CBT Nuggets vs Prof Messer

pysicalpysical Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I am in a 6 day bootcamp and I am in day 2. I have currently learned the Compliance part (which I hate because I am bad with all those plans and stuff) and I am now in the cryptography (interesting but having a hard time remembering all the block sizes, etc). I am getting overwhelmed and my brain is hurting.

I was thinking about watching some videos to help reinforce what I have learned while also using the Gibson book. Do you prefer CBT Nuggets with Keith or should I go with Professor Messer?

I am also in the process of getting Measure Up which I heard is currently the best practice test material.

I also have the Cybex book and the 800+ practice question book and CD. Are those good?

Thank you.

Comments

  • kcos0320kcos0320 Posts: 32Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Use Professor Messer....
  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Gielinor, UKPosts: 701Mod Mod
    I used Professor Messer, the CompTIA Sec+ objectives and practice exams and passed it in 2 weeks. Wasn't that difficult once I had my Net+ as it goes over a lot of Network Security aspects.
    Certs Achieved: CompTIA A+ | Net+ | Sec+, MTA NF (98-366), MTA OSF (98-349), MCTS: Win 7, MCP Win 10 (70-698)
    Currently Studying: MCSA: Windows Server 2016 ( 70-740 | 70-741 | 70-742 )

    "There are 10 types of people in this world; those who understand binary and those who don't." - Anon
  • alfred06alfred06 Posts: 96Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I used Darril Gibsons AIO book. and CBT nuggets Sec+ video. also printout the objectives of Security+ and just go through them. if you can explain every thing in there. you are ready for the exam.
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,233Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I've had good experience with cbt nuggets.
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Posts: 1,040Member
    Professor Messer helped me pass my Sec+. All I used was the sybex book and watched all the videos and used the slides for review before the test.
    In the darkest hour, there is always a way out - Eve ME3 :cool:
    “The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.” – Thane Krios
  • pysicalpysical Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Do any of you guys recommend any good practice tests? I use Measure up but it only takes 2-3 times and I start seeing duplicates that I have memorized.
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Posts: 1,040Member
    Here are some

    Practice test: CompTIA Security+ Practice Test Questions
    Go Certify: http://www.gocertify.com/quizzes/comptia/security-plus-sy0301.html

    those are the two I know of.
    In the darkest hour, there is always a way out - Eve ME3 :cool:
    “The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.” – Thane Krios
  • triadmatttriadmatt Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I used CBT and Darril Gibson book to pass Sec+ in about 3 weeks. However, Prof Messor is an excellent resource and the only reason I use CBT is because it is free with job.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • HippodromeHippodrome Posts: 27Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    ITSpectre wrote: »

    The questions at gocertify.com are way different then what I have been studying in the Darril Gibson book. I have read the book and dont remember some of the questions at all? Do I just have bad reading comprehension and need to re-read it?
  • davidb1davidb1 Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Is the gocertify good?
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Posts: 1,040Member
    Hippodrome wrote: »
    The questions at gocertify.com are way different then what I have been studying in the Darril Gibson book. I have read the book and dont remember some of the questions at all? Do I just have bad reading comprehension and need to re-read it?

    You should use more then one resource to study. Gibsons book is going to be different then go certify, and different then professor messer. I used go certify to do practice tests....
    In the darkest hour, there is always a way out - Eve ME3 :cool:
    “The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.” – Thane Krios
  • HippodromeHippodrome Posts: 27Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I agree completely, I am using the Gibson book, GCGA website, Prof Messor videos, the Comptia Security + Exam Prep app from learnZapp and lots O practice tests online and they all have close to the same material. I just have not come across questions like the ones on gocertify.com and it threw me for a loop.
    Thank you for the answer, ;)
  • Goteki54Goteki54 Member BaltimorePosts: 79Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Professor Messer any day!!icon_study.gif
    CompTIA A+, Network+, Security +., SSCP
Sign In or Register to comment.