Hello. My name is Darril Gibson, author of the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide.
I have a core goal to help people take and pass exams such as the CompTIA Security+ exam the first time they take them.
I know how difficult it can be to see a message saying you failed after taking an exam. I saw that message after failing the Security+ exam the first time I took it.
This was back when it was SY0-101 (the first iteration of this exam) and it has since become progressively more complex and difficult.
I took the exam for granted believing what others were saying about how “easy” the exam was. Well, it is easy when you’re prepared. I wasn’t prepared and wasted more than $200. It was humbling. After about a month of real preparation, I retook the exam and passed it.
Since passing the first iteration of the CompTIA Security+, I’ve taught dozens of Security+ classes and authored or contributed to more than 35 technical books including many on security topics. This includes A+, Networking Fundamentals, Security+, SSCP, CISSP, Managing risk, and more.
Along the way, people have been asking me to create an online site where they could access study resources and I’m glad the pieces finally came together in this premium site. I still have a long list of improvements I want to implement, but based on the feedback I regularly receive, the site is helping many people take and pass exams regularly.
Darril Gibson manages the Get Certified Get Ahead brand as the CEO of YCDA, LLC (short for You Can Do Anything) and has helped thousands of people pass the CompTIA Security+ certification, and he can help you too.