dynamik wrote:I know your knowledge/skills crush mine, so you should be able to pass that exam in your sleep.
Nah no way bro.. Come on you and PaulBoz have been mopping the floor with me while I've been lallygagging between CCIE on and CCIE off retardation. I hear they *may* rename some of the SANS testing centers to Dynamik Boz Testing Centers
To be honest with you, dynamik... There are a lot of cool people @ TExams and I admire the work and effort put into passing tests. Me... I'm pure technical and don't care for books
ADHD ... Two weeks ago, I was amped... CISM I SWORE I would take my time this time. With 4 hours I finished in like 1:05 and I seriously took my time
I even decided "No ... Know something not going to do this again... Let me re-check my answers..." 5 minutes later I got bored. I was actually anxious to go home and play with my Juniper SA
I suck at exams because I'm too confrontational and am always debating some of the answers since they make little "real world" sense.
I need to play by the books and remember "the answer is what they want it to be" not what I know to be true. In the interim, I forgot about the SANS challenges... I need to spend 3k by November (company paid) so I want to do something worthwhile. GPEN I mentioned just to keep in tune with pentesting... To be honest though I've never even needed the cert on interviews, etc. its more or less 1) appeasing management, 2) boredumb 3) why not... eventually I do learn... 4) I like to annoy with 10+ acronyms on my business cards.
Maybe I should slow down on the certs up the ante and go to either NYU, Polytechnic or something... RPI told me "we h8 you never apply here!"
Hows that for slackerness/education. So now I'm in need of more puzzles
Challenges... More technical exams! Hence me always studying for the CCIE. My avg on written floats at about the 94% range
The lab scares me... Besides the cost of the lab is pretty pricey to be failing... I could get by telling the powers that be in my company "So what I failed... I'm like 8 for 9 with one failed CISM that I don't care for" The cost of the CISM and others pale in comparison to failing the CCIE lab. Pimping "passed CCIE written" means nothing
and no, I won't go CCENT, CCNA, CCSP, CCIE Security, why bother if my core focus is CCIE(S). Might as well go hard!
1 1/2 Year Game plan (maybe) ... GPEN||GREM||CREA (will decide soon), JNxxx (because much of my work nowadays is on SSG, SRX, SA), CISA (to annoy), ISRM.