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Scrum Guide Notes

  • The Product Owner discusses the objective that the Sprint should achieve and the Product Backlog items that, if completed in the Sprint, would achieve the Sprint Goal.
    • Goal vs Objective
  • During Sprint Planning the Scrum Team also crafts a Sprint GoalThe Sprint Goal is an objective that will be met within the Sprint through the implementation of the Product Backlog, and it provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment.
    • The Product Owner propose an objective for discussion; the Scrum Team reach a consensus and turn the objective into the Sprint Goal. The Development Team commits to the Sprint Goal.
  • The Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of Product Backlog. It provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment. It is created during the Sprint Planning meeting. The Sprint Goal gives the Development Team some flexibility regarding the functionality implemented within the Sprint. The selected Product Backlog items deliver one coherent function, which can be the Sprint GoalThe Sprint Goal can be any other coherence that causes the Development Team to work together rather than on separate initiatives.
    • One coherent function as the Sprint Goal to work together
  • As the Development Team works, it keeps the Sprint Goal in mind. In order to satisfy the Sprint Goal, it implements functionality and technology. If the work turns out to be different than the Development Team expected, they collaborate with the Product Owner to negotiate the scope of Sprint Backlog within the Sprint.
    • The scope of Sprint Backlog
  • These strengths continue operating in single, several, many, and networks of teams that develop, release, operate and sustain the work and work products of thousands of people.
    • work product is a tangible or intangible output that is completed as part of a project.
    • deliverable is a tangible or intangible output of a project that is delivered to a customer.
    • Artifacts are either final or intermediate work products that are produced and used during a project. Artifacts are used to capture and convey project information
  • To participate in Daily Scrum vs To present in Daily Scrum

SCRUM Certifications

Suggested Reading for SCRUM

Bruce Passed EC-Council ECSA v10 Exam on 12th October

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I enrolled in the official ECSA v10 course from EC-Council on 4th Aug, attended the class delivered by Melvin Sandro from Sep 26 to Sep 30, and passed the ECSA exam today. The course ware, iLabs modules, and iWeek class are awesome. I am willing to recommend the official course before you sit for this exam.

The scope of ECSA is highly overlapped with the one of CEH. However, ECSA emphasizes the project management of penetration testing, the EC-Council LPT methodology, and specific penetration testing scenarios.

If you are a CEH already, I don’t think ECSA adds much value while OSCP, CEH (Practical), or ECSA (Practical) certification would be a better choice. ECSA, EC-Council Certified Security Analyst, as it literally denotes gives people positive image or impression compared with the CEH, Certified Ethical Hacker. Most people feel better or safer when they come across a Security Analyst than a Hacker. Of course, this is just my guess why EC-Council promotes the ECSA certification.

My milestones are updated as follows:

  • Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
    • 2018/04/09 ACP
    • 2018/04/27 PBA
    • 2018/06/19 CISSP
    • 2018/07/10 RMP
  • Milestone #2: ISACA
    • 2018/07/24 CISM
    • 2018/08/13 CRISC
    • 2018/08/28 CISA
  • Milestone #3: ISC2
    • 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
    • 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
    • 2018/09/25 CISSP-ISSEP (bonus)
  • Milestone #4: EC-Council
    • 2018/10/09 CEH (originally scheduled on 2018/10/15)
    • 2018/10/12 ECSA (originally scheduled on 2018/10/29)

It’s about time to get some more bonus exams and than declare a success to achieving my annual goals!

Notes:

Bruce Passed EC-Council CEH v10 Exam on 9th October

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I enrolled in the EC-Council iClass Self-Paced CEH v10 Course on 25th June, 2018 and passed the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) exam today. I would recommend the official courses from EC-Council as the CEH v10 course ware (2294 pages) is informative and well-organized. The iLabs lab modules are fantastic; it saves you huge time to set up your own labs. (I also attended the official iWeek online live class for ECSA v10. It’s helpful and effective as well.)

The CEH v10 exam itself is straightforward, but it does take a lot of time for me to get insights to or review the technical details, say, the TCP 3-way handshaking and flags. There are a lot of commands, tools and related arguments to memorize and exercise.

