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CompTIA SY0-501 Exam

Certification Provider: CompTIA
Exam: CompTIA Security+
Duration: 2 Hours
Number of questions in the database: 991
Exam Version: Nov. 22, 2020
Exam Topics:
  • Topic 1: Single Topic
  • Topic 2: More Questions.
CompTIA SY0-501 Comments:
ershak
1 year ago
Most of the questions in the real test are what you read here.
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Bastet
1 year ago
this site is great it is very helpful studying for the exam
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taylorc
1 year ago
This is so helpful!!
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so
1 year ago
There are perhaps 10% new questions in the exam as of yesterday. This is enough to pass. Passed this exam a month ago. Topic 2 has the latest questions and I agree with this comment. There is a little more % of added content. Do read through Messer and understand the concepts as well just to be sure. Good luck!
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Chief123
9 months ago
Passed this exam a month ago. Topic 2 has the latest questions and I agree with this comment. There is a little more % of added content. Do read through Messer and understand the concepts as well just to be sure. Good luck!
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RoVasq3
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Passed on December 4th , these questions really helped me.
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Joesec
11 months, 2 weeks ago
I just took the exam and failed. :( I wish i studied these questions. I saw the same exact ones on the exam.
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Poppest
11 months, 2 weeks ago
I passed today!! Very helpful dump!
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Cat7
11 months, 1 week ago
Finally found it. The holy grail!
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Terex
11 months ago
Most of the questions here are still valid!!! I passed the test today!
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delenausikerim
11 months ago
They are valid.
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alawada
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Wow!!!! wow!!!! wow!!!!! I spent $$$$ and I failed my first attempts Searching for good practice test and I stumbled on this wonderful site and I practiced all the 600 question just for two weeks and today 2020-01-07 I passed the CompTIA Sec+ with high mark If I am not Exaggerating out of the 80 questions and the performance-based more than 85% are in here for you Thank you group members and all the users (your arguments are also helpful about ``A`` supposed to be Answer or ``B`` supposed to be answered) and the Author of this site you are generous and helpful this is only one thing I have for every one of you here God Bless You All Amen
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Kulz
10 months, 3 weeks ago
very helpful as of Nov 2019
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spurs82081
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Really great website. Enjoying this study material.
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Fareeda
10 months, 2 weeks ago
This is enough to pass, all but 3 of the questions came from the 622 questions here.
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prancer
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Very helpful in certification preparation. Will appreciate if the rationale for each response was included.
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Azural
10 months ago
Just took the test on 1/31/2020. I used Gibon's book, did all the exams in it, studied acronyms and ports from somebody that posted it on Quizlet, watched Messer's videos, read his notes, and did all his exams and PBQs. I then crammed in 600 of the questions here for the past 2 days. I maybe remember like around 5 additional questions on the test that were not from here. Tested in Denver, CO.
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securityguy
9 months, 3 weeks ago
I gave the exam today (2/7/2020) and most questions that came from this set of questions.
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NeGaTiVeOnE
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Just passed today, 8 February 2020. The test has evolved some, a few of the questions were not on this dump, but most were from here.
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evananderson2019
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Just took the exam on 2/10/2020 and received a 780. With only a week to study the set of questions and no IT experience, I successfully passed without the need of the book. Thank you for all the user input and discussions. I recommend more people use this if they're taking sec+ soon
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riley5
9 months, 3 weeks ago
I am glad to say, I passed the comptia sy0-501 exam a few days ago. I did not want to forget to leave a great review of this site. Whoever reads this please know...when I started studying on this site for the sec+, I was unsure if most of these questions would actually be on the exam. I am telling you, study the material. Stay with them and go over all 600 or so. Most of what you need is right here! This is an amazing site. Whoever created this, thank you. Additionally, I used Messer's study guide, his exams and youtube vids (of course), and GIbson's book as well. This site was definitely a primary resource, though, in my opinion.
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iconthemenace
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Found this site right after my failed test 3 weeks ago. A lot of the questions from here were on my test, so I crammed for like 3 weeks. Took the test today and passed. Big thanks to the website and contributers.
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ricksen
9 months, 1 week ago
I passed (feb 2020), 80% questions were on the exam
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MelvinJohn
9 months ago
The ExamTopics Q&A for Security+ is invaluable.
