DrivinTin

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  • #42084
     DrivinTin 
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    Too funny, I can never find any infosec people in Houston it seems, and here we all are.

    impelse: yeah i know most of the companies in Houston, for some reason everyone wants full time people, but I will double check with them. Thanks.

    hayabuse: are you doing some security work down at a gov place south of kema? hah, i have some other friends working there right now.

  • #15514
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    willguibr: It is funny that you mentioned that, it never bothered me, but I did notice all the she/her. I realize the author is a female, but I think it is funny how much I noticed it, and I have to think the reason has to be because there is hardly any female security analysts. Heck, I can honestly say I don’t know a single one personally.

    I will agree this is a must have book. You can buy it so cheap off Amazon, and when I took the CISSP all I used was this book. Mostly read the whole thing, then took the test. Took me about 4 days, and I passed just fine. (yes granted I had years of experience)

  • #35875
     DrivinTin 
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    Thanks for that write up. I have not even seen this one slide by. The reviews on amazon are great too. Downloading on my Kindle as I type.

  • #42016
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    When you guys get the book can you tell me if there are many pictures or diagrams? I know it  sounds stupid but I travel a lot so would rather get the kindle edition, but those are a pain if there are a lot of diagrams and pics.

    Thanks

  • #42053
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    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.

  • #39375
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    @hayabusa wrote:

    On my ‘to-do’ list, but time, time, time…..

    Man i hear you, I saw this one was coming the day of the two week mark (where you still get the discount) so I signed up that day. Then finally got around to studying around monday with the test on saturday.  My wife can attest to me being a stress case, current security tools and methods I wasn’t concerned about, but development stuff I was really out of the loop.  I am SOOO glad it is done.

  • #39374
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    @wcna wrote:

    Congrats. I’ll be taking it in a few weeks myself.

    Not to give away more more than I am supposed to, but UNLIKE the website tests and study material I have seen, there are NO “Which does NOT belong” questions. I heard they were phasing them out, and they did, cause there wasn’t a single one.  Everything was “Which would BEST” question.

  • #39369
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    Sorry the two year old thinks the laptop is a foot rest, haha.

    I used the All-on-One book and the freepracticetests website. Studied most of the week leading up to the test. and it took 16 days to get the results.

  • #37821
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    This con is honestly going to be the con of the year for me, maybe the decade.  The line up is a Who’s Who of my twitter feed, and all around an amazing set of guys.  We have developers from the Backtrack group, the guy that runs Shmoocon, Metasploit guys, SET guy, it just goes on and on. This is going to be a good time, and should sell out quick!

  • #37451
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    I ended up buying it from Amazon last week, and WOW! We have all spent money on tech books and got this overprices flimsy 100 page book in the mail, that is not the case here.  It was only around $45 on Amazon, and I feel like I honestly just got $45 worth of paper alone before it was even printed on.  The book is close to 1300 pages and is massive!  I have started going through it, mostly just a slight review, but it is actually a pretty decent read so far.

  • #37105
     DrivinTin 
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    Oh man, here I will admit I am lazy! I am a total ‘nano’ person.

  • #37102
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    Haha, you are not a real man until you build your own Linux from Scratch!

    hell_razor: I completely agree about being familiar with Redhat/CentOS/Debian, that is pretty much all you will find, and knowing the ends and outs is going to help you the most.

    Now can someone find a great pic that shows a distro war? 🙂

  • #37099
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    @hell_razor wrote:

    Ever heard of learning to crawl before you walk?  Throwing a new user in a minimal install in Gentoo may not be the best way to get a long term user.  I would say that installing any current mainstream enthusiast distro (ubuntu,fc,suse,etc) would be sufficient.  It will allow the user to have ease of use and still allow the user to compile code, update the kernel, etc. at their own pace.

    This is kind of like learning to ride a motorcycle for the first time on a modern sportbike…it can be done, but may also result in a quick death.

    I agree if the user is a new linux user, but the reply was more at Pookie.  He said he had been using Ubuntu for over 2 years, but feels like he still doesn’t know linux that well because of the GUI. Walking through the Gentoo install guide is not daunting at all, it walks you through the entire process telling you every command to type. If you find that overwhelming then I think the Linux+ might not be for you.

  • #37096
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    In my opinion if you are going to really learn linux you don’t go with Ubuntu or some other drop in install.  Go grab the min install cd of Gentoo and work your way through the install guide.  Not only will it help you setup a base system, but Gentoo has an amazing amount of HOWTOs and a great community for trouble shooting issues.

  • #37520
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    I have noticed several of their typos and mistakes, but they seem to be getting better.  I think it probably has  to do with who made things. They have several offices across the world, I am assuming that some stuff was able to sneak through unnoticed because of it.

    I have currently taken the CEH and ECSA and plan on doing their LPT program.  The reason I am doing their program is because I work for myself and the certs set me aside from other people. When dealing with upper level management they MIGHT have been given a list of what to work for, but sometimes not. So just having the Licensed Pen Tester makes them wonder, ‘why are these other guys not licensed?’

    In my opinion a certification is really what you make out of it.  I could honestly go get one of my friends that knows little about computers, shove them in front of some dump, and have them memorize for a day and go pass the test. That is the bad side that we all don’t talk about much, but we know it happens.  I think the EC-Council program has about the right price point, and phrasing in their tests, to keep just anyone going out to get certs with out some experience.

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