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GIAC Cert Attempt: need some confidence...
From: yeti.man at gmail.com (Patrick)
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 19:16:41 -0500
Thanks for all of the advice. I passed the exam (scoring over 90%). I
found the exam a bit more difficult than the practice exams. (I now
remember Stephen Northcutt saying this exact thing in the intro to
Now I just need to figure out a topic for the gold cert ...
On Friday, May 29, 2009, Richard Leitz <rcleitz at gmail.com> wrote:
I found that the practice exams did not have any duplicate questions among themselves as well as on the real exam.? I
would suggest that you create an outline of all the major topics with the book and page # that they are located in.?
I found the final real test to be more difficult than the practice tests.? Good Luck
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Patrick <yeti.man at gmail.com> wrote:
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
Thanks for your help!
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