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mcpomike
9 months ago
Passed my Sec+ on the first try. I saw most of these questions on my test. 3-5 maybe were not there. This is a great source for what the questions will look like and how CompTIA likes to word them. I used this site as an additional study source--any answer I didn't know, I researched. And the discussion sections are what really makes this site stand out from all the rest. Thanks for all your contributions.
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hfnf
9 months ago
Just passed the exam today (March 5, 2020). This is so helpful!!
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Williejackjack
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Just took the exam the other day, I did get most of these questions on my exam.
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FlipSide
7 months, 1 week ago
Passed. Maybe only 30-35 questions were from here (out of 45).
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Tzu
7 months ago
Best piece of advice I can offer. Read the book and understand the material. Why? Because CompTIA’s question bank itself if way larger than 751 questions. Exam topics can only try their best and I appreciate their efforts but in they end, they can only do so much. Personal experience taught me this and even though I passed (completely smashed) the exam, I found maybe 70-75% questions were from here, but quite a few PBQs and the only thing that saved my skin was that I understood the material. Practice these questions as much as you can and understand why the answer should are right or wrong. I wish you the absolute best !!
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SecAW
7 months ago
So I just want to say thank you to this website and everyone that chimed in on the discussion thread for SY0-501. I just took the online proctored test and passed, I'm so elated right now, but I had to come back and give thanks when its due. For those that stumble onto this site, I can assure you that it does help.
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Lains2019
7 months ago
Passed my exam today. I got 10 new questions (out of 85). This site definitely helped me a lot to prepare the test. Don't miss the discussions.
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Jassiem
6 months, 4 weeks ago
this site is a great study tool. Even more so than the bootcamp I spent $3000 on. You have a 95% chance (in my opinion) of passing the test by studying the questions presented here
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ohno2
6 months, 3 weeks ago
I passed the exam a few days ago! This was one of the sources that really helped me study. I like how people will have disscussions in the comments and explain why they think it should be one answer or another! I did recognize most of the questions on my exam! I'm so happy because when I first took the exam in November 2019 I failed. Now all my hard work with studying has paid off! Professor Messer is a good source to!
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lordsanty
6 months, 3 weeks ago
passed 5-9-2020 very helpful dump however make sure u understand all the concepts, because this covers only around 70% of the actual exam questions.
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Mrich
6 months, 3 weeks ago
I am glad I found this site. Especially the discussions and "debates" . Some of the answers are confusing but the discussions help clarify tremendously.
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zpsiko
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Extremely helpful. Helps you learn how the test is going to try to trick you. Many questions here are in the exam, or are variants of what you will see. Passed tonight with an 820. Felt confident before finding this site. Then I felt worried since the questions were more of a challenge than my materials. Straight up saved me from making mistakes on the exam.
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Godsown12
6 months, 2 weeks ago
This is a great site and helped me a ton with comprehension (especially with the commentary) but please keep in mind that they have a boatload of different questions. When I took my exam (5/9/20), I had about 60-70% questions from here on my exam. This is not to say yours won't be more or less but I say this to say, please know the material and maybe do not solely rely on this resource. Use this but don't rely on it solely! Good luck guys.
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SINGINGWITHME
6 months ago
I passed my exam last week, only one question was not from here. like others said know the information by studying videos on youtube or elsewhere. The discussions are a great guide as well
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AronorA
6 months ago
The dumps are still valid. Only saw 3-4 new questions in the exam.
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Excel
5 months, 3 weeks ago
I passed this monster of a exam yesterday on my first attempt with no IT experience at all. Even though I studied Darill Gibson's book for 2 weeks and did all the 300 questions in the book, but wasn't sure I would have passed the exam without this dump. If you don't have any IT experience like me, please ensure you study all the questions here in order to pass this exam. Most of the questions that helped me to pass were from this dump.
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Ayoyemi
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Passed today June 8th 2020, this material was very helpful but there are new questions which you should be able to answer correctly if you study this practice test accurately. This material covered around 70% of the actual exam
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Passed Today , about 70% of the questions are from this exam.
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Rrobosn
5 months, 3 weeks ago
I passed this week. I had around 70% of those questions on my exam. This site is very helpful studying for exam and help to get better understanding about types of questions.
