Scheduled the Security+ exam

tunkabotttunkabott Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
Greetings everyone,
Long time lurker, first time poster. I have scheduled the Security+ exam on Saturday May 20th and I am a little bit anxious about it.

Anyways...

I have been studying since January of 2017 and I work full time about 50 to 60 hrs a week. I take about 2 to 3 hrs a night and about a total of 10 hrs on weekends to study.

-First I read through Darrill Gibson's Security+ book carefully and reviewed all the questions at the end of every chapter. I flip through the book every so often just as a review to keep topics fresh.
-I went through all of Professor Messer's Security+ video's.
-I purchased Professor Messer's notes and I go through them often.
-I printed this out as part of my notes: Sec+ common ports-proto-misc.
-I found some **** online and found out really fast that it was a bad idea since the majority of the answers were wrong. Those have been deleted.
-Purchased the Security+ practice exams from Boson, Transcender, MeasureUp, and Darrill Gibson's Get Certified Get Ahead web site. For the last month and a half, I have gone through the practice exams to a point where I get 90% or better every time. I still find myself going over the explanation of the the answers.
-I also went through the Examcompass site and found myself scoring between 90% and 100% on the different sections.
-I check this site everyday to see what others talk about this test.

That's pretty much it.

If anyone has any last minutes tips please let me know as I reaaaallly need to pass this exam.

Thanks!

Comments

  • ultm8mindultm8mind Member Posts: 111
    Sounds like you have a recipe to pass, you studied way more than I did. I think you should be good man, good luck an keep us posted. You got this!
  • NavyMooseCCNANavyMooseCCNA CCNA R&S, ITIL, Security+ ZZ9ZZAMember Posts: 544 ■■■■□□□□□□
    tunkabott wrote: »
    Greetings everyone,
    Long time lurker, first time poster. I have scheduled the Security+ exam on Saturday May 20th and I am a little bit anxious about it.

    Anyways...

    I have been studying since January of 2017 and I work full time about 50 to 60 hrs a week. I take about 2 to 3 hrs a night and about a total of 10 hrs on weekends to study.

    -First I read through Darrill Gibson's Security+ book carefully and reviewed all the questions at the end of every chapter. I flip through the book every so often just as a review to keep topics fresh.
    -I went through all of Professor Messer's Security+ video's.
    -I purchased Professor Messer's notes and I go through them often.
    -I printed this out as part of my notes: Sec+ common ports-proto-misc.
    -I found some **** online and found out really fast that it was a bad idea since the majority of the answers were wrong. Those have been deleted.
    -Purchased the Security+ practice exams from Boson, Transcender, MeasureUp, and Darrill Gibson's Get Certified Get Ahead web site. For the last month and a half, I have gone through the practice exams to a point where I get 90% or better every time. I still find myself going over the explanation of the the answers.
    -I also went through the Examcompass site and found myself scoring between 90% and 100% on the different sections.
    -I check this site everyday to see what others talk about this test.

    That's pretty much it.

    If anyone has any last minutes tips please let me know as I reaaaallly need to pass this exam.

    Thanks!
    Thank you for the spreadsheet! I'm taking my test on Friday and I used almost all the same sources you did. Good Luck!!

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

  • ITSec14ITSec14 Member Posts: 399 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I just got my Security+ pass tonight and you definitely did a lot more prep than I did! I read Darrils book, did the practice tests and just studied the exam objectives CompTIA provides over the course of a month. You should be totally fine!
  • Thoth_DhwtyThoth_Dhwty A+ NET+ SEC+ UKMember Posts: 96 ■■■□□□□□□□
    You seem well prepared. Good luck!
  • nachodbanachodba USMember Posts: 201 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good Luck!
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  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLMember Posts: 306 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Awesome man. Those are pretty good study habits. Like the rest, I also agree and feel like you should be able to knock this test out of the park. Good luck and may the Force be with you.
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  • Techie19Techie19 Member Posts: 88 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Good luck on your exam. Looks like you are well prepared and will do great. I just passed my network+ yesterday and have the Security+ on the horizon. Would like to have the cert by the end of this year.

    Not sure though if I should wait for new 501 version or start studying for and take current 401 version.
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  • Techie19Techie19 Member Posts: 88 ■□□□□□□□□□
    @tunkabott, did you take the exam yesterday as planned? I'm curious to know how it went and how you felt the exam was?
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    Associate of Arts Computer Information System
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals
    2018 Goals: CompTIA Security+,
    CompTIA CySA+

  • tunkabotttunkabott Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    It's a pass! Score was 795 out of 900. In hindsight I wish I had done more labs in preparation for the exam. Other than that, if you have a solid understanding of the objectives listed on the CompTIA site then you have a good chance of passing.

    The majority of the questions are really easy but I also ran into some question that I didn't even how to even answer. I got to the last question in about 40 minutes so I went back and started it again. That helped because I found some mistakes on my first pass. I stared at the questions that I was struggling the most with using the last remaining minutes of the test. I tried to think through them and gave them by best shot.

    Having to go through a survey before seeing your score is brutal. I really wish they would get rid of that.
  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Member Posts: 399 ■■■■■□□□□□
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