|Print List Price:||$39.99|
Save $30.00 (75%)
CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "House of Earth and Blood" by Sarah J. Maas
"Truly epic" - Laurell K. Hamilton Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
One thing to watch out for is the practice questions. While the practice questions are good, they are almost too good. Darril's questions are clarified/elaborated well which makes selecting the appropriate answer simple assuming you studied for it. The CompTIA test questions in comparison can be extremely vague and not as well structured. I found the questions in the book put me in a false sense of security due to how well I was doing and when confronted with the actual CompTIA questions I was baffled at times. This isn't necessarily a fault , moreso something to be aware of that can easily be mitigated through use of additional test question/practice exam resources..
1 - To pass this exam you need to use multiple sources and materials. You should know this but in case you don't, now you do.
2 - Out of all the materials I used to study, Gibson's book was by far the best and I've lent my book out to others who have said the same. I've even been told that the people I lent my books to wouldn't have passed if it wasn't for adding this book to their study list.
3 - I was not in IT before this exam. I was working on my degree but had no experience. My friend who I lent this book to for her exam prep WAS an IT guru and she couldn't get over how much it helped her. This book is great for beginners AND IT experts alike.
If you plan to take this test, you need this book. GOOD LUCK
I read the book twice. On the 2nd pass I took the end of chapter quizzes. I also bought the end of chapter reviews/”remember this” audios. On the weekend before the exam I reviewed my highlights and notes for each chapter while I listened to the audios. This really helped cement things and get me ramped up for the brain dump of the test.
I had particular trouble piecing together chapter 3 networking concepts. That chapter kind of just cruises through that topic and you have to read it slowly and thoroughly along with chapter 4 on securing the network if you don’t have a networking background.
About the book: The book is good. Sometimes I had to mentally edit and summarize the author’s explanations for myself. He tends to launch into examples and there is sometimes a lot of wordiness and you get lost as to the tie in to the subject at hand … in my opinion. But, all good content if you read it like a novel the first time you go through it and just highlight the first time. The second time you should verify that your highlights make a summarized story for you to just read during your final (third) jam session.
I just took the test a couple of days ago and passed on the first try! GOD deserves all the credit and all the glory.
This test is hard now. There is no way to skim through the material and pass it. There is way too much content for you to remember. You have to just drill on it until it becomes somewhat natural information to you.
About the test:
1. There are performance based questions now. I had about 4-5 of those as the first questions on the exam. One showed you an office layout and had you drag/drop physical access controls to each laptop server in the different rooms (like cable locks, CCTV, biometric scanners, cipher locks, etc.). Another performance question showed you a log and asked you to identify the entry where the attack started. I didn’t even know what the log was but it looked like a log of hashes and so I identified where the hashes duplicated (some kind of replay/spoof attack) and got it correct. Find a different book for performance based questions. This one lacks the ferocity needed to answer those heavily weighted questions.
2. I had no questions on ports such that they asked me which service or protocol was running on which port. I came in prepared to answer just the most popular ports such as 20, 21,22,23,25, 88, 983, 443, 80. However, there were only 2 questions that included ports, services, protocols in the answers and you had to choose the correct bundle. I had heard they are moving away from port questions on the exam.
3. Other areas: VLANS, containerization, SCADA, attack types, wireless APs, mobile devices, vulnerability scanning, frameworks, etc. There were a lot of “Given the following scenario, which …”.
However although all of that was great, the best part of the book in my opinion was the short "need to remember" sections. On my kindle I highlighted all of these short paragraphs and after reading the book 1 time I dedicated myself to read a few times these need to remember sections, which I think was the key to pass this certification. Kudos to the author for such a good book.
Top international reviews
I have enjoyed every chapter Darril R. Gibson has created. He has a knack for explaining things and if you are a fan of Simpson's then I strongly recommend it. Each chapter has a small quiz at the end which helps you understand your readiness for the exam.
There are two large exams one at the start of the book and one at the end, these will help you understand how much you know and how much you've learnt.
I strongly recommend the book and will buy other material from Darril R. Gibson again.
I suggest anyone, who is preparing for the exam, to use at least 2 different study materials.