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MNC
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Passed Today. June 10, 2020. There were 81 Questions. Around 55~60 Questions came from this site. But the discussions, and other questions helped to answer the new questions. The concept is very important. Thanks you all .
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SimonR2
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Passed yesterday (12/06/20) and as others have said, was a beast of an exam! Got about 60-70% of the questions from this dump. Memorising the questions might not be enough, you've really got to understand the material with this. Think of this is a study aid which will help you get across the line. My advice is to spend as much time as possible understanding and learning and the simulations, 3 of 5 sims I got were from this dump and another one was similar. Those are worth FAR more points than basic multi choice questions
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Wilfred
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Had the test today got around 820. Got 5 Sims at the beginning and 82 Q appeared on my test. About 10 new questions and 1 new Sim not from 785Q. Make sure you read every single of them and use the comment area to correct the wrong ones here. Use 2 to 3 weeks to prepare and you will almost be able to pass it.
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babypoo
5 months, 1 week ago
I took the exam 22/6/2010 . indeed some of the questions were in the exam and some were not. For the most part about 80% were from this dump. For the simulation the first and second one was from this dump which were Q1 and Q3. The two other simulation was different to the dump here. I made sure I went thru all the questions , did all of professor messer practice exam and darril gibson chapter practice questions and answers as wel.
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Papabear775
5 months, 1 week ago
Amazing study guide and really helpful with my testing. Will send to all my friends.
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Swagdadp215
5 months, 1 week ago
Passed the Sec+ exam today (June 24, 2020) and knocked it out of the park. Used Professor Messor’s vids and notes and the questions from here as my guide. I got about maybe 70% (and 2 of the PBQs) on the test that were were about of this guide. Read the discussions, understand why am answer is right/wrong/or heavily debated in the comments, and READ the questions. This guide taught me to throughly read the questions and not rush. If you use this and some vids/book to study, you will no doubt pass it (as long as you don’t bs, it was a beast of a test).
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TokyoHippie
5 months ago
Took my exam 6/26/2020, questions are accurate to an extent. Go over it twice and you will be good, study material and notes. Mostly scenarios as well as protocols.
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abe6
5 months ago
I took the exam on 06/22/2020 and thankfully passed it! There were 81 questions. The first 5 were simulations questions and the rest were multiple answers. I'd say yes most of the questions were from this dump. If you go over it, you should be fine but I'd definitely suggest that you understand the concept behind it. The test is easy. Don't over think it. You can do it. You just have to have a confidence in yourself Thanks to everyone who helped all of us passing this exam. You all are the MVP
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bajanprince
5 months ago
Passed the Security+ exam on (30 June 2020). 70% of the questions came from here. I used this exam dump, to understand scenario based questions and practice on PBQs. Try to understand the discussions on the questions and why they are right/wrong. Also used Professor Messor exam package and did his study group questions on youtube from January 2018 onwards. Also, Jason dion questions on udemy; end of chapter questions and post assessment questions in daril gibson book. Google any unfamiliar terms and learn the ports. Took me a week to study and take questions. Going to study for CysA, because exam is at the end of month.
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Crimson
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Passed the test on July 2nd, 2020. I got one simulation from this dump on the test. Most of the regular multiple choice questions on here were also on the test. Like what the person said above me, make sure you read the discussions on whether the answer is right or wrong. That helped me a lot to figure out what the correct answer is on the test. I used Darril Gibson's book, and only watched about half of Professer Messer's free sec+ videos. I also crunched in all 785 questions 2 days before my test lol.
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Ch3er1o
4 months, 2 weeks ago
This is the best site I have been to and is MONUMENTAL in helping me cram for my test
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rrs5414
4 months, 2 weeks ago
I passed my Security + Exam today and I wanted to make sure I gave a review of this site as it was INSTRUMENTAL in helping me pass. I only discovered this site about 2 weeks before my test date and prior to that used Professor Messor's free youtube videos, Jason Dion's Udemy Course, and Darrill Gibson's practice exams, but none of those better prepared me for the complexity of the actual test questions than this site. Let me remind everyone that it is in Comptia's best interest to have you fail a few times and shell out more money to retake the exams and they often give unclear and ambiguous questions to make that happen. Use this site only after you have a good understanding of the material because that is also essential and be sure to read the discussions on why the answer given is correct or incorrect (there are a few incorrect answers that are given). The community discussions really helped me figure out which choice to select on the actual test. Of the 81 questions I received about 60 of them were either exactly the same or slightly different variations of the ones listed here including 2/5 of the simulations. If you have just come across this site and plan to take the Test I can assure you that it does help.
