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3.0 étoiles sur 5Just Passed SY0-201 (2008) Version18 juin 2009
Par Sleepless In Seattle - Publié sur Amazon.com
I had already worked for two companies performing C&A work, held an A+, and spent 15 years in server administration and desktop support / help desk when I tested. Using this book and its CD, and studying daily for over two months, it took me two tries to pass the exam. The 2008 exam is reportedly tougher than the 2007, so if you want an easier option, consider going that route while you can. I wish I had.
Having read this book cover to cover multiple times and having reviewed the sample test questions, chapter summaries and electronic flash cards almost to the point of complete rote memorization, I can tell you that there will be a couple of questions on the test nowhere in its pages. Unless you already hold a Network+ or similar cert, pay extra attention to chapter 2. Unless your job entails daily use of cryptographic terms and limits, as well as technical writing of your company's procedural documentation, study the minutia. Have numeric values you would normally reference committed to memory for the test. There will be a few questions for which the best answer is actually somewhat debatable from what you read in this book. There is one page in the book that lists some common port numbers. Memorize them, and you may get one or two answers out of that as well.
I held back on one star because I felt it could have been much more concise. I don't need to read how important security is when I'm studying for a test on it. I also held off a star for the glossary, which was missing some terms.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5The bonus material makes a big difference!24 janvier 2009
Par Jerry White - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book (the Deluxe Edition) is the same as the Study Guide with a few exceptions and those are exceptions worth noting: more study material in the form of bonus questions and appendices. One of the appendices - the lab manual - gives you hands-on exercises to walk you through the steps to not only know what the exam questions are talking about, but be able to relate them to the real world.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Great book, all I needed to pass19 janvier 2009
Par J. Claudius - Publié sur Amazon.com
I purchased this book 3 weeks before I sat for the exam. The book content, flash cards and 4 practice exams were just the right balance to pass the exam. I would recommend this book to anyone needing/wanting to get the Security+ certification.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Two Security+ Books and Exam Review12 juin 2009
Par Annie - Publié sur Amazon.com
I read this book and the All-in-One CompTIA Security+ Exam Guide second edition to prepare for the Security+ Exam 2008. I also purchased a 30 day online subscription to Transcender.com.
I'm reviewing both books in this review because it's been a few weeks since I've taken the exam and much of the material was the same in both books. I'll also give a mini-review of the exam. And I bit of background information on myself.
I passed the exam on the first attempt. I don't remember my exact score, I think it was just shy of 800. I also have a background in Security and have been in IT for just under 10 years). From the time I started studying to the time I took the exam was just over one month.
I read the All-in-One book first and the Sybex book second. While most of the material in the books was the same. There were a few topics that only appeared in one book. I thought both books were pretty good. There were some topics on the exams that weren't touched on in either of the books. Unless you're planning on reading many more books, I guess that's expected.
That's why I would highly recommend using an online training tool. I wouldn't have passed the exam if I hadn't subscribed to Transcender (or something similar). I was a bit surprised at some of the questions on the exam. I was expecting to be a bit more prepared based on reading the two books and using Transcender, I felt much more prepared when I was taking the CCNA exams.
I definitely recommend having some real world experience if you're planning on taking the exam, as well.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5BEWARE! Horrible Book for Security+30 janvier 2010
Par Technical Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
I was very disappointed after reading this book as it contains much information that is flat-out incorrect. With a B.S. degree in Information Security, multiple years of experience, and a current Security+, I purchased this book for a friend and spent more time correcting wrong information in their test questions. Also, the review questions on the CD are not anywhere near the difficulty of those on the exam and I would HIGHLY recommend finding another source for your Security + (SY0-201) needs.
Sybex usually publishes a great book but this book is no where near the quality required. Check out CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition for a better book.