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Sec+ in a month

Discussion in 'Security+' started by Mariusz, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Mariusz

    Mariusz Byte Poster

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    Hi
    I told myself that I want to do 4 certs this year. I was learning towards 70-680 but can't focus on it (I find it very boring), so I decided to do Sec+ before I start my new job on 28.02 (and to do 70-680 later. I plan to read the book twice (like I did with A+ and N+) and do some practice exams. Now I work in the afternoons, so I have few spare hours in the morning.
    my plan is to read at least 40 pages per day and go for exam on 25.02, hopefully will do it :-)
     
    Certifications: ECDL Extra, ITQ Lvl2, CompTIA A+, N+, S+
    WIP: MCTS 70-680 Win7
  2. Notes_Bloke

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    Sounds like a plan :D

    Good luck.

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    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  3. kevicho

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    Preplogic are currently selling megaguides for a dollar, might be worth purchasing the Sec+ one as for 60 odd pence it might cover a few gaps and give another perspective,
     
    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCSA Server 2003, 2008, Windows XP & 7 , ITIL V3 Foundation
    WIP: CCNA Renewal
  4. Mariusz

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    I already bought it :-)
     
    Certifications: ECDL Extra, ITQ Lvl2, CompTIA A+, N+, S+
    WIP: MCTS 70-680 Win7
  5. SimonD

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    Definitely doable if you're that way inclined. I sat the exam after 4 days in a classroom, I spent most of that time bouncing off the instructor as it was only the two of us (we skipped a lot of the material because I already knew it so only concentrated on my weaker areas).

    Definitely know your cryptography and encryption as well as virii etc.

    I found it really interesting but obviously not everyone does.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  6. Mariusz

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    I just paid 191 quid for an exam, it is damn too expensive
    I hope it will ever pay off
     
    Certifications: ECDL Extra, ITQ Lvl2, CompTIA A+, N+, S+
    WIP: MCTS 70-680 Win7
  7. bazzawood30

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    Good luck
     
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  8. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Best of luck! It is an expensive exam but I enjoyed doing it, hopefully you will too and you wont have a problem!
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  9. Mariusz

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    I enjoy it so far, it all seems so easy so far, as I was quite interested in pc security in the past, plus there is some stuff from N+
    not as difficult as I thought
     
    Certifications: ECDL Extra, ITQ Lvl2, CompTIA A+, N+, S+
    WIP: MCTS 70-680 Win7
  10. Mariusz

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    exam is booked for day after 2moro, I had 86% in trial test from MM Passport, seems I am prepared but am still afraid, hopefuly I pass as 191 is a lot for me especially that last time I didn't have proper income and I have a baby on its way :-)
    will let you know on Thursday how it went :-)
     
    Certifications: ECDL Extra, ITQ Lvl2, CompTIA A+, N+, S+
    WIP: MCTS 70-680 Win7
  11. Bluerinse
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    Good luck!
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  12. BosonJosh

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    Good luck!
     
  13. Mariusz

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    cheers guys, I will need it. I learn better while working, and then its easy to understand everything. Learning by reading is not my cup of tea.
     
    Certifications: ECDL Extra, ITQ Lvl2, CompTIA A+, N+, S+
    WIP: MCTS 70-680 Win7
  14. Mariusz

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    I passed with 755 points, only 5 points above necessary. the test was difficult and I had an headache what made it even worse, plus there were lots words I didn't know so I had to guess what is the question about :biggrin (excuses, excuses :D)


    About my preparation. I was preparing using only MM Security+ Passport, exam that was inside and Security+ Mega Guide from Preplogic after reading the passport twice.
    I was also using exams from the web: http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/search.php?search=Security+ I think they are not what real exams are (for example each test is focused on something else, for example one of them had about 10-20 questions asking about MAC, just in different way) but helped me :-)
     
    Certifications: ECDL Extra, ITQ Lvl2, CompTIA A+, N+, S+
    WIP: MCTS 70-680 Win7
  15. Apexes

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    Nice one :thumbleft
     
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  16. Notes_Bloke

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    Congrats:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  17. LukeP

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    Congrats! :D
     
    WIP: Uhmm... not sure
  18. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Congrats!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  19. greenbrucelee
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    Well done :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  20. nugget
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    Congrats on the pass. :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

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