About Darril Gibson


My name is Darril Gibson


Years ago, I set a goal for myself. I decided I wanted to become a full time author and write books that help others.

Since then, I have authored or coauthored more than 40 books and I am very grateful for the emails I regularly receive from readers sharing their successes after reading one of my books.

I created this site as a reference for people that want to get certified and get ahead in their career. 

It started from my original CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead study guide for exam SY0-201 and has grown from there.

The site now focuses on the three core CompTIA certifications, A+Network+, and Security+ but also includes information on some other certifications such as (ISC)2 SSCP and CISSP.

Get Certified Get Ahead - Darril Gibson

If you’re using any of the books that I’ve written or helped others write, I would love to hear from you. I especially enjoy hearing from people that have successfully passed a certification exam after using one of my books. You can send me a message from here.

Check out some testimonials here.

Darril Gibson Roles

Darril Gibson Certifications

I hold several certifications listed below.

CompTIA Certifications

  • A+
  • Network+
  • Security+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

You can view my CompTIA transcript here.

(ISC)2 Certification

  • SSCP

The (ISC)2 certifications can be validated here for Darril Gibson (certification number 348210)

ITIL Certification

  • ITIL Foundations v 3.0

Microsoft Certifications

To view my full Microsoft transcript look here with the following codes: Transcript ID 660310 Access Code: DarrilGibson

  • MCT since 1999

Network and Operating System certifications

  • MCITP (Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician)
  • MCITP (Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator, Server Administrator)
  • MCITP (Windows Vista Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician)
  • MCTS (Windows 7, Configuration)
  • MCTS (Windows Vista, Configuration)
  • MCTS (Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration, Applications Infrastructure, Network Infrastructure)
  • MCSE (Security, Windows Server NT 4.0, 2000, 2003)
  • MCSA (Security, Messaging, Windows Server 2000, 2003)
  • MCSA Messaging (Windows Server 2000, 2003)
  • MCTS Active Directory (Windows Server 2008)
  • MCTS Network Infrastructure (Windows Server 2008)
  • MCTS Applications Infrastructure (Window Server 2008)
  • MCDST (Windows XP)

Database certifications

  • MCDBA (SQL Server 2000)
  • MCTS (SQL Server 2005)
  • MCTS (SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance)
  • MCITP (Database Administrator)
  • MCITP (Database Developer)

Developer Certifications

  • MCSD (Visual Studio 6.0, Microsoft .NET)

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