APPENDIX A

Pre-assessment Test

Typically, people either love pre-assessment tests or they hate them. I used to belong to the second category. However, as I participated in many certification exams and had the privilege of teaching quite a large number of people over the years, I gradually realized that students don’t actually hate pre-assessments but they do tend to be afraid of them (or assessments in general, for that matter).

The goal of this pre-assessment test is to allow you to adjust your studies according to the areas you’re not familiar with at the level that the exam demands you to be. For example, most technical people know whether AES is a symmetric or asymmetric encryption algorithm. But do you know the possible key sizes it uses? ...

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