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TheDiz
4 months, 1 week ago
Passed the exam on 7/24. I suggest watching Mike Myers video on Udemy (it's only like $10 when you create a new account. I already had an account and created a new one so I didn't have to spend $100). But I honestly believe I passed the exam because I saw some of the weird worded questions in this study guide. Most of these questions were on my exam. Good luck!
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Mara03
4 months, 1 week ago
passed today. 70% new questions. Same idea behind questions but new wording in questions and answers.
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shivas
4 months ago
This dump is so helpful. Passed the exam today. Got around 15-20 ques from this dump.Study the concepts and make use of the discussions section to understand why an answer is right or wrong. Best of luck to everyone who is preparing!
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Dy13yDx
4 months ago
useful stuff, you can expect that most of the exam questions will be from here.
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Duranio
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Got my certification Today. Considering this was my first attempt, I was completely new to cybersecurity, and I prepeard all in a couple of months, I'm satisfied with the result; I got a decent 860/900 (that means about 95%, I guess). This site was really useful to FINALIZE the preparation (but I advice to use this, or other dumps, only AFTER you have completed a serious course or some serious books). Out of 82 questions (5 PBQ and 77 multichoice), about 75 were from this dump (almost all from Topic 2, so from page 56 on); only 2 of the 5 PBQ I got are included in this dump (but the other 3 are present in other dumps so they were not completely new to me).
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Duranio
3 months ago
Some final consideration: about 15% of CompTIA questions are ridicolously worded (they make no sense and seem to have NO right solution at all); another 15% are VERY opinable (more then one solution seem to be the right answer, depending on HOW you interpret the question). So we have a total of 30% of questions for which the answers are VERY uncertain and they will remain VERY uncertain regardless of the number or quality of books, courses and other sources you use to prepare the exam; even with all the sources of internet at you disposal, there are a lot of exam questions that cannot be solved with a sufficient degree of certainty (and that's VERY FRUSTRATING!!!).
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Duranio
2 months, 3 weeks ago
That's why there are A LOT of possible mistakes among the suggested answers of this site. That's not a specific problem of this particular dump; it's the same for all the sources I saw. It depends on the nature of the questions themselves: they are confusing and unnecessarily frustrating; they don't test your real preparation, they just continuosly mock you and try to trick you with poor worded, very vague and badly formulated questions; that's NOT serious and it means that CompTIA's people are not serious and their certifications are NOT serious; they really don't deserve our money. I found out how irritating and baffling were the exam questions when it was too late; I had spent too much time and money on books and courses, so I decided to go all the way and take the certification. If I could go back I would NOT do it again; I would choose some other cybersecurity certification (by CISCO or by CEH for example).
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Hanzero
2 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for your insight Duranio! You really contributed a lot to the discussions.
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dennizdenniz
3 months, 1 week ago
I wrote on 16/8/2020, there's a new lab. i passed with 844/900 you just need to study and practice with these questions and check comments for discussions. not very difficult
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coentror
3 months, 1 week ago
Great site! Passed my exam last week. Very usefull information, like 70% of the exam you can found it here, but I strongly advise you understand the content so you can learn and understand why the answers are right or wrong and on the exam there is also new questions that you won't found it here at the moment. so I strongly advise you take some content first, I miself took Keith Barker videos from cbt nuggets. Anyway this site is very helpful and I would like to thank the host for the great job they are doing. Fromy opinion people should contribute even if the questions and answer are free because the material you get here is priceless if you wanna succeed on the exam. Thanks and gl to all the people who comes here.
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Onica
3 months, 1 week ago
Well-made dump. I recommend this course to everyone. It's valid and up to date. I've passed the last exam. Thank you for your help!
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nthdoctor
3 months, 1 week ago
I passed the exam yesterday. 835 out of 900. I say 80% came out on the actual exam. Mostly from topic 2 than topic 1. 3 out 5 PBQs were not from any of the topics. Understand the course objectives. Read the discussion. Don't memorize the answer.
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ren26
3 months, 1 week ago
passed my exam today. Thank you examtopics.
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loldadda
3 months ago
Pass my exam today (26/8/2020), only one PBQ question came out from here but out of the remaining 74 questions, at least 55 came out from this dump.
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margi
3 months ago
very helpful!
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xerco
3 months ago
I take the exam today and pass it..806/900 most of the questions come from this website..Highly recommended..Thanks
