I think I'm ready. Going after it on Thursday.

ErtazErtaz Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
Here's to hoping. Used the McGraw Hill/Glen E. Clark book for about 3 weeks. Making >95% consistently on the practice exams from Total Tester and Darril Gibson. Tempted to buy the Boson, but it's a little pricey. Any last week advice?

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
  • ErtazErtaz Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
    understand RAID, you'll thank me later icon_wink.gif

    I've understood that for 20 years. icon_sad.gif Eliptical Curve Diffie Hellman and TKIP/RC4 vs AES is a little new.
  • rcarettircaretti Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just passed the Security+ exam yesterday.

    It was harder and took longer than I anticipated. I used Darril Gibson's 301 book, took the Skillsoft 401 online course available through work, and bought Darril's android app via the App Store.

    A couple thoughts:

    As others have said don't get stuck on the performance questions, answer it if it's straight forward and you know the answers, but if you are not sure mark the question and come back to it at the end. I also marked and answered regular questions that I was unsure of the answer.

    I had maybe ten minutes left at the end to go back and review/finish the performance question(s) I had concerns about and review most of my answers on the regular questions I had marked for review. I changed a few answers because some of the other questions in the exam gave me a better idea of what the answer was likely to be.

    Many of the questions had what I would call some fluff text built into them which costs time in order to read through it and determine what the question is actually asking.

    Review the ports, protocols, hashing and encryption techniques. It looks like you are prepared based on the materials you've reviewed. Good luck.
  • m00ndoggm00ndogg Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats rcaretti-
    I agree it was harder and took longer than I thought...
    That's good advice not to get hung up in some of the scenarios...
    Did Brian valuable time
    Smooth sailing!
    ~~~ _/) ~~~~

    "...it's not my boat, it's my boss' boat..." (Capt. Ron)
  • m00ndoggm00ndogg Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Haha that was supposed to say that they burn valuable time...
    Smooth sailing!
    ~~~ _/) ~~~~

    "...it's not my boat, it's my boss' boat..." (Capt. Ron)
  • TongyTongy Member Posts: 234
    Personally, I'd mark all the scenarios for review and leave them till the end - I sacked some off because they were a time drain.

    Be methodical, know the subject matter and you'll be fine :)
  • TR4V1STYTR4V1STY Member Posts: 62 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm also testing on Thursday. Good luck to you sir.icon_study.gif
  • ErtazErtaz Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
    TR4V1STY wrote: »
    I'm also testing on Thursday. Good luck to you sir.icon_study.gif

    Same to you! 3 nights left to study.
  • ErtazErtaz Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Well, the test was more complex than any of the practice material I had. I was not prepared. I saw questions on topics that I had no recollection of seeing in the book I had or on the practice exams from Gibson. Passed with an 845/900, but the exam was challenging.
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
  • ErtazErtaz Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
    cyberguypr wrote: »
    Congrats!


    Thanks man. On to CISSP now!
  • TR4V1STYTR4V1STY Member Posts: 62 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Ertaz wrote: »
    Well, the test was more complex than any of the practice material I had. I was not prepared. I saw questions on topics that I had no recollection of seeing in the book I had or on the practice exams from Gibson. Passed with an 845/900, but the exam was challenging.

    I just passed with an 802. Definitely challenging.

    I agree, some of those questions came out of left field.
  • ErtazErtaz Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
    TR4V1STY wrote: »
    I just passed with an 802. Definitely challenging.

    I agree, some of those questions came out of left field.

    Congrats on the pass bro!
  • jaywalkerjaywalker Member Posts: 90 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
    Goals for 2015: ICND1 [], ICND2 []


    ..........:cheers:
    A winner is you
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