Victoria from United States – 10 25 2013, 1:37 AM Report Spam I passed today after the second try and thought I was going to fail. Shout out to LifeSec for breaking down the network diagram!! Except I had Carl as a Server and Lee as a Printer, Amber and Laura were the PCs. I had a total of 58 questions and 7 Sims. I counted 26 new questions that are not on this dump. CompTIA is getting tricky with the questions now so the wording is different. I think the main thing to focus on is passing the Sims. If you ace all 7 of those, you're golden. Many of us combined on this forum have given the answers to pass the test. terry from Kuwait – 10 24 2013, 5:56 PM Report Spam Guys,I am new to examcollection here and this vce test engine. I see in this comment section here lots of comments that talk about seeing a "forum". Is this "forum" this comment link or some other place? thanks for any assistance. noble from United States – 10 23 2013, 8:39 PM Report Spam Failed. Dump no longer valid.Sims were on the test but identifying the network sim was very confusing. Need to spend more time reading/reviewing the Sybex book. rich from United States – 10 23 2013, 5:58 PM Report Spam Failed! I took the test yesterday. About 15-20 questions were from this dump. New questions were very difficult to understand. SIMS were from dump so know how to do them well. Not sure why I failed. I guess I will need to learn more from the Sybex book, Do not know what to do for next time. Joseph from United States – 10 23 2013, 1:48 PM Report Spam Disregard last comment. Can someone provide clarification and or an explanation on why you choose to use a Patch Server or a Firewall in the 50K sim? Joseph from United States – 10 23 2013, 1:43 PM Report Spam Can someone explain on Sim with 50K how you decided to use a patch server over a Web Application Firewall? Bespoke from Netherlands – 10 21 2013, 3:35 PM Report Spam I just took the test and passed an hour ago. I had the same SIMs as Henry from the PI but I only had about 10 – 15 multiple questions from this dump. Luckily I also studied from the online course recommended by CompTIA and from an ebook. This exam was the most difficult I've taken and when my time ran out, I thought I failed. Unexpectedly the words "Congratulations" appeared before me. Good luck guys. All I can say is that I am glad I took the time to learn the material rather than just relying on the dump. I ran out of time trying to figure out the network diagram. Henry from Philippines – 10 19 2013, 11:40 AM Report Spam PASSED (completed test in 1hr 45 mins) … took the test on Friday 18 10…. I used AcutalTests.com's version, which I think is the same as this dump (never did a complete comparison, but just looking at the sims and some question, they both seem to be the same)…. had about 10 new questions the rest where from the dump/study questions. just read the posts here especially the ones by Victoria, Batman and LifeSec…. the sims are intense if you have never done any networking or admin work before…. I studied the sims and memorize LifeSec diagram…first thing I did was draw the diagram and write down other notes on the scratch paper provided… this help me in the sims…. I took the English version in the Philippines …I got a total of 65 questions with 7 questions being sims…. The sims I got … were: 1) CIA drag and drop — did not see the RAID-12) and 3) were the server attacks… as mentioned before the information was the same for both of the question just different outcome… one was about SQL injects and the other was about Buffer Overflow .. just read the log files of each server and find the victim and find the ip address of the attacker… then modify the setting4) 50K equipment … I used firewall, NIPS, anti-virus server and patch server5) new sim … something about modifying both router cause of a SQL attack…don't remember the whole thing…but basically you have to click on each router and modify the settings6) sime was the same diagram as LifeSec… in my case Amber and Laura were PC … verified by using mstsc.exe7) sime about using md5sum to check the hash before installing the correct patch… it has been mentioned before fuse from United States – 10 19 2013, 1:02 AM Report Spam Well Eric, you wouldn't be sure…. 05be me and you had a different test. Anyway, the sims are serious but if you study this forum your golden on them. My test had alot of questions that were reworded and a few towards the end that I had never seen. Eric from United States – 10 18 2013, 7:06 PM Report Spam I passed tody and I'd say 80% is still valid, I'm not sure about the two comments before me being 50% valid? Anyway the 7 sims are serious, good luck people. fuse from United States – 10 18 2013, 5:55 PM Report Spam I just passed the exam…. Yes! I concur with AJ – there were a few different questions on the test but if you use other resources you should be golden. I can't state this enough…. Study the SIMs mentioned in this forum – It will save you annd SIM #5 is a beast – I know I got it wrong but the others are easy that's if you've prepared. I also got the drag and drop for the CIA triad. Make sure you read everything. Good Luck! AJ from United States – 10 18 2013, 11:39 AM Report Spam Hello All. I just took the exam today and passed I got seven sims like Batman and Victoria mentioned. However, the