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MysteriousStranger
Mar 3, 2016

"if you're "shelter in place" and middle class or better it's a chance for real self improvement"




Space Racist posted:

Has anyone had experience with Pluralsight's SYO-501 course? It's about 18 hours long versus Professor Messer's 13-14 hour course, and I feel like every bit of those extra 4 hours is just the instructor repeating topics he's already covered. Like, a topic will be covered for one section of the course, then later on, he'll bring up the topic again as part of a related heading and repeat the exact information almost verbatim. "As we mentioned before, honeynets are..."

This has to be one of the most exhausting note-taking courses I've ever done also. It hits you with dozens upon dozens of topics/terms that all apparently deserve their own heading/video section (thus, worthy of writing in your notebook) but then only covers any of them for 1-2 minutes at most. My notes so far feel like basically just a list of flashcards.

I'm still only in the first half of the course so hoping there's a bit more practical application of knowledge coming in the second half.

It's a pretty easy test I wouldn't worry.

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The Dreamer
Oct 15, 2013

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


Does anyone have any study recommendations for the Office 365 MCSA? My VP would like me to get the cert because we're going to be rolling o365 out soon company wide.

We have some Microsoft training credits but it looks like the courses they sponsor only give 5 days of access to lab environments, which is not going to be enough for me.

my bitter bi rival
Mar 21, 2011


Edit: i signed up for sec504 simulcast.

my bitter bi rival fucked around with this message at 23:36 on May 10, 2018

Diva Cupcake
Aug 15, 2005



Just shy of 1 month into OSCP. Finished all course materials and exercises and have 10 root and 2 low priv shells within the lab network. Not using Metasploit other than aux.

Thereís a drat good chance all my low hanging fruit is cleared out and I just need to learn more. Iím not too concerned about the time limits as Iíll just extend as necessary but hitting a wall is a bit deflating. Iíd have considered myself pretty good technically but this poo poo is hard. Fun, but loving hard.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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The Dreamer posted:

Does anyone have any study recommendations for the Office 365 MCSA? My VP would like me to get the cert because we're going to be rolling o365 out soon company wide.

We have some Microsoft training credits but it looks like the courses they sponsor only give 5 days of access to lab environments, which is not going to be enough for me.

You better get back to your VP and make sure you're going through a VAR. Microsoft is paying VARs to have specialists who help (you) migrate to o365. Take the classes and shadow the SME.

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

Vcp is likely in my future as my role mostly deals with NSX. Is vpc mostly knowledge based or is it more practical?

YOLOsubmarine
Oct 19, 2004

When asked which Pokemon he evolved into, Kamara pauses.

"Motherfucking, what's that big dragon shit? That orange motherfucker. Charizard."



Judge Schnoopy posted:

Vcp is likely in my future as my role mostly deals with NSX. Is vpc mostly knowledge based or is it more practical?

It is a 100 percent multiple choice exam. They are heavier on theory than practice. If youíre trying to prep for the VCP-NV youíll want to read and understand (very well) the NSX design guide and have some experience configuring NSX components since there are still questions like ďwhat option would you select in the menu to accomplish xĒ and so on.

The Dreamer
Oct 15, 2013

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


incoherent posted:

You better get back to your VP and make sure you're going through a VAR. Microsoft is paying VARs to have specialists who help (you) migrate to o365. Take the classes and shadow the SME.

We've actually got a couple admins that are working on the migration. The VP wanted me to get the cert, more to familiarize myself with o365 so I can help administer the systems. Our department is pretty small and everyone has to wear multiple hats.

I'm on the service desk so this is pretty much the VP wanting to get me to the level that I can deal with incidents and service requests without having to escalate everything to the system and app admins.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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The Dreamer posted:

We've actually got a couple admins that are working on the migration. The VP wanted me to get the cert, more to familiarize myself with o365 so I can help administer the systems. Our department is pretty small and everyone has to wear multiple hats.

I'm on the service desk so this is pretty much the VP wanting to get me to the level that I can deal with incidents and service requests without having to escalate everything to the system and app admins.

