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Full bank of more than 293* N10-006 Network+ practice test questions.All questions include explanations so you'll know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect. Check Check
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  • Exceed Expectations

    Exceed Expectations

    Principle #24 in Jack Canfield’s book “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” is “Exceed Expectations.” In this chapter he writes: “When you give more than is expected, you are more likely …
  • System Hardening for Security

    System Hardening for Security

    Hardening is the practice of making an operating system (OS) or application more secure from its default installation. If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam, you should have a basic understanding of  system hardening for security. For example, can you …
  • Cross-Site Scripting

    Cross-Site Scripting

    Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a web application vulnerability that allows attackers to embed malicious HTML or JavaScript code into an email or web site error message. If a user responds to the email or error message, it executes the code. Many …
  • How to Interpret Performance-Based Questions

    How to Interpret Performance-Based Questions

    If you’re preparing for a CompTIA exam such as the Security+ exam, you should have a good understanding of how to interpret performance-based questions. They don’t test new knowledge. However, they test the knowledge in a slightly different way. How …
  • How to Become an Author

    How to Become an Author

    Do you want to become an author? If so, you might be surprised at how easy it can be by following the daily steps outlined in this post. As a matter of fact, you can use these daily steps to …
  • Security Awareness and Training

    Security Awareness and Training

    Many organizations create a security education and awareness plan to identify methods of raising the security awareness of employees. If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam, you should have a basic understanding of security awareness and training plans. For example, can …
  • Configuring DNS Servers

    Configuring DNS Servers

    The primary purpose of Domain Name System (DNS) is to resolve host names to IP addresses.  If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam or Network+ exam, you should have a basic understanding of DNS servers. For example, can you answer this question? …
  • Practice Persistence

    Practice Persistence

    Principle #22 in Jack Canfield’s book “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” is “Practice Persistence.” A quote by Norman Vincent Peale sums it up: “It’s always too soon to quit.” …
  • IDS Versus IPS

    IDS Versus IPS

    Intrusion prevention systems (IPSs) are an extension of intrusion prevention systems (IDSs). Just as you can have both a Host-based IDS (HIDS) and a network-based IDS (NIDS), you can also have a Host-based IPS (HIPS) and a network-based IPS (NIPS), …
  • Proxy Servers & Network Protection

    Proxy Servers & Network Protection

    If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam, you should have a basic understanding of proxy servers and how proxies protect a network perimeter. For example, can you answer this question? Q. Your organization wants to prevent users from accessing file sharing …
  • Keeping Score for Success

    Keeping Score for Success

    Principle #21 in Jack Canfield’s book “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” is “Keep Score for Success.” Successful people know that keeping score helps you measure your progress and it …
  • Buffer Overflow Attacks

    Buffer Overflow Attacks

    Many attacks target server applications such as those hosted on web servers. Web servers are highly susceptible to several types of attacks. If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam, you should have a basic understanding of buffer overflow attacks as …
  • Implementing Security Labels

    Implementing Security Labels

    Are you familiar with how Security labels can be used to control access to data? If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam, it’s something you might like to review. For example, can you answer this sample practice test question? Q. …
  • Protecting SCADA Systems

    Protecting SCADA Systems

    Protecting SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems has become an important topic within the context of Security over the years. If you’re planning on taking the Security+ exam, it’s important topic to understand. As an example, can you answer …
  • Benefits of HVAC Systems

    Benefits of HVAC Systems

    Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is an important topic for the Security+ exam. If you’re planning on taking the exam, you should have a good understanding of HVAC systems. For example, can you answer this question? Q. Your organization is evaluating …

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Exceed Expectations

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Principle #24 in Jack Canfield’s book “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” is “Exceed Expectations.” In this chapter he writes: “When you give more than is expected, you are more likely to receive promotions, raises, bonuses, and extra benefits.  You don’t need to worry about job security. You’ll always be the first hired and the last fired.” This works if you’re an employee, a student, an entrepreneur, or a full scale business.

It’s never crowded along the extra mile.

– Wayne Dyer

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Exceed Expectations and Amazon

I remember teaching a course and talking about the loss of customer goodwill. I tried this as an example:

“Imagine you want to buy a product that you previously saw advertised on Amazon. However, when you go to Amazon you find that the site is down. Instead, you buy it from another company. The next time you want to buy a similar product, where are you most likely to go?”

Students consistently said “Amazon.”

The reason is that Amazon consistently exceeds expectations when it comes to customer service. They provide what they promise and if something goes wrong, they quickly take steps to make it right.

Ultimately, I changed my example to another company.

“Imagine you want to buy a product that you previously saw advertised on Acme. However, when you go to Acme you find that the site is down. Instead, you buy it from BestProducts.com. The next time you want to buy a similar product, where are you most likely to go?”

Students consistently said they’d buy it from BestProducts.com.

Why the disparity? The answer is simple. Amazon is a great example of a company that exceeds expectations and over delivers. The result is uncommon loyalty to the company.

Exceed Expectations to Readers

While I am certainly not in the same class as Amazon, I do try to exceed expectations with the Get Certified Get Ahead brand in two ways:

  • answering queries in a timely manner, and
  • regularly updating content.

One of my unwritten guidelines is to answer reader queries within a day. Many users are surprised and respond with something like ‘Wow. I didn’t think the author would answer. Thank you.’

I understand this response. Years ago, I taught Security+ classes from a book written by another author. I encountered errors and inconsistencies in the book that didn’t make sense to me. I sent the author several emails over a few months, but never received a reply. Ultimately, I wrote the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide and made a commitment to myself to answer readers in a timely manner.

I also try to exceed expectations with updates to other content with the Get Certified Get Ahead brand. As an example, the “What’s New” page outlines many of the changes we’ve made to various test banks. Further, the blogs site includes a wealth of blog posts providing content and tips on how to take and pass different exams. For example, this set of posts provides information on the Security+ Performance-Based Questions.

Reviewing this principle this week has me thinking about what else I can do to exceed expectations. A couple of ideas have come to mind that I’m going to try and develop further. If you have a suggestion, I’d love to hear it.

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How Do You Exceed Expectations?

How about you?

Is there something you can do differently to exceed expectations? It’s a question worth pursuing.

“When you do more than you get paid for
eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.”

– Zig Ziglar


About This Post

I’ve been learning from Jack Canfield (of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame) since 2008. I credit much of my success (including authoring or co-authoring more than 40 books) to applying principles in my life that he teaches. I’m currently going through his book “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be,” covering one principle a week.


Here’s a link to other musing’s on Jack Canfield’s Success Principles.


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