Passed Security+ Exam!
Excited, but I admit I panicked on a good bit of the questions (i actually thought I bombed it, LOL), but I passed with a 840/900! I used David L. Prowse's authorized Security+ Study Guide (2nd Edition - Deluxe Version w/ 2 practice exams) & also Darril's kindle practice test questions. There was quite a bit of material I expected to be on the exam that wasn't and quite a few things you really had to read once, read twice and then read again before answering. I even found myself having to use process of elimination a few times. As for the keyword technique, there were maybe 3 questions that seemed to try and fool you by adding in irrelevant keywords and information to the questions.
B.S. Information Technology Management | CompTIA A+ | CompTIA Security+ | Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance (In Progress)
Congrats on the pass.
My experience wasn't significantly different from yours. (i.e. was waiting for certain topics that never appeared, having to re-read a question several times to figure out exactly what they were asking)
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What are your next goals?
I'm shooting for N+ now and will probably get CCNA right after. now sure how I want to build my certs list yet but since they just revamped MCSE, I might go for that after the CCNA
*Bachelor's of Science: Information Technology - Security, Master's of Science: Information Technology - Management
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