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CyberVista is 200 Blog Posts Old

May 3, 2018

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CyberVista is 200 Blog Posts Old

At CyberVista, our students’ career and personal success mean a lot to us. As we interact with students during live online sessions, tutoring, and class orientations, we can’t help but to get to know them. We learn their personal motivations, career ambitions, study habits, quirks, and probably some information that is better kept private.

As CyberVista turns 200 blogs old, we’re using it as an opportunity to reflect on 200 of our favorite students and our favorite fact or memory about them. To protect our students’ privacy, we hashed their first name. We won’t reveal which hashing algorithm we used (but even if we did, the best algorithms are one-way so you couldn’t learn the plaintext anyway! Ha!).

Enjoy the 200 memories and fun facts below of our favorite 200 students, and thank you to all of our students who have developed and grown alongside CyberVista.

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We’d love to get to know you, too. Learn more about CyberVista Certify comprehensive certification training programs here.

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Memory

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Achieved the highest CyberVista CISSP diagnostic score. Ever.

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Collects infosec certs for sheer pleasure.

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Is obsessed with Wireshark.

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Passed the CISSP exam and then became a CyberVista instructor!

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Mitigating cyber threats for the past 15 years.

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Wants to take the CISSP exam, but is allergic to CATs.

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Studied during vacation! That's dedication.

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Claims passing the CISSP exam is part of her destiny.

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Switched jobs the day after her Sec+ exam.

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Still likes to use a Blackberry.

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Never missed a CISSP class!

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Set records for the most time spent in the CyberVista LMS.

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Has the same first name as CyberVista's former star TA.

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Always asked tough questions.

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Best clinical IT Systems Administrator.

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Big time IT administrator in small town USA.

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Studied way too deep in the weeds, but still passed CISSP exam.

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Learning infosec at CyberVista, and loving it!

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Is looking forward to completing his exam.

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Get'n schooled on infosec at CyberVista from la Mesa.

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The senior specialist in his CISSP class.

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Class clown.

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Wants to pass the CISSP before it changes all over again.

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Went to dentist appointment the day before her CISSP exam! Why would you not reschedule?!

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Looking to broaden his horizons with CISSP certification.

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Looking to be the President of Technology one day.

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Completed her CISSP exam in record time!

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Looking to guard against security threats in the cyber realm.

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Security hot shot at a bank.

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Got a new job in the middle of his CISSP course.

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Wife broke her leg in the middle of his CISSP exam studies :(

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Named after a rock.

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Didn't want to tell anyone at work about CISSP class in case she failed.

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Has two large dogs that would chew his flashcards.

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Took some time to understand the LMS.

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Improved his English skills just to get used to the vague wording on the CISSP exam.

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A Mets fan in a Yankees-dominated area. Bold.

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Technology guru at Kaplan! Helped our light board look even more sharp.

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Used CISSP to propel her own business.

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Crypto expert! Could have taught class 3.

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Failed first CISSP attempt, but still got a job offer.

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Security policy researcher at top tech firm. Passed first attempt. Duh.

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Taking CyberVista's student roster international.

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Going to use CISSP to advise federal clients.

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Going to tame the CAT due to her preparedness courtesy of CyberVista.

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Wants to beat the exam in 100 questions.

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Was once a police officer, now looking to protect and serve in the infosec field.

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Preparing to advance her career with CISSP certification.

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Made more than 600 flashcards.

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Skilled musician!

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Woke up at 7:30am to take a Saturday morning class.

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Immediately sent LinkedIn request to instructor day after Class 1.

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Still has an AOL email address, but still really good at security.

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Non-technical background going for the CISSP!

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First email after passing was to his instructor.

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Bringing cyber to his police force.

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Struggled to think like the test maker.

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"Competitive spirit" prompted her to sit for CISSP exam before she was ready. She could have used the extra study time.

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Is SO prepared for the exam, but has test taking anxiety.

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Looking to get CISSP to expand her business opportunities.

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Motivated to pass CISSP certification to move into infosec management.

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Wants to pass the CISSP on the first attempt.

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Access Control is his favorite.

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Is going to keep his company's data safe using the knowledge he gained in this CISSP coursework.

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Got a high score on the SEC+ exam.

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Wants to break the CAT and finish in 100 questions.

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Feels fully prepared to take the Sec+ exam. Just need to book the exam!

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Is going to complete CISM and CISSP certs by preparing with CyberVista.

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Wants to get all the infosec certifications, but not before studying for each with Cybervista!

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Re-enrolled in CyberVista course because life got in the way.

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Passed the first attempt and then tutored her friend/coworker.

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Studied for 6 weeks in order to take linear version of exam instead of CAT.

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Moving from healthcare to cybersecurity.

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Found two typos in Question Bank. Like a bug bounty program (minus the big payouts).

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Under 20-years-old and wants both Sec+ and CISSP.

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Good content knowledge, but struggled with reading comprehension portion of CISSP exam.

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Got a 100% on Sec+ Homework quiz #2!

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Cooks and bakes for fun.

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Does digital forensics for a living.

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Reviewed the class slides after each class.

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Teaching kids piano.

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Teaching kids baseball!

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In charge of security for a hospital! Important job.

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Former security guard. Knows the science of physical security.

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Would tune into class while driving home from work.

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Interested in being a CyberVista instructor after passing the exam.

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Coaches kid's soccer team.

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Diagnostic score beat her Midterm score. Hmmm.

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Wants to be a CISO.

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Is taking Sec+ just for the knowledge gain.

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Shares a name with his instructor!

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Above proficiency in 6/8 CISSP domains.

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Had two CISSP exam vouchers, so sat for exam just to see how it went. Passed!

