Passed Security+ 12 May 2017

TheRedBar0nTheRedBar0n CISSP, CySA+, Sec+, MCSA, ITILv3Cape Town ZAMember Posts: 60 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hi guys,

New member here, been visiting Tech Exams forum for some time now and decided to register to contribute.

Anyways, passed S+ recently with a 837 icon_cheers.gif.

Resources used:
  • Darril Gibson's Get Certified Get Ahead Book (invaluable resource to be honest)
  • Darril Gibson's S+ App on IOS Store (awesome flashcards, mini tests etc to keep the brain going, pretty much used it wherever I went )
  • Darril Gibson's MP3 audios (great for listening in the car for my daily commute)
  • Professor Messer's youtube videos, S+ live study groups and quick notes ($10 for notes)
  • CBT Nuggets, Keith Barker videos (fresh perspective on S+) Free 7 days btw
Studied for about 3 months, 2-3 hours per day Mon-Thurs, and 3-5 hours per day Sat-Sunday.

Exam was challenging, some questions very straight forward and easy to answer, others I had to select a gut feeling answer, mark for review and move on for time's sake. Kept me busy for the full amount of time allocated. Had about 2-3 performance based questions but marked first and went straight to multiple choice questions, definitely had some beta questions, but nothing really difficult if you know your security concepts, IAAA etc.

This was my first CompTIA exam, and must say the questions are way easier to understand vs MS exams such as the MCSA.

Good luck to all pursuing S+, it really is a great exam to study for as you start building the core foundation of security with S+.

Now pursuing the CISSP, started with Cybrary and will be getting a CISSP book end of the month.


  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Member Posts: 1,472 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • nisti2nisti2 Member Posts: 502 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats!!! great score!!
    2020 Year goals:
    Already passed: Oracle Cloud, AZ-900
    Taking AZ-104 in December.

    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
  • TheRedBar0nTheRedBar0n CISSP, CySA+, Sec+, MCSA, ITILv3 Cape Town ZAMember Posts: 60 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys!

    Tip I left out which helped me quite a bit: Download the exam objectives, and work through the points and explain them to yourself point by point. Mark the points that you struggle with and work out those weak points. Prof Messer's quick notes helped with this icon_thumright.gif
  • marianonamorosomarianonamoroso eCPPT, eJPT, SEC+, CCNA CO/S/RS Member Posts: 48 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,183 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Certs Gained 2020: CCNA

    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.
  • satishtechsatishtech Member Posts: 243
    Did you use gcga premium?
  • TheRedBar0nTheRedBar0n CISSP, CySA+, Sec+, MCSA, ITILv3 Cape Town ZAMember Posts: 60 ■■■□□□□□□□
    satishtech wrote: »
    Did you use gcga premium?

    Nope, only those mentioned in the first post. Though I hear they are quite resourceful in prepping for the exam.
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