Security+ Certified!

jshookzjshookz Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Passed Security+ this morning with a 783!! I'm so excited right now!

Two months of studying with:

-Darril Gibson SYO-401 Study Guide
-LearnZapp App Security+
-CBT Nuggets

No prior IT experience before this but I'm in the computer room in the air force so there requiring we get this certification. Plan to knock out A+, Network+ next and enroll in WGU!

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  • Armitron77Armitron77 Posts: 134Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. Wow, only two months of studying. Nicely done. I'm currently studying for the Network +. Trying to do it in 2 months as well. After that, I will attack the Security + and pass that so that I may have the core certifications since I already have my A+. Studying for the A+ might take a little longer since you are really studying for two exams. Anyway, good luck. icon_thumright.gif
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  • tmcgtmcg Posts: 127Banned
    How difficult was the exam? Congrats on the pass!
  • ChickenNuggetzChickenNuggetz Posts: 284Member
    jshookz wrote: »
    Passed Security+ this morning with a 783!! I'm so excited right now!

    Two months of studying with:

    -Darril Gibson SYO-401 Study Guide
    -LearnZapp App Security+
    -CBT Nuggets

    No prior IT experience before this but I'm in the computer room in the air force so there requiring we get this certification. Plan to knock out A+, Network+ next and enroll in WGU!

    Congrats on the pass!

    tmcg wrote: »
    How difficult was the exam? Congrats on the pass!

    Generally, if you have any technical understanding (network, etc) the exam will be easier for you to tackle. This is probably why so many people recommend taking at least the Network+ before tackling this.

    The policy stuff can be a bit challenging as there's tons of acronyms to memorize; and I'm sure the fact that the policy stuff bores most people doesnt make it any easier to study and digest. FWIW, I was able to go from zero to Sec+ in 3 weeks; I have a pretty strong network background but wasnt all that familiar with a lot of the policy topics.

    As with any CompTIA exam, practice exams will help as you'll need to acclimate yourself to "answering in the CompTIA way" more than anything else.
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  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Posts: 475Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on getting your Security+ certification!
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    Congrats!!
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  • orlandoflorlandofl Posts: 216Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on a pass!!
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  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats!
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  • c0mptiac0mptia Posts: 147Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations on passing.
  • successrealmsuccessrealm Posts: 104Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! That Darril Gibson book is perfect for this exam. (His A+ book is right on the money too)
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