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Thought it was a good idea to take a 3-day study break before the exam.

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Already has the title, now she wants to get the infosec certification!

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Has the knowledge, just needs to pass the exam.

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Taking the CISM for the challenge.

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Aspiring to pass all infosec certifications available.

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Mastered the concept of the CIA triad, and the elements of AAA services.

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Told her CyberVista tutor that she passed the exam before she told her boyfriend.

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Favorite study tool is the Question Bank.

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Drove around in her sports car before her exam to help her relax.

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Wants to rack up all the letters after his name.

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Didn't do any of the prework.

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Signed up for Refresher course because she has 30+ years of exam experience.

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Struggled with the difference between anomaly and behavioral-based IDS.

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Favorite topic is email encryption.

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Actually read the CBK.

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Favorite study tool is the Sec+ Summary Notes

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Earned masters in information security.

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Still not sure what the difference is between CISSP and CISM.

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Studying for the CISSP, but struggling to find the time.

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Struggling with Sec+, even though it's the easiest cert.

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Rising star. New to all this, but will pass the CISSP before Bre (his boss).

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Takes notes in both physical lesson book and PDF version.

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Can't fit all his note cards in his bag. So many concepts.

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Reads every single page of prework!

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Didn't realize she was a visual-based learner until she took CISSP course.

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Completed CISM and Sec+, and now wants to complete CISSP.

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Feels fully prepared to take the CISSP, but is taking a course with CyberVista just in case.

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Wants to fill his wall with infosec certificates.

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Didn't do Diagnostic exam. Come on, man!

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Watched all of the Review Videos the night before the exam.

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Favorite snack food is pretzels. Often munches during class.

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Signed up for exam one week after live sessions ended.

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Took little to no notes during the live online sessions. Hurt his retention ability!

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Part of a class that answered every post quiz question correctly!

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Improved 30 percentage points from Diagnostic to Midterm exams.

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Favorite study tool is the CyberVista flashcards.

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Needs CISSP to get his next job.

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Likes to walk his dog during the live class.

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CISSP will be his first cert. Slay the toughest beast first!

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Watches class on an iPad.

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Has 4 certs in addition to CISM.

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Studies cyber workforce development issues.

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Was studying for Sec+ and then job opportunity required CISSP. Immediately shifted to studying CISSP.

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Taking CISM exam first, then CISSP.

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Likes to travel for fun.

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Secures mobile apps for the government.

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Software developer. Owns Domain 8 of the CISSP exam!

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Has never taken a CAT exam before, but is confident she will pass.

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Will reward herself with new shoes when she passes the CISM.

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Is a reformed hacker. Now he wants to work for the good guys.

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Wants to pass the CAT in under an hour.

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Likes to study for her CISSP exam while watching the Walking Dead. Is that even studying?!

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Listens to Imagine Dragons to motivate her to study.

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Will be the first person in her family to get the CISM certification, and probably the only one.

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Wife had a baby during the first week of class!

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Easter Egg: the answer to question 151 on the CISSP exam is A.

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Has a really awesome name (we mean hash value).

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Wants to supercharge his career aspirations with a CISSP cert.

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Missed class to execute the company's Disaster Recovery Plan. Can't teach that!

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Likes to think like hackers.

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Always gets the correct answer to the practice questions in her CISSP classes.

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Implements mobile device management in his organization.

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Drinks Monster during class.

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Configures VLANs for a living.

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Works in a political office.

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Fast typer. Always responds first to questions from her TA.

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Taught the difference between brute force and rainbow tables during a Sec+ team teach.

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Plays ping pong for fun.

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Her favorite pizza is macaroni and cheese pizza.

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Had difficulty differentiating between geofencing and containerization, but Sam helped him through it.

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Accelerated his exam studies to beat implementation of the CAT.

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Likes to eat popcorn during class sessions, like he is watching a movie. Understandable. The light board is very entertaining.

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Would rather be outdoors, but has to pass the CISSP the first time.

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Is excited to be preparing to take the CISM in Falan's class.

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Configures firewalls for a living.

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Explained that SSL was weak way before the POODLE attack.

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Believes that the transition to CAT testing is a conspiracy to reduce pass rates and increase corporate revenue.

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Wants to get her CISM and CISSP certifications.

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Is interested in the concept of ethical hacking, hence his interest in taking the CEH course.

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Passed the CISSP exam on the third attempt! Third time's the charm.

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Loves to have Taco Tuesday while watching her Sec+ class videos.

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Dedicates all of his free time to his CISM studies, so he can pass the exam within 2 months.

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Puts the light board on the big screen.

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Filled in as the class TA when the usual TA was out sick.

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Watched every single video in the CyberVista CISSP video library (that's more than 115 videos!)

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Thought IV stood for Initiation Vector.

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Is the instructor's favorite student. But shhh don't tell the other students.

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Re-named CISM to CISF! Certified Information Security Female!

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Is an identical twin.

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Caught on to crypto very easily.

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Missed class to watch baseball playoffs.

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CISSP that works with very technical engineers that looks down upon certs.

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Likes paintings by an artist of the same name.

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Has only logged on to her LMS twice...

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Likes to hack things in his spare time.

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Best friends with Harold.

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Huge gamer. Loves learning about the CPU and internal components.

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Specializes in system design.

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Also wants to be a CISO.

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Favorite moment in Sec+ class was when I-AAA was taught through a knock-knock joke.

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Is pumped to take the CISSP this month.

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Likes to study his notecards poolside.

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Had 3 CyberVista tutoring sessions in one day.

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Created a giant wall of notes and flashcards.

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Built a computer from scratch.

Written by Sam Meisenberg