Which book can i buy for Sec+ Exam Preparation

MokoenaMokoena Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
my boss recently bought me CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: SY0-401, 6th Edition by Emmett Dulaney, Chuck Easttom.....has anyone used this book? how did you find it? are there any material you can recommend?

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  • artemis090artemis090 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    No sorry....I have the same question. Would love to know the answer to that.
  • tmcgtmcg Posts: 127Banned
    Darril Gibson Security+ Get Certified and Get Ahead!
  • orlandoflorlandofl Posts: 216Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I used the following book and online 'study package' with practice questions which included very exam like simulation questions to pass Security+ in just under 4 weeks. Cannot recommend Gibson's materials enough.

    Book:
    CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide: Darril Gibson: 9781939136022: Amazon.com: Books


    Online Study Package: (I'd recommend the "full access package" it's by far the best 46 dollars I spent in preparation for Security+
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  • Jency83Jency83 Posts: 24Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I had that book. It is not bad, but it seems D. Gibson's book is a bit better. The Sybex book is going into details when it is not necessary (different IT Sec organizations and standards). Sometimes the language used in the book was hard to understand for me.

    I would recommend not to rely only on the book but check some video training as well. Professor Messer has free courses available on youtube. CBT Nuggets for Sec+ were also great, but depends if you (or your boss) want to spend some extra $$$.
  • orlandoflorlandofl Posts: 216Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    would recommend not to rely only on the book but check some video training as well. Professor Messer has free courses available on youtube. CBT Nuggets for Sec+ were also great, but depends if you (or your boss) want to spend some extra $$$.

    I'll second that. I didn't include CBT Nuggets in my first post, my bad. Before reading the book or doing the practice exams I wantched the CBT Nugget Security+ video course with Keith Barker. Great stuff, very much worth the $100 bucks (unless you can put yourself through it in the 1 week free trail period. It's around 18 hours-ish) icon_neutral.gif

    Good Luck!

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Darril Gibson book. Professor Messer videos.
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  • DillardoDillardo Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    [h=1]I used CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition (3rd Edition) as my primary source and
    [/h][h=1]Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Security+ Certification Passport, Fourth Edition for quick review.[/h]ttp://www.amazon.com/CompTIA-Security-SY0-401-Guide-Deluxe/dp/0789753332/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1429881345&sr=8-4&keywords=security+plus

    http://www.amazon.com/Meyers%252019-Security-Certification-Passport-Certficiation/dp/0071832149/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429881404&sr=8-1&keywords=security%2B+passport
  • m1xaylom1xaylo Posts: 58Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    Darril Gibson book. Professor Messer videos.
    Cheap. Great. Succeed. icon_cheers.gif

    This is what I am using at the moment .... inexpensive but effective combo!!
  • successrealmsuccessrealm Posts: 104Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Same here:
    I used Darill Gibson's book, and Professor Messer vids. (and some quizlets, online)
  • TheReceiverTheReceiver Posts: 43Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I watched some of Messer's videos and have read through Gibsons Sy0-401 guide along with the practice questions kindle book he has. I plan to take the exam tomorrow and will report back on how I do.
  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USPosts: 771Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    tmcg wrote: »
    Darril Gibson Security+ Get Certified and Get Ahead!

    This is the one I recommend every time. When I took the test, it had everything you needed to pass. Easy to read, too.

    I had some experience, so some of it was just a basic review. It filled in the gaps on everything else, though. But, every question I had on the exam had relevant material in the book.
  • jumpupjumpup Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    orlandofl wrote: »
    I used the following book and online 'study package' with practice questions which included very exam like simulation questions to pass Security+ in just under 4 weeks. Cannot recommend Gibson's materials enough.Book:CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide: Darril Gibson: 9781939136022: Amazon.com: BooksOnline Study Package: (I'd recommend the "full access package" it's by far the best 46 dollars I spent in preparation for Security+ Pass the Security+ (SY0-401) Exam the First Time You Take It | Get Certified Get Ahead
    I figured I'd use my first post to TechExams to echo *strong* support for Darril Gibson's book and his premium material. My Sec+ test is coming up on Thursday.
  • orlandoflorlandofl Posts: 216Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    jumpup wrote: »
    I figured I'd use my first post to TechExams to echo *strong* support for Darril Gibson's book and his premium material. My Sec+ test is coming up on Thursday.

    I can't agree with you enough. Your testing tomorrow? The book is great...the practice questions are extremely relevant...to the exam questions. You should have no problems.

    -Travis
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  • TongyTongy Posts: 234Member
    Darril Gibsons SY0-401 book is excellent. Brilliant book and content was spot on!
  • DntH8MeDntH8Me CISSP | CASP | CySA | LPIC-1 | Sec + | ITILv3 Posts: 72Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Darril Gibson Security+ Get Certified and Get Ahead! ; Professor Messer Videos ; Full access package on getcertifiedgetahead.com with the simulation practice questions This will lead you to success. The practice questions & notes on this site were also a really good help
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