I passed my CompTIA Security+ certification exam in April 2017. I wanted to use this post to tell you how I studied for the exam and what I thought was most helpful in me passing the exam.
I read through this book once. Front to back. I took all the practice test and quizzes at the end of the chapter and graded myself. For every question I got wrong I went back into the chapter and re-read those parts. I went back through the book a 2nd time. Skimmed over the parts I felt like I had down. Took all the practice test and quizzes again, then went back to the questions I missed again.
The book was a good read. I traditionally don’t like reading but this book was pretty easy to get through. I got the Kindle version and just read it on my iPad at any break I could get.
I’d say this part was the most helpful in me passing my exam. Learn these questions. Some of the questions were very similar. Some were not. The best advice I can give is to know these questions in and out. You need to spend time and really learn the answer. Figure out why the right answers are right. And why the wrong answers are wrong. During my test my saving grace was seeing all the choices and while they were different from the practice tests. I was able to define the wrong choices because I knew their definitions.
By the end of studying I could memorize the questions and the answers by the amount of times I took the test. DO NOT try memorize the practice questions and expect to be good in the test.
These are the two tools I used primarily. Initially when I started I was listening to Professor Messer’s free videos. Another potential avenue to pursue if you don’t like reading and just want to watch video modules.