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Additional Security+ questions to help you prepare for the new performance based questions. These are included with the full bank of Security+ practice test questions and are divided into different sections. For example, you'll have access to the following links:

- Performance Based Question - Set 1

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of security to mobile devices and servers in a data center. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 2

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 3

You'll see a graphic showing a network with computers and servers separated by a firewall. The firewall is used to control traffic between the computers and users using rules within an access control list (ACL).  You'll have three questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly identify the relevant components of the rule. The incorrect answers and explanation provide you with insight into how to correctly answer this type of question on the actual exam.

- Performance Based Question - Set 4

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam related to what a forensic analyst would do during an investigation. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 5

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match protocols and ports. You'll then have seven questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 6

You'll see a list of security controls along with a graphic showing devices and locations within an organization, along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the controls with the devices and locations. You'll then have four questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.
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Simulated Performance-based Questions

Bonus - Performance Based Questions

Additional Security+ questions to help you prepare for the new performance based questions. These are included with the full bank of Security+ practice test questions and are divided into different sections. For example, you'll have access to the following links:

- Performance Based Question - Set 1

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of security to mobile devices and servers in a data center. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 2

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 3

You'll see a graphic showing a network with computers and servers separated by a firewall. The firewall is used to control traffic between the computers and users using rules within an access control list (ACL).  You'll have three questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly identify the relevant components of the rule. The incorrect answers and explanation provide you with insight into how to correctly answer this type of question on the actual exam.

- Performance Based Question - Set 4

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam related to what a forensic analyst would do during an investigation. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 5

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match protocols and ports. You'll then have seven questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 6

You'll see a list of security controls along with a graphic showing devices and locations within an organization, along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the controls with the devices and locations. You'll then have four questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.
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Network+ Study Package

Full bank of 275 realistic 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.Multiple quiz formats to let you use these questions based on the way you learn.
  • Learn mode - randomized. View each of the questions in random order. Learn mode allows you to keep selecting answers until you select the correct answer. Once you select the correct answer, you'll see the explanation. Click here to see how learn mode works.
  • Learn mode - not randomized. View each of the questions in the same order. Use this if you want to make sure that you see all of the questions. Learn mode allows you to keep selecting answers until you select the correct answer. Once you select the correct answer, you'll see the explanation. Click here to see how learn mode works.
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Plus 188 Network+ flashcards

Use these Network+ flashcards to reinforce key testable concepts. Flashcards are included with all of the Network+ study packages.

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A+ Study Packages

APlusWoman8jpg 300x115 Get Certified Get Ahead Realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations and easy to use flashcards to remind you of important concepts. All questions include explanations so you'll know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect. This way no matter how CompTIA words the questions, you'll be able to answer them correctly.Multiple quiz formats to let you use these questions based on the way you learn.
  • Learn mode - randomized. View each of the questions in random order. Learn mode allows you to keep selecting answers until you select the correct answer. Once you select the correct answer, you'll see the explanation. Click here to see how learn mode works.
  • Learn mode - not randomized. View each of the questions in the same order. Use this if you want to make sure that you see all of the questions. Learn mode allows you to keep selecting answers until you select the correct answer. Once you select the correct answer, you'll see the explanation. Click here to see how learn mode works.
  • Test mode - randomized. View each of the questions in random order. In test mode, you can only see the correct answers and explanations after you complete the test. Click here to see how test mode works.
  • Test mode - not randomized.View each of the questions in the same order. In test mode, you can only see the correct answers and explanations after you complete the test. Click here to see how test mode works.
  • Test mode - 100 random questions. View 100 random random questions from the full test bank similar to how the Security+ exam has a potential maximum of 100 multiple choice questions. In test mode, you can only see the correct answers and explanations after you complete the test. Click here to see how test mode works.
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If you're looking for books to help you pass the A+ exam, check out these resources:
The CompTIA A+ Training Kit (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) is a full study guide covering all the objectives at sufficient depth to help you pass the exam.The CompTIA A+ Rapid Review (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) Get Certified Get Ahead is a late stage review guide that reminds you of the important topics with a short review.

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Hashing Concepts

Posted by on November 25 in Security+ | 0 comments

Hashing is an important concept that you should underst […]

Hashing is an important concept that you should understand if you plan on taking any type of security exam, including the CompTIA Security+ and CASP exams, and (ISC)2′s SSCP and CISSP exams. Hashing Security+ Questions Here are a couple of hashing questions to check your comprehension. As with any practice test questions, not only should you know why the correct answers are correct, but also why the incorrect answers are incorrect. This way, no matter how CompTIA words the questions, you’ll be able to answer them correctly....

