New to CompTIA Security world and needs your help.

azzasazzas Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□

I have the following books:
-CompTIA Security+ Study Guide-> fourth edition and Deluxe edition by Emmett Dulaney.
-CompTIA Security+ 2008 In Depth -> by Mark Ciampa.
-CompTIA Security+ Exam Cram (2nd Edition).
-CompTIA Security+ All in one -> 2nd edition By Gregory B. White
-security+ guide to Networks Security Fundamentals-> thid edition by Mark Ciampa.
-CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide-> thid edition by by Ido Dubrawsky.
-CompTIA Security+ Certification Instructor’s Edition

Please advice what is the best (easier, better organized, more comprehensive ) to study the Security+? Or if there is a better book what is its name?!

Also regarding the videos, which is better CBT nuggets or TrainSignal or something else and what is the downloading links?



  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□ CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide (9781439236369): Darril Gibson: Books

    This should be the only book you'll ever need for the Security+ exam. I studied it for 10 days after failing the exam the first time and I passed with a very good score.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,927 Mod
    Welcome to the forum.

    Gibson's book is what most here will recommend. The videos may be overkill, but everyone is different so they may work for you.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I agree, Gibson's and maybe the ExamCram guide for Security+. Anything more is overkill.
  • thisguy85thisguy85 Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    You should definitely get two different books.

    Do not get Exam Cram! It is terrible. Riddled with contradictions, errors, incomplete/runoff sentances, etc. Not to mention many of the questions are not indicative of the real exam.

    I just took and passed the Security+ exam today with a score of 852 so I can vouch that the material and practice tests in David L. Prowse' Cert Guide (ISBN 978-0-7897-4713-6) and Darril Gibson's Get Certified Get Ahead (ISBN 978-1-4392-3636-9) are extremely accurate and indicative of the real exam. I loved that Darril's book was large print and both books were great, but in my opinion David's Cert Guide went a little bit more in detail on some things. Bottom line....I strongly discourage the use of Exam Cram and strongly promote the use of David and Darril's Security+ material.
  • Dr ITDr IT Member Posts: 351 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I didnot try the DG Book but went for

    CompTIA Security+ Study Guide-> fourth edition and Deluxe edition by Emmett Dulaney.

    and the

    CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide-> thid edition by by Ido Dubrawsky

    Each book had its own strength and some book covered a few topics which the others left out

    so my advice would be to get more than 1 book - That should help
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  • BlueEyedSamuraiBlueEyedSamurai Member Posts: 28 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Professor Messer is in the process of posting free videos for the Security + exam (Professor Messer's Free CompTIA SY0-301 Security+ Training Course | Professor Messer - CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Certification Training). Have a look at them. They go through all exam objectives for the exam.

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  • JinuyrJinuyr Member Posts: 251 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Darril Gibson, period.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Jinuyr wrote: »
    Darril Gibson, period.

    LOL, Darril probably love TE for our great devotion to his Security+ book. icon_lol.gif
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