Welcome to Ian Neil’s CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 website, created to support his best-selling Certification Guide.
All of the resources on this site are designed to complement the book and give you extra practice and guidance on how to pass the SY0-601 exam.
Combining the book with the extra materials on this site creates an all-in-one CompTIA Security+ training plan, and will give you the best chance of success in passing the Security+ test.
People who would benefit from this website and the book include:
These handy hints will help you organize your Security+ study and SY0-601 exam prep. Information about how to book the exam, as well as what to expect on test day, will help ensure that you’re well prepared to go into the exam with confidence and without any nasty surprises.
This contains an overview of the Security+ Certification Guide, published by Packt, and available on Amazon as a print book or as a Kindle eBook. This menu option also has a number of glossary pages, helping you to understand the key terms that you'll need to know for the CompTIA certification exam.
Security+ flashcards are a great way to assess your knowledge through low-stakes testing and instant feedback. There are five sets of mixed flashcards, A-E, plus a Ports Quiz that specifically tests your knowledge of different ports. The front of each card displays a question and clicking the card will flip it over to reveal the answer on the reverse side.
These are five more sets of flashcards, specifically designed to test your knowledge of Security+ acronyms. You’ll need to be able to recognize and recall many of these acronyms in the exam, as well as in the real world, so these flashcards are an ideal way to make sure you know your ACLs from your ALEs. They’re grouped alphabetically to help organize your practice into manageable chunks.
In your exam, you’ll need to answer some performance-based questions. These are a bit different to standard multiple-choice questions – they’re more interactive and require you to solve a problem in a mock virtual environment. The PBQs available on this site are based around a drag-and-drop activity that will test your understanding of specific Security+ topics. There are three different sets of Security+ PBQs for you to try: Certificates, Attacks, and Wireless.
Here, you'll find two different 50-minute CompTIA practice tests, each containing 50+ multiple-choice questions (MCQs) to test your knowledge and understanding. This is ideal practice for sitting the real thing in simulated exam conditions. These Security+ mock exams are intended to be challenging, so don’t worry if you get a low score at first – this just means you need more practice before taking the real Security+ certification exam. Explanations of the correct answers are given at the end of the mock exam, so you can identify the different areas where you need more practice.
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