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  • Originally posted by FutureCBPO View Post
    Jade - what geo did you pick?
    Central north east.

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    • FutureCBPO and Jade78, I will hopefully be with you both at FLETC if all goes well! I seem to be at about the same point as you both.
      Geo- Florida
      CBPO Exam- 9/25/13
      NOR- 98 10/25/13
      Qual- GS 7
      TSL- 2/28/14
      PFT1/Medical- 3/12/14
      VBT/SI- 5/9/14
      VBT/SI- eligible 5/14/14
      BI E-QIP received- 10/03/14
      BI E-QIP submitted- 10/06/14
      BI E-QIP in Security Office- 01/06/15

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      • Originally posted by NYJRM10 View Post
        From what I understand, the poly will cover just about all of your SF86 answers as is very in-depth.
        Hmm. I don't think so. At least for the one I took for the USSS that wasn't the case.

        You're forgetting one important section during the poly that isn't on the SF86: The control questions, which I think is what gets applicants disqualified.
        CBP Officer

        08/31/14-Tested
        02/28/14-TSL Received
        03/18/14-PFT1/MED
        07/01/14-VBT/SI
        07/19/14-EQUIP Submitted
        07/22/14-Credit Report Pulled

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        • Originally posted by joshk24 View Post
          FutureCBPO and Jade78, I will hopefully be with you both at FLETC if all goes well! I seem to be at about the same point as you both.
          That would be great Josh.
          I need to motivate myself to train but I can't.

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          • Originally posted by cur679 View Post
            You're forgetting one important section during the poly that isn't on the SF86: The control questions, which I think is what gets applicants disqualified.
            What do you mean by control questions?

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            • Hello everyone,
              I am Taking the CBP Officer exam in a couple of weeks,any tips ? and did I go overboard by buying the LSAT For dummies, for the Logical and reasoning portion of the test ?

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              • Originally posted by NavyMa2 View Post
                Hello everyone,
                I am Taking the CBP Officer exam in a couple of weeks,any tips ? and did I go overboard by buying the LSAT For dummies, for the Logical and reasoning portion of the test ?
                Look into Tea Exam books on Amazon. Help me pass the test last year.

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                • Originally posted by joshk24 View Post
                  FutureCBPO and Jade78, I will hopefully be with you both at FLETC if all goes well! I seem to be at about the same point as you both.
                  I hope so too!
                  Jade, I work out daily and have no issue getting motivated to do so, and I used to do private personal fitness instructor classes at my local Fitness gym. I'd have no problem having you or anyone for that matter come and train with me! I've been checking my mail daily for my acceptance letter. haha.

                  Originally posted by cur679 View Post
                  Hmm. I don't think so. At least for the one I took for the USSS that wasn't the case.

                  You're forgetting one important section during the poly that isn't on the SF86: The control questions, which I think is what gets applicants disqualified.
                  My Polygraph was extremely identical to the SF86. Crimes. Drug usage. Foreign Contacts. EtcEtc.
                  And my 'Control Questions' were questions like -
                  "Is the Door Closed?" "Are the lights on?" "Are you sitting down?"
                  Last edited by FutureCBPO; 05-26-2014, 01:40 PM.
                  Geo - East Texas
                  Exam date - 9/7/2013
                  NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                  TSL - 11/27/2014
                  PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                  VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                  EQIP - 1/18/2014
                  Credit check - 2/4/2014
                  GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                  Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                  Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                  Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                  Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                  PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                  EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                  FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                  CBP Session #359 Guidon
                  Awarded Physical Training Award

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                  • Originally posted by NavyMa2 View Post
                    Hello everyone,
                    I am Taking the CBP Officer exam in a couple of weeks,any tips ? and did I go overboard by buying the LSAT For dummies, for the Logical and reasoning portion of the test ?
                    Lol not as hard as you may think, it's all pretty commen sense and they have 2 study guides on the site, check them out, they are pretty clear on what's goin to be on the exam.
                    CBPO: GS-5
                    Geo/Location: JFK
                    Tested: 3/'13
                    NOR (84)
                    Medical/PFT1 passed: July 21st '15 // VBT/SI passed: July 23rd '15
                    Equip sent: 8/31/'15 // NOPA: ?
                    Poly: ? // Met with BI: ?
                    The Call: ? // Drug Test: ?
                    BI Cleared: ? // PFT 2: ?
                    EOD: ? // FLETC: ?

