CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam

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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Bootcamp - Your preparation for the world's best cybersecurity certification

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r/CompTIA • comment
5 points • phoenix14830

The Jason Dion Udemy course is all you will need.

r/CompTIA • comment
3 points • billstarnes

His name is Jason Dion of Mr. Dion has practice test on Right now it’s $94.99. Look for a coupon or wait for sale. I paid $9.99 for a total of 390 questions on 6 separate practice tests. He also sells exam vouchers for a very reasonable price and it comes with Jason’s study notes

r/CompTIA • comment
2 points • signsots

His course is for both, the videos with ** are specifically aimed at the 601 so you would just watch everything. I believe you're looking at the practice tests, which are separate and do not include the course videos but are still recommended to do before you attempt the test to make sure you'll pass.

Wait for a sale on his Udemy, the course will cost ~$15, same with the practice tests. They happen very frequently so just check in every day or download the app and it'll notify you. You can buy any eBook if you want but I find video courses more than sufficient imo.

Edit: I just opened it incognito to check and if you haven't made an account yet it looks like you can sign up and get it for that price now. If not like I said the sales are super frequent.

r/CompTIA • post
5 points • mvlli
SY0-601 (Security+ Exam) Advice Request

Hey Everyone! I hope you're all doing well and that everyone is safe and sound. I completed the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501 & SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam ( ) that Jason Dion offers in about 2 weeks and took the practice exam today (scored a 60%, yikes!) I need some advice. What are some tips you guys can give in regards to preparing for this exam? What's the best material to read from, a great site with legit Sec+ questions that aren't manipulated with wrong answers, or any experience from the course I took? When did you know you were ready to take the exam? I'm trying not to spend anymore money on additional courses because this exam is already expensive as hell, but if there are great resources that can help that must be paid for, I will take a second look at them. Thanks guys!

r/certifications • comment
2 points • trevor_of_earth

I did the Jason Dion sec+ course on udemy when they had a $9.99 sale. Passed with 762.

Get both, take the sec+ then take the cysa+. IMHO

r/CompTIA • comment
7 points • phabeon

No, either buy his notes+practice exam bundle for $40.. or for $38, get 3 practice exams, plust another Sec+(one of the best) and another Practice Exam, see below:


Messers notes are essentially ppt slides of his videos so if thats yo thing, then yes, buy em,..

But if I was you, here is what I would do... and will only cost you $38

  1. Watch Proffesser Messers FREE Sec+ course on YouTube, take your own notes
  2. Purchase Jason Dions Sec+ course on Udemy, its $13 for new uDemy accounts, and includes a PDF download of his course notes, essentially the notes you would take yourself when taking his exam. It also comes with a Practice Exam, all for $13
  3. Purchase Proffesser Messers 3 Practice Exams for $25, everyone here says they are the closest practice test to the real exam..


holla if ya hear me



r/SecurityCareerAdvice • comment
1 points • watdoiknowimjustaguy

I'd say its intermediate, as CompTIA recommends you clear the A+ and Net+ prior to taking it. If you want a solid resource and don't mind video training, Check out Jason Dion on Udemy. His course/practice questions definitely helped me when I took it.

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • Oceans_77

I used this one here, it has 3 practice tests you can take

r/cybersecurity • comment
1 points • Howl50veride

If you want a course I took, was this one

Highly recommend it

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • Thecrimsongiant


r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • BigLongDong99

Hello All,

I am as many of you not able to passed the first time . I ended up with 651 score. I am willing to ace this the next time but wanted to ask if this is a good material to study and accurate. To share some of what I encountered , there was 4 Simulations in where 2 of them I nailed and fail the other 2 ( thats 20% overall of your test score) I also noticed the questions were completely different the wording from what I had practice before ( 392 questions 100% accurate) on practice test. Now , I am a little bit lost when it comes to what I really should use to practice questions in regards this. Anyone has use this and is and it is a good practice material CompTIA Security+ Complete Training Course & Practice Exam | Udemy . Any help on this matter I will really greatly appreciate!!!!!!

r/ccna • comment
1 points • TheFlyingCompass

Gonna piggyback off of you since I'm in a similar situation. Finished my CCENT, but honestly I'd rather go for my Sec+ next, as it seems like the less time consuming option.

