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Passed SY0-401 Security +

eddie174eddie174 Member Posts: 17 ■■■□□□□□□□
After many months of procrastinating I finally set up a date to take the test. I then studied in earnest.
I started out using the WGU provided LABSIM. I had a hard time staying awake and I thought in
some area's was a little more geared toward a the SCCP than the Security +. A little too in depth.

I ended up using Darril Gibson's book, and his online premium site. I
also used https://www.cybrary.it/course/comptia-security-plus/ to clear up some
areas and www.examcompass.com. Examcompass had a real good quiz for malware and port quiz.

If I had to pick one study resource and one only it would be Darril Gibson's. His premium site really prepared me for the performance based questions. Total actual study time was 2 weeks with no prior security experience other than what you get with the CCNA.

I was shocked when the final score showed a 894..

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    TongyTongy Member Posts: 234
    Excellent score (one of the only ones that was higher than mine ;) )

    Great at write up and I'm glad you shared your thoughts with everyone!

    SSCP next is it?
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    eddie174eddie174 Member Posts: 17 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Next is ccna security
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    Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Member Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! Good luck on CCNA: Security icon_cheers.gif
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    Congrats and great score! Good luck on CCNA-Sec next!
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    greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Congrats!!! All the best on CCNA-SEC
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    tmurphy3100tmurphy3100 Member Posts: 154 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I just passed today as well! Congrats to us. MCSA 2012 up next for me, I hope I can crush it fast because I want to take the CCNA as soon as possible.
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    Armitron77Armitron77 Member Posts: 134 ■■■□□□□□□□
    eddie174 wrote: »
    After many months of procrastinating I finally set up a date to take the test. I then studied in earnest.
    I started out using the WGU provided LABSIM. I had a hard time staying awake and I thought in
    some area's was a little more geared toward a the SCCP than the Security +. A little too in depth.

    I ended up using Darril Gibson's book, and his online premium site. I
    also used https://www.cybrary.it/course/comptia-security-plus/ to clear up some
    areas and www.examcompass.com. Examcompass had a real good quiz for malware and port quiz.

    If I had to pick one study resource and one only it would be Darril Gibson's. His premium site really prepared me for the performance based questions. Total actual study time was 2 weeks with no prior security experience other than what you get with the CCNA.

    I was shocked when the final score showed a 894..

    Hey eddie174. Congrats on the pass and the amazing score. An 894 out of a 900. Wow. That's almost a perfect score. A couple of questions. You stated that you used the Darril Gibson's book. Did the book come with any CD or DVD of any kind? How many chapters does it the book contain? I keep reading from others that the Darril Gibson book is highly recommended to study from in preparation for the Security+ exam. Let me know. Once again, congrats on the pass. icon_thumright.gif
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