Passed with an 832! + a thank you

Deus Ex MachinaDeus Ex Machina Member Posts: 127
Hi everyone,

I passed Security+ with an 832 this morning! I have never felt so euphoric after a test before in my life. In fact, this is one of the happiest days in my young life. This felt like a culmination of all the certifications I've gotten thus far, and has put my cyber security ambitions within reach.

I first want to express my appreciation towards all of you on these forums. I came here with a bunch of annoying and long-winded questions, and nothing to offer in return. Regardless, you were still willing to give me advice and re-encouragement. You've all changed my life and given me direction when I needed it most. From the bottom of my heart: Thank You.

Anyways, here's my study tips-

Darril Gibson's GCGA premium content website:

Gibson's GCGA website is easily the greatest studying resource I have ever used for a certification exam. His writing style is easy to read, and he breaks up the chapters well. His test bank is 100% reflective of the subject matter covered on the actual exam, unlike many other studying resources which tend to veer off track a lot. Surprisingly, the biggest standout for me was the labs. I usually tackle the labs on these tests blindly, just praying I get something that I can guess through. His labs do a great job preparing you for the actual labs, and most importantly, prepares you for how to think through them.

I also used uCertify and some other websites for practice tests, but honestly, they didn't help me much. If you use Gibson's premium content website and follow his advice, you will be in good hands.

In total, it took me about 2 weeks to prepare for the test, at around 6-8 hours of studying a day. If you have relevant security work experience (I don't), then you could probably shave a little bit off of that.

Anyways, time to party! icon_biggrin.gif
"The winner takes it all"


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    Nik 99Nik 99 Member Posts: 154 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on your pass and your passing score!

    I completely agree with you about Darril Gibson. He's the best of all the CompTIA authors and I regret I didn't read his books when I was studying A+ and Network+.
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    greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Congrats! Great Score!
    Upcoming Certs: VCA-DCV 7.0, VCP-DCV 7.0, Oracle Database 1Z0-071, PMP, Server +, CCNP

    Proverbs 6:6-11Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
    When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep, So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler And your need like an armed man.
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    cdxcdx Member Posts: 186
    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology - Security
    Associate of Science - Computer Information Systems
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    NavyMooseCCNANavyMooseCCNA Member Posts: 544 ■■■■□□□□□□

    'My dear you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly' Winston Churchil

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    Thoth_DhwtyThoth_Dhwty Member Posts: 96 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats mate!
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    Thepro21usThepro21us Member Posts: 16 ■■□□□□□□□□
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    Nana zakiNana zaki Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    congratulations and i wish to pass from this exam at 9/4
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    nisti2nisti2 Member Posts: 503 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congratss!! :D
    2020 Year goals:
    Already passed: Oracle Cloud, AZ-900
    Taking AZ-104 in December.

    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
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    p@r0tuXusp@r0tuXus Member Posts: 532 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Great job! :D
    Completed: ITIL-F, A+, S+, CCENT, CCNA R|S
    In Progress: Linux+/LPIC-1, Python, Bash
    Upcoming: eJPT, C|EH, CSA+, CCNA-Sec, PA-ACE
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