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                    • Originally posted by FutureCBPO View Post
                      I hope so too!
                      Jade, I work out daily and have no issue getting motivated to do so, and I used to do private personal fitness instructor classes at my local Fitness gym. I'd have no problem having you or anyone for that matter come and train with me! I've been checking my mail daily for my acceptance letter. haha.
                      What do you do to train? I just started running again this morning and boy oh boy! (I'm a girl by the way) I am getting up on my push ups now, any advice on how to increase my push ups? I think you need to do 27 for the ftp2
                      CBPO: GS-5
                      Geo/Location: JFK
                      Tested: 3/'13
                      NOR (84)
                      Medical/PFT1 passed: July 21st '15 // VBT/SI passed: July 23rd '15
                      Equip sent: 8/31/'15 // NOPA: ?
                      Poly: ? // Met with BI: ?
                      The Call: ? // Drug Test: ?
                      BI Cleared: ? // PFT 2: ?
                      EOD: ? // FLETC: ?

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                      • Originally posted by Ma23 View Post
                        What do you do to train? I just started running again this morning and boy oh boy! (I'm a girl by the way) I am getting up on my push ups now, any advice on how to increase my push ups? I think you need to do 27 for the ftp2
                        Haha, running is not my strong suit. It does feel good afterwards though.
                        For push-ups, I usually tell people a couple different things.
                        1. Dips on dip bars, (bars spaced about 1.5ft. apart, about 3 ft. off the ground. Do dips.
                        Then lay down on the ground (back on the ground) with those same dip bars above you, reach up and grab the bar with both hands. Hands shoulder width apart, and pull your chest up to the bar. Keep your back stiff while you pull yourself up. I hope I painted the picture decent enough, haha.
                        2. Burn-outs on push-ups. Do as many push-ups as you can. Literally as many as you can, until you cannot lift yourself up off the ground. Then immediately go to your knees and do more push-ups. Again until you cannot do any more.
                        3. Planks. They work.
                        Although a lot of strength you need or rather, you think you need for pushups is shoulders, chest and triceps. You do need a strong and stable core to make them a lot easier.

                        Hope to have helped.

                        ALSO - another good method, but is a little more advanced;
                        Start at 10 push ups. Then sit up (go from push up stance, put your knees on the ground after completing last pushup, and sit on your heals of your feet, as your toes will be on the ground still.) and raise your hands above your head as high as you can, and lower them back down the ground as quickly as you can. Do that 10 times quickly. So your hands should be going up and down at a quick, CONTROLLED pace.

                        Repeat and do 9 of each. Push ups, then hand raises.
                        Repeat and do 8 of each. Then 7, 6, 5, etcetc. Down to 1. It's a killer.
                        The motion of raising your arms up and down, may seem stupid, and look silly, but in reality you are contracting your muscles when doing the push-ups, then you are stretching those muscles back out when raising your arms and lowering them.
                        Last edited by FutureCBPO; 05-26-2014, 02:23 PM.
                        Geo - East Texas
                        Exam date - 9/7/2013
                        NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                        TSL - 11/27/2014
                        PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                        VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                        EQIP - 1/18/2014
                        Credit check - 2/4/2014
                        GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                        Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                        Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                        Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                        Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                        PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                        EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                        FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                        CBP Session #359 Guidon
                        Awarded Physical Training Award

