Unreachable Websites, Closing Projects, and Expert Witnesses: Skillset’s Questions of the Day!

Every day in this space, we post a question of the day for each of the certifications we offer on PMP, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Network+ and Security+.

We will link to the live question page, where you can test yourself (for free!) and find the answer to these sample questions and more. We will also crosspost these daily questions in their respective Facebook groups, which are linked in context below, so you can discuss them with fellow test-takers there:


CISSP Question of the Day

As the network administrator of your organization, customers report that your website is unreachable. What part of security has been compromised?:

A. Authentication
B. Integrity
C. Availability
D. Confidentiality

View this CISSP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CISSP Facebook group.


PMP Question of the Day

All of the following are inputs into the Close Project or Phase, except what?

A. Accepted deliverables
B. Organizational process assets
C. Expert judgement
D. Project management plan

View this PMP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our PMP Facebook group.


CEH Question of the Day

Which of the following activities are considered to be anti-forensics?

A. Trail obfuscation
B. Artifact wiping
C. Data hiding
D. All of these

View this CEH practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CEH Facebook group.


CHFI Question of the Day

The role of an expert witness is to…?

A. Evaluate
B. Testify
C. Educate
D. Any of these

View this CHFI practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CHFI Facebook group.


Network+ Question of the Day

Which of the following can be used to secure a VPN connection with encryption? Choose all that apply:


View this Network+ practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge see the answer.
Discuss this question in our Network+ Facebook group.


Security+ Question of the Day

True or False: BitLocker cannot provide encryption on computers not equipped with TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in Windows?

A. True
B. False

View this Security+ practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss the question in our Security+ Facebook group.

Announcing a New Certification Resource: Skillset Facebook Groups!

We’re big on practice questions at Skillset. That’s why each of our certification practice tests has several thousand questions within it: Because practice, you may have heard, makes perfect.

But if there’s one thing we’re as enthusiastic about as practice questions, it’s discussion, feedback, and back-and-forth learning. The topic we spend the most time on, beyond writing more questions, is how to give our users more options to connect with one another, provide insights and feedback, and learn from one another.

That’s exactly why we’ve created a series of Facebook Groups specifically designed to provide motivation and discussion around certification.

For every certification practice test we provide on Skillset, we’ve created a group (and we’ll keep adding them as we add certification tests). And in each group, we’ll post one question every day. The objective being: Find your daily motivation, learn something new, and find a resource and a community to rally around as you prepare for your own big test (or as you simply stay fresh and knowledgable).

Check out (and join!) each of our groups as they relate to specific tests:

Let us know what you think, and keep an eye out for our first questions, coming up today — and every day — for you to pick over and discuss.

Happy testing!


Certification Zero: Where to Start on Your Path to a Dream Certification

Any good epidemiologist, or zombie movie aficionado, can tell you that if you want to solve a seemingly overwhelming problem you need to start at the beginning.

With matters that spread throughout a population, “the beginning” is commonly referred to as “patient zero.” Getting high-level certifications can seem as complicated as saving the world from endless hungry hoards—especially when you start to explore what your peers and competitors have already accomplished—but all you need to do is break the pricess up into manageable steps, starting with the beginning.

What you need is your “certification zero”—a starting point to guide you down the path toward your ultimate goals.

Today, we’ll look at a step-by-step approach to build your skills and bring you in the direction of that coveted, career-changing certification.


Getting Started with the CISSP Certification

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional, or CISSP, is a great certification to take the long approach on. It requires five years of related work experience before you can even sit the test. There are, of course, 10 “domains,” or subject areas within the CISSP certification, so the experience required can cover a lot of different job roles.

Many people find the CISSP daunting as a starting point. In that case, your “certification zero” can be an associated certification (or two) that will build toward your ultimate goal.

CompTIA offers several certifications that you might want to start with on your path toward being an IT security guru. Network+ would be a smart choice, because five of the ten domains are directly related to IT Network Security, which makes the Network+ a great place to begin getting the skills, practice, and job experience you will need in order to eventually pass the CISSP exam as well.

Lessons Learned from 1 Million Exam Practice Questions Answered

We’ve just hit a big milestone at Skillset, which comes with a lot of reflection, advancement and realizations about the “new normal” the site has entered in 2015. It’s all very exciting and insightful, so we wanted to share our experiences publicly and transparently.

First, the milestone: As of this week, users have answered more than 1,000,000 questions!

That’s one million. With an ‘M’. That means that our (very dedicated) users and visitors have clicked “submit” while answering one of our thousands of certification practice questions many thousands of times per day over the last few months.

Of course, after one million sample questions answered, we’ve learned quite a bit.


How did we get to one million questions answered?


The short answer to this question is that we have more than 100,000 sample questions available, so this milestone was almost inevitable. What we didn’t expect was how quickly our users would get there. users are now answering more than 10,000 questions per day. Only a few months after we launched the site in earnest, that is a truly surprising number.

The reason, however, is fairly simple: Anyone preparing to take a professional certification exam knows they need to practice. And they can (and do) practice endlessly on Skillset, while rarely seeing the same question twice.