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    Default Taking Security + Nov 10, 2015

    New to the forums. Been lurking for a while now. This will be my first cert, in IT (hopefully). I am buying the retake just in case because this is going to be out of pocket and I do not want to take the risk. Currently in the second round of interviews with a cyber-security company specializing in hardware-based cyber-security. I figured getting this cert would help my chances as it does say "Security + preferred" on the job description. I am new to IT/Security, not to say that I am not a "computer person", I am but recently decided I need a career change. A few colleagues and mentors have given me advice and study material as well as the potential job. I am very persistent and determined to learn. I also pick things up quickly. I am just worried about the conceptual nature of the test rather than it being strictly knowledge based.

    I have been studying for about 2 months now, everyday, anywhere from 4-6 hours a day.

    I used Gibson's Kindle Book, Prof Mes, CBT Nugz, examcompass, quizlet, and some random websites for quizzes.

    Opinions on multi-answer questions....some of the practice tests I have taken factor in that you answered half of the question correctly, like a choose 2 answer question, and gives you 50% credit. Other practice tests just count it out right wrong if you do not choose all of the correct answers. What are your thoughts on the actual exam? Do you think they give you credit for partial correct answers?

    Also, I have been seeing on here that you need a 83.3% to pass. Not sure if anyone is incorporating the 11.1% they already give you which takes it down to a passing score of 72.2%. In any case, I am hoping I get closer to the maximum 90 questions. I feel like I am going to need it.

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    Good luck, you should be more than ready based on what you've put down.
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    When are you taking the test? Curious as to what your experience was and areas to keep an eye out for.
    This one is next up on my radar after a WGU class
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    Friday, nov 10th, 2015...so tomorrow. Like i said this is new to me and i see a lot of people with experience saying "wow, that was hard" and then saying their score was like 850...so i will let you know on friday. I also bought the retake anticipating failing....not to sound negative or anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $bvb379 View Post
    Friday, nov 10th, 2015...so tomorrow.
    I'm not sure where you live but tomorrow is Friday the 13, not 10

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    Wow, sorry guys. You are right. I am taking it on the 13th.....way too much studying in the past week. My mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $bvb379 View Post
    Wow, sorry guys. You are right. I am taking it on the 13th.....way too much studying in the past week. My mistake.
    Good luck to you! You should be fine.
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    Woooooo passed with a 807. A pass is a pass. LLLeettsss gooooooo. I can't wait to just sit around for a few days and enjoy myself. Thanks to everyone on the forum. I wouldn't have the slightest clue for resources if I did not find this page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $bvb379 View Post
    Woooooo passed with a 807. A pass is a pass. LLLeettsss gooooooo. I can't wait to just sit around for a few days and enjoy myself. Thanks to everyone on the forum. I wouldn't have the slightest clue for resources if I did not find this page.
    Congratulations!
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    Any tips or useful info to pass along on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardv View Post
    Any tips or useful info to pass along on this?
    Go with your gut on the questions you are unsure about.....and there will be quite a few. ...(too much about your test).... To be honest I thought I failed. I am the type of person that if I don't know the answer right away, I think I got it wrong. Just my opinion/experience though. Might be different for someone else.
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    Congratulations! Now you can say that you're Security+ certified in your interviews. Let us know how it goes.
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