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Security+ Prep / Transcender

Discussion in 'Security+' started by nXPLOSi, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. nXPLOSi

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    Hi all,

    After reading through the Syngress 3rd Ed, I had ago at the two practice exams you get with the book on the CD. I found most of the questions ok and flew through them without too many problems. I purchased the Transcender for the exam as well so decided to take preset A, and got 73/100. I reviewed where I was weak etc and found its the last two domains that I need to brush up on, fair enough.

    My question is - has anyone else used the Transcender because im finding some of the questions are not really addressed by the book, or the 2008 Sec+ objectives? I know from my own experiences that Transcender are normally harder then the actual exam and wondered if anyone can confirm this for Sec+?

    I have a around a week to brush up etc and have a few videos left to watch that are on my two weakest areas so all being well I'll be able to nail the Transcender as well, but its just abit unsettling.. :oops:
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I used transcender when I did security +, I had the sybex book. I also found that there was a few in the practice exam that wasn't in the book. The practice exam was also harder.
     
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  3. nXPLOSi

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    Thanks GBL, good to know its not just me, thought I was going mad for a while there.

    Nice to hear that the exam follows the general suit of being easier then the Transcender, hoping to get upto minimum 90% anyway and hopefully that will setup me up nicely for the big day.
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    I was getting 85% in the practice exams and I just though **** it I'll have a go at the real thing and I got 85% in the real exam. The exam was much like the A+ and N+ there were questions which were not in the study material so I assume they were unscored beta questions.
     
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  5. nXPLOSi

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    Yea I remember from the A+/N+ that CompTIA like to throw in the odd beta question that throws you right off! I'll be expecting a few next week for sure.

    I got 90% on both the exams that Syngress provide and got 78% in the Preset B for Transcender so hoping that'll see me through, exam isnt til next Tuesday so will be cramming until then, got a few areas I want to go over that Transcender has pointed out so with any luck i'll be ready to rock.

    :biggrin
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck!
     
  8. Finkenstein

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    Good Luck!!
     
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