Security+ Passed!

Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,035Member ■■■■■□□□□□
Passed! Got a 814/900! icon_cheers.gif

Not the easiest exam, thats for sure. I wasn't surprised at my score at all. I actually thought of failing 20 questions in.
I had 7 simulations. They weren't that hard, but they were definitely time consuming and throws you off since its no a,b,c,d type deal. Some sims were similar to what others had posted but not exactly.

Some questions were also worded horrendously, but after a quick reread you can spot key words pointing you to the proper answer.

Process of elimination was key as well as being sure why the other answers could not possibly be correct. Ports and attacks were important as well as topics on redundancy.
Flagging questions to review later definitely came in handy.

Thanks Darril, your book was great! I will keep recommending it. Heck, it was even easier than Lammle's N+ book which I love.

On to ICND1!
2019 Goals
CompTIA Linux+
[ ] Bachelor's Degree

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass and knocking out one of your 2013 cert goals! That's not a bad score at all.

    Good luck on the ICND1!
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  • rscrtrscrt Posts: 62Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • movingzachbmovingzachb Posts: 30Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes. It wasn't easy to understand what they were referring to on some of the multiple choice. I chose the best answer I thought of and moved on. Then later went back and made a few changes because I had some time left.

    Congrats on the pass.
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  • horusthesunhorusthesun Posts: 289Member
    Congrats!
  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Posts: 844Member
    Nice going. Congratulations.
    So, CCENT/CCNA is next? Are you going the 1 exam or 2 exam route?
    I'd love to ask about the simulators, but I know that's against the rules.
    There were no simulators when I took Sec+.
  • shart1971shart1971 Posts: 91Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!! Good luck on your ICND1
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,035Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    SharkDiver wrote: »
    Nice going. Congratulations.
    So, CCENT/CCNA is next? Are you going the 1 exam or 2 exam route?
    I'd love to ask about the simulators, but I know that's against the rules.
    There were no simulators when I took Sec+.

    I am going the two exam route. The wendell odom book for ICND1 is about 900 pages. its ridiculous.
    alot of new material and material coming from the old icnd2. Also the new icnd2 has some ccnp topics :)
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    CompTIA Linux+
    [ ] Bachelor's Degree
  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Member
    Congratulations on the pass! Glad to hear the book helped.

    I always hear great things about Wendell Odom and his Cisco books but I wasn't aware that the ICND1 book was so massive. Good luck with the ICND1 and ICND2 exams.
  • Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Posts: 1,210Member
    Congrats and good luck on the CCENT!
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  • cmitchell_00cmitchell_00 Too many to name Posts: 242Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass and wish you the best in Cisco world.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 A+, Network+, Project+, Linux+, Storage+, MCSA, MCSE, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA: Security, SUSE CLA, LPIC-1, Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,997Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif

    Good luck with CCENT
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  • d6bmgd6bmg Posts: 241Member
    Congrats on your pass!!
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  • j.petrovj.petrov Posts: 282Member
    Passed! Got a 814/900! icon_cheers.gif

    Not the easiest exam, thats for sure. I wasn't surprised at my score at all. I actually thought of failing 20 questions in.
    I had 7 simulations. They weren't that hard, but they were definitely time consuming and throws you off since its no a,b,c,d type deal. Some sims were similar to what others had posted but not exactly.

    Some questions were also worded horrendously, but after a quick reread you can spot key words pointing you to the proper answer.

    Process of elimination was key as well as being sure why the other answers could not possibly be correct. Ports and attacks were important as well as topics on redundancy.
    Flagging questions to review later definitely came in handy.


    I just passed the exam today with the same score 814... I had the exact experience as the OP. It definitely was not the easiest exam in the world. I used Darril's book and the Professor Messer videos, both of which were fantastic.

    Next up CCNA: Sec
  • sanrussanrus Posts: 43Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats. I also passed Security+ this weekend. 845
  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Member
    @sanrus. Congrats on the pass.
    @j.petrov. Congrats on the pass to you too. Glad to hear the book helped.

    Good luck on your next adventures.
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