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Ibrahim_aj
3 months ago
Just done from the exam, it was somewhat easy. Guys study the questions don't memorize it and you will easily pass.
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preetii
3 months ago
Really a good source of preparation for exam. I passed my exam on 29th August2020.I got almost 60-70% of questions from examtopics. I would recommend reading discussion part also because some of the questions have incorrect answers.
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Teza
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello Everyone, I took my exams today 7th. Had at least 90% from the dump. Topic 2 is still valid but make sure you read the comments. There are like 5 new questions on my exams. Thank you moderators, you are awesome
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Biz90
2 months, 2 weeks ago
So, I just passed today (91%). 70% of my questions cam from this exam dump (specifically Topic 2). I will second on what people have said. Please, please, please do your research and understand the topics. I did get one or two questions (I should have studied more in those areas) where I had no clue whatsoever what the answers were. Good Luck!
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ramzie
2 months, 2 weeks ago
I just did my security+ . I passed it, i got 804. This web site help a lot but try to not base your study solely on the web site. Read the book and understand the objectives because i recognize 60 - 70 % of the question from here and i only got 2 simulations from here. Thank you for the pass question i am heading to study for my cysa
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Sundinho
2 months, 2 weeks ago
I passed with 804 on the 14/09/2020. most of the questions on topic 2 came out.
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naleenh
2 months, 1 week ago
I passed Security+ with 831/900 and this site is very helpful. A few new performance based questions were there; WAP Configuration simulation, output of logs of integrity monitoring related to a compromise etc.
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KDO
2 months, 1 week ago
Approximatively 50 questions out of 79 from this dump. 2 new simulations. Anyway, i still manage to pass.
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Deeraj11
2 months, 1 week ago
Best dump I could find! Thank you so much.
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meku
2 months, 1 week ago
Passed yesterday Sept 21, 2020. Very helpful dump. Thanks to God, to exam topics, to the commentors. A few of the questions were not on this dump, but most were from here. Don't miss the discussions it really help me. Thanks to everyone who helped all of us passing this exam. May God bless all of you!!
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meku
2 months, 1 week ago
Passed yesterday Sept 21, 2020. Very helpful dump. Thanks to God, to exam topics, to the commentors. A few of the questions were not on this dump, but most were from here. Don't miss the discussions it really help me. Thanks to everyone who helped all of us passing this exam. May God bless all of you!!
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sunnn
2 months ago
Just passed exam. Had 70% Qs from here. Was shocked.
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hlwo
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Just passed the exam. took the exam on 10/01/2020. I got most of the questions form here. I got 5 performance questions in my exam two of them were form here the other are new.
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Hanzero
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Passed my exam like a week ago and got around 50-55 questions out of a total of 79 from here. These questions really prepared me well and I had to participate in the discussions to understand the material. Got two PBQs from here and I literally had no idea what the other three were even asking for.
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purplemonkey255
1 month, 2 weeks ago
I passed security+ on my first try, after studying these questions.This site really taught me the concepts. Between this and the Jason Dion course on udemy, I had all the knowledge I needed. I STRONLY recommend you memorize the answers to these questions (and go through a study guide to learn the answers to questions you don't get right) in order to pass this exam!
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costinc3
1 month ago
Has anyone took the exam online on Pearson Vue? It says that I need to pay an extra 66$ tax. Does anyone know why and how do I get rid of the tax?
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Magzz
1 month ago
This site is an excellent resource for all poplar certifications.
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marbans
3 weeks, 6 days ago
I passed the exam last week. I agree that 70% of questions came here. I had 5 PBTQ, and only 1 came here. I suggest to study the basics, read ebooks and understand the questions/concepts here.
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TroyT
1 week, 1 day ago
Completed the exam around a week ago. I strongly recommend understanding the security concepts as you may see various similar questions to those on the site using a different context. The question discussion on the site is very valuable along with study material by: Mike Myers Darill Gibson Professor Messer Sari Greene Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussions and an extra call out to Duranio who mirrored many of my overall thoughts on the exam. Good Luck Everyone!
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The SY0-501 takes 90 minutes and has 90 maximum questions. It is also offered in several languages such as English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese. So some international workers may find that foregoing English is the best route. As most certifications require, it’ll be a mix of practical and intellectual information starting with knowing the exam objectives intimately.

