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    Passed! 831/900. So relieved! Thanks to everyone in this forum for your help.
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    Congrats! That's great news.

    Good luck with your next adventure.
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    Unhappy Wow failed!!!

    WOW I just spent 194.00 to take a test that the MEAUSRE-UP product was supposed to prepare me for and FAILED!! I took the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam and they had questions that were nothing like the ones on the MEASURE-UP study tests! The MEASURE-UP practice test questions are like elementary and the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam questions are like college. I was told by numerous people at Canyon State Institute that if I was scoring over 90% on the MEASURE UP practice test that I am ready for the Certification Exam............ I am beyond disappointed!
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    buy darin gibson's book and online study. It helped me when I failed the first time. Got an 880 the second time.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
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    I have some random tips on this test. Use at your own discretion.


    1) The SY0-401 is a ClusterF#ck, in my opinion.
    Many questions were VAGUELY worded, and many felt like they belonged on the Net+. Even if you have passed the A+ /Net+... You may Need to CHANGE your approach.

    2) Are you aware of the "2nd Chance Program" for these exams?
    Save 50% on the CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Bundle

    3) Did you get any Performance Questions on RAID? If not, get prepared:
    RAID on Security+

    4) Some people have said this is useful for one of the Performance Qs:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Ov...OKtv7PxkL5gOVE

    5) I think everyone that has passed the SY0-401 feels CrapTIA gives partial credit on the Performance. So don't fret.
    ALSO, a wise man once Adviced that you COMPLETELY SKIP the the Performance Questions at the start.
    Go straight to the multiple choice-questions. Hammer through those. THEN, use the rest of your time on the Performance.

    6) READ a BOOK.
    A Lot of peeps recommend "Comptia Security+ Get Certified" by D Gibson. Also, David Prowse is recommended equally. Also, purchase ProfessorMessor's $10 Course Notes (and study his lectures).

    7) Lastly, Remember: the SY0-401 is FLAWED, in my opinion.

    Good Luck
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    I just took this cert and I failed also. Was anyone able to figure what to do for the Logs sim that one totally stumped me and I was quickly overwhelmed mostly because I've talked about Log files but never worked with them. It'd be great if someone could help me with that and maybe help me find some free options (short on money at the moment) to figure out this cert I have to retake it by Friday any help would be fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushijeff View Post
    WOW I just spent 194.00 to take a test that the MEAUSRE-UP product was supposed to prepare me for and FAILED!! I took the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam and they had questions that were nothing like the ones on the MEASURE-UP study tests! The MEASURE-UP practice test questions are like elementary and the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam questions are like college. I was told by numerous people at Canyon State Institute that if I was scoring over 90% on the MEASURE UP practice test that I am ready for the Certification Exam............ I am beyond disappointed!
    You've posted in the Security+ forum. I believe you were looking for the A+ forum. Darril Gibson, Mike Meyers, and ExamCram are all good resources for A+. Also, you can't get much better than what Professor Messer is offering completely free.
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    Where can you get practice simulations? I'm unaware of anywhere that practice simulations are available for these. I have written several blogs about them that people have told me are useful. It's not appropriate for me to put links to my blogs on this site, but feel free to contact me directly and I can point you in the right direction

    I am studying for the exam now but I am terrified. I have been looking for resources which can help me ace the simulation part of the exam. Please send me those links. my email is mitikavuma(at)Hotmail(dot)com. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushijeff View Post
    WOW I just spent 194.00 to take a test that the MEAUSRE-UP product was supposed to prepare me for and FAILED!! I took the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam and they had questions that were nothing like the ones on the MEASURE-UP study tests! The MEASURE-UP practice test questions are like elementary and the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam questions are like college. I was told by numerous people at Canyon State Institute that if I was scoring over 90% on the MEASURE UP practice test that I am ready for the Certification Exam............ I am beyond disappointed!
    Although I passed both, I also was told if you got 90% on measure up, you will easily pass. I was shocked how different it was. There might of been a couple of exact questions like measure up otherwise NO.
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    @Wango Try Darril Gibson's web site: Are You Ready to Get Certified? - Get Certified Get Ahead. Under the Security + Resources, Gibson lists the practice simulation questions as "performance-based questions."

    It's not free, but I found his performance-based practice questions to be very effective for SY0-301 back in 2014.

    The simulation questions come up first in the exam. If they freak you out, mark them for review and come back to them. Some sim questions are drag and drop matching instead of clicking on stuff and configuring it.

    One more sim question tip: When I took the CASP (another CompTIA test) exam in July 2016, I found that I had problems with some simulation questions if I didn't scroll to the bottom of the question screen.
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    I just got done taking the exam and failed miserably. The first 7 questions were simulation questions. First of all, I was only expecting 2 or 3, not 7. Most of them were configuring routers, reading event/firewall logs, and specifying how to route traffic to specific machines or departments.

    My first question is, do we get partial credit for answering some of these simulation questions correctly?
    Second, where can we get practice simulations?
    Try www.gtslearning.com Go to CompTia Self Study Live Labs.
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    I've lost motivation after my fail in August. For many of us, Sec+ is priority if you work(ed) for the DoD. Hands on experience is difficult because of "if it's not broke, don't touch it". For many DoD positions, you don't even touch the network (create accounts in AD, etc). Seeing how CompTIA Sec+ test has changed with trick questions, poor wording, etc....I believe the company is just out to make money. Darril Gibson's practice tests were simple compared to the scenario questions on the test.

    I was making great money in Afghanistan, but today I will be applying at Rite Aid for minimum wage job (I have a mortgage).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiffmeister View Post
    I've lost motivation after my fail in August. For many of us, Sec+ is priority if you work(ed) for the DoD. Hands on experience is difficult because of "if it's not broke, don't touch it". For many DoD positions, you don't even touch the network (create accounts in AD, etc). Seeing how CompTIA Sec+ test has changed with trick questions, poor wording, etc....I believe the company is just out to make money. Darril Gibson's practice tests were simple compared to the scenario questions on the test.

    I was making great money in Afghanistan, but today I will be applying at Rite Aid for minimum wage job (I have a mortgage).
    Yikes! Don't give up!
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