Might as well make it 3?
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Evening all, its been awhile since I have been on here.. Currently I have my A+(801/802) from 2014 & Net+(006) from 2016 that will need to be renewed June 2019. I am not going to lie, the Network+ took me 2 tries to pass and was difficult for me. Since then I have been working as a Desktop Associate and am just looking to stay sharp on my IT Skills and of course further my learning/certification for advancement. I am considering purchasing the Testout DoD bundle and starting from A+ up to SEC+, and keep my materials very light for this entire process. I would love to take the year from now to re-familiarize myself with the newer material, and of course be confident and ready to take the Sys-501 by early spring next year. Looking for some suggestions/materials some of you wonderful IT Pros have come across
Definitely will take Sec+ to renew, but for the price of $350 for a single course as opposed to $500 for the 3 and the ability to take time to go back over the 10%+ newer material from A+ & Net+ respectively, it just seemed worth mentioning.
I just want at least my Network knowledge to be solid before going to Sec+, I am not so much worried about the hardware stuff.
A year timeline was just the max period I have until both certs expire so thats why I gave that.
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I will go back through the A+ & Net+ material from testout, and then fully commit to studying for Sec+. Im thinking the Mike Meyers all-in-one book Sys-501, Testout, and professor messer, maybe some exam cram or practice tests to sprinkle on there.
I actually started my role as a desktop technician in august so have been working 8 months. My goal is to just become solid as a technician but obviously want to specialize into maybe national team for security.
CCNA i hear those Cisco certs are where its at, I might be able to go back to a trade school for that..
Was thinking going all the way through CASP for CompTIA, (pentest+/CySA+ included)
I am going to use the following..
TestOut Sec+ Labsims: Security Pro
Mike Meyers kindle book: https://www.amazon.com/Meyers-CompTIA-Security-Certification-SY0-501-ebook/dp/B077XRBX1P/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=
Darill Gibsons SYS 501 "Get Ahead kindle book: https://www.amazon.com/CompTIA-Security-Get-Certified-Ahead-ebook/dp/B07652KDXM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1522970727&sr=8-1
Don't review A+ and Network+. Just move forward with Security+ material. If during your Security+ studies you hit a learning wall due to material you recognize from the older certs, then review just that one part and proceed forward again.
EDIT: Labsims stuff might be a good idea, if you never did them the first time around. I just obtained the CySA+ a couple of days ago, with an A+ in 2012. I definitely did not review anything A+.
Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
In progress: OSCP
I completely understand and agree with what you said...Its just been 2 years since I passed my Net+ and really have had to utilize anything that I can recall as a desktop associate.
I want to atleast maybe brush up on cybrary or take some practice tests/quizes to see where my areas of weakness are and note them.
Then I will fully commit to Sec+
Outside of the materials I listed, are the aforementioned pretty good resources for Sec+?
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