Scenarios and Obfuscation
The test questions we are hearing of today seem to have been embellished. They do not ask a straight-up question, but bury it in superfluous text. For example:
John is an administrator and has responsibility for monitoring intrusions. He has heard that some defensive systems require frequent updating and are only able to identify previously identified issues, such as those that would be found in a numbered database of vulnerabilities and exploits. He wishes to minimize costs. What should he do?
This is a signature-based IDS or IPS, but it takes a bit to see the only important phrase is “…require frequent updating and are only able to identify previously identified issues.”
Today, get used to doing some digging and filtering. Best help: Master the Acronyms and Definitions. Memorizing the regular questions will not help. You only get to see them once or twice and then you will simply remember the quiz answer … without true knowledge of why it is correct. Get a solid foundation and then attack regular questions.