Posted on Apr 11, 2018
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Can someone provide information on Cyber Test which is a prerequisite to reclass to 17C? I'm looking for information on whats in the test, how to prepare etc ?
Posted in these groups: 1d5d95fe 17C: Cyber Operations Specialist
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Hey SPC Kochhar. I recently took the Cyber Test, scored 70 (passing is 60) without any studying, and am now Enlisted as 17C, so I'm probably decently qualified to answer.

I encountered questions on:
Basic stuff (General hardware, stuff to do with programming)
Networking (Ports, OSI layers, perhaps some general network + level stuff)
Security (Types of man in the middle attacks, specifically.)

A lot I think I got wrong just because it's been so long since I used specific terms, and some of the questions were phrased in ways that could have multiple meanings.

I would focus on those three areas, being A+, Network+, and Security+ levels, in terms of studying. Studying for those three specific exams will likely help you improve your score.

Best of luck!
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SPC Jinder- Thanks for the response? Are you active duty? Did you just join army or did you switch MOS? I was told by LTC Love who is cyber POC for reserves that existing reservists who are switching MOS to 17C DO NOT need to give this test.
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I am Active Duty, yes. I just joined the Army, haven't even done BCT yet, but I did take the Cyber Test and pass MEPs.
I don't know anything about reserves, unfortunately, so I can't verify. I would suggest knowing what's on the test regardless, considering rumor has the fail out rate of the AIT at 25%. Preparation is an advantage.
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Hey SPC Kochhar, we have a couple of Cyber NCOs coming to give us a brief on prerequisites, "a day in the life" and other things. The brief isn't until next week I believe but I'll see what I can find for you if that's not too late.
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That will work. Thanks again.
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WO1 Marcus Summerour, do you have a POC for this MOS (17C) concerning a young man that wants to go Active Duty (AD) Army and enlist for this MOS? He is aware of the basic requirements. Would be nice to talk to someone on AD that could give my son some insight into this MOS. Non prior service (NPS) with no law violations.
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Update- After reaching out and speaking on the phone with the reserves POC for Cyber school, I was told that for soldiers who are already serving don't need to give Cyber Test, its for new recruits only.
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I am summiting my packet to change MOS's and I have to take the ICTL (CT) Test.
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