Passed 501 today, woot woot

mr.comfortablymr.comfortably Member Posts: 83 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hello all,

I passed my 501 today with an 795/900! Currently I am enrolled at WGU, so I started by going through their material first which seems to be snippets of book material such as Darril Gibsons Security+ Study Guide. As well, I read through the Darril Gibson book, and highlighted key facts I expected on the exam. I also did note cards of key topics and definitions. I enjoy doing the note cards, because it provides an opportunity to memorize key facts during intermediate downtime. In addition, I did my videos through TestOut which was supplied by WGU, and recommended on another post within this forum. I applied the knowledge I learned through VMs. Currently using VM Workstation 12, and it gets the job done.
During the test I found there was a lot of questions related to reading audit logs to determine the type of 'attack', or situation happening. You need to understand the technology obviously and what it looks like if you were to see it happening. Knowing the attack types was important, as well as having a strong understanding on the public/private key-pair. I did get a few questions on wireless technologies, and encryption specifics such as key lengths, and when to implement what protocols in which situations.
It was definitely a CompTIA test, as I found myself second guessing myself because of the wording of the questions, but stick to your gut and you'll be fine!

-best of luck on all future studies, I'm on to linux+ icon_cheers.gif

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  • Info_Sec_WannabeInfo_Sec_Wannabe Senior Member Member Posts: 405 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!icon_thumright.gif

    Just read in reddit a few days ago that CompTIA will be launching a new version of the Linux+ exam (LX0-XK04), which is no longer a two-for-one cert and is not part of the CE program.
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • KapitalKapital Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    During the test I found there was a lot of questions related to reading audit logs to determine the type of 'attack', or situation happening. You need to understand the technology obviously and what it looks like if you were to see it happening. Knowing the attack types was important, as well as having a strong understanding on the public/private key-pair.
    Congratulations.
    Where did you find information about various logs showing different types of attacks? I have been looking for this info for a while but can't find any.
  • coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Senior Member NCMember Posts: 734 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations on the pass!!
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  • nisti2nisti2 Member Posts: 502 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!!! :D
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  • D20D20 Member Member Posts: 109 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!!!
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  • nicoletteannicolettean Member Posts: 19 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!!
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