Besides the official course ware, I used the following as supplements:

My milestones are updated as follows:

  • Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
    • 2018/04/09 ACP
    • 2018/04/27 PBA
    • 2018/06/19 CISSP
    • 2018/07/10 RMP
  • Milestone #2: ISACA
    • 2018/07/24 CISM
    • 2018/08/13 CRISC
    • 2018/08/28 CISA
  • Milestone #3: ISC2
    • 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
    • 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
    • 2018/09/25 CISSP-ISSEP (bonus)
  • Milestone #4: EC-Council
    • 2018/10/09 CEH (originally scheduled on 2018/10/15)
    • 2018/10/29 ECSA

My DESK for the certifications:

  • Discipline: goals and commitments
  • English: critical to the non-native speaker as I am
  • Study: the room/environment for study and the methodology
  • Keeping going: persistence and lifelong learning

 

 

Bruce Passed ISC2 CISSP-ISSEP Exam on 25th September

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After studying for 42 hours in 12 days (from 2018/09/14 to 2018/09/25), I cleared the ISC2 CISSP-ISSEP exam this afternoon and it’s really lucky for me, probably, to be the first exam taker who passed this exam in Taiwan.

The following is what I used to prepare for this exam:

  1. Official (ISC) 2® Guide to the CISSP®-ISSEP® CBK® ((ISC) 2 Press) 1st Edition
  2. Systems Engineering Fundamentals Kindle Edition
  3. Official (ISC)² Guide to the CSSLP, Second Edition
  4. Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK ((ISC)2 Press) 4th Edition
  5. Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP-ISSMP CBK ((ISC)2 Press) 2nd Edition
  6. Official (ISC)2 Guide to the ISSAP CBK ((ISC)2 Press) 2nd Edition
  7. The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK 2nd Edition
  8. Official (ISC)2® Guide to the CAP® CBK® ((ISC)2 Press) 2nd Edition
  9. IATF Release 3.1
  10. FEA Consolidated Reference Model Document Version 2.3
  11. FEA Practice Guide
  12. ISO 27001
  13. ISO 27005
  14. ISO 21827
  15. PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition
  16. NIST Special Publications
    • 800-12
    • 800-100
    • 800-64 Rev 2
    • 800-18 Rev 1
    • 800-34 Rev 1
    • 800-39
    • 800-30 Rev 1
    • 800-27 Rev A
    • 800-37
    • 800-37 Rev 2
    • 800-161 (vol1 & vol2)
    • 800-55
    • 800-50
    • 800-53
    • 800-53A
    • 800-60 (vol1 & vol2)
    • 800-86
    • 800-61
      800-40 Rev 3
    • 800-128
    • 800-137
    • 800-115
    • 800-92
    • 800-88

My exam preparation is completely directed by the ISC2 CISSP-ISSEP exam outline. The most common references used for the ISSEP by domain from ToniHardy and the ISC2 official references are quite helpful. Having passed CSSLP exam helps as well.

The milestones are updated as follows:

  • Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
    • 2018/04/09 ACP
    • 2018/04/27 PBA
    • 2018/06/19 CISSP
    • 2018/07/10 RMP
  • Milestone #2: ISACA
    • 2018/07/24 CISM
    • 2018/08/13 CRISC
    • 2018/08/28 CISA
  • Milestone #3: ISC2
    • 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
    • 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
    • 2018/09/25 CISSP-ISSEP (bonus)
  • Milestone #4: EC-Council
    • 2018/10/15 CEH
    • 2018/10/29 ECSA

Moving forward is the best strategy of retreat! I’ll keep moving.

Bruce Passed ISC2 CSSLP Exam on 13th September

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After studying for 36 hours in 6 days (from 2018/09/08 to 2018/09/13), I cleared the ISC2 CSSLP exam this afternoon. The following is what I used to prepare for this exam:

The ISC2 official Guide to the CSSLP helps. The exam is not so challenging for an experienced developer with CISSP qualification.

The milestones are updated as follows:

  • Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
    • 2018/04/09 ACP
    • 2018/04/27 PBA
    • 2018/06/19 CISSP
    • 2018/07/10 RMP
  • Milestone #2: ISACA
    • 2018/07/24 CISM
    • 2018/08/13 CRISC
    • 2018/08/28 CISA
  • Milestone #3: ISC2
    • 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
    • 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
  • Milestone #4: EC-Council
    • 2018/10/15 CEH
    • 2018/10/29 ECSA

What a relief! Keep moving!