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Security + self study

Discussion in 'Security+' started by demarrer, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. demarrer

    demarrer Byte Poster

    Hi, I've just got the mike myers passport book for the security plus exam.... Is this an all-in-one book like the A+ one or would you guys recommend splashing out on the sybex book too to ensure I have all the objectives covered?

    Really enjoying studying for this exam so far, its great to read a bit of the book then read in more depth about subject matter on the net too. Decided to put the MCDST on the back burner for a while.

    I have also found that the microsoft free webcasts on security have been a real help too.
    Certifications: A+, Security +, CCNA, CCSA
    WIP: music, (dreaming of) CCIE Security :D
  2. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Hi, I have the Sybex book and the Passport book and would say the Passport book is much better as it cuts a lot of the background reading out, which while being very interesting, won't be covered in the exam.

    As a rule I always combine at least two sources when studying for an exam. For Sec+ I also have the CBT Nugget videos which are very good.

    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  3. Monkish

    Monkish Bit Poster

    If you want to shell out the cash, I had a coupon, the LearnLey series was very good. It's about 6hrs. on DVD.
    Certifications: A+, Net+, Security+
  4. demarrer

    demarrer Byte Poster

    YIKES- the learnkey DVD set for this exam is 500 dollars. I think I'll get the other sybex book and take my chances :) Cheers for the help
    Certifications: A+, Security +, CCNA, CCSA
    WIP: music, (dreaming of) CCIE Security :D
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    You could also look at material from Preplogic, they do some good stuff :)

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management

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