PASSED. Thanks guys!

FulkrenFulkren Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
I passed my Sec+ exam (2007 edition) today with an 876/900. =)

The exam wasn't as hard as I was expecting, but that's probably because I did a lot of study before taking it. Now I understand what everyone was saying about poorly worded questions as well. I hope CompTIA cleaned some of those up in the new edition.

My primary study aids were the Syngress book, Measureup practice exams, this site, and the wikipedia/google. I used the Sybex book as well, but I felt it was a real disappointment compared to some of their other offerings and wouldn't recommend it.

Having a background in networking is also a real plus. For those of you who are considering taking both Sec+ and Net+, I highly recommend taking Net+ first. That way you can focus on learning security topics and not have to learn about subnet masking, ACLs, IPs, network topology and so on all at the same time.

Thanks to all the folks who have provided this great resource, both in the forum and the technotes. It's been a real aid in my studies.

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  • skrpuneskrpune Member Posts: 1,409
    Congrats on the pass & great score! icon_thumright.gif
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congratulations icon_thumright.gif

    Welcome to the forums :D
  • Dr ITDr IT Member Posts: 351 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on ur pass and well done ..... a nice way to being off ur new year certification list haha...

    i am planning to take up mine soon and i am working on a few online test sites , the microsoft sec+ ( had no reviews on it so far) and the sybex book...

    would u recommend the Microsoft book coz everyone is banking on the syngress and sybex...........

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  • FulkrenFulkren Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I haven't read the Microsoft book so I can't say one way or the other. I would definitely recommend the Syngress book over Cybex though. Since you already have your CCNA, network topology shouldn't be an issue, but you'll still want to make sure you know all the common ports, including the ports for Kerberos and the like. The Net+ port quiz here on Techexams is a good tool for that.

    As with any resource, no one book will teach you everything. When you take a prep exam and get a question wrong or run into an area the your book doesn't explain well, I recommend googling the technology in question and reading up on it. For example, there were several sites I found that explained IPSec a lot better than either Syngress or Cybex did.

    Good luck with your exam!
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Congratulations on the pass. What's up next for you?

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  • impelseimpelse Member Posts: 1,233 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats
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  • TravR1TravR1 Member Posts: 332
    Congrats!

    I hear you on the IPSec comment. I dont know why it's hard to grasp, but it is.. PKI also.
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  • Dr ITDr IT Member Posts: 351 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Fulkren wrote: »
    I haven't read the Microsoft book so I can't say one way or the other. I would definitely recommend the Syngress book over Cybex though. Since you already have your CCNA, network topology shouldn't be an issue, but you'll still want to make sure you know all the common ports, including the ports for Kerberos and the like. The Net+ port quiz here on Techexams is a good tool for that.

    As with any resource, no one book will teach you everything. When you take a prep exam and get a question wrong or run into an area the your book doesn't explain well, I recommend googling the technology in question and reading up on it. For example, there were several sites I found that explained IPSec a lot better than either Syngress or Cybex did.

    Good luck with your exam!


    thanks mate:D
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  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Nice score and congrats on the pass
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  • goforthbmerrygoforthbmerry Member Posts: 244
    Congrats.

    I think I also went in expecting the questions to be harder. I almost talked myself out of several right answers. I got a 855/900 so I am glad I didn't let it happen. That is a good hint for anyone planning to take the exam. Don't over analyze the questions. Just figure out what they are asking and pick the most secueity related correct answer.
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  • bertiebbertieb Member Posts: 1,031 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congrats on the pass, thats an excellent score
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  • 7255carl7255carl Member Posts: 1,544 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats
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  • networking247networking247 Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrads on the pass!
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