Proud of my students’ achievements @ UA&P event

Last February 24, 2017, me and my undergraduate students went to the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in Pasig City to present their project Hydra in a school-initiated research conference. The event was not very big but various students from undergrad to PhD were prepared to present their papers. I was really pushy … Continue reading Proud of my students’ achievements @ UA&P event

8 Helpful Things You can do to Prepare and Pass a GIAC exam

Roughly one year after I passed the GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) exam, I took the GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB). I became one of a less than a thousand professionals who earned the certification. One of the observations that I have is that preparations I did for both exams were pretty much … Continue reading 8 Helpful Things You can do to Prepare and Pass a GIAC exam

7 reasons why you should take up a Master’s degree

I'm currently preparing for my final term for my Master in Information Systems (MIS) degree. It's a short break from the stress in school. Looking at what I've learned and accomplished so far, I would like to share my top 7 reasons why you should take up a Master's degree. (I'm not going to discuss … Continue reading 7 reasons why you should take up a Master’s degree

Justin’s 2017 New Year’s Resolution

I've been busy this past year that I have forgotten this blog site. I've been juggling a lot of things- my work at Coke, teaching and advising at APC, some consulting work and my Master's every Saturday. Hopefully, I will be able to prioritize things this 2017. So, I have listed these concrete feasible steps … Continue reading Justin’s 2017 New Year’s Resolution

Is there really value in an IT Certification?

What is the real validation that you are knowledgeable in a field you're claiming to be an expert in? Actually, expert is a very dangerous and overrated term and usually lambasted by Powerpoint consultants.  I agree that experience is the best teacher but it becomes helpful if the experience is 'fruitful'. I had a conversation … Continue reading Is there really value in an IT Certification?

On road manners, discipline, courtesy and respect

SINCE I moved in Quezon City (QC), I became more knowledgeable on the road. I learned more shortcuts and long cuts going to work in BGC (Taguig City) and Magallanes Village (Makati City). Aside from the very busy EDSA, I learned the streets of Cubao District such as V. Luna, 15th/20th ave., Boni Serrano, Whiteplains … Continue reading On road manners, discipline, courtesy and respect