I found out two weeks ago that I passed the CompTIA Linux+ certification beta exam that I took last February. The new exam, XK0-005, went live this week. The old exam, XK0-004, won’t retire until Monday, January 16, 2023. You can take either exam in the next five months. Here are the study materials I used to pass the beta exam, and the four new study guides that are coming out.Read more “Studying for CompTIA Linux+ Certification (XK0-005)”
After six weeks of studying, I took the $50 US CompTIA Linux+ beta exam in mid-February. The new exam was to go live this week but got postponed until Tuesday, July 12, 2022. I did find out that I passed the beta exam by ten points to earn my first new certification in 17 years.Read more “Passing The CompTIA Linux+ Beta Exam (XK0-005)”
This week I got an email from CompTIA to take the Project+ beta exam (PK1-005) for $50 US. I noticed something unusual about the Project+ certification webpage. Unlike the PenTest+ and Linux+ beta exams from last year, the beta exam info wasn’t listed for Project+. Unless you got the email or read about it on Reddit, you wouldn’t know that this beta exam was available. Here’s another $50 US beta exam that you can take.Read more “Take CompTIA Project+ Cert Beta Exam for $50”
CompTIA is now offering a $50 US beta exam (XK0-005) for their Linux+ certification. Regular exam price is $380 US. You can scheduled the beta exam from now through Friday, February 18, 2022. The results won’t be official until the exam releases in June 2022.
I scheduled my online exam for the last day to give myself two months of studying time. I got the “CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide: Exam XK0-004” by Ted Jordan. I should pass since I used Linux since the late 1990s.
For Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2021 deals, I bought four products to change different aspects of my life.
- ASRock Fatal1ty B450 AM4 Mini-ITX Motherboard
- Roberto Blake’s Brand Deals Starter Kit
- Apple Pencil 2
- MindHub Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Practice Test
Let’s look at my shopping haul for this year.Read more “Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2021 Shopping Haul”
On June 29, 2021, I took the CompTIA PenTest+ certification beta exam (PT0-002) for $50 US. That exam went official this week and I found out my results. I failed the beta exam.
That I failed the beta exam didn’t surprise me.
- I only had six weeks to study for a certification that I never heard about.
- Getting my second COVID-19 shot the weekend before the exam didn’t help.
- I was still playing FortNite every night.
I’ll explain why I’m waiting until next year to take the new PenTest+ certification exam.Read more “I FAILED CompTIA PenTest+ Certification BETA Exam (PT0-002)”
A coworker pointed out in mid-April that CompTIA had a $50 USD beta exam for the PenTest+ certification. I’ve never heard of this cybersecurity certification. I signed up for it anyway since I work in government IT for a three-letter agency. If I passed, I would get a $370 USD certification for $50 USD. If I failed, I would have taken my first certification exam in 15 years. After ten weeks of studying, I took the beta exam this week. It was an interesting experience.Read more “Taking The CompTIA PenTest+ Beta Exam (PT0-002)”
Last week I put out a short video that a coworker alerted me to a $50 beta exam for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification. If you watched my YouTube channel for a while, you may be wondering what happened to the Windows 10 certification that I made several videos about. That certification fell through for various reasons. I’m pursuing the PenTest+ certification because it’s a great deal, relevant to my government IT job, and my employer is paying for it.Read more “Why I’m Taking The CompTIA PenTest+ Cert Beta Exam (PT0-002)”
A coworker at my government IT job alerted me that CompTIA was offering a $50 USD beta exam for their PenTest+ certification. This relatively new info security certification usually costs $370 USD. I scheduled my online exam for Memorial Day to give myself six weeks of studying time. I ordered the “CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Bundle” eBook for $50 USD from Amazon. Make sure that you subscribe to my channel and have the notification bell turned on. I’m planning to make several videos about my journey to get this certification. It’s been 16 years since I last took a certification exam.
Last year I bought the “Exam Replay” certification voucher with a one-year expiration date, a free retake exam and a 30-day practice test for $265 USD. My initial plan was to take the retiring Microsoft Windows 7 exam before April 2019. When that exam came and went, my revised goal was to take the new Windows 10 exam. I had to wait until summer for the new study guide to come out. That left about six months to get Windows 10 certified.
Plenty of time, right? Uh, no.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I failed to show up at the testing center to take the exam before the voucher expired last month. That flushing sound you hear in the background was $265 USD going down the toilet.Read more “I Failed to Take Microsoft Windows 10 Certification Exam”