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    Well after a month of study I've failed the exam and lost $300. I thought it wouldn't be that hard seeing that alot of people pass their first time. For my study material I used ITPro.TV and Professor Messer study notes. Honestly I'm thinking about paying for another voucher and take it this Friday since I only failed by 20 points. Any thoughts?
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    Where is your book?
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    Sorry to hear that. I think a month of studying is not enough. I remember studying 4-5 month for Security+ exam.
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    Sorry to hear that. Did you buy the voucher that comes with a free retake?
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    Suggest you get Darril Gibson book
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauguilar View Post
    Sorry to hear that. I think a month of studying is not enough. I remember studying 4-5 month for Security+ exam.
    I see alot of people pass within a months time but I will give it more next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjpeter View Post
    Sorry to hear that. Did you buy the voucher that comes with a free retake?
    No I wish I did now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjpeter View Post
    Sorry to hear that. Did you buy the voucher that comes with a free retake?

    I see alot of reviews on that, Next time I go after this exam I will try it out.
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys.
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    How many performance based questions did u got? Hopefully next try should be easy for u since u knw what to expect now.
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    Heavily suggest you use Darril Gibson's Security+ book, along with a good set of practice questions. Maybe go over Professor Messer's videos again on 1.25x speed - I picked up a lot of stuff I missed or had forgotten after watching them twice.

    Best of luck!
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    I highly tout Gibson's book as well. I failed the first time and after getting Gibson's book and resources, my score went up 200 points.
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    Gibson's book was very good as were his premium content website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royalty View Post
    Heavily suggest you use Darril Gibson's Security+ book, along with a good set of practice questions. Maybe go over Professor Messer's videos again on 1.25x speed - I picked up a lot of stuff I missed or had forgotten after watching them twice.

    Best of luck!
    Thanks guys! I ended up watching Professor Messer's videos and passing my second time.
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