Has anyone had any luck with udemys course? I'm generally a book/hands-on learner, but I've used udemy for other stuff without issue and their Sec+ course is on sale.

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • EjjabaMarie

And Sec+

r/cybersecurity • comment
2 points • p4ttl1992

Thanks, I will look into doing that next, is it best to do them from the Comptia website or somewhere else like Udemy?

Just noticed this is on offer on Udemy

Pretty sure this is around £300 on the Comptia website?

r/CompTIA • comment
7 points • Anastasia_IT
r/cybersecurity • comment
2 points • IIIRexBannerIII

Jason Dion has a good video course check back every so often udemy courses go on sale all the time it’s €129.99 at the moment so i would wait for it to go on sale you should be able to get it for €10 - €20:

Professor Messer also has a good free video course:

Passcomptia will help you prepare for the simulation questions:

Good luck mate

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • mrfine109

I took the coursework for the CCNA in 2018, which helped with the networking portion of this test. Then, I read just over half of Gibson's 501 book before getting bored and it not being the best way for me PERSONALLY to learn. I also used Dion's Security Plus course and practice tests. Finally, I used professor Messer's youtube course to touch up on certain concepts I didn't fully understand.

(I also took a single practice test from Boson's practice test. I failed that test miserably, but passed with a 850+, so I don't exactly recommend those (They had some questions that seemed realllly outside of the scope of the exam.)

It appears that everything but the book is up to date. I think that, if you learn well from reading, the 501 book I mentioned above would be a good read, and the videos would cover anything that the book missed

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • McHalo3

Jason Dion Security+ Course. Gibson GCGA Security+ book to gain a deeper understanding of subjects you struggle with

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • Eyeoverstand

They were bought from Udemy, here is a link Dion course

Dion exams

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • isfco

I bought two: Udemy Sec+ 501 exam practice. (NO study material). Contains ONLY 6 practice exams,produced by expert, Jason Dion. Those six practice tests I did like a lot. The actual learning course, Dion full Sec+ 501 course, with one practice exam caused me to be delayed & that stressed me out, this constraint! I never would have dreamed that a customer HAD to go through the entire darn, dang long course sections completely, IN ORDER, just to be able to use/study the few sections I had bought the material for, to begin with. It Killed me that I couldn't go directly & instantly to the three domains I Needed! Oh no, I had to set the video play speed to 2x, & let the entire bloody course run along on it's own, then take dumbed down section quizzes, each time the course stopped playing, as it arrived at the quiz piece. 😤😡 All that time & effort, to complete a LONG course, just so I could FINALLY view, on demand, the few sections that I had actually NEEDED to drill down INTO, deep. The other thing that PEEVED ME, is that you CANNOT print out or capture the entire MISSED questions review list in a single motion. I agree that you can scroll up and down and view your MISSED questions (or even the correct ones), but what I wanted was to quickly capture or print my misses, as I have been compiling all my challenging material into 'my gotcha' review file. It's just a word document where I paste or embed everything that I had a bit of trouble with. (YES, I know WHY all these study/cert prep content owners now make it hard for us regular IT students to get what we need; DUH, it's due to the cheaters & thieves who want to swipe the owner's material, questions/answers!) But, since there's no way to prevent them from buying the course & snapping images of every question / answer choice set and then use those snips, so they can manually write up copies of the high-quality questions, that are written with great skill, by security experts. I feel bad for these Pros, but it's the paying students that are being impacted by the constraints that are put in place; the bad guys don't care if someone makes it harder, they'll do whatever they have to do to rip off what they want.

r/sysadmin • comment
2 points • weedsman

I sure do! Let's cover the basics: * Get a book on the subject. I completed the SY0-501 exam, so I read this book. I have 3 other books, but Darril Gibson was the best. Forget Mike Meyers.. a great trainer but in the case of Sec+ he simply lacking alot! I did read his Sec+ book/ * You must do video courses too: Jason Dion's Complete Course * And now for the secret ingredient: Practice Exams

Couldn't have done it without those practice exams, nor without the video course.

Studied for about 5 months, but you could do it in 2 months. The Exam IS HARD. Took the online proctored one. I'm here if you have any other questions. If I passed it so can you!

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • mr_rob_grey

do you mean this for jason dion (CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Bootcamp - Your preparation for the world's best cybersecurity certification!? It's on sale for $12.99

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • Keybored_Dude
r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • Electric_Rectum

The Professor Messor SY0-501 course on YouTube is completely free.

