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CompTia Security+ Certified

Posted by David  •  Jun 4th, 2014 8:50:24 pm - Subscribe | Mood: busy |

Just an late update on my progression with my certifications.

Security+ CE Certified

Good afternoon everyone, sorry for not positing this sooner I know a few of you were wondering where I am at with my certifications so here's the update.

As your already aware I became Network+ Certified back in January, and now I am Security+ Certified as of this past March. This was an elective certification for me, but I am glad I took it! Some thing's that I took out of it we're preventive measures from a network & server stand point which are invaluable for someone that is in my field.

CompTia Security+ covered some of the following:

1. Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
2. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
3. Kerbos & Radius Servers
4. Subnetting
5. 802.11x
6. IPV4 / IPV6 / DNS
7. Man in the Middle Attacks
8. Input Validation
9. LDAP Injections
10. Secure Protocols & more!

I took this exam because I felt that the knowledge I got from it would be invaluable for me as a sys admin level later down the line. With everything being cracked / hacked / spoofed / injected nowadays I would recommend studying and giving the exam a shot. My Network+ knowledge really helped in my success on it, but it is not required.

Security+ Study resources I used:
1. CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware: Exam SY0-301
2. CompTia SY0-301 Security+ Terms & Definitions (excuse my mess)
3. Darril Gibson's - Get Certified and Get Ahead (Must get, has practice tests!)
4. Finally being a self taught student I also used (and continue to use) - CompTIA Security+ (SY0-301)

Final thoughts:
My recommendation is if you plan on taking the exam, get familiar on how questions are asked. Sometimes all the questions are right, but there is a better answer among them. Darril Gibson, well train you on this and will give you reasons why your answer is wrong. (Very helpful)

Questions? Leave them below, I am happy to help. happy.gif

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