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A little bit about my background, so as to help base your judgment on where I started and what it took for me to pass this test...I graduated with a bachelors in management information systems in 2012. In my studies, I only took one basic networking class and one network security class (neither of which I did well in, but I passed them both). Since, I have worked as an IT systems analyst, not a networking position by any means, but I have been exposed to normal IT security awareness (i.e. password rules, disaster recover plans, clean desk policies, etc.). The CompTIA recommends 2+ years of networking experience and having the Network+ certification before attempting the Security+ certification. I did not have either of those. Just this book and a determination to learn the material as best as I can a short amount of time.
What worked for me:
I started with the pre-assessment to judge my knowledge level. Then just read a chapter a day, taking notes on all the "Remember this" bubbles and answering the chapter practice questions at the end of each chapter. This book is great with the practice questions in that the answer sections didn't just provide the right multiple choice answer. They provided explanations as to why the answers were correct, and more importantly, why the wrong answers were wrong. When I finished the last chapter I jumped right into the post test. Pre-assessment: 64/100; Post-assessment: 83/100. A decent improvement, and I knew which were my trouble chapters. Went back and reread them. Read my notes. Retook all the tests and chapter quizzes and felt ready for the test.
I'll admit, that test is not a joke, and the questions were not easy. I came out of the test thinking I failed. But that's the crazy thing about those types of tests. You never know how you did until you actually get the results. Needing a 750 to pass, I got an 833.
So you might need a little more than I did. You might need a little less. But if you're needing to pass the Security+ certification, this book is a great place to start.
I also highly recommend downloading the authors audio files. I would read a chapter, then listen to the chapter review, then take the chapter test and then listen to the practice test again during my ride to help.
I see a lot of the negative reviews focus on how straightforward the book questions are compared to the actual exam, but to that I say "what did you expect?" Comptia is looking for understanding of the material, not parrots that are able to just give up an answer based on key words. If you really dive into this book, you were learn how to make the interpretations the exam is looking for.
Long story short, this should not be your only study material, but it should be a major part of your studies.
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