Monday, May 6, 2013

Performance Based Question Winner

Performance Based Question Winner

Congratulations to Alan Brown, the Performance Based Question winner on the Get Certified Get Ahead Facebook page. He correctly identified the link page to the blog on Security+ performance based questions

I was originally going to give away a copy of the new A+ Rapid Review book but Alan recently completed his Security+ exam. I gave him some options and he chose the SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner All-in-One Exam Guide instead. My wife got the book into the mail today.

Performance Based Questions

CompTIA only recently starting adding these to the Security+ exam and I'm occasionally hearing from people that are surprised by the performance based questions. I have done a few things to try to raise the awareness of these including:
This contest on the Get Certified Get Ahead Facebook page was another attempt to raise the awareness of these questions.

Ideally, I could update the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide with information on these but with the new SY0-401 Security+ exam on the horizon it just isn't feasible to update it. Thankfully, the study guide covers all of the content that are testable by these types of questions. It just doesn't talk about anything other than multiple choice questions.

If you know someone that will be taking the Security+exam, make sure that they are a performance based question winner too.  Tell them about the blogs that cover them so that they won't be surprised.