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GIAC Cert Attempt: need some confidence...
From: christopher.riley at r-it.at (christopher.riley at r-it.at)
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 09:10:46 +0200


As iamnowonmai said, the final test shouldn't be too different when it
comes to the difficulty level. Use the practice exams to isolate the areas
you need to recheck and relearn and then dive into the actual exam. Just
take it steady and don't stress. I was doing fine on my GPEN until I hit
the last 10 questions or so. Don't get stressed if you miss an easy
question, that's what cost me. The exams are fair (unlike some I've taken)
so don't expect to be confused by the wording. If you really don't know the
answer, then don't forget that the books are available as an exam resource.
It's easy to forget that you can use them after answering a number of
questions from memory.

Good luck, and let us know how you do.

Chris

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Chris John Riley / www.c22.cc

pauldotcom-bounces at mail.pauldotcom.com () inet wrote on 17.05.2009 18:32:27:

For those of you that have passed the GIAC cert(s), I need some input
(and hopefully some confidence).  I am scheduled to take the GIAC/GSEC
in a week and a half and have been studying quite a bit.  I just took
the SEC401 assessment test and passed pretty easily, downloaded the
TCP/IP assessment pdf (from SANS) and passed pretty easily, and
finally, took my first practice exam.  I passed the practice exam
pretty easily (87%), spending very little time looking things up and
plenty of time left (over two and half hours left).

So, my question is, are these tests pretty representative of the cert
test I'll be taking?  Or is the cert exam much harder and I need to
study harder and longer.  I don't plan on slacking between now and
then.  I'll still study, and concentrate on the areas that I didn't do
so well.

Thanks for your help!
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