Test Questions

yosephvonyosephvon Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
I have noticed that Darryl’s book questions and Exam cram questions are very different. Whose questions are the actual test more like?

Thanks

Yosephvon

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I thought the exam questions were pretty close to Darril's questions.

    At least for me, the main piece of the puzzle was making sure I understood all the topics. The questions included in the book were a great gauge as to whether I understood or not, as well as showed me my weak areas. But I didn't depend on the practice question formats all too much.
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  • yosephvonyosephvon Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for answering my question.
  • pzeropzero Member Posts: 192
    I personally felt that the questions in Darryl's book were a little on the easy side (but the chapter content was fantastic). Sometimes there would be 3 totally obvious irrelevant answers of 4. As a result, the actual exam will be harder than what you face from the book.
  • DarrilDarril Member Posts: 1,588
    Welcome to the forums yosephvon.

    One thing I like to stress on the questions is the importance of understanding why the correct answers are correct and why the incorrect answers are incorrect. This way no matter how CompTIA words the questions, you have a better chance at getting them correct. Many test takers mention that even when the questions seem vague or unclear, they can often get to the correct answer by eliminating the incorrect answers.

    Good luck.
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youMod Posts: 2,781 Mod
    Just my two cents, but understanding the topics greatly help with the test(s). The practice tests are a study guide, not real thing. After I bought Darril's book and study guide, the second time was so much better when i attempted the first time (plus I improved my score 300 points!).
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  • yosephvonyosephvon Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am using the questions because I really like Darril's detailed answers, for they are like random study notes. Exam Cram has detailed notes, but are not as well written. I am taking the test this Friday and am cramming this whole week.

    Funny thing is I have been studying for a good 3 months and I still find holes in my knowledge regarding the Security Plus. Encryption and certificates are the worst part in my opinion.

    Thanks for all the info everyone.

    YosephVon
  • pzeropzero Member Posts: 192
    I think encryption and certificates are a lot of peoples weak areas and of course they feature on the exam. It was certainly an area I had to read and review multiple times.
  • DonM34DonM34 Member Posts: 139
    I'm currently studying for the Security+ Exam and I'm using Cram Exam. I've noticed a lot of users are giving Darryl's book a thumps up. What is the complete name of the book? BTW IMO Cram Exam is a lot more reliable because the way the questions are put together it makes you think lot more compare to the easier exams I've come across.
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  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    @DonM34, here's the link:

    CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide: Darril Gibson: 9781463762360: Amazon.com: Books

    It's a great book and an enjoyable read, I recommend it if you're looking at taking the Security+.
  • DonM34DonM34 Member Posts: 139
    Thanks, really appreciate the quick response. I'm using a combination of two books, 1. Security+ Guide to Networking 4th Edition, by Mark Ciampa 2. Exam Cram. An additional resource would not hurt at all. I just started section 3.0 which in my opinion is the easiest section (Threats and Vulnerabilities).
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  • danny069danny069 Member Posts: 1,025 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Darril's Security+ book is one of the best books I've ever read, it was a must have and helped me pass my Sec+ exam last year.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I read Darril's book then tried the Exam Cram. Darril's book was much, much better. I quit the Exam Cram in the middle of the 1st (or maybe 2nd) chapter.
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