It looks like he is in the process of making a SY0-601 course. I just took the SY0-501, so I stuck to his course for that test.

The Jason Dion Security+ course on Udemy is currently $95, but frequently goes on sale for $13 for the course, or $20 for the course plus 6 additional practice tests. At $20, his course and practice tests were an amazing value and contributed a lot to my learning. If you can afford it, definitely pick it up when it's on sale.

r/CompTIA • post
2 points • Kilown
Udemy - Which one

So I been directed by my job that i must take the test for SYS -501 Sec + by the first of September. I am NOT a IT type of person, but due to lack of math in my college I was placed in IT. With that out the way I have been doing a good amount of Reddit to see what to study where to get resources and lastly (what this post is about) what I should purchase to get additional study material.

I have been blessed with taking The Learning Tree Boot camp, when I finished this Boot Camp I left more confused than educated. The good thing about the boot camp is they gave me a Book, all the power point slides and even a site that has \~ 200 questions (to include ports and acronyms). This does not help me honestly, I am aware this would be perfect for some , but its not for me.

I seen a vast amount of people talking about udemy and Jason Dion class, he has 2 of them, and i am wondering which one is better for someone whom is more a visual learner not a book learner.

Here are the two i was looking at:




Last question: if I get the monthly from Udemy can i take both of these or am i locked into the single class / program ?

Thanks a lot to all

r/CompTIA • comment
2 points • Zixxer

I used his complete training course and had also his practice exams while watching the videos (spaced them out every few chapters).

When doing his exams, make sure to read all the answers, both the ones you got correct and wrong. It's important to know the reason why your answers are the best out of the options. I think that's what helped me most!

As some others mentioned, it helps to diversify your study resources so Id say you're on the right track. Good luck!

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • AWS_2019


Dion training always has the courses on sale, they redirect to Udemy with a coupon applied.

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • WeLandedOnTheMoon92

I'm sorry to hear to about that, stay postive and hopefully you'll be able to get a another position soon.

For study material I used the following:

Jasion Dions Udemy course and practice tests.

If you purchase the Udemy courses, make sure to wait until they're on sale for around $12.99.

Darril Gibsons Get Certified Get Ahead Book, which I got for free since I'm a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.

I did not use Proffessor Messsor, but many people have great success with his course and it's free

Also, the 501 version of Security + expires on July 31st 2021. After that you'll need to take the new 601 version.

Good luck!

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • KamikazeGerbil

It took me around a month to study and pass the exam with little IT knowledge. I started off by watching Messer's entire playlist and bought the GCGA book to read at school. The practice exams from Jason Dion are probably the best example of questions that are identical to the real exam.

Daryl Gibson's Get Certified Get Ahead
Professor Messer's SYO-501 Sec+ playlist
Jason Dion's Sec+ Course/Exams

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • bergyd

You have to take Sy0-601 now. 501 has been retired.

First recommendation everyone always makes is the free Professor Messer videos.

Books can be found here for decent prices $20-35:

Everyone recommends the Darril Gibson book, Get Certified Get Ahead. His writing is pretty good and not a standard textbook. I'm going to read this one next.

I am reading the Mike Meyers' book and like how it is written. Same here not completely textbook language and covers a lot.

Lots of reviews for the Ian Neil book and people say it is good.

There is the Jason Dion Udemy video course and his seperate practice tests course which you can get for a discount with this link: $13.29 and also $13.29.

These prices are nearly low as it gets for these courses, sometimes they may be $11 at the lowest compared to the $85 if you don't use the codes.

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • Solidloaf

Jason Dion Sec+ and his practice exams. Looks like they are hugely discounted today. Hope this helps.

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
0 points • Actual_Camp_f_me

I forgot to ask something.


I bought a UDEMY sec+ course this one.

I have yet to even start it but where does this road lead? Like...What's next after sec+? (In general terms as well as certifications)


Will I be able to protect computers from being hacked or be able to use someone's computer remotely?

r/ITCareerQuestions • comment
1 points • kushtoma451

2-3 months of study should be more than enough and that's speaking of someone with no prior IT at all. You get a huge discount on CompTIA certs by buying the vouchers using your college .edu address.

