lavidicus wrote: »
You may want to look somewhere other than pluralsight. The videos are great as long as you can stay awake. I had the same issue when I listened to Jason Hemlick's Sec+ videos on Pluralsight. Sometimes too much of a good thing is actually a bad thing.
I found a post by someone else on this forum that used groupon to find training courses. I tried it and found simplilearn at 90% discounts. I passed the ITIL-F,Sec+,CISSP,CISA over the last 4 months using multiple video resources other than Pluralsight because I didnt have time to watch a few weeks worth of videos for something like Sec+.
I'm not disparaging Plural sight, their videos are great if you have the time to sit through 30 minute introduction about a certification, but in most cases you dont need that much information, and information overload is a real concern. Using the faster video courses I was able to pass with a 90% in both the ITIL and Sec+ after studying for 2 weeks on each. So my advice is use your time wisely or you risk burning out, which is where I'm getting trying to get through all of the 56 hours of videos on the MCSA.
Also, the study method I use is to find multiple video sources for a certification, and read at least 1 or 2 books before the test. I also use Spritzlet speed reading and can finish and comprehend the books at about 300wpm.
I hope this helps you as much as its helped me so far this year.
AndersonSmith wrote: »
I used Pluralsight AND Infinite Skills. Both were very helpful and each set of videos seemed to cover at least one thing the other didn't and/or explained a topic differently that helped me understand it better than the first way I learned it. Between the two, I'd say the Pluralsight is easier to follow along for a complete beginner and then use the Infinite Skills to fill in some gaps as they are a little more fast paced than the Pluralsight seemed to be