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Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2021, 11:14:20 PM »
I've turned down 3 IT jobs at this point. I think I just like stacking certs and working at my comfy Socialist government job. But for real, I had a 2nd interview today with a managed security service provider and I think I'll take it.

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Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2021, 03:16:28 AM »
I think I just like stacking certs and working at my comfy Socialist government job. But for real, I had a 2nd interview today with a managed security service provider and I think I'll take it.

Yep, I'm doing the Security + exam, probably late December, Early January. Not for anything specific now, just for down the road.

 I want to do Pentest + because it looks like fun. The performance based questions are like little CTF challenges.
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Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2021, 04:24:38 AM »
I have a whole pile of computer certs (including Security+ ).  Some I needed for the last job I had before retirement.  The problem with stacking them is that they kind of 'expire'.  If you are not using the material the certs cover then you will forget a bunch after a while.  If the certs cover technology that becomes outdated then they are kind of worthless too.  After 3 or 4 years a lot of stuff has advanced and unless you keep taking tests every year or two you will fall behind. 
You can lead flat earthers to the curve but you can't make them think!

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Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2021, 05:46:36 AM »
Yep, I'm doing the Security + exam, probably late December, Early January. Not for anything specific now, just for down the road.

The newest version is a real pain in the ass. The two study guides I used were 150 pages long each, and they were supposed to be the condensed versions of the information.

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Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2021, 06:29:08 AM »
I've turned down 3 IT jobs at this point. I think I just like stacking certs and working at my comfy Socialist government job. But for real, I had a 2nd interview today with a managed security service provider and I think I'll take it.

Why did ya turn them down?
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Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2021, 06:58:26 AM »
I've turned down 3 IT jobs at this point. I think I just like stacking certs and working at my comfy Socialist government job. But for real, I had a 2nd interview today with a managed security service provider and I think I'll take it.

Why did ya turn them down?

Mostly because the job I have now is really comfy.

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Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2021, 11:54:29 AM »
Yep, I'm doing the Security + exam, probably late December, Early January. Not for anything specific now, just for down the road.

The newest version is a real pain in the ass. The two study guides I used were 150 pages long each, and they were supposed to be the condensed versions of the information.

Right!   I should have done the 501 version of the test last year. It was way easier.

I want to get it done as soon as possible before it gets any worse. In the next two years, it could double in size again.
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