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How To Pass: Security+ Practice Test

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By: Olivia

June 10, 2017

Across the site, there is plenty of discussion happening around what study tools users utilized in order to help them prepare for and pass an exam. Typically, Cybrarians use a variety of resources to ensure they’ve covered all material and experienced a variety of question types. We’d like to offer another resource to add to that list: The Security+ Practice Test.

Confidence is Key

Today I passed the CompTIA Security+ exam - and I was quite surprised. I studied for two weeks using a myriad of sources, because of my ADHD I couldn't consistently stay in-tune with one series…I was given 72 questions, and the first couple were simulations. Honestly, I was very intimidated by the fact that simulations were going to be on the exam... but I'm not sure if it was mere luck but the simulations I received were by a LARGE, COMFORTABLE margin easier than the scenario based ‘word problems’...Throughout the entire duration of the exam I felt like I was going to fail. A lot of the questioning was extremely different than any material I've ever encountered, which I guess is CompTIA's goal. But not only is the wording and questioning different, I noticed some of the jargon is different as well. In the end, despite being confident in the notion I was going to score somewhere in the 600s, I ended the exam with a solid 804.
  • Adam Smith, Security Analyst
Sometimes, the format of questions will catch you off guard and you may not be prepared for questions you assumed would be easier than others, that’s why test preparation is so important. It’s also good to get a handle on the terminology that you will encounter when testing.  A practice test is especially useful in these cases.

What is a Practice Test?

With the Security+ practice test, you gain 6 month access to a world of information that can help you succeed on the test, including analytics on your strengths and weaknesses.  This Practice Test has a few options available to enhance your learning experience:
  1. Customize your testing experience by configuring your practice test to suit your specific study needs. Select items by test objective, set study preferences and control how your answers are accessed.
  2. Select preset tests. These tests are made to provide a testing experience similar to a real testing environment. They are timed and filter questions like the certification exam. This option will help you determine your readiness for the certification exam.
  3. Flashcard review allows you to review concepts in a self-graded and unlimited environment. With hundreds of questions, these premade flashcards will help you understand concepts covered on the actual certification exam.

How Will it Help Me Pass?

If used correctly, the Security+ practice test will help you pass because it will ultimately give you a simulated exam in the same format with the same timing as a real exam. Often, we’re not used to taking an exam in this manner, so it helps us feel comfortable that the material, not the environment, is the focus. It all goes back to confidence.Similarly, you get feedback specific to topic areas that need improvement so you can spend time reviewing what you don’t know rather than wasting time going over all the content.We recommend first going through the exam in assessment mode (option 2, as listed above) to see what you know and don’t know going into the exam. Then, use options 1 and 3 to hone in on specific topics that need improvement. Lastly, go through option 2 as many times as needed until you feel comfortable going into the real test.

Transcender Security+ Practice Test Reviews

Hello Transcender: I have personally purchased the exams for every one of my tests and they are just great. They prepare you the CompTIA way. I have taken classroom instruction as part of my curriculum and I even use these tests to study for my classes instead of the textbooks. I have found many mistakes in textbooks but not on your exams. Keep up the good work and THANK YOU.
  • A.F.
I just passed my Security+ exam. I give a big credit to Transcender's products. Without Transcender, I would have probably failed each and every exam. Transcender gives me that confidence by passing the real exam on the first shot. You guys pass the happy customer exam. Now you earned a Loyal Customer. Thank you!!!!
  • J.G.
*Note: These are real testimonials taken from the Transcender website. For more information, please visit their page.

Where Can I Get Mine?

The CompTIA Security+ practice test is available in the new Cybrary marketplace. You can find additional study materials for this exam and a variety of others there as well.

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Olivia Lynch (@Cybrary_Olivia) is the Marketing Manager at Cybrary. Like many of you, she is just getting her toes wet in the field of cyber security. A firm believer that the pen is mightier than the sword, Olivia considers corny puns and an honest voice essential to any worthwhile blog.

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