TechExams.net IT Certification Forums http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page= TechExams.net is home for an active and helpful community with forums for CCNA, MCTS, Network+, Security+ and many other IT certifications en Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:55:30 GMT vBulletin 60 http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=images/misc/rss.png TechExams.net IT Certification Forums http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page= How Long to Prepare and Sit for CISA Exam After CISM http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/isaca-cisa-cism/133006-how-long-prepare-sit-cisa-exam-after-cism.html Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:00:51 GMT Hey, How long should take to prepare and sit for CISA exam, after passing CISM? Is 35 Days enough? I have only below materials - CISA ... Hey,

How long should take to prepare and sit for CISA exam, after passing CISM?
Is 35 Days enough?
I have only below materials
- CISA All-in-One Exam Guide, 3rd Edition
- CISA Video Course By Sari
- ISACA-CISA 12 Month Subscription.

Kindly advice. ]]>
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Advice - To be a great team lead http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/jobs-degrees/133005-advice-great-team-lead.html Wed, 18 Jul 2018 05:59:08 GMT I am starting a new role soon and I get to lead a team. Any word of wisdom to be a great team lead? anything that you wish you knew before? any... I am starting a new role soon and I get to lead a team.

Any word of wisdom to be a great team lead? anything that you wish you knew before? any skill set you wish you practiced? anything that you realized in your role as a manager or team lead? any dos and donts as a team lead? ]]>
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Studying/Indexing for GSEC (2018) with last years books (2017) http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/sans-institute-giac-certifications/133004-studying-indexing-gsec-2018-last-years-books-2017-a.html Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:08:22 GMT I attended Sec Essentials 401 Boot camp in February 2017 but didn't schedule the test. Not sure how much of the material in the books has changed in the past year. Does any know if the material in the new books is all that different? Is there anything in this years material that is new? Thinking of cramming the books I have form last year and attempting a practice test. ]]> SANS™ Institute GIAC Certifications grimmbald http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/sans-institute-giac-certifications/133004-studying-indexing-gsec-2018-last-years-books-2017-a.html Next cert advice http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/general-certification/133003-next-cert-advice.html Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:52:33 GMT Hey, guys. I'm a month or two away from sitting for my ICND2, and I'm trying to figure out which cert to study for next. I may be over thinking this.

I just started what I consider to be my first true IT job as a JOAT at a very small MSP a few weeks ago. At this stage, I feel dumb at pretty much everything I do, but my weakness on Windows admin kind of stuff feels very clear to me after the first few weeks. Long term, I want go the networking route (hence ICND2), but probably a little more than half of what this MSP handles seems to be more Windows admin kind of stuff (creating shares, managing AD users, Office 365, a little group policy,...).

On the one hand, I kind of want to go straight into CCNP while CCNA is still fresh in my mind. This MSP seems to like certs, and from what I've gathered, when MSPs push certs, it's usually so they can advertise those certs to potential customers. I don't know for a fact that's how it is here; that's just the general idea I've read. So right now, networking is probably about 10% of the business, but I kinda of have in the back of my mind that higher end networking certs may help bring in some more networking work (currently, the highest networking cert in the company is one active and one expired Net+).

On the other hand, I feel like learning MCSA-level topics would make me a more well-rounded tech and increase my usefulness in the short term.

So should I pursue MCSA, or should I pursue CCNP and just learn by doing the Windows admin stuff? Or something else entirely? Thanks. ]]>
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<![CDATA[After much deliberation, it's an MSc for me!]]> http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/jobs-degrees/133002-after-much-deliberation-its-msc-me.html Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:24:15 GMT In 2011, I studied Digital Forensics for 3 years with security modules included in the course. I ended up working in digital security after... In 2011, I studied Digital Forensics for 3 years with security modules included in the course. I ended up working in digital security after graduating. After starting work in the industry, I began saving up for a house with the girlfriend who I had just got engaged to. A long story short, we were together for 7 years when she one day (Feb, 2018) blocked me on everything. Facebook, phone number. Everything. I begged via email for an answer. 7 years i'd been with her, what was going on? 4 months passed and i'd heard nothing. I sent one more email. She replied and told me she'd met someone new. Hell, I didn't know she was even looking for someone new. We were engaged! Needless to say, I was depressed. I couldn't motivate myself to fry an egg, never-mind study.

