Passed the Security+ yesterday morning.

skywolaskywola Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
I read every existing Security+ book available, because I did not have the two years experience, but I concentrated mostly on David Prowse's book and Darril Gibson's book. I read Darril Gibson's book over, and then reviewed it about two times, and three times for Prowse's book. Prowse's book is the better of the two, but I don't think studying from one book alone is likely to get you to the point of passing the test. These two books seem to be the best for studying from though. I spent a LOT of time studying, and used an application I created to review questions, by randomizing them and reviewing over whatever I missed, and continuing to do so until there was just nothing left to study. I took the test today and scored an 805/900, passing it with a pretty wide margin . . . . failing would have been no fun at that price, and be sure you get a voucher so you are not paying full price. I also used a lot of you tube videos, including Professor Messer. I did not watch every Professor Messer video, I just watched the ones that had concepts I was having difficulty with, and, I found other videos just by searching for whatever subject I needed to reinforce. You absolutely must know this material inside out to pass this test, it is no walk in the park. I think I spent about four-five months on it. Know every definition and abbreviation, know the protocols inside out, what they do, what they use, and what their usefulness is. David Prowse's book has hands-on exercises, better than any other book. I passed the first time, but I studied until I could find nothing left to study, and therefore was quite confident when I went in to take the test.


  • PCTechLincPCTechLinc Senior Member King City, CAMember Posts: 646 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Awesome job with the dedication and persistence! What are you pursuing next?
    Master of Business Administration in Information Technology Management - Western Governors University
    Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance - Western Governors University
    Bachelor of Science in Network Administration - Western Governors University
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  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Member Posts: 1,740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You now have the CompTIA trifecta! Well done!
    2017 Certification Goals:
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  • NavyMooseCCNANavyMooseCCNA CCNA R&S, ITIL, Security+ ZZ9ZZAMember Posts: 544 ■■■■□□□□□□

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  • ultm8mindultm8mind Member Posts: 111
    Congrats, I did that and used the premium content from the Get certified Get Ahead. Studied for about two weeks over the holidays and pulled an 831, I actually thought I had failed and was happy after that stupid questionnaire said Passed.
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  • ed_003ed_003 Member Posts: 216
    good work - how many hours a day did u study?
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