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    Default PASSED SY0-201 - How I did it

    Just passed today with an 800 out of 900.

    I have been reading around and it seems like there are some people scared to take the new 2008 version of Security+. Well there is no reason to fear this test.

    If you have a decent understanding of security (what a DMZ is, what a worm is, etc...), then you can study ANY Security+ prep book and you will be fine.

    If you are just beginning, then I would either suggest taking the older exam and studying from a well known prep book, or looking for some study materials for the new exam and study really hard.

    I used some Security+ passport prep book, nothing special. The questions on the new exam are somewhat tricky. What I do like is that for questions with multiple answers, they tell you how many answers to pick. There was not a lot of port number questions. A lot of risk assessment and policy, questions for me. I know it varies, but that's just how it was for me.

    So yea, finally have that weight off my shoulder. I am thinking about doing Server + next just for the hell of it, and then venture onto my MCSE, maybe CCNA if I can handle having sub netting at the front of my brain again.

    If you have any questions, please let me know, I am more then willing to help anybody out.

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    Congratulations!

    Oh, and you're going to have to learn how to subnet for your MCSA/E, so you might as well go on to the CCNA

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    Congradulations Rob!

    I am studying for this new Security+ exam. I also have all the books ready to hit my Server+ after I pass Security+. Looks like you and I are in a similar boat.

    Good luck with your study - keep us updated on your progress.
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    Thanks.

    I was just thinking though, is it really worth it to get Server+? I mean with having your Security+ which to me 'out-ranks' Server+ in the certification world, what would be the point of getting it?

    The only reason I want to is just to say I have it, but will it really benefit me at all? Is it worth spending over 200 bucks on just so I can say I have it?

    Just some thoughts. Does anyone have any good arguments as to why someone would get Server+?
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    I forgot to mention that there were a surprising amount of RADIUS/TACACS questions on the exam. They were worded VERY weird too. Just an FYI...
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    I haven't seen a great demand for the Server+. It seems that other vendors, such as HP, require it in some circumstances. I don't think it's going to do a great deal for you in your typical interview. It's never going to hurt though. Plus, you can get the Server+ Certification Bible on Amazon for a few dollars used, so you should pick it up and go through it just for the sake of learning. It has good information. Whether you actually want to spend the money for the cert is up to you.
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    Congratulations


    And for the server+, the contents is different than security+, and the knowledge in the material is really good, im doing it, even though I know most of the material from experience.

    My recommendation, go for Server+.


    As for the CCNA and subnetting, go for Sybex book, the author has a very nice way for subnetting that will make subnetting in your head a piece of cake ! I used that book for my CCNA and it was just awesome Of course, go for CCNA.
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    I had an interview a few days ago... I'm interviewing for advancement.. and they were drilling me really hard on server hardware and operations. I think I knew enough to satisfy him.. but that's an example where Server+ would come in very useful.

    +1 for the Server Bible. I have that in my collection. I spend like $3 then shipping. It's a great book. Lots of good information about environment control, UPS's, Server Racks, KMV, and RAID's. I can't wait til I'm done with Security+ so I can spend more time on it.
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    Congratz mate

    The CBT Comptia Security + 2008 and the new Sybex study material for this new exam version is out anyway
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    Congrats on the pass. Good luck with your future studies.

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    Congrats on the pass!!! From what I hear this is a tough exam, and will be my focus after I take my CCNA in January. Good luck on future certs.
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    Default Security + SY0 201

    I am currently doing a computer networks and security degree. Although i want to do my compTIA security+ SY0 201 exam soon. I have got the Sybex book, CBT Nuggets and practice exams from PrepLogic.

    Any suggestions would be welcomed into taking this exam.
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    Personally i cant see the point of doing server+ at all and see it as a complete waste IMO over the MS track. Your would be much better off doing your MCSA/MCSE since there is much more demand. Try and search monster or dice for how many people want server+ over a MCSA or MCSE and that should give you a clue on the demand for your area.

    Just my opinion
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    Congrats man.
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