Preparing for the CompTIA Security+ 501 Exam

This guide is to help students pass the Security+ exam first time. More resources, such as flashcards, virtual machines, and PowerPoint slides will be available at www.ianneil501.com.

The CompTIA Security+ 501 exam is a very tricky exam and the only way to pass it is by having a solid knowledge base and good analytical thinking.

The exam is 83 questions in 90 minutes and the pass mark is 750/900, which equates to 83.33%. I think you can get maybe 12-13 questions wrong, but nobody knows how the exam is scored as passes scored in the 750s are even, and 760, 770, 780 seem to be odd and don't increase in the same increments.

The exam will start with simulations that are graphics where you will drag ...

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