Anyway, my workplace made me do the SY0-401 Security+. And *thankfully*, my study-bug has returned. I asked my workplace if they'd fund the CEH v10 but they aren't really big fans of the CEH, so after much thought, i've decided to take on a 3 year part-time masters course at a university. I'll be working full-time alongside it, but I believe that during this time, I can achieve 3 things: A) Get a promotion (or two) , B) Get a salary increase and C) Get a master's degree in 3 years time which has been a personal goal for a while.

I'll check this thread in 3 years when i've got the MSc and I hope that the bad thoughts of how she treated me is just a distant memory and i'll have achieved a lot since then. So I guess this thread is a selfish one really. It's for me to look back on in future and see how far i've got.

Thanks for reading if anyone does :-) ]]>
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WGU Bachelors: CyberSecurity/Information Assurance... Anyone done it? Worth it? http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/jobs-degrees/133001-wgu-bachelors-cybersecurity-information-assurance-anyone-done-worth.html Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:23:10 GMT Hey all, Anyone doing or have done the BSCSIA (Cybersecurity) program at WGU? I really want to start making headway into getting into this field... Hey all,

Anyone doing or have done the BSCSIA (Cybersecurity) program at WGU? I really want to start making headway into getting into this field and came across this program. I was hoping some of you not only had input on the degree program at this school but also could give me your two cents on my situation. A little bit about me and my particular situation:

1. I already have a Bachelor of Science from a good school in Business Management.
2. I already have a job in IT as a Systems Analyst (fairly good job)- with one year of experience so far.
3. I want to gain knowledge and experience to work into a Cybersecurity analyst role/information security analyst role.
4. I am studying for Net+ currently, when I am done I will move onto Sec+ and then go for something higher up.

It seems depending on who I talk to, I get different opinions about my specific case and the best approach for me. On one hand, I have real world job experience in real IT (scripting, database management, technical report writing, meeting with and explaining IT to upper management/board of directors, etc...) and could probably just get certs on my own and move into a cyber analyst role at some point. While I do not have a ton of cybersecurity related duties right now, a lot of what I do would be similar in fashion to a cyber analyst role. On the other hand, with my bachelors that I already have, I checked out WGU and it would only take me about 8 months to complete the entire degree, which includes a bunch of certs (some good, some are OK but nothing to scream about).

My main two questions are:

1. Do you recommend the cyber program (or any IT program) at WGU? Did you have good success with it? Did it help you land a job, get promoted, etc...? Also, how was the school itself and your experience with it day in and day out.

2. What would you recommend for someone in my position wishing to get into the cyber field?

I apologize for this long and somewhat disorganized post but I have seen some great feedback on these forums from real IT people who may have insights I don't. Any input is appreciated, even if it is slightly unrelated to my post. Thanks all. ]]>
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Did you find your previous career experience helped at all in IT? http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/jobs-degrees/133000-did-you-find-your-previous-career-experience-helped-all.html Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:21:14 GMT Let's say, for example, you put in 15 years as a board-level electronics technician, worked your way up, earned a good salary. Then you switched to IT. Did you have to start all over from the ground up working with teenagers and twenty-somethings in a call center? Did anyone value your previous experience at all, whether financially or in quicker promotions?

I guess I'm wondering if having worked a previous career will ever count for anything, or if it basically ends up equating to wasting years of your life because you have to start all over. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Free (Limited Time) MTA 98-366 Network Fundamentals Class & Practice Exam Bundle]]> http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/other-microsoft-electives/132999-free-limited-time-mta-98-366-network-fundamentals-class-practice-exam-bundle.html Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:33:44 GMT Hey guys, I just launched an MTA 98-366 Network Fundamentals Course & Practice Exam Bundle that I'm giving away for free for a short period of time. Here's some course highlights:
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Coupon Code: TECHEXAMLAUNCH ]]>
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GCTI Passed http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/sans-institute-giac-certifications/132998-gcti-passed.html Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:57:23 GMT Was shooting for a 90% and fell just short but a pass is a pass. I am not sure if I am going to do another SANS in the near future. I was looking... Was shooting for a 90% and fell just short but a pass is a pass. I am not sure if I am going to do another SANS in the near future. I was looking at their graduate certificates but I don't like the rule that says you can only use pre-existing certs to cover 25% of the program. That combined with the no work study rule pretty much means that I would have to pay $5000 plus my time to sit a class and test for a cert that I already hold.

