How do you study for recertification?

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    • #7080
      Eleven
      Participant

      What do you do to study for recertification when the exam is likely to of changed after ~4 years?  If it’s something like SANS do you go through the course again or study the course outline and hope you  got the right material?

    • #43965
      KrisTeason
      Participant

      Hello Eleven,

      Luckily I haven’t had to do this and don’t have to with my current certifications but what I would do is keep up-to-date with my knowledge throughout the years. If were talking about SANS specifically, and you took one of their courses, I’d recommend going back through the material to refresh your knowledge, compare the course outline from how it was then and how it differs now & just study up on the topics that you haven’t learned. What’s great about SANS is that their exams are open book (from what I have heard), this can help out a ton!

      If you do have the funds to take the class again I’m sure that’d help out a ton but it’s all about study, study, study!

      Kris

    • #43966
      Eleven
      Participant

      I agree, the open book policy SANS has helps a lot.  I’m pretty sure some exams like CEH v6 to CEH v7 changes a lot, so I’m wondering how much SANS exams change over the years.  The exams are pretty expensive so failing one would suck.

    • #43967
      r2s
      Participant

      @xXxKrisxXx wrote:

      Hello Eleven,

      Luckily I haven’t had to do this and don’t have to with my current certifications but what I would do is keep up-to-date with my knowledge throughout the years. If were talking about SANS specifically, and you took one of their courses, I’d recommend going back through the material to refresh your knowledge, compare the course outline from how it was then and how it differs now & just study up on the topics that you haven’t learned. What’s great about SANS is that their exams are open book (from what I have heard), this can help out a ton!

      If you do have the funds to take the class again I’m sure that’d help out a ton but it’s all about study, study, study!

      Kris

      +1. I just got into the cert arena a little bit ago and my re-cert is coming up for Cisco but they work differently. I write all my notes down in college notebooks, index them, and review them on a somewhat regular basis. I also throw in labbing on a regular basis (2-3 times a week) to keep sharp on older ways of doing x, y, and z and then try to implement newly released methods doing the exact same thing.

    • #43968
      DollarBill
      Participant

      Well with the CEH, once you get that done you can move on to other certs.  I have been told by several people that the dif betwen the V6 and V7 of CEH is so small that you can use the V6 study material to pass the V7.  If anyone knows otherwise I would like to hear back.

    • #43969
      BillV
      Participant

      Should be correct. The objectives have changed little, if at all.

    • #43970
      Porter Carey 423
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