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    Default Security+ Practice Test Engines

    Hey Guys - any good suggestions for a good practice testing engine. I've used transcender in the past and they were good.

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    you answered your own question now just go get them
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    I preferred uCertify to Transcender. It has a lot of material in addition to the questions and has the best customize test feature of any of the others that I have tried (PrepLogic, MeasureUp, Transcender, uCertify). You can set up a test that targets your weak pionts.
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    I will check out uCertify definitely looks good i'll check out the demo
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    Labsim had some good questions on it, too.
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    TBH, all you need to pass this test is Gibson's book, seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaykoolzboy View Post
    TBH, all you need to pass this test is Gibson's book, seriously.
    Speaking as a Monday Morning Quarterback, you are right. However some folks, including me, feel comfortable taking practice exams before they do it for real. But in retrospect, Darril's book was definitely enough for this exam.
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    Even though I am taking a class on this, and will be given a book with the class, im seriously considering getting this book, EVERYONE on these boards are raving about it, if it's that good, it's worth taking a look
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperlantern View Post
    Even though I am taking a class on this, and will be given a book with the class, im seriously considering getting this book, EVERYONE on these boards are raving about it, if it's that good, it's worth taking a look
    I'm reading it now and so far it's good. Clear, concise and to the point. Definitely wouldn't hurt to get it...that's for sure!
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    The kindle version of Darril's book is only $10. What a steal!
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    i got the comptia book for sec+ (great sleeping aid) so i got his book it seams to cover every thing well

    i also use labsim for the testing stuffs
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    Transcender always puts out a nice program, but I was a little disappointed with the Security+ version. It seemed to test on content that was not in Darril's book and also wasn't on the test.

    But then again, I didn't find any practice questions that I liked for the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonfurbie View Post
    i got the comptia book for sec+ (great sleeping aid) so i got his book it seams to cover every thing well

    i also use labsim for the testing stuffs

    i just did a labsim test it seamed a bit off it asked alot of windows based questions more so than anything covered in the books

    also it had about 40 questions on crytpography and thats only 15% of the exam

    so over all i guess its a crap shoot on what one ya get
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    I have been seeing a lot of mention about the Derril Gibson Sec+ book. Is there any certain reason why the Gibson is put on such a high pedestal around here? I am using the Sybex and Exam Cram, and I am kinda worndering if I read the wrong book LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by sthompson86 View Post
    I have been seeing a lot of mention about the Derril Gibson Sec+ book. Is there any certain reason why the Gibson is put on such a high pedestal around here? I am using the Sybex and Exam Cram, and I am kinda worndering if I read the wrong book LOL
    Exam Cram for ANYTHING they write is utter garbage.

    Sybex is usually good, but can be a bit superfluous.

    Darril just gets right to the point, and is detailed enough where you will pass. Only one DB gave him a two star rating on Amazon, and he got called out for it. Yes, he is that good. My 870 in Security+ says so.
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    It is an easy read, teaches you what you need to know, and comes with hundreds of practice questions.

    There are very few errors in the book, and any that have been found, Darril sticks them up on his website so that we can make the corrections. And for $30, the price is perfect.

    EDIT: I'd also like to add that Darril is/was (I haven't seen him in a few weeks, but I'm sure he's just a busy guy) a member of this forum. He is always there for feedback. I presented to him what I thought was an error in the book, and he helped to explain why it was correct. How many other authors would take time out of their day to make sure that you understood the material?

    (None that I know of)
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    Mr. Gibson had a great, easy to follow book although you should never use 1 single point of study. Try to branch out to get full exposure to all aspects of the tested domains. Study the material in the book, but don't study the practice question to death. I remember on my exam, so many topics were never addressed in the questions. Now that I think about it.... some weren't even mentioned as wrong answers LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    Exam Cram for ANYTHING they write is utter garbage.


    Well heckkk lol ! I am already half way through it, and I really do not care to start another book givin that I have already read the Sybex book. If I would have known about Gibson I would have bought it instead of Exam Cram LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by sthompson86 View Post
    Well heckkk lol ! I am already half way through it, and I really do not care to start another book givin that I have already read the Sybex book. If I would have known about Gibson I would have bought it instead of Exam Cram LOL
    Kindle version is $10. The practice questions alone make this a great buy.
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    i used his book for my only reading and passed with a 835

    i did have other mats but i use mostly his book i plan to use his books when i get to microsoft classes as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by sthompson86 View Post
    Well heckkk lol ! I am already half way through it, and I really do not care to start another book givin that I have already read the Sybex book. If I would have known about Gibson I would have bought it instead of Exam Cram LOL

    You can roll your eyes til they pop out of your sockets. LMAO. I'm just speaking from personal experience as well as voicing what other folks have said.

    The Sybex book (and I did say this) was good, but it is superfluous. Darril was straight and to the point. Many people have used the Sybex guide solely and passed. The fact that you are using Exam Crap WITH Sybex should be sufficient, BUT if you were using Exam Crap solely, I would not be surprised if you either failed or barely passed.

    Just stating what worked for me, that's all. Best of luck in your studies.
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    I have to agree with Erp as their are several posts here of people using only examcram and failing. I used the Sybex and Labsim and they were sufficient. If I hadthe examcram for the Sec+ I would use it ti weight down the stack of papers on my desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    Kindle version is $10. The practice questions alone make this a great buy.

    Well I do not have a Kindle, But I think I may go ahead and grab the paper back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    You can roll your eyes til they pop out of your sockets. LMAO. I'm just speaking from personal experience as well as voicing what other folks have said.

    noo no nothing against you. I had heard about them not being the best also. The one for the A+ did help me a lot though, but I didnt get the exam cram for Net+ because I read that it was junk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sthompson86 View Post
    Well I do not have a Kindle, But I think I may go ahead and grab the paper back.
    You can get Kindle for PC and read on your desktop or laptop. Kindle for PC is a free download
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