Passed Sec+ Today [TIPS]

SweeceSweece Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
What up yall. Passed the Security+ 401 exam today with a score of 784.

Only studied from Darrill's Book and quick Google searches. Took me about a month to slowly digest everything. Just read the book like a novel, it's fun and you'll understand the concepts so much more if you just sit and read. In my opinion, the book is more valuable than practice tests or buying extra materials. Just know your stuff.

A good practice for me was to find a word, "AES" for example, and you should be able to tell someone everything you know about AES.

My Advice:

Take all the performance based questions last. They definitely take the most time and you can flag them and come back to them later. Also, there were way more cryptography questions than I thought, so make sure to know your algorithms, their details, and why you would use them.

(Hope that's not too much info to get this deleted, remove it if needed)

The test was definitely harder than I thought and I barely got out of there. Don't sweat though, you got this!


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    nisti2nisti2 Member Posts: 503 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Woowww Congratss!!! Whats next?
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    SweeceSweece Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    nisti2 wrote: »
    Woowww Congratss!!! Whats next?

    Nothing =)
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    Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Member Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! :)
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    Upcoming Certs: VCA-DCV 7.0, VCP-DCV 7.0, Oracle Database 1Z0-071, PMP, Server +, CCNP

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    Kopite_21Kopite_21 Member Posts: 194 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass icon_thumright.gif
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    Captain_DeadpoolCaptain_Deadpool Member Posts: 53 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
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    p@r0tuXusp@r0tuXus Member Posts: 532 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Good job!
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