Gutted! SYO-401 Failure

ryanstapleyryanstapley Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi, This is the first time I have posted on here but I have used it alot over the past 6 weeks while I was studying for the SYO-401. I am required to complete the Security + exam for my role within 3 months and After six weeks I believed I was ready well today was the day and I failed at 625 (66 Questions) so I overestimated my confidence in passing. I used CBT nuggets, Darril gibsons exam question bank for 301 as I could not find anything for 401 (If it had been my choice I would have done the 301 but the company had booked it)and plenty of other online questions. I admit I struggled with some of the performance based questions (Although I practice them they seemed alot more difficult in the exam) and some of the wording to the questions were difficult to understand. I know I am not far off but can people recommend any other Material that will get me over the line ? Thanks for your replies in advance Ryan

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  • karl88karl88 Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    After I get Network+ which will be very soon, I'll start studying for Security+. I’ve looked at the objectives, and there seems to be quite a bit of overlap with Network+. I have the SY0-301 and SY0-401 list of objectives from CompTIA if you want to contrast the differences, or you could download them yourself. Some differences are listed here: CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 vs. SY0-301 Changes - InfoSec Institute


    Maybe your employer will let you take SY0-301, or maybe they’re set on you taking SY0-401 since it’s newer. Score of 625 is pretty low. If I were you, I’d read a whole book again.
  • AnthonyGAnthonyG Member Posts: 44 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Get Darril Gibson's SY0-301 book read it, take notes, and pass the 301.
  • no!all!no!all! Member Posts: 245 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I second Darril's book. It was everything I needed. His practice exams on his blog definitely helped out, too..
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  • GeeLoGeeLo A+,N+,S+,M+,C+,CySA+,CCT+ Member Posts: 112 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I recommend: CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: SY0-401, 6th Edition. Company is Sybex. The authors are Emmett Dulaney and Chuck Easttom.
    I actually reached out to Mr. Dulaney after I passed Security+ to compliment him on his book and He is a very nice guy.
    The book is very well written, and I recommend it.
    And "do not" beat yourself up from failing.. we all fail at times, remember the reason why we fall, is to get back up.
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  • ryanstapleyryanstapley Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have turned the frown upside down :) and last Friday at the second attempt passed the SYO-401. Thanks for the advice to the people who replied I just was not ready for the first attempt.
  • bertiebbertieb Member Posts: 1,031 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congrats on the pass icon_thumright.gif
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  • IT_NerdIT_Nerd Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have turned the frown upside down :) and last Friday at the second attempt passed the SYO-401. Thanks for the advice to the people who replied I just was not ready for the first attempt.

    Good news! What did you do differently this time?
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