I would not recommend these. If I feel I need more time with the material, especially if it is a bigger exam, I'll supplement with videos. This was nice as his slides helped me take notes I find it more difficult to take notes out of textbooks without big headings, bulleted lists, etc. And your odds of guessing aren't great as you will have at least 5 possible answers to choose from. But I am still paranoid that I am going to bomb. I do recommend pluralsight, though. The commands for some of the tools I had questions over were fairly specific.
Prepare for a wall of formatted text. This caught me a bit off guard, all the practice questions I had taken from Dion's practice exams and the practice questions from the Sybex book didn't require you to know exactly what a command meant and did in order to get the question correct--the question threw you a bone this is a little tough to elaborate on without an example on hand--just know that most of these practice questions you can answer correctly if you just use your inference skills and know your common port numbers. Finished the exam in two hours, about an hour longer than I thought I'd need. I tend to read an exam book and take a test. If you did everything with a security mindset, then maybe it's enough. Let me know how you do.
Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570. But I think I grasped enough from the test to know these things they are and are not looking for to pass it the next time. Get the most out of your certification Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Passed my Security+ exam last May :- Thanks again. Wouldn't hurt to do both. Many of the questions are recycled and are far easier than what you will see on the exam.
I had paid about 100 bucks for a second try. If anything needs to be corrected or added, please sound off in the comments below. The simulations were pretty easy, don't fret about these. There isn't a ton of awesome study material out because the exam hasn't been around long enough to be vetted by thousands of test-takers and for authors to get a better handle of how to teach the content or perhaps how much depth to go into. This book is so dry, it is bombarded with text and text.
Basically everything an aspiring Security Analyst would need to be successful at his or her job. As for the book, I think it is pretty good and covers most everything it needed to cover. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. Planning to take it again in 3 weeks time. The price is a bit steep, so I wondered if anyone here has had experience with it or knows someone who has. It verifies what you already know and identifies knowledge gaps to focus your studies on what you need the most.
. They are 5 practice exams with 30 questions each. However, I feel like it wouldn't hurt to study some of the foundational material that relates to the A+ certification test. I had about 6 questions I could confidently answer. I'd recommend both the Sybex book and Dion's video course.
I like the platform and I found the content and instructors to be better than cbt nuggets. The practice questions that come with the book are okay. My proctor submitted an inquiry or whatever with Pearson about it when I brought it up during the exam. This is especially helpful in an incident response situation. Put in the work and and do great. More focus on the managerial side than analysis. The training was very good, brief but a good overview.
Lastly, I also bought Jason Dion's practice tests on Udemy. I failed the test back in November. If Boson Ex-Sim is a 10 comprehensive explanations, tough questions, solid product , I'd rate Dion's tests a 5. The exam will certify that the successful candidate can identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, and provide infrastructure, application information and operational security. The Exam: Like I said before, I felt this exam was tough, especially for those of us without any formal security experience. Studying a few hours a day, I finished all the materials and took the test in about a month. Exam Prep: I read the Sybex book cover-to-cover, watched all Dion's vids, and took all the Dion practice tests.