Yeah, post migration you wouldn't go through them either. You'll be fine and take the course. It sounds scurry but you'll mostly engage with support though the VAR (who can really push your issues, if unique, to the top of support) or microsoft itself. They might make you do a bit of powershellin'. But waiting on callbacks from microsoft will be the order of the day.

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


is there a professor messer-type person for ccna? ie youtube videos that are to the point and don't go into the theory behind every thing

im trying to get recertified but im really not trying to spend any more time going over tcp/ip or subnetting

Dr. Arbitrary
Mar 15, 2006



Bleak Gremlin

Thom and the Heads posted:

is there a professor messer-type person for ccna? ie youtube videos that are to the point and don't go into the theory behind every thing

im trying to get recertified but im really not trying to spend any more time going over tcp/ip or subnetting

For a minute, I thought you were talking about this professor:

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


Dr. Arbitrary posted:

For a minute, I thought you were talking about this professor:



i'd love to see how well those cd's hold up

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

Thom and the Heads posted:

is there a professor messer-type person for ccna? ie youtube videos that are to the point and don't go into the theory behind every thing

im trying to get recertified but im really not trying to spend any more time going over tcp/ip or subnetting

Chris Bryant, "the Bryant Advantage". There's a paywall but compared to professional training services it's incredibly cheap. If you don't like the discounts on his site, Udemy and Udacity usually have his courses for like $10 - $20.

https://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


Judge Schnoopy posted:

Chris Bryant, "the Bryant Advantage". There's a paywall but compared to professional training services it's incredibly cheap. If you don't like the discounts on his site, Udemy and Udacity usually have his courses for like $10 - $20.

https://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

sweeeeet. thanks. exactly what i'm looking for

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



Iím in the Bryant Advantage CCNA course on Udemy right now. Itís ok, he covers the material pretty well, but itís mostly just him talking over text slides so if you are a more visual learner that needs diagrams or examples of real world equipment this course doesnít have much of that.

If youíre already in networking and familiar with the equipment then it should be fine. The entire course is $11 on Udemy.

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

FCKGW posted:

Iím in the Bryant Advantage CCNA course on Udemy right now. Itís ok, he covers the material pretty well, but itís mostly just him talking over text slides so if you are a more visual learner that needs diagrams or examples of real world equipment this course doesnít have much of that.

If youíre already in networking and familiar with the equipment then it should be fine. The entire course is $11 on Udemy.

I can't remember which course I took but I swear 60% was him talking over a CLI screen while he typed poo poo in. Maybe I just blocked out all of the time looking at slides?

Agree that there really aren't too many diagrams though.

Space Racist
Mar 27, 2008

~savior of yoomanity~


If anyone else is studying for the Sec+ SYO-501 and possibly interested: I can definitively say 'gently caress this' to the Pluralsight course. I feel lame bailing on it since it's only 18 hours long, but after finishing 80% of it I'm pretty certain my effort is better spent elsewhere. Seriously, save yourself the trouble and just go with Professor Messer. Besides the obvious benefit of being free, he's just outright better.

I had a lot of success with Pluralsight's ICND1 course (and hopefully will as well with ICND2), but man, there's a huge variance in quality from that course to this one.

Space Racist fucked around with this message at 22:20 on May 14, 2018

AnonymousNarcotics
Aug 6, 2012

we will go far into the sea
you will take me
onto your back
never look back
never look back


I'm taking the A+ 901 next week and 902 the week after. Any words of advice?

Kashuno
Oct 9, 2012

Where the hell is my SWORD?


Grimey Drawer

AnonymousNarcotics posted:

I'm taking the A+ 901 next week and 902 the week after. Any words of advice?

Warchalking is the drawing of symbols in public places to advertise an open Wi-Fi network. Inspired by hobo symbols, the warchalking marks were conceived by a group of friends in June 2002 and publicised by Matt Jones who designed the set of icons and produced a downloadable document containing them

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



AnonymousNarcotics posted:

I'm taking the A+ 901 next week and 902 the week after. Any words of advice?

