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    Default Passed today! 6-30-2017

    Study Materials:

    -Skillport Videos my employer purchased. Though I only watched half of them because they were so boring. Took the tests after, but I hadn't watched the videos in like 3 months. They are ultra boring and monotone.
    -Darril Gibson's Security+ book. By fay the best resource. I believe I could have passed only having read this book.
    -A few messer videos, but not many
    -McGraw Hill book, I only read about 5 chapters from it.

    I've been working in IT for about 13 years. This was my 1st attempt.

    Passed with 765. Not sure what I missed because I just wanted to get some nicotine, but I'm glad I passed. It is my first official certification surprisingly.

    Regarding the questions:

    Make sure you know the in's and out's of encryption and have port numbers memorized or you're going to have a bad time.

    Some of the questions were pretty difficult because all the answers were right but you have to choose the best answer. I only found one or two questions to be slightly vague, the rest were pretty on-point.

    Thanks to the members of the forum for suggesting Darril's book, it is definitely worth the purchase.

    God speed to anyone else taking the exam soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascetik View Post
    Study Materials:

    -Skillport Videos my employer purchased. Though I only watched half of them because they were so boring. Took the tests after, but I hadn't watched the videos in like 3 months. They are ultra boring and monotone.
    -Darril Gibson's Security+ book. By fay the best resource. I believe I could have passed only having read this book.
    -A few messer videos, but not many
    -McGraw Hill book, I only read about 5 chapters from it.

    I've been working in IT for about 13 years. This was my 1st attempt.

    Passed with 765. Not sure what I missed because I just wanted to get some nicotine, but I'm glad I passed. It is my first official certification surprisingly.

    Regarding the questions:

    Make sure you know the in's and out's of encryption and have port numbers memorized or you're going to have a bad time.

    Some of the questions were pretty difficult because all the answers were right but you have to choose the best answer. I only found one or two questions to be slightly vague, the rest were pretty on-point.

    Thanks to the members of the forum for suggesting Darril's book, it is definitely worth the purchase.

    God speed to anyone else taking the exam soon!
    Congrats! The obligatory, "What's next?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperRed95 View Post
    Congrats! The obligatory, "What's next?"
    Going to talk to my boss to see what he would like for me to get next.

    I'd like to get the OSCP, but yeah... that'd take awhile.

    Maybe CCNA or VCP6. Also, the Labtech (Now ConnectWise Automate) professional cert would be nice.
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    Many congrats
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    Congrats! I would say CCNA is a good cert to go for.
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    Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascetik View Post
    Study Materials:

    -Skillport Videos my employer purchased. Though I only watched half of them because they were so boring. Took the tests after, but I hadn't watched the videos in like 3 months. They are ultra boring and monotone.
    Hello, I'm taking the exam soon. My employer also have Skillport. How did you do on the SY0-401 exam under Skillport?

    I have been studying, took the exam, find it a little harder or bit distant from Darril Gibson book and practice..

    Is it worth it to use this exam as practice?

    Thank you and congrats!

    Mk
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