Alex Taylor Internet enthusiast


Okta Certified Professional


Short and sweet recap here – passed the exam without too much trouble! I ran into a couple of questions about things I hadn’t seen before, but in general the questions were in line with the training and my hands-on practice. No issues with the online proctor or the testing software but I really hated the DOMC format – even though I felt confident in my answers, it can be daunting to not see any other options, and to have some questions show multiple options and others only show one.

For new folks, here’s my Okta Basics walkthrough as I took the training course.

Overall excellent journey! Really enjoyed learning about Okta and digging deeper into the IAM world.

OneTrust Certified Privacy Professional – Passed


OneTrust is the industry standard for privacy and compliance management – I used this at my previous employer and am guaranteed to touch it again if I move back into compliance, so it seemed as good a time as any to level up my skills and get certified.

The live training is free and can be taken as two four hour sessions, or occasionally as one full day session – I opted for the full day option and signed up for one of the EMEA sessions (started at 4am EDT!). The training is 40% GDPR and regulation training and 60% training on using OneTrust, and I definitely learned a few things.

The exam is a 90 minute unproctored multiple choice exam with a similar mix – some regulation knowledge testing, some OneTrust-specific testing. Definitely a few tricky questions but overall I didn’t have any trouble.

Onward to the next.

Further progress in Dec/Jan


I spent some time in December and January digging into the learning paths on and ended up really loving them. I’m currently about 75% done the Cyber Defense path and will be moving on to one of the pentest paths once I’m done here.

Plenty more to say about this that I’ll flesh out later, but I absolutely recommend the site to anyone in infosec, especially if you’re a beginner on the blue team side – I use some of these tools every single day at work and I still learned a ton.

Alex Taylor Internet enthusiast

Privacy advocate
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Product manager

Experience in information security, customer success, compliance and privacy, risk management, identity and access, and service deployment. Former teacher. Always learning.

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