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CASP Advice

Posted by on November 24 in CASP, Security+ | 0 comments

People regularly query me for CASP advice, and advice o […]

People regularly query me for CASP advice, and advice on other technical topics and certifications. Here’s one query asking about what to take after the Security+ certification. It’s a common theme and this person is asking about the CASP certification. Good evening Darril, I hope your week is going well. I saw a post in regards to about CASP and you sent a whitepaper in regards to demand of this certification. I am at a crossroad sin regards to the next security certification that I want to obtain and I am torn between CISSP and...

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Security+ (SY0-401) Trade Secrets

Posted by on November 24 in Security+ | 0 comments

Here’s the Answer to the Question posted on Faceb […]

Here’s the Answer to the Question posted on Facebook Q. A manager is suspected of leaking trade secrets to a competitor. A security investigator is examining his laptop and notices a large volume of vacation pictures on the hard drive. Data on this laptop automatically uploads to a private cloud owned by the company once a week. The investigator noticed that the hashes of most of the pictures on the hard drive are different from the hashes of the pictures in the cloud location. Which of the following is the MOST likely explanation for...

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SSCP Advice

Posted by on November 23 in SSCP | 0 comments

People regularly query me for SSCP advice, and advice o […]

People regularly query me for SSCP advice, and advice on different technical topics and certifications. Here’s another query asking about what to take after the Security+ certification. It’s a common theme and this person is asking about the SSCP certification. Darril, Just wanted to say thank you for your book and online resources with those I was able to earn a 869 on the exam today!Wanted to get your thoughts on the SSCP cert. Is that still a worthy certification to have these days or should go for something else? I do want to...

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Security+ Advice

Posted by on November 22 in Security+ | 0 comments

People regularly query me for Security+ advice, and adv […]

People regularly query me for Security+ advice, and advice on different technical topics and certifications. Here’s a query asking about why someone would take the SY0-301 exam when the SYo-401 exam is available. But why would you not want to take the latest one??? Many people have been studying for the 301 exam because 401 exam materials weren’t available or weren’t reliable. Many classes that teach 301 materials frequently have a 100 percent pass rate. In contrast, I recently read where someone attended a class teaching...

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7 Steps to Security+ Certification

Posted by on November 18 in Security+ | 0 comments

The CompTIA Security+ certification is a popular certif […]

The CompTIA Security+ certification is a popular certification within the IT field. One IT hiring manager told me that if a résumé doesn’t include the Security+ certification, or a higher-level security certification, he simply sets it aside. He won’t even talk to applicants. Because of this many IT professionals have this certification and it doesn’t have to be difficult. There isn’t any guaranteed path to pass the Security+ Certification. However, the following steps outline the path that thousands of people have used to add the...

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Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills

Posted by on November 17 in Security+ | 0 comments

I’m happy to announce that the Effective Help Des […]

I’m happy to announce that the Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills book was just released. The primary goal of this book is as textbook for colleges, universities, high schools, or vocational/technical schools, though anyone pursuing an IT career can use it to understand the skills they need to be successful. The book covers both “soft” personal skills and “hard” technical skills. Help Desk Specialist Skills – Hard Skills Hard skills are specific, measurable skills such as configuring and troubleshooting systems. They include:...

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Rainbow Table Attacks

Posted by on November 10 in Security+ | 0 comments

Rainbow table attacks, birthday password attacks, and h […]

Rainbow table attacks, birthday password attacks, and hybrid attacks are discussed in this post. Other password attacks are covered here. These are all important topics related to the SY0-401 Security+ exam and covered in the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. Rainbow Table Attacks Rainbow table attacks are a type of attack that attempts to discover the password from the hash. However, they use rainbow tables, which are huge databases of precomputed hashes. It helps to look at the process of how some password...

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Password Attacks

Posted by on November 10 in Security+ | 0 comments

Password attacks attempt to discover or bypass password […]

Password attacks attempt to discover or bypass passwords used for authentication on systems and networks, and for different types of files. Although there are many attack methods, they fall into two generic categories: online password attacks and offline password attacks. An online password attack attempts to discover a password from an online system. For example, an attacker trying to log on to an account by trying to guess a user’s password is an online attack. Offline password attacks attempt to discover passwords from a captured database...

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Key Stretching

Posted by on November 10 in Security+ | 0 comments

Key stretching is one of the new topics in the SY0-401 […]

Key stretching is one of the new topics in the SY0-401 Security+ exam so if you plan on taking it, you should have a basic understanding of key stretching. Key Stretching Sample Question As an example, you should be able to answer this sample question from the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide Q. An application requires users to log on with passwords. The application developers want to store the passwords in such a way that it will thwart rainbow table attacks. Which of the following is the BEST solution? A. SHA...

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