Prof. Messer videos and cheat sheet to brush up your knowledge if you haven't looked at that yet.

Kashuno posted:

Warchalking is the drawing of symbols in public places to advertise an open Wi-Fi network. Inspired by hobo symbols, the warchalking marks were conceived by a group of friends in June 2002 and publicised by Matt Jones who designed the set of icons and produced a downloadable document containing them

lol

vyst
Aug 25, 2009





Kashuno posted:

Warchalking is the drawing of symbols in public places to advertise an open Wi-Fi network. Inspired by hobo symbols, the warchalking marks were conceived by a group of friends in June 2002 and publicised by Matt Jones who designed the set of icons and produced a downloadable document containing them

This is an excellent exam tip

Doug
Feb 27, 2006

This station is
non-operational.


Kashuno posted:

Warchalking is the drawing of symbols in public places to advertise an open Wi-Fi network. Inspired by hobo symbols, the warchalking marks were conceived by a group of friends in June 2002 and publicised by Matt Jones who designed the set of icons and produced a downloadable document containing them

No brain dumps plz

Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002

I shouted out "Free the exposed 67"
But they stood on my hair and told me I was fat



Grimey Drawer

Kashuno posted:

Warchalking is the drawing of symbols in public places to advertise an open Wi-Fi network. Inspired by hobo symbols, the warchalking marks were conceived by a group of friends in June 2002 and publicised by Matt Jones who designed the set of icons and produced a downloadable document containing them

Contrary to popular belief, man traps are not inherently sexual or violent in nature.

Has anyone ever seen warchalks in real life? I have a feeling it's like quicksand in terms of realistic risks in life.

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

Krispy Wafer posted:

Contrary to popular belief, man traps are not inherently sexual or violent in nature.

Has anyone ever seen warchalks in real life? I have a feeling it's like quicksand in terms of realistic risks in life.

Warchalking is not a real-life practice. It's a theory some dude wrote, then alerted the media to as if it were real, and CompTIA bit hard.

The logistics of a real warchalking attack is atrocious. It doesn't benefit the attacker so there's no motivation to actually do it.

Schadenboner
Aug 15, 2011

I MEAN, TURN OFF YOURE MONITOR, MIGTH EXPLAIN YOUR BAD POSTS, HOPE THIS HELPS?!



It always struck me as the kind of that a Neil Stevenson pro/antagonist would do not something that actually happens in, you know, real life?

Space Racist
Mar 27, 2008

~savior of yoomanity~


I think everyoneís favorite Warchalking reference may be removed in the SYO-501. I havenít finished the whole curriculum yet but it hasnít been mentioned once. There are still some silly terms like Ďvishingí but Iím guessing after getting clowned on so much for those they trimmed back a bit.

There are of course still extremely difficult-to-master concepts like Ďshred your discarded documentsí and Ďhave guards for secure areasí, so donít worry too much about CompTIA losing a step.

Space Racist fucked around with this message at 17:18 on May 17, 2018

Doctor_Fruitbat
Jun 2, 2013

Oh? You're
approaching me?


N10-007 came out recently and they seem to have cut down pretty heavily on that crap; there's still some legacy stuff in there, of course, but a lot has been removed.

vyst
Aug 25, 2009





If you ain't warchalking are you even hacking the planet?

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

vyst posted:

If you ain't warchalking are you even hacking the planet?

look at this old man with his feet on the ground tryna hack the planet while im up here hacking the skies in my sweet warballoon

Tigren
Oct 3, 2003


Does anyone have any suggested resources or tips for the GCP Cloud Architect exam? I've got access to the official(?) Coursera videos and I know LinuxAcademy has a few courses. Has anyone taken the test or have any tips?

I imagine it's similar to the AWS exams.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



vyst posted:

If you ain't warchalking are you even hacking the planet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_7N8NsU4jQ

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



Passed ICND1. My section scores don't add up to what my final score was but I'm guessing I did better on the simulation and simlet stuff that probably carries a higher weight than a straight multiple choice question. Didn't realize their simulations blocked the "show running-config" and "show cdp neighbors" command that I had available in my Boson simulated tests but I was able to power through.

