Security+ - I'll have one of those please.
Took Security+ this morning and I have to disagree with almost everything I have heard about it - it isn't that difficult (took about 25 mins) and doesn't go into much depth. Perhaps I was lucky with the questions but I defininely didn't need to study as deep as I did (Chinese Wall, Bell La Padula(she's my baby), Kerberos, Algorithm key lengths and block sizes). The questions in the Prep Logic practice exam were harder than the Qs in the exam. The Microsoft book goes well beyond what you need to know as well, no mention of kerberos, secure ldap, three pronged firewalls or many other things in my exam. I scored 884 which seems a bit odd because there are 100 questions and 882 would equate to 98 correct whereas 884 = 98.2. Perhaps they gave me an extra 0.2 Geek Points - woohoo!!