Passed Sec+

Thoth_DhwtyThoth_Dhwty A+ NET+ SEC+UKMember Posts: 96 ■■■□□□□□□□
Passed Sec+ last week with a score of 794. Having sat the Net+ exam in April I can honestly say Net+ felt more difficult than Sec+. I had two sims only which I marked for review and went through the questions first. I found questions were pretty straight forward and finished with exam in one hour.

Great thank you to Darril Gibson whose material was on point and greatly aided for my success. I read the book first and then bought the Premium content. Also used his phone app for doing tests offline and in situation where access to a computer or internet wasn't plausible.

Thank you all members of techexam for your support and help. Appreciate it!


  • NavyMooseCCNANavyMooseCCNA CCNA R&S, ITIL, Security+ ZZ9ZZAMember Posts: 544 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! What is next for you?

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

  • Thoth_DhwtyThoth_Dhwty A+ NET+ SEC+ UKMember Posts: 96 ■■■□□□□□□□
    That's the problem, I don't exactly know yet.
    I have no job experience nor a degree in IT and I notice some higher-level certs require job experience in IT specific fields.

    I done the three CompTIA certs to prove myself that I want to pursue a career in IT. I found it really motivating and I want to study further but I don't know where to pick up next. I am inclined towards security I believe as I found forensics and vulnerability scanning/pentesting sounding interesting.

    Any opinions on how to keep the study going ? Thanks.

    Also, question. I know it's early as I barely passed Sec+ but I want to know about eventually renewing the certs. If I get enough CEU points to renew Sec+ in next three years, will it renew also A+ and Net+ ? Or I need to get CEU points for all three of the certificates individually ?
  • p@r0tuXus[email protected] Member Posts: 532 ■■■■□□□□□□
    If you pass the CompTIA CSA+ exam, it'll renew all of your 3 previous certs. Remember, this summer, the CompTIA organization is bestowing additional certifications for people who hold groupings of their certifications. For the A+/Net+/Sec+, I belive it's the "Infrastructure Specialist" certification. To my knowledge, CSA+ doesn't have any work-experience requirement like something from ISC2 or EC-Council. I might recommend something from eLearnSecurity if you're interested in PenTesting. I found the eJPT material pretty good and wide in it's scope of different material. Because networking skills are a good foundation, you might consider the Cisco CCNA certification, as well. Having the Net+, the first half of the exam (CCENT) shouldn't be too difficult for you.

    I hope this helps!
    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
  • hal9k2hal9k2 Member Posts: 77 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • nisti2nisti2 Member Posts: 502 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!! Take a look on CCENT and then move forward to CCNA R/S and CCNA Security.
    2020 Year goals:
    Already passed: Oracle Cloud, AZ-900
    Taking AZ-104 in December.

    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
  • PhalanxPhalanx I have many leatherbound books... United KingdomMember Posts: 331 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Do you think R/S and Security are both worth doing if you're looking to progress into Security? I've been mulling them over most of today. :)
    Client & Security: Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate | MCSE: Mobility
    Server & Networking: MCSA: Windows Server 2016 | MTA: Networking Fundamentals
    Data Privacy & Project/Service Management: PECB GDPR DPO/Practitioner | ITIL 2011: Foundation | CompTIA Project+
    Currently Studying: Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    *Associate's of Applied Sciences degree in Information Technology-Network Systems Administration
    *Bachelor's of Science: Information Technology - Security, Master's of Science: Information Technology - Management
    Matthew 6:33 - "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."

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  • GeekyChickGeekyChick CISSP, CEH, CCNA, Sec+, Splunk Member Posts: 317 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congratulations! Dude, I say you did more than barely pass with a 794.
  • 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.
  • snokerpokersnokerpoker Member Posts: 661 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Well done! I'm looking at doing this soon.
  • peterpiotrperpeterpiotrper Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    greg9891 -
    Awesome choice of Bible verse!
  • Thoth_DhwtyThoth_Dhwty A+ NET+ SEC+ UKMember Posts: 96 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thank you all. And thanks GeekyChick for your help earlier last month.

    CSA+ sounds good for renewal. Hope 3 years is plenty feedback to get on that exam.
  • vfr clownvfr clown Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    yes, imho, CCNA Routing & Switching is a must before moving to Security. It is important that you understand how it works before you can really apply and troubleshoot efficiently/effectively.
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  • Thoth_DhwtyThoth_Dhwty A+ NET+ SEC+ UKMember Posts: 96 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Is it a big difference between Net+ and R&S ? I mean, it has to be but I just wonder how big the gap in what to study is cuz' I could study for it next since my Net+ is pretty new and info is still fresh in my brain.
  • GeekyChickGeekyChick CISSP, CEH, CCNA, Sec+, Splunk Member Posts: 317 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thank you all. And thanks GeekyChick for your help earlier last month.

    You're welcome. Just passing it on. :D
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