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CompTIA SY0-501 Exam

Certification Provider: CompTIA
Exam: CompTIA Security+
Duration: 2 Hours
Number of questions in the database: 751
Exam Version: March 27, 2020
Exam Topics:
  • Topic 1: Single Topic
  • Topic 2: More Questions.
CompTIA SY0-501 Comments:
ershak
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Most of the questions in the real test are what you read here.
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Bastet
4 months, 1 week ago
this site is great it is very helpful studying for the exam
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taylorc
4 months, 1 week ago
This is so helpful!!
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so
4 months 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
4 weeks, 1 day 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
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Passed on December 4th , these questions really helped me.
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Joesec
3 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
3 months, 1 week ago
I passed today!! Very helpful dump!
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Cat7
3 months ago
Finally found it. The holy grail!
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Terex
3 months ago
Most of the questions here are still valid!!! I passed the test today!
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delenausikerim
3 months ago
They are valid.
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alawada
2 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
2 months, 3 weeks ago
very helpful as of Nov 2019
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spurs82081
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Really great website. Enjoying this study material.
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Fareeda
2 months, 1 week ago
This is enough to pass, all but 3 of the questions came from the 622 questions here.
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prancer
2 months, 1 week ago
Very helpful in certification preparation. Will appreciate if the rationale for each response was included.
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Azural
2 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
1 month, 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
1 month, 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
1 month, 2 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
1 month, 2 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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ricksen
1 month ago
I passed (feb 2020), 80% questions were on the exam
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MelvinJohn
4 weeks, 1 day ago
The ExamTopics Q&A for Security+ is invaluable.
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mcpomike
3 weeks, 6 days 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
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Just passed the exam today (March 5, 2020). This is so helpful!!
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Williejackjack
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Just took the exam the other day, I did get most of these questions on my exam.
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The SY0-501 actually requires no experience but that doesn’t mean there are no recommendations. If you know anything about cyber-security, it’s a very network oriented process. Understanding servers, the internet, and how data goes to and from a device is absolutely critical. So CompTIA recommends a networking certification such as Network+ and two years of experience in IT with a security focus. That might be discouraging for those of you just starting out but it’s important to note that driven workers can learn the necessary skills and get going quickly. The important part of the CompTIA recommendation is realizing that network knowledge is important to security roles.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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