From a learning an growth perspective, I have decided (at least for now) to lean more toward “going wide” than “going deep/narrow” in facets of information technology. I have enjoyed changing things up and broadening my knowledge and skillsets. Especially for the role that I am in currently, it makes sense to gain at least a base level of knowledge in different topics outside of network infrastructure which is wheren I have primarily “lived” for the last ten years or so. That is why I jumped into the base cloud concepts recently in preparing for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-002) exam. Now that I have prepared for and completed that exam, I want to start my next journey. I have found that with projects and initiatives that I have worked on, I had thought about best practices around security early on. If security is neglected from the start, we are likely to regret it (maybe more than once). That being stated, much of my knowledge around security has been picked up through experience over time. That is definitely not a bad way to learn and grow, but I want to take it a step further. I want to take some time now and go back to basics to build up a more foundational knowledge of information security concepts. That is why I am starting my preparation for the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam. I looked the exam objectives and I think it will benefit my learning journey, especially in my current role.
To prepare for the Security+ exam, I am using the following materials:
- CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Exam Prep Bundle
- Official CompTIA Security+ Study Guide – eBook
- CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Security+
- Exam voucher and retake voucher
- CompTIA CertMaster Labs for Security+
- CBT Nuggets Security+ (SY0-601) Online Training
- Anki flashcards throughout the study process for review
I am looking forward to digging in and building a stronger foundational knowledge of information security. Feel free to follow me along this journey here as I document my interpretation of concepts as I go through my studies.