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  1. I've been doing something thinking... (uh-oh) When I was in high school I was fascinated with any job that involved computers. After studying in high school and working so hard for the school to pay for my A+ cert (hey, I thought it was a big deal...) I thought I was golden! I landed a Tech Support job my Junior year of high school and also worked weekends at the school re-imaging computers or whatever needed to be done. I was very excited and told all of my friends how I would be fixing computers all day and taking apart this, installing that, blah blah. It took me 2 weeks to realize how much I hate tech support, no offense to those of you in the field. It just wasn't my cup of tea. This made me wonder... What is an average day in the office for you security professionals? What does it consist of? What is your work schedule like? I'm interested to see the difference between the career side and the hobby side.
  2. My name is Jarkko. Favourite game: NHL 09 Favourite OS: Windows 3.1 Favourite console: Xbox 360 Nationality: Finnish Accent: Sexy Sex: Male Age:23 Race: White Height: 5' 9" Build: Similar to a MAC truck Favourite book: Digital Fortress Favourite movie: Donnie Darko Favourite TV Show: Eastbound & Down/ The Office Favourite actor: Danny McBride Favourite actress: Natalie Portman Favourite Comedian: Mitch Hedberg Other hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Ice Hockey, Mountaineering Car: I live in Japan. Train Warrior! Occupation: The dude.
  3. Hey there, I am new to the forums and new to the entire security scene. I know a few basic common-knowledge things about network security, but that's about it... I am taking the Security + exam in 6 days so I'll let you know how it goes. I've been studying for 3 weeks (7 hour days) reading A LOT and watching lectures/power points on Cert.org. The curriculum on Cert.org is for the old test, but since I really don't have a huge security background I figured it wouldn't hurt. It's been very beneficial and helps reinforce the material in the book I'm reading. Speaking of the book, it is "CompTIA Security+" by Emmett Dulaney. I find the book to be full of material and very easy and practical to read. I really enjoy the notes he puts in the book. He will teach you what you need to know for the exam and then immediately afterwards he will explain how that topic applies to the real world. He even points out certain things that you will most likely never see in the real world but are good to know for the exam. I'll let you guys know just how good these materials were once I finish the exam. Wish me luck!
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