On to ICND2.

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

FCKGW posted:

Passed ICND1. My section scores don't add up to what my final score was but I'm guessing I did better on the simulation and simlet stuff that probably carries a higher weight than a straight multiple choice question. Didn't realize their simulations blocked the "show running-config" and "show cdp neighbors" command that I had available in my Boson simulated tests but I was able to power through.

On to ICND2.

All questions, even among multiple choice, have different weights. According to the disclosure at the beginning of the test, some questions have no weight at all to your score. Presumably this is either a survey tool from Cisco to see what candidates know that's not covered by the material, or as an anti-cheating measure.

Space Racist
Mar 27, 2008

~savior of yoomanity~


FCKGW posted:

Passed ICND1. My section scores don't add up to what my final score was but I'm guessing I did better on the simulation and simlet stuff that probably carries a higher weight than a straight multiple choice question. Didn't realize their simulations blocked the "show running-config" and "show cdp neighbors" command that I had available in my Boson simulated tests but I was able to power through.

On to ICND2.

Congrats! Whatís your plan of attack for the ICND2? Iíll be hitting that myself after Sec+.

MF_James
May 8, 2008
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

INSTEAD I AM GOING TO WHINE ABOUT IT IN OTHER THREADS SO MY OPINION CAN FEEL VALIDATED IN AN ECHO CHAMBER I LIKE


Judge Schnoopy posted:

All questions, even among multiple choice, have different weights. According to the disclosure at the beginning of the test, some questions have no weight at all to your score. Presumably this is either a survey tool from Cisco to see what candidates know that's not covered by the material, or as an anti-cheating measure.

I've assumed they have stuff that is considered ICND2 or CCNP level (speaking to this specific ICND1 example), when I took the ICND1 last year I had read through the previous iteration of the book so I can't recall what got moved up to CCNP but I think they had OSPF stuff on my test that was otherwise not in the objectives, but I might be mistaken.

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



Space Racist posted:

Congrats! Whatís your plan of attack for the ICND2? Iíll be hitting that myself after Sec+.

I'm at WGU so I'll be using the material they provide. For ICND1 and ICND2 they use the Official Cert guide by Wendell Odom. They also provide access to CBT Nuggest and Pluralsight for video training and Boson NetSim and Boson Exam Environment for sims and exam prep. The Boson Exams were super helpful and were very similar if not a little harder than the actual test.

I also bought some equipment on eBay which I've been playing around with to follow along with commands in the book but I don't think it's required to pass the material. You can use something like GNS3 to do everything you need.

AnonymousNarcotics
Aug 6, 2012

we will go far into the sea
you will take me
onto your back
never look back
never look back


Took a practice 901 today and there was the DUMBEST question. It asked about a situation and what device you would recommend for that situation and the correct answer was apparently "smart glasses" - dude, the answer is NEVER smart glasses.

Docjowles
Apr 9, 2009



MF_James posted:

I've assumed they have stuff that is considered ICND2 or CCNP level (speaking to this specific ICND1 example), when I took the ICND1 last year I had read through the previous iteration of the book so I can't recall what got moved up to CCNP but I think they had OSPF stuff on my test that was otherwise not in the objectives, but I might be mistaken.

There's definitely routing protocol stuff on the ICND2, including OSPF. ICND1 seems like it shouldn't have it, unless you were talking about the combined exam.

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccna

YOLOsubmarine
Oct 19, 2004

When asked which Pokemon he evolved into, Kamara pauses.

"Motherfucking, what's that big dragon shit? That orange motherfucker. Charizard."



I just took the combined CCNA and thereís were most definitely routing protocol questions. Rip, OSPF and Eigrp, as well as IPv6 versions of each.

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FCKGW
May 21, 2006



You need to have knowledge of other routing protocols and their AD for the test but ICND1 is RIP only.

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