Passed Security+ 04/29

juliskjulisk Posts: 5Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi guys
Just got my security+ and wanted to share my experience.
First of all i was surprised by amount of performance-based questions. I was under impression that its going to be 3 of them, but i got 6 or 7. For a second i felt like they will never end!

I user Darril's book and Darril's questions/answers book too to prepare. Flash card were really helpful to see where you stand. Watched some of the Professor Messer's videos as well. Tried to take Practice Exam from ProProfs - thats no good - poorly worded questions and a lot of them are not similar with real exam.
Good advise would be to memorize port numbers, it will help you to answer fair amount of question.

Thank you, Darill Gibson! The book was a great help to organize information in my head, very structured.

Comments

  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Registered Members
    Welcome to the forums julisk. Congratulations on the pass and thanks for the kind words.

    It seems like everyone I'm hearing from lately is reporting about 7 to 10 performance based questions. Glad to hear that they didn't surprise you.

    Good luck with your next adventure.
  • Fat32Fat32 Posts: 9Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    julisk wrote: »
    Good advise would be to memorize port numbers, it will help you to answer fair amount of question.

    Yep, I'd also say to memorize protocols used over those ports: i.e. TACACS+, TCP over 49 and etc. I actually practiced writing down from memory 25 ports at least several times a week.
  • movingzachbmovingzachb Posts: 30Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations.
    Security+
  • juliskjulisk Posts: 5Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you!

    Anyone passed SSCP after Security+?
    trying to understand the major difference between this two, just bcs its only little bit of new information so i'm assuming that difference is in the exam structure.
    I know i should post under SSCP exam forum, but they rarely compare it with Security+.
    Thank you all
  • Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Posts: 1,210Registered Members
    Congrats on the pass!
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  • rscrtrscrt Posts: 62Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
    julisk wrote: »
    Anyone passed SSCP after Security+?
    I would be interested in a comparison as well..
  • WagnaardWagnaard Posts: 124Registered Members
    rscrt wrote: »
    Congrats!


    I would be interested in a comparison as well..

    Ditto. Taking the Sec+ in a few hours, SSCP in about a month.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,985Registered Members ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Registered Members
    julisk wrote: »
    Anyone passed SSCP after Security+?
    trying to understand the major difference between this two, just bcs its only little bit of new information so i'm assuming that difference is in the exam structure.

    I'm not sure I can nail down a major difference between the two, but here are some that come to mind.
    • More questions (250)
    • Stricter requirements for certification
    • Only multiple choice questions
    • Some questions can be much deeper than Security+ questions
    You'll find that the SSCP is a little more difficult than the Security+ but there is a lot of familiar material between the two. Many people take it as a stepping stone to the much more difficult CISSP exam. One thing you can do is check out the domain objectives in the SSCP exam outline (also called a candidate information bulletin or CIB). Click on Download the Exam Outline from this page: https://www.isc2.org/sscp/default.aspx.

    Hope this helps.
  • aaronwaaronw Posts: 24Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Darril wrote: »
    I'm not sure I can nail down a major difference between the two, but here are some that come to mind.
    • More questions (250)
    Hi Darril. I think the SSCP is only 125 questions, not 250. I passed Security+ with an 857 two weeks ago. Your book one was one of my main sources- thanks. SSCP is next on my radar as well.
  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Registered Members
    Welcome to the forums aaronw. You're absolutely correct. The SSCP only has 125 questions and 25 of these are beta questions. Not sure what I was thinking there but thanks for the clarification.
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