Been studying 301 instead of 401 by mistake

AndyITAndyIT Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
I recently started studying for Security+. I've actually had Gibson's 301 guide and have been really hammering away at it for about a week and am on Chapter 9 out of 11. I was planning on taking the exam by the end of next week and feel decently confident about it (prior courses in college and current job help me understand the concepts pretty quickly but there is definitely A LOT of information and terms to remember). However I was careless and did not realize it was 301 until just now after finishing up the chapter and taking a look at the cover of the book.

I am wondering if anyone has done the same thing and passed 401. I feel like the concepts are getting to me and from the research I did I understand that the 401 added some new content in it. I'm not sure how to proceed... should I jsut get 401 and start over? Is the material that different that it's better to just do that, or should I just finish up 301 and try to research the stuff that is not included? Problem with doing the latter is that I would be missing study questions and maybe specifics to what the exam will want from me.

Kind of bummed out right now because I've been doing a lot of reading and notetaking and frustrated at myself for not realizing this.


  • ramonrdz1986ramonrdz1986 Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Compare the objectives my friend. Add the differences to your study.
  • tmcgtmcg Posts: 127Banned
    A lot of people have used the 301 to study for the 401 exam, as previously stated just check the exam objections. Anything new just cover it. I wouldn't worry so much.
  • pierreaskmo2pierreaskmo2 Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Compare the syllabus of both exams, don't repeat things which you have covered already. Just prepare for things that you have skipped so far. Hope's your exam goes well. All the best !!
  • MkroadrushMkroadrush Posts: 38Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm in the same boat. Although my company have the 401 book online available. How did you do on the test?

    A bit worry as well.
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