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    Default Security+ Class Traning or Books?

    I'm just wondering if poeple are just reading books or online reseoures or actually taking Online Courses or College Coures for this Cert?
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    Darril Gibson. EBook and his site for the premium materials.

    Absolutely no contest.
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    So you mean to tell me I can buy from Darril for $90.00 vs spending $1900.00?
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    Lots of people have passed with just Darril Gibson's book and his premium content, you might want to give it a try. Also if you're afraid you might fail the first time and need to take the test a second time, consider getting the Comptia Deluxe bundle:



    https://www.comptiastore.com/CompTIA.../s_bdl_dlx.htm



    The exam fee is $320 but included in the deluxe bundle for an extra $79 you get an exam voucher and a retake voucher.
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    This is great. I took it upon myself to get the Prof. Messer Security + Notes $25 bundle for Security+ and the $10 for the Nework+.
    Next, I am going to subscribe to Darril's Full Security+ Online Access bundle for $90.00.

    Once I get thru all of these tools, I will get to the CompTIAs tore and purchase the Voucher, etc... .

    This gives me light at the end of the tunnel. I was thiniing, I'd be out of $2k+ for an online class + purchasing all of these extra resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini365i View Post
    This is great. I took it upon myself to get the Prof. Messer Security + Notes $25 bundle for Security+ and the $10 for the Nework+.
    Next, I am going to subscribe to Darril's Full Security+ Online Access bundle for $90.00.

    Once I get thru all of these tools, I will get to the CompTIAs tore and purchase the Voucher, etc... .

    This gives me light at the end of the tunnel. I was thiniing, I'd be out of $2k+ for an online class + purchasing all of these extra resources.
    Brutal honesty here. If you need to drop $2,000 to get through the Security+ exam, you aren't ready to take the Security+ exam.

    Gibson's coverage of the material is superb, and the Messer videos come highly recommended. People have different learning styles, and you need to address your learning style, but I don't think an online class is going to be it. That's just my $0.02.
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    I echo what others have said. This stuff is very basic and the resources recommended are great.
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    Get the Sec+ bundle that comes with certmaster plus two test vouchers.

    You seriously don't need to take a course for the Sec+. That would be a huge waste of time and money. You can self-study and pass, no problem.
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    I beg to differ there. I have dyslexia, and even though I have tons of experience, I always like to have that extra push of actually seeing it. I took a course at a community college, it helped me. Though I did not pass the first time, that extra push using Darril helped me the second time.
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    I don't disagree. Individual learning style matters, and I said as much. But, the nature of the question did not suggest specific learning style requirements.

    Plus, there is a big difference between the immersive environment of being in a classroom, as opposed to an online class delivered via video. At that point, the Messer videos are the same thing and not $2K.
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    I was going to comment the exact same thing jibtech said. Scaredoftests experience seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Unless your learning style precludes you from using books or videos, the vast majority would agree that it doesn't make much sense to pay for a class.
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    I passed just with Darril's book and the measure up practice exams. I had some video courses for this cert, but they just went too deep. Daril does such a great job of explaining things and summarizing them, so that you have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam.
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    If you have Dsylexia, can you get more time on the exam? Something like more time might make the difference between a passing and non-passing score.
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    You can request accommodations for Comptia (And other) exams through Pearson for concerns such as Dyslexia.

    You can find more info here
    Select your testing program :: Test accommodations

    Or if it makes more sense, email pearson here accommodationspearsonvue@pearson.com
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    I have never asked for accommodations. I would have asked fro two double beds.
    but seriously, I would have liked to ask Cisco for that. Questions were so vague that my dyslexic mind exploded.
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    I would never turn down a paid for training if someone wanted to pay for it AND if it were longer than the usual 5 days. Fun and Immersive. (not so much if its a bootcamp for 5 days)



    Don't fall for bootcamps especially when this is a big vocabulary exam.


    maybe use a paid for training by your boss for a cisco or microsoft cert in the final weeks of prep. but for sec+, I just used darrils book for $30 and professor messer.
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