Well Done, congratulations. Keep collaborating, asking and learning.
I am new to the community and look forward to building my career in the security field.
I passed the SSCP in January on the first try and am transitioning from a network admin role to more of an information systems security role within my organization.
Welcome aboard, I'm new to the community as well (passed my test years ago but never bothered with participating here). Hopefully we can all collaborate and better ourselves.
I would say its was worth the time and effort. I embarrassed all of the 10 domains which did help be learn more about security faster than I thought I would but also utilized my CISSP as a security practitioner with an Audit mentality. That gave me a niche that has worked well for all these years. I realized you can follow specific tracks Technical or non-technical but be successful in each based on your mindset and degree of success.
CAT is merely a testing technique and frankly would be very difficult to duplicate without 1000s of questions in the data bank in which to choose.
As far as the changes to the test itself I would say most of us are under the impression that this is more or less tweaking and does not reflect a wholesale change to the material itself so please don't worry about those things unless people come out of the exam screaming everything has changed - it won't.
You should feel confident in passing when your test scores on material you haven't seen numerous times from eyeing the same questions over and over hovers at 80 percent or more. Being human means we tend to go back to the same questions with the idea that answering those same questions over and over means we are learning the material. Or we are learning the same answers to the same questions.
Be sure to change up your quizzes or take a good amount of time between reviewing the same material less fall into a false sense of security. No pun intended.
Ask lots of questions and of course, GOOD LUCK with the exam.
Hello! My name is Patrick Daniels and I'm an Information Systems Specialist at St. Philips College in San Antonio, Texas. I'm also the Team Lead for our Network Security Team. I graduated from St. Philip's College with dual degrees in Information Security/Assurance and Network Administration in May 2016. I hold CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. I also hold NSTISSI No. 4011 and CNSSI No. 4012 certifications from the Committee on National Security Systems.
I'm currently pursuing the Security+ certification and have a strong desire to obtain the SSCP certification.
I am very excited to have joined the community! I am making a career change and returning to school to earn my BS in Cybersecurity and information assurance. I am looking forward to learning not just in school, but in the IT community! I hope to make some neat and informative connections! Any advice is always welcome!