Of the three most popular CompTIA exams (A+, Network+ and Security+) SY0-301 is in my mind the most difficult of the three.
While I have heard the opinion some people feel that that is an unfair position for CompTIA to take, I look at it this way. As a security professional, you have to be right all the time. The bad guys only have to be right, once.
CompTIA does not hide, this exam is on a higher bar than the other two. “Recommended experience CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.”
Certainly, you will need a good training provider before you try to attempt this exam. Also, a solid experience in network and information security is a must. In this particular course, even if you are experienced, I would pay particular attention to the cryptology and PKI topics. Questions around these topics in SY0-301 can really make your head hurt.
For some, these chapters really behold the best examples of video training. Let’s face it, PKI stuff can really twist a novice’s head. This way, you get to play it over and over until you get it.
While the courseware in trainsignal is pretty much 12 hours in length, plan on spending more than that in your studies. As I said, it’s a difficult exam. However with the excellent video work from Lisa Szpnuar in conjunction with getting a Transcender exam practice simulator, and some solid study time from you, your golden.
Length of test 90 minutes
Passing score 750
(on a scale of 100-900)
Languages English, Korean
Coming soon: German, Japanese