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About how long would it take me to be prepared enough to pass the Security+ exam?

SecOps334SecOps334 Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
So I am wondering about how fast could I learn Security+ in order to pass the exam?  I know the answers to this question can vary, so I will try to provide a bit more info.  Having just passed the Network+ exam, if I were to start studying for Security+.  How long do you think it would take me if I have the ability to study 3 hours a day, 4 days a week and maybe a half an hour here and there 1-2 days a week in which I am working?  I would say I am an average learner and by that I mean, I am not a genius but if I put in the effort it shouldn't be too difficult.  That is the question I was really wondering.  However, we can assume the same situation for Linux+ if anyone could answer that one as well.  I am a current Linux user and understand the basics and last Python+?  Although, I would want to have a good understanding of Python+ in case I decide to go into a career involving programming.

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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    Welcome to the forums!


    Everyone's different, impossible for me to tell you how long it'll take you to finish a certain exam material. Also, how would it benefit you if say I tell you it'll take you 3 months?

    Just start studying and let it take however long it takes, you'll get there eventually :)

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    E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,232 ■■■■■■■■■■
    edited January 2022
    SecOps334 said:
    So I am wondering about how fast could I learn <fill in the blank> in order to pass the exam? 
    I find it impossible to answer this question for another person no matter which exam it is. To borrow a quote from UnixGuy, "Just start studying and let it take however long it takes, you'll get there eventually".
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    TechGromitTechGromit Member Posts: 2,156 ■■■■■■■■■□
    This is really going to depend on your level of knowledge to begin with, for me, I'd say 3 hours, just enough time to review the material they are testing on, but in my case I have a GSEC and was all set to take the CISSP before they cancelled on me due to a snowstorm. How long did you study to pass the Network+? I would use that as a gauge to estimate the time you would need to pass the Security+.  
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    SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,133 ■■■■■■■■■□
    This question is hard to answer for ourself... imagine for someone you dont know at all. 
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    yoba222yoba222 Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If I were you I'd find and take a practice exam and see how well you do.
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    FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny Member Posts: 243 ■■■■■■□□□□
    edited January 2022
    SecOps334 said:
    However, we can assume the same situation for Linux+ if anyone could answer that one as well.  I am a current Linux user and understand the basics
    Linux+ is a very tough nut to crack for most people. Keep in mind that it tests for 1-3 years of hands on experience as Unix/Linux system administrator. It is not an end-user exam, it tests for experience you build while managing dozens or hundreds of Linux servers for an enterprise. 

    I teach Linux+ to young adults. About a third of each group already have some experience running Linux for hobbies or for programming/development. Maybe one or two in each group are pretty die-hard about it. 

    My track with these students consists of almost 100 hours of classroom contact time: lectures, demoes and labs. They also need to do homework, with more reading and more labs. Generally speaking you can expect them to put in 140-200 hours. 

    The first-pass rate on their exam is 50-70%.

     and last Python+?  Although, I would want to have a good understanding of Python+ in case I decide to go into a career involving programming.
    Sorry, there is no such thing as Python+. Back in 2019 there was some rumor about it, but it does not exist. 

    There are a few Python exams, I think Microsoft has an MTA on it... but nothing from CompTIA. 
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