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Did'nt make it

PremierCiscoPremierCisco Member Posts: 221
Hello all,

Took Security+ today and failed. icon_sad.gif

Some of the questions caught me out. Oh well, no point in upsetting myself about it.

I'll pick myself up and nail it on the 19th August as that's the next day available to me from the test center.

My exam report and I will be seeing alot of each other i think for the next 4 weeks.

Regards

Eamonn
Bachelor of Science in Computer Services Management - Limerick Institute of Technology
Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Services - Limerick Institute of Technology
Certificate Information Technology and Computing - The Open University
Certificate in Computing and Mathematics -The Open University

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    lordylordy Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sorry to hear that, better luck next time !

    How did you prepare for the test ?
    I myself am preparing for this exam right now so I'm curious about everything related to it.

    Regards,
    Lordy
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    PremierCiscoPremierCisco Member Posts: 221
    Hi Lordy,

    Thanks,

    I used Exam Cram 2 book,Security+ Inside Scoop and tech notes from here.

    I did'nt give myself ample time to study i think.

    Best of luck in your exam

    Regards

    Eamonn :)
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Services Management - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Services - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Certificate Information Technology and Computing - The Open University
    Certificate in Computing and Mathematics -The Open University
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    Chivalry1Chivalry1 Member Posts: 569
    I did not like the exam cram book for Security +. I would recommend you pick up a copy of the All-In-1 Security + Book. They have excellent diagrams and information covered.
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    content with your knowledge. " Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
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    ninjazninjaz Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have taken it twice so far and failed it both times. First time I took it I got a 716 and then this last time I got a 746 (talk about a kick in the nuts!). Now I have to wait 30 days which sucks. Good luck on the next attempt.
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    PremierCiscoPremierCisco Member Posts: 221
    Hi Ninjaz,

    Thanks and sorry to hear about the exam.

    You'll get it next time im sure of it.

    Keep your chin up.

    Regards

    Eamonn :)
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Services Management - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Services - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Certificate Information Technology and Computing - The Open University
    Certificate in Computing and Mathematics -The Open University
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    PremierCiscoPremierCisco Member Posts: 221
    Hi Chivalry1,

    Thanks for the recommendation on the book,i'll try to get over the weekend.

    Eamonn
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Services Management - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Services - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Certificate Information Technology and Computing - The Open University
    Certificate in Computing and Mathematics -The Open University
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    UndertowUndertow Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I thought that security+ was pretty easy!
    Now I have changed my opinion...
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    lordylordy Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It definitely isn't. I thought so too, but luckily I realized this before taking it.

    I guess, Security+ is the most underestimated exam around.
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    TURTLEGIRLTURTLEGIRL Member Posts: 361
    Sorry to hear that. Better luck next time.
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    PremierCiscoPremierCisco Member Posts: 221
    Thank you all for your replies.

    Good luck to everyone on their upcoming exams.

    Regards

    Eamonn :)
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Services Management - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Services - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Certificate Information Technology and Computing - The Open University
    Certificate in Computing and Mathematics -The Open University
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    RussSRussS Member Posts: 2,068 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sorry to hear that Eamonn - better luck next time around.


    Just as a matter of interest I would love to know the fail % of this exam. Occasionally I hear of someone missing one of the other Comptia exams, but for this one it is common to hear that a person has failed 1st time around.
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    PremierCiscoPremierCisco Member Posts: 221
    Cheers RussS,

    I'll get it next time im sure of it just need to hit the books again.

    Yes it would be good to know the fail% of this exam also.

    Regards

    Eamonn
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Services Management - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Services - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Certificate Information Technology and Computing - The Open University
    Certificate in Computing and Mathematics -The Open University
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    Chivalry1Chivalry1 Member Posts: 569
    This exam is not a easy one!1 I think many walk in the exam with a comptia frame of mind, assuming the test will be easy. With Security + this is not the case. Be prepared to be challanged.
    "The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and
    content with your knowledge. " Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
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    KittyfresitaKittyfresita Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I underestimated Security+ the first time I took it and I failed just for 20 pts. By that time I only used the Exam Cram book. Then I bought the syngress book and I used some practice exams, including the ones from this site. I also used the tech notes published here. I found the Syngress book to cover in more detail the different exam objectives, although for the wireless topics the tech notes from here helped me a lot.

    Be sure to know: PKI, digital certificates, honey pots, forensics, organizational security, attacks, IPSec, RBAC, DAC, MAC, wireless
    security and the ports.

    I took the exam again a week ago and I nailed it wirh a score of 852.

    Good luck! :D
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    PremierCiscoPremierCisco Member Posts: 221
    Hi Kittyfresita,

    Thanks for the different areas to focus on much appreicated.

    Regards

    Eamonn :)
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Services Management - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Higher Certificate in Science in Computer Services - Limerick Institute of Technology
    Certificate Information Technology and Computing - The Open University
    Certificate in Computing and Mathematics -The Open University
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