) will not tell you if someone is a good “Security Practitioner” or not..

  • #42056
     Anonymous 
    Participant

    Well done on passing !

  • #42057
     holysheetman 
    Participant

    you guys use any particular preparation materials you want to share for the CASP?

  • #42058
     SephStorm 
    Participant

    Im in the middle on the experience requirement. I mean the CEH is one example of what happens when a company has no real experience requirement. I am also a fan of a challenging technical exam.

    I’ll admit these posts are piquing my interest.

  • #42059
     Heimdal 
    Participant

    This has sparked my interest as well, since I am needing some sort of middle ground myself. I have recently passed the Security+ but only have general NOC experience behind me so I can’t really sign up for the bigger certs at this time.

  • #42060
     lorgmorgoth 
    Participant

    @holysheetman wrote:

    you guys use any particular preparation materials you want to share for the CASP?

    Amazon has two books to be released early next year:

    http://www.amazon.com/CompTIA-Advanced-Security-Practitioner-Study/dp/1118083199/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319144831&sr=8-1

  • #42061
     lorgmorgoth 
    Participant

    Exam Objectives hold quite a few similarities with the CISSP CBK’s.

    I guess you couldn’t wrong with the CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide by Shon Harris:

    http://www.amazon.com/CISSP-All-One-Exam-Guide/dp/0072193530

  • #42062
     lorddicranius 
    Participant

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