I think I may spend some time working on developing malware analysis skills a bit or maybe I will pretend to study for the CISSP again. ]]>
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career advice/progression http://rejsy-morskie.com/?page=forums/jobs-degrees/132997-career-advice-progression.html Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:21:49 GMT I have my first role in the IT world , its a mid size (w1rel3ss and fiber) ISP. My current role is frontline customer support so basically making... I have my first role in the IT world , its a mid size (w1rel3ss and fiber) ISP. My current role is frontline customer support so basically making sure everything is plugged in correctly, checking signals Tx/Rx on Access points etc, also taking sales calls for people wanting service and also accounts where i check billing issues take payments.
Alongside this i am the person who who helps the installers when installing a new service i.e w1rel3ss CPE, i pre-configure all the routers hAPs etc and on day of install i give bands and frequencies to installers and then assign IP addresses etc
This also includes fiber installs where a 3rd party installs and i then configure it on our end (IP addresses tariffs etc)

Also i am responsible for paperwork being scanned and added to the system , from contracts to direct debit forms and service call forms.All information on the paperwork must match/be added to the system. All this is done at the same time as taking calls from customers.

I also am responsible for keeping several spreadsheets up to do date a weekly thing.

Also now cos of my background i am the person who fixes any PC in the office or reinstall windows etc , also implementing a migration to office 365....





Now my question is first of all what would you all call that role. I am called customer support i would prefer tech support or better still customer network support or anything with network attached to it for that matter.

I am currently in talks with my manager about my workload, pay and generally where am i heading within the company. The company itself is a nice place to work at. The majority of the people there are good to work with too. My real issue is i work alongside someone else who does a similar role as me but in which i think i do more of the donkey work where i could be rushed off my feet and i see him on his phone texting while i'm trying to juggle several things at once. Admittedly he knows the systems much better than me he knows the network and where all the sites are (hes been there 4.5yrs).
I have been there 9 months exactly now and some passwords /access to certain routers have not been given to me. Now thats one of my main issues because sometimes i take a call where i need that access and i am then the piggy in the middle i am blind to what i am meant to see as i simply can't log in to see it. My colleague then sits there and relays messages me to tell the customer. I then relay a message back to colleague ....this call can go on for 5-10 mins.....he won't even say transfer call through to him so he can deal with it. It is highly frustrating to say the least. There are lots of other similar scenarios to the one i just pointed out (half rant half letting you know)

Now the thing is my colleague has no certs at all but has the experience on just their network (its a crazy set up i can't go into it)
He asked me the other day what is a vlan even tho he assigns certain clients to a vlan.....he basically has been taught on the job and just knows what buttons to press without any real knowledge of what it is/does/how it works etc


Last week i asked my manager for a meeting to discuss certain things i do /pay /future, i did not mention my colleague or what he does/doesn't do. That's not my business to point out i don't think and my manager is in same room as me all day every day few feet away so he sees it anyways, i just pointed out what i do and what i want for my future. I didn't get the answers i wanted that day he said he would have to take it back to the owners who are two nice fellas both very talented with IT/networking.
I asked where he sees me in 6 months time and i basically could tell he still sees me doing exact same thing. Certain training days have come up in the last few months with fiber and some other things and i am never chosen to go i am left to man phones alone for the day.So i know if anyone is to step up to NOC position or move higher up it doesn't look likely to be me, as i know my colleague wants to do so too. He has told me he does and i have also told him i do too thats what i have been training for.


tldr:
9 months at first IT/network/support role
several IT/networking certs(Certifications:A+, MTA 98-366 ,Net+,CCent,CCNA R&S)
Bad pay for what i do
1 hour drive each way
i am 40
currently studying ITILv3 and sec+

should i just start applying now for other positions elsewhere i was trying to wait til i got a full 12months purely for CV purposes. What should i be aiming to do, should it be another customer support role ? or NOC? i am lost in that sense as i don't really know 1st line 2nd line 3rd line support what each one entails.


sorry for extremely long post i literally know very few people in the IT world who i can ask/vent to. Thanks for any advice given. ]]>
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