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                        • Originally posted by Jade78 View Post
                          That would be great Josh.
                          I need to motivate myself to train but I can't.
                          You better start getting motivated Jade!! You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity because you couldn't pass the pft2. Running isn't my strong suit but I started running at the end of last summer, and the 1.5 miles in 17 min 15 seconds is a piece of cake. The sit ups and push ups aren't really much either. Just do some sit ups and push ups before bed every night. I have a feeling if and when I get to do the pft2, my adrenaline will kick in and I will run the fastest 1.5 I have ever ran.
                          Geo- Florida
                          CBPO Exam- 9/25/13
                          NOR- 98 10/25/13
                          Qual- GS 7
                          TSL- 2/28/14
                          PFT1/Medical- 3/12/14
                          VBT/SI- 5/9/14
                          VBT/SI- eligible 5/14/14
                          BI E-QIP received- 10/03/14
                          BI E-QIP submitted- 10/06/14
                          BI E-QIP in Security Office- 01/06/15

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                          • Originally posted by joshk24 View Post
                            . I have a feeling if and when I get to do the pft2, my adrenaline will kick in and I will run the fastest 1.5 I have ever ran.
                            I have that exact same feeling, I ran a mile and a half a couple days ago, outside in the 85 degree, humid weather of Houston Texas, and I did it in 14 minutes and 53 seconds. I think I can do better in an indoor track, with air conditioning. My only thing is, I listen to music when I run. And that's a no go at PFT2.
                            Geo - East Texas
                            Exam date - 9/7/2013
                            NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                            TSL - 11/27/2014
                            PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                            VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                            EQIP - 1/18/2014
                            Credit check - 2/4/2014
                            GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                            Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                            Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                            Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                            Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                            PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                            EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                            FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                            CBP Session #359 Guidon
                            Awarded Physical Training Award

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                            • Originally posted by NavyMa2 View Post
                              Hello everyone,
                              I am Taking the CBP Officer exam in a couple of weeks,any tips ? and did I go overboard by buying the LSAT For dummies, for the Logical and reasoning portion of the test ?
                              The best tip I could give is to take the test seriously! I was floored by how many people were done with a section of the test after 10 or 15 mins, it was like they weren't even trying. Use all the time given to you, and go back to question that you aren't sure about. If you don't know an answer, eliminate answers that you know are incorrect and then make an educated guess with the remaining answers. Also, study all the guides and testing material that is given too you, go over it numerous times. I did all of those and I scored a 98.
                              Geo- Florida
                              CBPO Exam- 9/25/13
                              NOR- 98 10/25/13
                              Qual- GS 7
                              TSL- 2/28/14
                              PFT1/Medical- 3/12/14
                              VBT/SI- 5/9/14
                              VBT/SI- eligible 5/14/14
                              BI E-QIP received- 10/03/14
                              BI E-QIP submitted- 10/06/14
                              BI E-QIP in Security Office- 01/06/15

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                              • Originally posted by FutureCBPO View Post
                                I have that exact same feeling, I ran a mile and a half a couple days ago, outside in the 85 degree, humid weather of Houston Texas, and I did it in 14 minutes and 53 seconds. I think I can do better in an indoor track, with air conditioning. My only thing is, I listen to music when I run. And that's a no go at PFT2.
                                I usually run it in about 13 mins 30 seconds. That is a pretty nice pace for me. I was wondering about the music thing because I always listen to music as well. I better start practicing running without music! Is the 1.5 mile ran indoors? I believe I have to go to Dallas to do my PFT2.
                                Geo- Florida
                                CBPO Exam- 9/25/13
                                NOR- 98 10/25/13
                                Qual- GS 7
                                TSL- 2/28/14
                                PFT1/Medical- 3/12/14
                                VBT/SI- 5/9/14
                                VBT/SI- eligible 5/14/14
                                BI E-QIP received- 10/03/14
                                BI E-QIP submitted- 10/06/14
                                BI E-QIP in Security Office- 01/06/15

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