Failed Security+

rwdplzrwdplz Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
Scored 720, pass is 750 / 900

-Two of the sims were horrendously involved MONSTERS, are these scored pass/fail or partial credit?

-Too many acronyms to memorize.

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  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,781 Mod
    Buy the online version of Gibson's 'book'. It will help you with the sims and the acronyms. I passed the second time.
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  • MagmadragoonMagmadragoon Member Posts: 172 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Don't worry you will get it next time a 720 is a really close score.
  • fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sorry to hear/read! Take a look at the domains you scored especially weak in - try to brush up on those and BAM...there's your passing score! You were really close the first time so just work hard and I'm sure you'll be here posting about your pass the next time around. Good luck! icon_study.gif
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  • cdxcdx Member Posts: 186
    Rwdplz,

    You did awesome with that score! You are very close to passing, many people don't pass the Sec+ on their first try, it's the hardest comptia test ! Do what Fuz1on said and take more practice tests! Gibsons book is a must! check out his website as well for practice simulations and questions on his website.
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  • techtiatechtia Member Posts: 144
    I thought from reading this forum the N+ was the hardest and looks like you passed that already.
    Maybe it was just matter of adjusting a few things for you in this case.
  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Member Posts: 1,472 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sorry to hear that. Good luck for next time!
  • Infosec85Infosec85 Member Posts: 192 ■■■□□□□□□□
    rwdplz wrote: »
    Scored 720, pass is 750 / 900

    -Two of the sims were horrendously involved MONSTERS, are these scored pass/fail or partial credit?

    -Too many acronyms to memorize.

    Sorry to hear you failed, you'll get it next time round! Can I ask what resources you used?
  • EdinEdin Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Did you find the exam questions hard? I know some of the questions are worded to be purposely confusing.
  • chemiclechemicle Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sorry to hear you weren't successful. I just took the test on Monday and managed an 840 - but I totally get it - the labs were BRUTAL. I ended up with 7 different labs back to back. Those acronyms are important as our industry is filled with them. I did notice that when they were referring to things, that they didn't use full words - rarely - they were all acronyms when referring to systems or solutions / protocols. This is NOT a wing it test... dedicated study time is critical each day. I used Mike Meyers Text book - Mike Meyers exams text and gtslearning.com I did find that it's a difficult test - despite a 1000 practice type questions - not one question was similar on the test. Which is to say - that they want you to understand the material - not just memorize questions, acronyms. Good luck - 720 is wicked close. There's no prize for a high score - 750 is just fine.
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