razor09razor09 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi Guys,

I'm planning to take Security+ exam. I'm bit confused what exam to take(401 or 501). My friends suggested taking 501. But can't find much study materials and practice questions for it. So I have 2nd thoughts to take the 401.

Which exam would be better to take? If so what will be the resource materials I should use?

Please suggest.

P.S: I am a beginner.


  • mikey88mikey88 CISSP, CySA+, Security+, Network+ and others Member Posts: 495 ■■■■■■□□□□
    401 retirement date is July 2018. If you plan on taking the exam soon, I'd suggest going for 401 since there are plenty of proven study resources available.
    Certs: CISSP, CySA+, Security+, Network+ and others | 2019 Goals: Cloud Sec/Scripting/Linux

  • KandinskyKandinsky Member Posts: 108 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Do the 401. It won't matter which version of the exam you pass, you will still get the same Security+CE certification out of it. Like you mentioned, there are way more resources available for the 401. Personally, I found the Darril Gibson book to be invaluable.
  • nisti2nisti2 Member Posts: 502 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Go for the 401 you still have plenty of time :)
    2020 Year goals:
    Already passed: Oracle Cloud, AZ-900
    Taking AZ-104 in December.

    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
  • razor09razor09 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • LucasjackLucasjack Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for your useful information.
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