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I passed my Security+ certification exam today, with an 841/900. Yessssss. This cert is one of the big ones I was hoping to do well on; it'll help me get an entry level position in infosec (which I really, really, reaaaaaally want), and it's a step towards becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker (which I double plus really want).

I immediately went out and applied for a few positions I'd been watching on job hunting sites, so fingers crossed. Not only do I want a paycheck, I want loooots of hands on experience! So, if you know of anyone that wants a junior level computer security person, pllllease let me know! Junior security analyst/engineer, or (ideally) junior penetration tester would be my favorite buzzwords.

I've got one big, bad certification left: the CCNA. It's the CCENT's big brother, so it'll be a doozy. Next week the three other classmates that are taking it with me are all going to be camping out at my house every afternoon so we can study for it. We'll be doing a lot of labs and troubleshooting, since the test is full of simulation labs. It should actually be pretty fun!

I'm gonna buy a domain name and get a webpage up with my resume in the next week or so, too. (I worked so hard on my cute little resume!) I'd like to get a portfolio of work up there, but really all I have is a lot of art projects, a tiny MUD and a barebones roguelike in Python. I'm not sure that's worth showing off... I'd kind of like to start a sideblog about the pentesting stuff I am learning and getting into. I hear that's worth brownie points, since getting work in infosec is really highly non-standardized.

Anyway, tonight is for celebrating with mead and dumb fishing MMOs! WHEE!


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