Passed Security+ SY0-401

TheReceiverTheReceiver Posts: 43Member ■■□□□□□□□□
This exam was a little difficult only because I didnt really spend that much time studying for it.

I gave myself about 2 weeks comprising of about 5 hours a day and kindle versions as well so I could read while I was at work. So all in all maybe about 60 hours of studying and review. My weak point is most definitely PKI infrastructure but everything else was quite moderate.

In the beginning I used Professor Messor's videos but didnt finish them, reason being as I used them as an interim study method until my Study Guide arrived in the mail, by Darril Gibson. I also purchased the Kindle version, for 3 dollars since I purchased the physical book.

I always feel like I will get content outside the scope of the exam so I got the practice questions book as well and missed about 10% of each section. From that point I started memorizing ports and protocols right before the exam and walked back out with a whopping 822.

Now I plan to get the Project+, 3 CIW certs before the end of May to cut down on time needed for the WGU bachelors and ill try to have that completed in 6 months since someone else was able to do it with 0 transfers in one year.

Thanks everyone for recommending that study guide, it was easily the best training material I ever used. Considering that I had my school pay for the cert (which was 427 today) all I spent was 40 bucks total.

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  • orlandoflorlandofl Posts: 216Member
    Congrats on the pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • VincentjAlvarezVincentjAlvarez Posts: 8Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations on the pass!
  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Posts: 1,472Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • TheReceiverTheReceiver Posts: 43Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone, Im glad I signed up. Sounds like I am amongst peers.

    I spent a lot of time on OCN, but more and more it seems an epeen measuring contest and what not so ill be spending more time here.
  • c0mptiac0mptia Posts: 147Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    nice...Congrats on the pass!!
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 563Member
    Congratulations on passing your Security+
    WGU B.S. IT - Security Progress Start Date: Mar 1 2015 Transferred|Required|In Progress|Completed
    C176 C220 C221 C393 C394 C172 C178 C164 C457 C455 C456 C480 (42 CUs Xfered)
    C247 C299 (12 CUs Required to Graduate)
    C247
    C299 (12 CU In Progress)
    C182 ORA1 C459 C132 C168 C376 C483 C255 C278 C173 C169 C175 C484 C170 C179 C451 C100 C246
    C435 C436(68 CU Completed)
  • TheReceiverTheReceiver Posts: 43Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone!

    Working on Project+ and a few CIW certs to cut down on WGU BS of IT completion time. The next ceremony is in October and I want to walk the line at least once in my school career
  • majid3612majid3612 Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi guys

    May you please give me useful information about how to register for security+ exam? How can I see the dates and centers which hold this exam?
    In addition, which materials (books, videos and ...) do you offer me?
    I have passed the security+ course in my country (Iran) and now I want to take the international exam.

    Thanks in advance.
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