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Book Review: Security+ Certification for Dummies

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Security+ Certification for Dummies

The Bottom Line

Security+ Certification for Dummies is a good book to go over the week before testing and the CDROM can help you do last minute cramming. Don't try to take the exam based only on this book though.
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Pros

  • Classic "Dummies" look and feel
  • Good book to brush up with before exam
  • CDROM with practice tests and flashcards

Cons

  • Not comprehensive or in depth

Description

  • The "Dummies" style- using icons to draw your attention to key material- is very helpful.
  • Book provides a good overview of information to refresh your memory before taking the exam.
  • Exam takers will need more in depth information. Do not rely solely on this book to pass the exam.
  • CDROM provides valuable tools for last-minute drilling to keep the information fresh for exam day.

Guide Review - Book Review: Security+ Certification for Dummies

Security+ Certification for Dummies is another great addition to the classic Dummies series of books. Like all of its Dummies counterparts, the book does a good job of providing an overview of the key information you need. By using icons to draw attention to important notes the authors ensure that you get the information you need. The CDROM includes practice tests, study notes and flashcards that can be used for last-minute cramming to refresh your memory before taking the exam. It is important that prospective exam takers understand that this book is intended as a study guide and is not designed to provide you all of the information you need to learn to take the exam. Hands on knowledge is still key for getting certified.
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