Deathmage wrote: »
my 2 cents: I spent 3 months studying the the exam and I really only needed to read Darril's book but I read the exam cram one and a different book. I went into the exam over prepared even though I thought I wasn't and I scored a 890/900.
My only word of advice remember ports, firewall configs, and remember you private/public keys with asymmetric and symmetric cryptography. The rest of the exam is really just theory.
jaywalker wrote: »
This is extremely helpful, thank you. I'm taking the exam next week and feel like I may be studying more than I should. Better safe than sorry though
proph21 wrote: »
Never a bad thing to study more than you should! The concepts you learn in the Security+ objectives provide a baseline of knowledge that you may want to carry with you throughout the IT field (especially if you end up heading in the direction of Cyber/Information Security). Studying more and really drilling the concepts in your head will increase the chances of it sticking with you longer :P.
To the OP: Like others have said, I don't know of any reason to take the 401 as opposed to the 301.
Best of luck on the exam!