Thursday, November 3, 2011

Security+ SY0-301 Practice Test Questions

If you’re planning on taking the SY0-301 Security+ exam, you might like to hear about a new book that just came out. It includes over 275 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations for only $9.99. It's called CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead:SY0-301 Practice Test Questions and you can get it here:

You can download free Kindle applications for just about any device from here.

You may know that I've been updating my CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide to the SY0-301 version. I've completed the rewrite. Unfortunately, the process to get it to print is lengthy and it has a couple more phases to go through before it makes it to print. At this point, I’m thinking it’ll be out in October, but much of it is out of my hands. The ISBN is 1463762364 but it isn’t on Amazon yet either.

However, I continue to get queries about the update and I know many people want to take the new exam. Because of this, I copied 275 practice test questions from the new book and created the Kindle book. I’m able to control 100 percent of the process with the Kindle, so I knew I could get it to published quickly.

Update on SY0-301 Practice Test Questions Book

Several people asked if the the Practice Test Question book can come out as a hard copy book. It took a little work, but CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Practice Test Questions is now available on Amazon.
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Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-301 Practice Test Questions

Answers to a Few FAQs

I continue to get queries about the SY0-201 and SY0-301 exam. Here's a few answers that may help you too.

Can you still take the SY0-201 version?
Yes. You can still take the SY0-201 version until December 31, 2011. The CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide is still helping many people take and pass this exam.

Do employers care which version you take?
No. Employers want to know that you are certified. I don’t know of any employer that cares which version you have (SY0-201 or SY0-301).

Is the SY0-301 version harder than the SY0-201 version?
This is a tough question to answer. It's different. It includes concepts that are newer because security topics continue to evolve. Since writing the first SY0-201 book, I've written several other security books, and contributed to a couple more. I tech edited a CISSP book, and I am in the final phase of a SSCP book based on the new objectives for the SSCP exam. Because of this, I've already been exposed to many of these topics so I was able to easily pass the exam when I took it (though I did miss a question).

Will I see questions on the SY0-201 exam that aren’t covered in the SY0-201 book?
Yes. CompTIA seeds the exam with beta questions but the beta questions are not graded. As an example, the SY0-201 objectives do not include any topics on cloud computing, yet many people report seeing questions on cloud computing. You'll probably see the same thing in three years when CompTIA releases the SY0-401 version.

Some Information on the Full SY0-301 Book

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide is an update to my top-selling SY0-201 guide, which helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they
took it.

The SY0-301 version covers every aspect of the SY0-301 exam, and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous version. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. I use many of the same analogies and explanations I’ve honed in the classroom that have helped
hundreds of students master the Security+ content. You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important.

You’ll have over 450 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations to help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. It includes a 100 question pre-test, a 100 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.

If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you’ll be a step ahead for
other exams. This SY0-301 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.
However, if you can't wait for the study guide to be published, or you just want some realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations, check out the CompTIA Security+:Get Certified Get Ahead:SY0-301 Practice Test Questions Kindle book.

You can also check out a SY0-301 Security+ blog here, and the site for more certification releated information.