OSCE… check!

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    • #8092
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Submitted my exam report and data last night.  Waiting for the email! ;D

    • #51241
      Dark_Knight
      Participant

      How was the exam? Was the courseware enough(I think I know the answer but surprise me  ;D) .

    • #51242
      dynamik
      Participant

      Oh man, way to jinx yourself by posting before waiting for the results 😮

    • #51243
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @ajohnson – I know I got my points, so they’d better not even find a way not to pass me , this time 😛

      @Dark_Knight
      The exam was a challenge, and to be honest, this was attempt #2.  Looking back, I SHOULD have nailed it the first time, but like all Offsec exams, you gotta guage your time, and make sure you leave time for each host (particularly if one or another gives you more trouble than you thought), and I did NOT do as good a job as I should have, with that, the first time.

      As for the material, the courseware, by itself, gives you a good base, but admittedly, I had to go beyond that and improvise, on some things, along with some outside research, to pass the exam.  As always, they expect you to think outside the box, and work for it, while not making that impossible, for the given exam targets, within the time allotted.  As always, they expect you to have the ability to combine multiple topics / attack vectors, to achieve success.

      Funny thing…  Sometimes when you nail a given target, you’re amazed, not only at what you knew or learned, but by how easy they really are to pWn, looking back.  (That is NOT to say any were particularly simple or ‘easy’, just that, if you’re truly ready / prepared, they really aren’t as bad as they might seem, at first.)

    • #51244
      azmatt
      Participant

      Very cool man!

    • #51245
      UNIX
      Participant

      Although you have no official word yet, it should be clear if you have passed or not, so congrats, hayabusa! I was pretty sure that you’d pass with your second attempt. 😉

      What is next for you?

    • #51246
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Email came a couple of hours ago.  Passed.  😉

      Unsure what’s next…  (Besides a short break.)  Gotta wrap up SPSE soon (maybe next month), then undecided.  Likely some family time catch-up, before any big choices.

      Suggestions?

    • #51247
      m0wgli
      Participant

      Congratulations! Great way to end the year. 🙂

      Continuing the Offensive Security track, have you considered the OSEE or the OSWE?

    • #51248
      MrTuxracer
      Participant

      Nice xmas gift – congrats!  8)

    • #51249
      shadowzero
      Participant

      Congrats Hayabusa!

    • #51250
      azmatt
      Participant

      Congrats Hayabusa!!

    • #51251
      Dranex
      Participant

      Well done mate  ;D

    • #51252
      Darktaurus
      Participant

      Congrats Hayabusa!

    • #51253
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Rumor has it there’s a second OSCE pass, by an EH member, this weekend (just got an excited IM)  Waiting for the announcement from them, as I don’t want to steal their Christmas joy!

    • #51254
      cd1zz
      Participant

      Nice work!!

    • #51255
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Thanks, cd1zz!

    • #51256
      dynamik
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      Rumor has it there’s a second OSCE pass, by an EH member, this weekend (just got an excited IM)  Waiting for the announcement from them, as I don’t want to steal their Christmas joy!

      Hah, like I’d care. I’d just rather not say anything until it’s official in case I ended up messing something up. I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t end up with a passing score though.

      It’s honestly more like “Christmas relief.” These OffSec courses/exams can overshadow your life for months. It’s kind of odd not having a sense of impending doom…

      I sent the report in at 3:30AM on Christmas Eve, so I probably won’t hear back until later this week. My exam time concluded at 7:00AM, so I pretty much went the distance, with a couple hours spent on the report at the end. I slept maybe 5-6 hours inbetween days, so I’m pretty worn out. I didn’t even get to look at one of the systems, but the points I had should put me where I need to be.

      Also, Hayabusa did a great job of “motivating” me by sending me a message when I was about 30 hours in and succumbing to rage and frustration: “Just got my results, passed. Are you done yet?” >:(

      Looking back, I guess there were a few other friendly, “You can do it!” type messages, but that’s the one that really stuck out 😉

    • #51257
      hayabusa
      Participant

      LOL!  You know darned well I was pulling for you.  I kept excitedly waiting for your ‘I got it!!!’ message.  Great job, man!!

    • #51258
      caissyd
      Participant

      Wow, congratulations guys!!!

      That’s VERY impressive!!!

    • #51259
      UNIX
      Participant

      @ajohnson wrote:

      Hah, like I’d care. I’d just rather not say anything until it’s official in case I ended up messing something up. I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t end up with a passing score though.

      Even if you have no official word yet, congratulations! 😉

    • #51260
      dynamik
      Participant

      @UNIX wrote:

      Even if you have no official word yet, congratulations! 😉

      They just emailed me, and it’s official!

    • #51261
      UNIX
      Participant

      Great, congrats again, now officially. 😉

    • #51262
      hayabusa
      Participant

      ^^ What he said ^^

      Congrats!

    • #51263
      m0wgli
      Participant

      @ajohnson Congratulations! 🙂

    • #51264
      lorddicranius
      Participant

      Congrats to both of you, awesome accomplishment ;D

    • #51265
      cd1zz
      Participant

      @aj – that’s awesome!

    • #51266
      caissyd
      Participant

      Congratulations ajohnson !!!

      You and Hayabusa now need to get back to your life a bit before doing anything else…  ;D

    • #51267
      tturner
      Participant

      That’s awesome both of you! Such an accomplishment, and I’m really excited for you! Major congratulations are in order. If either of you will be at SANS Orlando or B-Sides Orlando in March/April look me up and I’ll buy you a beer. 🙂

    • #51268
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @tturner – Unfortunately, won’t be. But one of these days, if I ever run into you, Ill take you up on it, for sure!  😉

      Thanks for the congrats, though, from ALL of you!  It was definitely a long few months there, and it’s nice to know I finished it (and I’m sure ajohnson likely feels much the same, as I know he’s got his irons in a lot of fires, right now, too.)

    • #51269
      tturner
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      @tturner – Unfortunately, won’t be. But one of these days, if I ever run into you, Ill take you up on it, for sure!   😉

      I’ll probably do DefCon/BsidesLV, DerbyCon, and OWASP AppSec USA (NYC) this year as well. 🙂

    • #51270
      dynamik
      Participant

      I’ll be at DefCon and DerbyCon this year.

      I’ll also be at either the Orlando or Vegas SANS conference for a couple days. I would have preferred Orlando since it’s sooner and “not Vegas,” but time and money constraints are making the Spring conference increasingly less feasible.

      I appreciate the congratulations everyone. I’ve done a lot of certs, but this is one of the few I’m really proud of.

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