Some popular study material for security+:

*Prof Messer (YouTube) - Link

*Jason Dion (Udemy) - Link

*Jason Dion practice exam set (Udemy) - Link

*Darril Gibson Security+ course (highly recommend) - Link


Good Luck!

r/CompTIA • comment
2 points • midifolk

It's really up to your style. Bottom line 501 goes a little deeper (more technical) 601 goes a little wider (more topics less technical). I absolute agree with all of Jason's comments including the fact that James Messer's comments are dated. Meaning I'm not sure that he would have the same opinion about 501 being the better choice now that it's six months later and he has his course developed.

Also, The thought that there isn't content is simply not true. There's plenty of legitimate training content available. What there isn't is a bunch of exam dumps. Bottom line this is an entry level exam. It's totally passable either way.

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)


  1. Professor Messer - 15 hours (may update over time)
  2. Jason Dion via Udemy - 22 hours. Combined with SY0-501.
  3. Mike Chapple via LinkedIn Learning - 21 hours.
  4. Pluralsight - 24 hours.
  5. ITProTV - 27 hours.


  1. All-in-One - 784 pages.
  2. Sybex - 672 pages.
  3. Mike Meyers' Certification Passport - 496 pages.
  4. Exam Cram - 752 pages.

Practice Exams:

  1. Sybex - 1000 practice questions.
  2. Dion Training via Udemy - 480 questions.
  3. McGraw-Hill - 1000 practice questions.

r/cybersecurity • comment
2 points • Sergiospimoni

Oh for sure, prepare for a long ass list:

- Kali Linux for Noobs

- Anonymity and Security

- Web Hacking and Pen Testing

- Ethical Hacking for Noobs

- Python and Ethical Hacking for Noobs

The last four are from the same guy, all of his courses are cool here they are.

I am now working on these two:

- Security+

- Network+

I've also done a few web dev courses (all from this guy) and some other stuff like Wireshark and GitHub that aren't specifically security related but are good to know.

I hope this is useful!

Edit - The Network+ and Security+ need companions, these alone won't cut it but I have the books form this company for both certs to work through too. Not yet looked at test exams though.

r/CompTIA • comment
1 points • _herbert-earp_

  1. A no brainer would be the official Exam Objectives, using it as a check list to make sure you've gone over everything and are familiar with what they are.
  2. Professor Messer videos are a must have. They are bite-sized videos and cover everything listed on the exam objectives. I recommend setting the video speed to 1.25 as he talks kind of slow. You'll also save yourself 3 hours this way. His videos are 13 hours total 13/1.25=10.4 - I would personally recommend using his Youtube Playlist ( ) instead as it is easier to follow along, and easier to keep track of what you already watched.
  3. Professor Messer course Notes. On his website you can get the Digital PDF copy of his course notes for $25 or a physical book for $40 which included the pdf as well. This is a must have if you want quick review
  4. Jason Dion exams on are very similar to the real life CompTia test and are a huge help in familiarizing yourself with them. He also teaches the Sec+ course. You can get either, or both for $13 each if Udemy are having a sale. They did have one yesterday but it ended now, however they have them pretty frequently. His exams are 70 questions and you have 1.5 hours to complete them.
    It's currently $200 but like I said, wait for the sale when it's only $13 -
  5. Exam compass also has practice exams that are short and sweet (20-30 questions, un-timed) that can give you a quick self-review. They also have specific exams that cover one area. Such as Malware only questions or Social Engineering. -
  6. Mike Meyers videos and books. His course is also on Udemy however I have never used Mike Meyers before for anything and I still passed both my A+ and Net+ with flying colors.
  7. Additionally Cybrary is another website that teaches the course for free and gives you a step by step process. They also give Continuing Education credits if you ever need to renew a cert. You simply create an account and watch the videos, then it check marks what you have watched up until you finish.
  8. Last but not least I recommend following along with what is being taught. Nothing is a better teacher than hands on experience. If you have a cheap laptop you no longer use you can download Kali Linux onto a flash drive and install into onto the laptop. There are instructions online on how to install it if you're not sure.
    Additionally you can also set-it up as a executable directly from the flash drive so that it turns within Windows.
    If neither is an option, you can download some of the software/tools being used and try them out yourself.
    If I remember correctly Professor Messer hacks a WiFi password using Wireshark in one of his videos. And wireshark can be downloaded for free. (But it is also built into Kali Linux)