Passed 401 exam July 19

AnteloperAnteloper Posts: 5Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
Feedback on Preparation:
1) Darril Gibson text book (Thank you to this group for recommendation!!!).
2) Darril Gibson online material (It is exact online version of the text book. NOT NECESSARY IMO).
3) No Videos.
4) Studied for 3 months, 2-3 hours weekdays. Last 2 weeks 4-5 hours daily.

Feedback on the exam:
1) Much harder than expected. Felt pretty confident before the test, not so while taking (actually was pleasantly surprised when saw CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE PASSED!).
2) Barely able to finish all questions. Had 6 minutes remaining to review about 8 flagged questions.
3) As much as speed as knowledge test. TIME MANAGEMENT IS CRITICAL!
3) Performance based questions were upfront, wordy/harder questions as well. Shorter/easier were towards the back. So don't give up, KEEP HACKING!

Good Luck!


  • Khalifa_ITKhalifa_IT Posts: 14Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    Well done and keep going.

    How many labs u got ?
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Posts: 3,983Registered Members ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif
    *Associate's of Applied Sciences degree in Information Technology-Network Systems Administration
    *Bachelor's of Science: Information Technology - Security, Master's of Science: Information Technology - Management
    Matthew 6:33 - "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."
  • AnteloperAnteloper Posts: 5Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    Khalifa_IT wrote: »
    Well done and keep going.

    How many labs u got ?
    3 or 4 performance based questions.
  • coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Senior Member NCPosts: 727Registered Members ■■■■■□□□□□
    "Something feels funny, I must be thinking too hard. - Pooh"
  • MalwareMikeMalwareMike Posts: 124Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 440Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on your pass! Whats next?
    2018 Year goals:
    CCNA Cyber Ops [Done!]
    Extra goals: VCP6-DCV [1%] , CCENT-CCNA [2%]
    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
  • phariuspharius Posts: 68Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Great job!
  • AnteloperAnteloper Posts: 5Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    nisti2 wrote: »
    congrats on your pass! Whats next?
  • NiTech-5NiTech-5 Posts: 25Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    • Education: BA; MA (a concentration in Cyber/IT Risk Management); Later: MS in Cybersecurity @ WGU, 2020
    • Certs in Progress: Security+ Sy0-501 (late-August or early Sept 2018 )
    • Late 2018/ Early 2019 Goals: CCENT then CCNA Security
    • Self-Taught Programming: Python; SQL (basic)
Sign In or Register to comment.