Passed 401 exam July 19

AnteloperAnteloper Member Posts: 9 ■■■□□□□□□□
Feedback on Preparation:
1) Darril Gibson text book (Thank you to this group for recommendation!!!).
2) Darril Gibson online material (It is exact online version of the text book. NOT NECESSARY IMO).
3) No Videos.
4) Studied for 3 months, 2-3 hours weekdays. Last 2 weeks 4-5 hours daily.

Feedback on the exam:
1) Much harder than expected. Felt pretty confident before the test, not so while taking (actually was pleasantly surprised when saw CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE PASSED!).
2) Barely able to finish all questions. Had 6 minutes remaining to review about 8 flagged questions.
3) As much as speed as knowledge test. TIME MANAGEMENT IS CRITICAL!
3) Performance based questions were upfront, wordy/harder questions as well. Shorter/easier were towards the back. So don't give up, KEEP HACKING!

Good Luck!


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    Khalifa_ITKhalifa_IT Member Posts: 14 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well done and keep going.

    How many labs u got ?
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    Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Member Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif
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    AnteloperAnteloper Member Posts: 9 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Khalifa_IT wrote: »
    Well done and keep going.

    How many labs u got ?
    3 or 4 performance based questions.
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    MalwareMikeMalwareMike Member Posts: 147 ■■■□□□□□□□
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    nisti2nisti2 Member Posts: 503 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on your pass! Whats next?
    2020 Year goals:
    Already passed: Oracle Cloud, AZ-900
    Taking AZ-104 in December.

    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
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    phariuspharius Member Posts: 71 ■■■□□□□□□□
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    AnteloperAnteloper Member Posts: 9 ■■■□□□□□□□
    nisti2 wrote: »
    congrats on your pass! Whats next?
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    NiTech-5NiTech-5 Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    • Education: BA; MA (a concentration in Cyber/IT Risk Management); Later: MS in Cybersecurity @ WGU, 2020
    • Certs in Progress: Security+ Sy0-501 (late-August or early Sept 2018 )
    • Late 2018/ Early 2019 Goals: CCENT then CCNA Security
    • Self-Taught Programming: Python; SQL (basic)
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