Need to pass SY0401 before OCT 1, best advice?
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I have No IT background, just a couple degrees from College. PM mentioned we could use the Cert on our contract, offer me $8k if I can attain security+ certification within a month. My job duties wont change at all. Any way I can get this thing knocked out by then?
How much studying can you do at work? I don't think it can be done. But, study your ass off and maybe you will pass. 8k vs failing a 320 exam. That is a nice risk/reward. of course, after 1 week of studying, you will know if you can do it
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Best of luck to you!
Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
In progress: OSCP
Purchase either Darril Gibson Security+ book or ExamCram book
Do some practice exam questions either through Darril Gibson, Transcender or Boson
Take your exam.
Get the book
Watch professer Messer
and download the app Sec+ practice questions and study study study!!!!
“The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.” – Thane Krios
--Alexander Graham Bell,
CompTIA Linux+[ ] Bachelor's Degree
Study 4-5 hours daily! Memorize the ports, All the agreements (SLA,BA,MOU, BCP), Know the wireless attack, Attacks, encryption, understand how Certificates work.
Andd best of luck!!
Already passed: Oracle Cloud, AZ-900
Taking AZ-104 in December.
"Certs... is all about IT certs!"
This isn't best practice imo ,but since you're in a very unique situation, to acquire just the cert could benefit your professional career, even if you don't have interest in going into IT security. If you have sound memorization skills (acronyms ,protocols, encryption, common attacks/troubleshooting methods) you should be fine. That, in itself, is still A LOT to jam in such a short time, but it's possible if you want it. I don't know if you'll retain the info after passing down the line (if you don't use it), but this is what I would suggest if you're serious given the short time frame.
1.get a CBT nuggets account (there's a 22hr course, if you can watch them all, you're golden)
2. now, a less time-consuming and good resource (but not in as much depth) would be https://www.professormesser.com (BUY HIS PDF. It's a hidden gem with visuals/simple language).
3)you should prob do all these practice exams (CompTIA Security+ Certification Practice Test 1 (Exam SY0-401)) but REALIZE, the real exam is not so basic and clear cut. In fact, there are a few simulations, and the multiple choice questions on the sec+ exam aren't generic, somewhat "situational". I cannot disclose the exact context under code of ethics, but if you're still hungry, after taking those exams (test 1-12, malware exams, port quiz)
4)take some more prac. exams (http://www.gocertify.com/security-quizzes/testout-security-syo-401-practice-exam)
5)if you bought CBT nuggets (or a month for 99$, go thru their tests, they are more of what you may see with explanations)
6)each night, take the PM pdf, review and memorize acronyms and protocols
7)finally, go thru the compTIA sec+ outline, and review each "module" and submodule and ask yourself, am I comfortable, "good enough", or needs work, highlight, review.
repeat step 6 before exam night, sleep early, wake up early, breakfast, hydrate, a brisk jog/or something to get the blood flowing and shower. No more reviewing. arrive early. empty your pockets, login, skip all the simulations, attempt multichoice first, mark ones you aren’t confident for later review. use ur time wisely, don't dwell, mark for review, and come back. to use common sense/the rest of the exam as it might spark an answer. come back, do the simulations. try them, do the best on the ones u feel confident in, and try the others, and leave nothing blank . spend each minute after you've finished to review before submitting...and hopefully friend you pass, and you get a raise that would go down in computer "macgyver" history. haha best of luck!