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Posted By beau71 On January 23, 2009 @ 4:15 pm In Career | No Comments

Not too long ago I got on a Certification Kick [1]; the certifications that I became interested in acheiving were within the field of IT Security which is where the underlaying mindset was when I wrote my last post on Creating a Strong Password [2]. To start my IT Security certification track I decided to first take my CompTIA Security+ exam since CompTIA is vendor neutral and a great first step; additionally, passing is a great confidence booster. I would like to report that I passed the CompTIA Security+ exam, and will be continuing my certification kick with either the Certified Penetration Testing Specialist and the CISSP. However, I wanted to inform people of what I found most helpful when taking the CompTIA Security+ exam.

Highly Recommended Study Material for the CompTIA Security+

To study for the CompTIA Security+ exam I ended up using CBT Nuggets [3], SelfTest Software [4], Pass4Sure [5], and Microsoft Press Security+ [6] Book; of those four, the only thing that ended up being close to useless was the SelfTest Software [4]: not to say that SelfTest [4] is bad, because they are great for studying for the Microsoft Exams. However, for the CompTIA Security+ using the Pass4Sure [5] test engine is much more effective.

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[1] Certification Kick: http://www.veritablelife.com/2008/12/19/certification-kick/

[2] Creating a Strong Password: http://www.veritablelife.com/2009/01/14/creating-a-strong-password/

[3] CBT Nuggets: http://www.cbtnuggets.com/

[4] SelfTest Software: http://www.selftestsoftware.com/

[5] Pass4Sure: http://www.pass4sure.com/

[6] Microsoft Press Security+: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Books/6384.aspx

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