Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
06 Nov to 10 Nov 2012
My name is Mark Wagoner, and I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight my excellent experience with Koenig Solutions, Dubai and its staff...
My name is Mark Wagoner, and I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight my excellent experience with Koenig Solutions, Dubai and its staff. I’m an American supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Kabul, Afghanistan. I currently work as a Help Desk Administrator with experience as a System Administrator and Simulations Technician. I am also interested in the areas of information assurance (IA) and inter-networking. Having the least amount of experience in IA, I researched and decided to pursue the “ISC2” SSCP certification.
Working and planning a few months in advance, Koenig was able to arrange 1-on-1 training that fit my schedule since leaving Afghanistan isn’t always easy. I was a bit apprehensive of this training format, but I am now a believer in its virtues! My instructor flew in from India just for this week of training with me. The pace of the instruction, my pace at taking notes, questions I had, and every other aspect of the course were centered around me. This made the one-on-one experience very much worth-while, and I highly recommend this format! My trainer’s mastery of the material was exceptional. I very much appreciated his deviating several times from the planned notes and hourly schedule in order to walk me through various concepts I didn’t fully grasp at first. The SSCP certification exam was tough, but because of my instructor’s great and relevant instruction, I answered the questions with confidence and passed the exam. I would NOT have passed that exam without this week of personalized instruction!
I’d like to thank the staff for thoroughly and efficiently handling all the administrative matters of the course, up front. They arranged for personal transportation to my testing center in Abu Dhabi, which was a fantastic experience itself. I even received a complimentary tour of the most spectacular mosque I’ve ever seen, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Thank you again! I’d also like to thank the hotel stewards for the meals they provided us every morning and evening. They were super nice and always right on time, no matter how many showed up.
Koenig in Dubai was very convenient, flying in from Afghanistan. The staff, setting, and experience warrant an easy and sincere recommendation from me to anyone contemplating a course with them. Again to Koenig Solutions, much appreciation for my SSCP experience. I'm very proud of this certification. I’ll maintain and use it to the best of my ability to assure information security in all my future endeavors, and I have you to thank for it!