Top 10 Study Guides for CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501)

Top 10 Study Guides for CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501)

The CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501) is being retired July 2021. That is roughly 10 months from the date of the writing of this post. In the opinion of the Cyber Job Mentor that is plenty of time to prepare to pass this exam. Even if you do not plan to actually pay for and take the test it is enough time to study to become knowledgeable in the core competencies that the exam covers. There is a new exam coming that will be released in November 2020. You can wait for the new test or take the current one. I think there is plenty of time to take the current exam, though time is running out. With diligence, determination, and dedication you could study to increase your knowledge or study to take the test. There is no downside to either path.

Some people can study for exams using videos and really absorb the material. Other people need a boot camp or class to get the best results. Others need a good old-fashioned book or an eBook to tap into their best learning style. Here are 10 great choices for those needing to certify for the first time or professionals needing to re-certify. My advice is to always use at least two sources of study materials. So, use one of these books or another of your choice and videos like those provided by James Messer at The guides listed below are only recommendations. Not every guide is suitable for every learner. Find the study material and methods that work best for you and support your goals and success. Please do your due diligence. The links below do include affiliate links and a commission may be earned at no extra cost to you.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Good luck in your professional development and reaching your goals.

The CompTIA Security+ Exam SY-501 for english expires on 7/31/2021. For new test takers I would suggest studying for latest exam. Here is a link to the latest recommendations for the newest CompTIA Security+ SY-601 exam.

CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide 4th Edition by Darril Gibson

CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) 5th Edition, Kindle Edition

by Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, Dwayne Williams, Chuck Cothren, Roger L. Davis

Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-501) 2nd Edition

by Mike Meyers, Scott Jernigan

CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-501 Kindle Edition

by Emmett Dulaney, Chuck Easttom

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Cram 5th Edition

by Diane Barrett, Martin Weiss

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide (Certification Guide) Kindle Edition

by Prowse David L.

CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide: Master IT security essentials and exam topics for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Ian Neil

CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-501 Kindle Edition

by James Michael Stewart

CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide, Third Edition (Exam SY0-501) 3rd Edition

by Glen Clarke

Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Security+ Certification Passport, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) (Mike Meyers’ Certification Passport) 5th Edition

by Dawn Dunkerley

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