multiple choice questions they asked are not all in this this collection. I would say about 50% of them are not from this VCE. They were not hard, but you still need to spend more time to understand and then answer. Izrel from United States – 10 15 2013, 6:54 PM Report Spam @ The forum!!!, The guy Hashim is a troll, or may be a member of CompTIA! This guy goes between James two vce's, and questions the validity of the dumps questions. This guy isn't studying anything as he has been advised by several people of how to and or what to prepare for. Please see below comments: Shaun from Germany – 02 05 2013, 12:07 AM Report Spam @Hashim read this book cover to cover CASP: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide Authorized Courseware: Exam CAS-001 (CompTIA Study Guide) Hashim from United States – 06 23 2013, 1:15 PM Report Spam Thanks, Izrel! I'm actually reading this book now. How helpful would you say this book is? • •Hashim from United States – 06 21 2013, 1:44 PM Report Spam Izrel, What book did you use? Izrel from United States – 06 22 2013, 4:07 AM Report Spam COMPTIA ADVANCED SECURITY PRACTITIONER BY SYBEX… YOU KNOW THE ONE WITH THE LIGHTHOUSE ON THE FRONT COVER! Please future user's of this particular dump. Ignore this guy! He's wasting true people's hard earned study time! Regards, Izrel AJ from Kuwait – 10 15 2013, 4:20 PM Report Spam Can you also please tell me more about the sim 1&2. When you go into the servers' logs to identify the victim server, does the attacker IP shows up in the victim server log? AJ from Kuwait – 10 15 2013, 4:17 PM Report Spam Hello,Thanks to all that shared. I was reviewing the sims, but is there a confirmed answer for the one where we have to place the security appliances with a budget of 50k? I reviewed and everyone has different answer, I don't know which is the best. Thanks in advance test from United States – 10 11 2013, 6:14 PM Report Spam Old School – what did you use as your study material ?> Old School from United States – 10 11 2013, 3:15 PM Report Spam Just passed the exam(Friday, 10 11th). 71 mulitple choice and 7 sims. I have nothing to add that hasn't already been posted. Use 272 dump. In my opinion dump is 90 to 95% accurate with the exam. Use what has been posted here, it will surely help. I'm proof. Thank you all who took the exam before me and passed for posting. Everyone studying and preparing to take it, keep studying and I wish you well. Hashim from United States – 10 06 2013, 6:53 PM Report Spam Are the answers in this test correct? I'm going over it, and it seems like some questions have incorrect valid answers. Please advise Larson0357 from United States – 10 05 2013, 1:53 AM Report Spam Big thank you to Batman, Victoria, Lifesec for sim details. Took the test today and passed. The Dump was dead on. I think I had 3-4 questions that I did not see in the dump but they were well covered in the books. solo from Puerto Rico – 10 02 2013, 3:43 PM Report Spam Yes is 100% valid i take the test on Monday and pass I got 7 Sims read Victoria, Batman and LifeSec diagram and done. Michael from United States – 10 02 2013, 1:11 PM Report Spam Is this Valid? If so can someone let me know please?I dont want to study this VCE if it isn't correct. v/rMike solo from Puerto Rico – 09 30 2013, 4:37 PM Report Spam This dump is valid word for word and the simulations are the same, thanks to LifeSec diagram, the only thing that changed some IP everything is same thank you Victoria, Batman and LifeSec and all yes perfect score no different question GA from United States – 09 30 2013, 3:49 PM Report Spam Carl was a server for me and my bud (we passed) who took it so I am not sure if what you have listed is 100%, what I would do for anyone is focus on the commands and how to figure out what is a router and switch and proper placement of your devices. They may switch up the IPs or who is what and you wouldn’t want that. Best thing you can do for the SIMs is study the process the "how to" get the answer. Everything else will fall into place. Especially once you sit in front of the simulation. Its only 7 sims so I think everyone can agree when I say "just take some time to understand how the answer was gotten". This way if they trip you up and change some things around… you won't be caught with your pants down so to speak. The dump is valid I just took my test on Friday and passed. solo from Puerto Rico – 09 30 2013, 10:55 AM Report Spam Hi today I will take the test and tell you if this dump is valid or not, I hope it's help me a lot. I need to pass from United States – 09 29 2013, 4:54 AM Report Spam Ok so who has recently took the test and confirmed the dump and/or sims are current? If the sims are current and up to date, is there a link that has the sims? Thanks for your help, I need to pass this exam as soon as possible. LifeSec from Unknown – 09 28 2013, 10:05 PM Report Spam Victoria #5: This question took me about an hour because I did not understand the question. I knew that I had to design network base on diagram; however, I was confused by the hostnames. Here how I cracked it, but don't remember all their IP addresses (URL: http://postimg.org/image/yf2eca1p3/) // sorry for a shitty diagram. -Amy/Router/ 3 IP Addresses-John/Router/ 2 IP Addresses (10.9.0.2) & (192.168.100.X) -Ryan/Switch/ 192.168.34.4 (DMZ)-Jill/Switch/192.168.23.4 (Where Carl and Lee connect to)-Sara/Switch/192.168.100.4 (Amber & Laura) -Pete/WebServer/192.168.34.x (DMZ Under Ryan) -Amber/Server/192.168.100.82-Laura/Server/192.168.100.X -Carl/PC/192.168.23.33-Lee/PC or Printer/192.168.23.11 You can us SSH for Router & Switch, once you get in there do a "SHOW RUN"; then you'll find the IP address and connections. You can PING all hosts except switches. (I THINK) Therefore, you can find the IP address, for example "ping Lee you'll find 192.168.23.11" Netstat will show connection with Amber (192.168.100.82) and Laura 192.168.100.X (12 or 16) mstsc.exe you'll able to remote to Pete (WebServer), Amber (Server), Laura (Server)….however access will be denied. GA from United States – 09 27 2013, 8:47 PM Report Spam I just read my comment, I want to stress that batman and Victorias process's are correct however the subnet that he identified or anyone else in this forum mentioned may not be the same when you get there. The discover your own network. I'll tell you I am pretty positive "you" the test taker is Carl, a buddy of mine took it before me and he was Carl and when I went I was Carl. Amy is a router. The names make no sense probably now but they will when you sit at the sim. The hostnames of the devices are listed as John, Jill, Sara, lee, Carl and a few others I can't think of at the moment.The md5sum.exe one, I had 3 links that linked to an https site, one was a cert error and two had hashes but only one of those matched. I downloaded one at a time and verified before moving to another one. Use the directory cmd to make sure it's in there. Once u verify your good just install it from the cmd line. The 50k I had a WAF, nips, spam box and a patch and AV server. Gave me 50k exactly. Hope that helps GA from United States – 09 27 2013, 8:38 PM Report Spam So here I am paying it forward. I took the exam and passed, this dump is still valid but like EHaas and the others said, you have to supplement with something else's ( I had the sybex book) just to give you something solid that can explain things when you don't understand something. I found that when I didn't understand an answer or a term I would look it up and once I read it I got it. The Sims…… Damn those things, LOL! Yes, Victoria and batman are on it. I will add that I would hone in on the commands and how to identify a switch and a router, switch has way more interfaces. How to read server logs and identify the different types of attacks. The subnets for the attackers change so focus on the how to identify (key identifiers) rather than the subnets listed below.Ciao bella E Haas from United States – 09 26 2013, 10:29 PM Report Spam My advice is to go through this blog from beginning to end. Pay attention to Victoria and Batman about the sims. Do not just study this dump, make sure you supplement with a study guide or something. They ask you about 5-6 questions that are not on the dump, some are also reworded and may have a different answer, but the bulk of the questions in this dump are correct. I cannot emphasize this enough because there is know way that I know to do the sims until you get there. Study and prepare for the Sims, because they are what will fail you if you fail. While the questions are important, if you use this dump I think that you have a great chance of passing, if you do the Sims correctly. The sims are not hard, they just require you to organize your Thought a bit. If you do the work you WILL pass. Hope this helps. Eric from United States – 09 26 2013, 4:20 PM Report Spam E Has I have a question for you?? How many of the questions in your opinion were on the exam from the dump? Also for the sims where are the explanation for the sims that are on the exam? Any help thanks, I just want to ensure this a correct before I pay and take it solo from Puerto Rico – 09 26 2013, 10:40 AM Report Spam Thank you E Hass thats great to know E Haas from United States – 09 25 2013, 9:33 PM Report Spam Still Valid Eric from United States – 09 25 2013, 7:39 PM Report Spam How valid is this dump? Help I am looking to take the exam next Monday. Thanks E Haas from United States – 09 24 2013, 6:59 PM Report Spam Passed… Dump is very helpful but some questions are worded differently, so do read each question to be sure. My 2 cents on the sims…the sims were on the beginning of the test but you can flag them and go back later, because they do come off as intimidating when you are first beginning (warm up on some multi-choice questions to get into the groove and then go back). The network search SIM (Host name, netstat, Ping, etc.) will most likely take the longest, because of the commands you have to type, the other SIMs actually go pretty fast once you know what you are doing in the SIMs. In my case it took more time to learn how to use the Simulator than actually answer the questions. The Firewall/Sql sim was one that came off as very intimidating, but was fairly easy to answer look at the firewall log, review pings from and to, apply ACL (Deny) change in firewall…Done. (don't get sucked into all the hyperbole). Good luck. Big thanks to all especially Victoria and Batman on breaking down the Sims. It was hard to just read about it on this blog and comprehend; but It makes sense once in the test and the nerves start to calm down.