Passed S+

shodownshodown Posts: 2,271Member
I had to get it for the job. Spent about a week with Darril Gibson's book. It prepares you for the test, but the questions in the back were way off. You can still pass with this book, but I would suggest finding practice test from other vendors as I just used this book as a sole source of info.
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  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats on the new cert!
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • alan2308alan2308 CISSP, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security Ann Arbor, MIPosts: 1,854Member ■■■■■■■■□□
  • smg1138smg1138 Posts: 94Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass! Welcome to the Security+ club. :) Darril's book is an excellent source, but the practice questions are nowhere near the difficulty of the real test. But the overall knowledge acquired from Darril's book and CBT Nuggets was more than enough to pass.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Posts: 273Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    How do you mean when you say but the practice questions are nowhere near the difficulty of the real test. ? Was it Harder than them or easier?
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Posts: 1,501Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!!!! In terms of the questions asked after each chapter and the final, I think they were geared towards reinforcing the actual content as opposed to asking you a bunch of random questions that could be similar to the real thing. I used several CBT sources for this exam as well but this book was the only one that constantly kept making sure I understood the material (ie. note sections immediately after each concept is explained.) In the end, you learn more :)

  • shodownshodown Posts: 2,271Member
    DoubleD wrote: »
    How do you mean when you say but the practice questions are nowhere near the difficulty of the real test. ? Was it Harder than them or easier?

    They are much harder, but the book still give u 90-95 percent of the info needed, but the way the questions are worded makes them difficult.
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