Tuesday, June 25, 2024

I got another test coming up

 So I saw that WGU has ISC2 CC certification as part of the program and I also found out that the exam + training is currently free so I decided to take it and scheduled for Mid July and use it to transfer over to WGU for me to take one less class. Which means less stress and be ahead to finish within 6 months! (one term).

The certifications are going to be nice and recently discovered about the CISSP certification which is probably going to be my end-game goal alongside the CASP+

With a MS in Cybersecurity and all these professional certifications, I'll be on the road to become a tech professional. Maybe I'll write my own books or get my own articles published. That would be the dream.

I haven't coded in a long time but I'm hoping to dive deep into it this November for the Game Jam along side with my studies. I'm hoping to finish a lot of work by November so I can shift focus onto development.

Right now, I'm spending time filling out scholarships. Let's hope I get them!

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Another Summer Jam

 It's Intern Season, so expect to see many interns on campus! Life is looking good, weather is being nice and all in all I'm proud of what I been able to achieve this year.

I sent in my application to attend WGU for their Masters program for Cybersecurity unfortunately I am not qualified for Fafsa. I was able to submit my certification to see what can be transferred over so I'm thinking if I can buckle down I can complete the program in 6 months and take a 5k hit. or 1 year and it be just shy of 10k. Which isn't too bad considering I'll be getting a Masters degree + certifications. I think I can do it in 6 months but I'll definitely be able to do it one year.

I just hope the next company I land at in my career will offer some sort of Tuition reimbursement or Student Loan payback

I am still studying Network+, more like just watching a course. I'm still deciding if I want to take a test for Network+ or just finish the course and get a good grasp of networking and focus on the Masters Program (I'm assuming I get in)

Somethings I'm doing to keep up with the knowledge is randomly watch/listen to Professor's Messer Videos (A+, Network+, Security+) on shuffle so I can randomly remember. Reading CySa+ material and playing through CTFs.

I think I'm on the right track and I can't wait to work towards being a Digital Investigator or working in Digital Forensics.

I'm hoping to write more technical blog stuff or even videos but who knows. Videos are time consuming but I will sure write when I can.

Thanks for tuning in.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

June Post

 Finally, a new post!

I'm able to get some time to sit down and blog something again with some news. I passed the CompTIA Security+ exam with 761 pts! It was close but I managed to pull through. I almost used up my time as well. I think I was just under 10 minutes when I finished and I'll tell you it was a tough one.

With this certificate, I learned new skills and now I have something to add to my resume to make it stand out more. Now my next step is to fast track to Network+ so when I do have to renew my Sec+ I would have Network+ renewed as well. 

Another set of news is that I am probably planning on attending WGU for their masters program in Cyber Security. Their coursework looks great and you get to finish with certifications including the CySA+!

I don't plan on starting that until this Fall so I have time to work on my own personal projects, casually shop around to see what's out there for me. I'm hoping to land something at a government level where I can get clearance with my dream goal to still retire doing Digital Forensics. 

HG is still on hold but the universe is still there. I am planning on getting some work done on a simple IDLE rpg built using either Python or JS so I'll see what I can come up with.

Game Jam 2024. I'm still looking forward to that.

I did finish Los Angeles Regionals as a Judge and it's been. Looking to see if I can staff the remaining events this year.

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I'm an ISC2 Member now.

 I took and passed my test on the same day (July 15) and received my certificate the next day. 50$ a year isn't that bad especially sinc...