Is SY0-501 Vendor Neutral?

Yes! Vendor neutral simply means that the principles, technology, and ideas taught in a certification extend to a wide range of fields. Rather than using specific technology (Such as a Cisco certification), Vendor Neutral exams give more general and expansive knowledge. That often means a variety of operating systems are involved such as OSX, Linux, Windows. It also means the certification is useful to a range of companies desiring strong cyber-security staffing.

What sort of organizations have helped form Security+?

Security is important and a larger range of businesses to help form a program is necessary in today’s world. Northrop Grumman, Brotherhood Mutual, the Joint Commission, Nationwide, Agile Defense, and Modern Technology Solutions Incorporated have all helped form Security+ certification. That means you have a powerful set of tools that have been tested and formed by a variety of excellent companies.

Always Keep Learning. In Fact You Have To.

CompTIA certificates general expire every three years and are replaced with a newer updated certification. This might seem annoying at first glance but is actually a great service to IT workers. They can be assured that a certification will never be shelved and don’t have to take a test every three years. Rather CompTIA requires continuing education, a modest requirement from any job with changing or emergent technologies. In order to stay relevant, you’ll need to plan for future education in security. This only makes you more competitive though as an IT worker!

Security Jobs Pay Very Well!

Cyber-Security jobs are not typical IT jobs. They can have you working in an office-building, school, or other normal fields. They can also require you to work in complex fields such as military cyber-security, DoD contractors, or Fortune 500 companies. Security is needed everywhere and some jobs are so important, few know what they are! What we can assure you of is that a security certification will pay dividends and have you set on an exciting career with one of the most challenging fields in modern IT.

Don’t Ignore a Resource like ExamTopics!

We get it, certification takes time and it’s expensive! Just like most newer IT professionals, we had to cut our teeth on expensive certifications and complex tests that cost a lot of money. Unlike you though, we had to make significant mistakes to understand the process. Our ExamTopics exam preps were formed through a process of knowing this industry inside and out. In a field like security, you’ll find numerous expensive options for getting the knowledge you need to get certified. And there are great options out there! Yet, we have a heart at ExamTopics for those who like us are taking on the challenge of an exciting new IT career. We don’t want you to shell out thousands of dollars or spend years training and buying curriculum when we have powerful tools here for those who want to get certified. Finally don’t forget that we are a community. Engage with the people testing and if you are a veteran of some other certification, cruise you old exams and give pointers to the newbies! The IT community is rich with talented passionate individuals and you get a chance to help form it together. And as always, like we love to say at ExamTopics, work smarter NOT harder!


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