Steven Phillips on 15 Sep 2009 14:06:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Security+

As a holder of the Security+ certification (and the most overqualified
mailman you'll ever know),
Comptia tends to lag pretty badly at times on subject matter and
curriculum. When I passed mine a year ago, there were some topics that
were ludicrously old.
I used the Comptia training manual, an Examcram  and the Security
Questions paperback to pass pretty easily. IMHO, you don't need to
spring for a class to pass a Comptia cert, you just have to "think the
Comptia way". It does seem to be a good precursor to the CISSP
subjectwise. I'm studying up for that, but being 5 and a half bills,
it might be a while before I sit for that cert. LOL
Sorry about the veer.

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> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:20:38 -0400
> From: Gordon Dexter <>
> Subject: [PLUG] 'Recharging' flash drives??
> To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List
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> Ok, so I'm in a Global Knowledge class for the Security+ certification,
> and I hear the instructor say that flash drives need to be 'recharged'
> periodically, and if you don't then within ten years or so the contents
> of the drive will be lost.  Now, I've never heard of this before, and a
> quick Google search resulted in a bunch of things about write wear, but
> nothing about data fading away due to the drive being discharged.
> Honestly I'm pretty skeptical, since this instructor seems
> poorly-informed and has said a number of things in the course that are
> dubious or just plain wrong, and I've had to correct her more than once.
> Has anybody heard of this?  Or is this just another example of the
> instructor being clueless?
> --Gordon
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