Passed my Security+

De_RabbitDe_Rabbit Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello TechExams folks,

Just wanted to take this time to also write that I have also passed my Security+ exam!

I will admit that when I first took the exam, I failed it with a score of 677. I took a month to study for it again, and passed with a score of 765.

Many of the community here were spot on with the advice - don't use brain ****, actually take time to understand the material, and having a plan to conquer the exam. That was just a few of the advice. To each his own. You will pass the exam if you make time to study and work hard.

Initially, I did buy Darril Gibson's study guide to study, but I did not fully use it to its potential. After failing, I invested in the phone app and the online materials, which helped me greatly.

Good luck to all those taking the Security+

Resources Used:

1. Darril Gibson's SY0-401 Resources (Kindle textbook, Online Material, Education App)
2. Pluralsight
3. Transcender


  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,987Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 443Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Whats next?
    2018 Year goals:
    CCNA Cyber Ops [Done!]
    Extra goals: VCP6-DCV [1%] , CCENT-CCNA [2%]
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  • MdaudMdaud Posts: 46Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats. I'm planning on taking next month. Do u knw anywhere I can find voucher? Thanks
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 221Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Degree: WGU B.S. Information Technology - Security [In-Progress]
    Current Certs: A+ | N+ | S+ | MTA: OSF | CIW: SDA | ITIL: F
    Currently Working On: CCENT

    2019 Goals: CCENT [ ], CCNA [ ], Project+ [ ]
    Future Certs: Linux+ | CCNA Security | CCNP: Routing & Switching | CCNP: Security | MCSA: Win 10
  • Info_Sec_WannabeInfo_Sec_Wannabe Senior Member Posts: 354Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Nice job on the pass De_Rabbit ! icon_thumright.gif
    Mdaud wrote: »
    Congrats. I'm planning on taking next month. Do u knw anywhere I can find voucher? Thanks

    You can check the PearsonVue website to purchase a voucher, schedule your exam and find available testing centers nearest you.
    Three year plan: (2018) CISSP [X] and eJPT [ ]; (2019) eCPPT [ ]; (2020) OSCP [ ]
  • jamshid666jamshid666 Posts: 47Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations Rabbit!
    WGU BS - Network Operations and Security Estimated completion: May 2019
    Remaining courses: C846 (ITIL), C175 (OA), C779 (CIW Site Dev Associate), C768 (OA), C917 (CCDA), C176 (Project+), C849 (Cloud Essentials), C299 (CCNA-SEC), C850 (OA), C769 (Capstone)
    Active Certifications: A+, CCDA, CCNA-R&S, i-Net+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Splunk Certified User, VCP-DCV
    Expired Certifications: CCNP, LPIC-1, MCSERHCSE,
  • coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Senior Member NCPosts: 731Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations on the pass!!
    "Something feels funny, I must be thinking too hard. - Pooh"
  • De_RabbitDe_Rabbit Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the support everyone. I plan on working to get my MCSA: Windows 10 next.

    Mdaud, if you haven't bought Darril Gibson's book, it comes with a voucher discount since he is a CompTIA partner. highly recommend
  • SamAyeAmSamAyeAm Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! How did Transcender help you prepare for the test?
  • roxerroxer Posts: 130Member
    2018 Goals:
    To Complete: CISSP-ISSAP | CCSP | CAPM
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  • shraddhasachanshraddhasachan Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations Dear :)
  • D20D20 Posts: 91Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    2018 Goals: Study for and pass Security+ (December)
    2019 Goals: Pass Server + and work toward CISSP
  • greg9891greg9891 Posts: 1,159Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Certs Gained 2018: CCENT ,210-255 ( Cyber Security Operations)
    Upcoming: ICND2, CTT, 210-250 (Cyber Security Fundamentals)

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  • De_RabbitDe_Rabbit Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    SamAyeAm wrote: »
    Congrats! How did Transcender help you prepare for the test?

    Before they were bought by Kaplan - Transcender gives you a bunch of exam questions and flashcards. I took a test everyday and reviewed the flashcards as much as I could.

    Thanks again all for the support.
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