Passed 401 exam July 19

AnteloperAnteloper Posts: 6Member ■■■□□□□□□□
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: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Well done and keep going.

    How many labs u got ?
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,989Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • AnteloperAnteloper Posts: 6Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Khalifa_IT wrote: »
    Well done and keep going.

    How many labs u got ?
    3 or 4 performance based questions.
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  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 454Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on your pass! Whats next?
    2019 Year goals:
    70 days challenge: CCENT [Booked for 27 of April]
    Willing to take: ITIL Foundation, 70-410
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  • phariuspharius Posts: 71Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Great job!
  • AnteloperAnteloper Posts: 6Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    nisti2 wrote: »
    congrats on your pass! Whats next?
  • NiTech-5NiTech-5 Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    • 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)
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