Pocket Prep is your award-winning tool in mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the CompTIA® Security+ (SY0-501) exam.

* Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
* EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award winner

The Science Behind Mobile Learning:
Overloading your brain with too much information at once is a common study mistake. Research has shown that smaller, more frequent study sessions are the key to knowledge retention. In other words, taking short quizzes on the go is a much more effective means of exam preparation than reading page after page in a textbook. Apps offer the benefit of interaction, which means you’re far more likely to remember a concept you engage with rather than one you’ve only read about.

Take your CompTIA studies with you, no matter where life takes you.

SY0-501 Content Areas:
- 1.0 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
- 2.0 Technologies and Tools
- 3.0 Architecture and Design
- 4.0 Identity and Access Management
- 5.0 Risk Management
- 6.0 Cryptography and PKI

Get Started for Free:
We provide a limited free version so you can get a feel for the app before deciding to upgrade. The free version offers 74 questions with detailed answer explanations.

- 30 free questions available with download
- 30 free bonus questions available through social media
- 14-day access to the Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Comprehensive test-taking strategy guide

Unlock the Ultimate Mobile Learning Experience:
A one-time in-app purchase grants full lifetime access to our Security+ app.

- 500 total practice questions and detailed rationales
- Lifetime access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Unlock all social media bonus questions
- Unlock Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Priority in-app support

Pocket Prep Features:
- No internet required
- Study Modes: See answers as you go or at the end
- Retake past exams with a single tap
- Study reminders and QOTD notifications
- Automatic test saving and retrieval
- Detailed history and results reporting
- Exam day countdown
- Multi-device ready

Our team of writers and editors are industry leaders who have meticulously crafted Security+ practice questions and detailed answer explanations with you in mind. Since 2011, Pocket Prep has been the leader in mobile learning and has helped over five million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within a few hours.

What's New

Version 6.5.6

- Fixed a bug affecting the restore purchase function

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
698 Ratings
698 Ratings

Do NOT use this app as a main study engine


I am very disappointed with the questions on this app. The 4 star review on this app befuddles me because I truly and objectively think it does not merit such a rating.

I would argue that almost 25% of the questions on this app have NOTHING to do with the actual exam. For example, this app asks you all the different classes of fire extinguisher classes (A-K) and asks you all the different steps of the SDLC and what number each step is (that’s not directly tied to IT Security!).

I foolishly wasted so much time on this study engine thinking it was legit. It’s absolutely not! If you want real study material and preparation for the exam, spend your money on a book. Buy Darril Gibson or watch professor Messer videos (free). Those sources are excellent study materials. This app deserves to be in the bin. I strongly recommend to not spend the $15 on it as it will be a waste of your money and, more importantly, your time.

Developer Response

4.5 stars, actually! 💪 We're sorry you feel our app belongs in the trash (talk about harsh!) but a lot of hard work went into providing affordable CompTIA practice that's helped thousands conquer their exam. Obviously, we're not designed to be your only study tool as we don't include performance based questions (PBQs) which make up a good chunk of the exam (these would be really tough if not impossible to do on a mobile device). The topics we do cover can and usually are presented on the exam, even questions about fire extinguishers because, hey, you should know how to stop a fire in a server room. Each item is painstakingly referenced to other valid study guides and textbooks to make fact-checking and general studying less of a hassle. We just spent a few hundred hours updating the curriculum to the new(ish) SY0-501 exam blueprint. At the end of the day, our apps aren't for everyone. We totally get that. That doesn't mean your opinion is the only one that counts!

Lasted update breaks app - Updated


Happily used this for weeks until the latest patch. The patch resulted in lost credentials and an inability for the app to run on my iPhone unless loading directly from the App Store using the “Open” option. Won’t save my credentials and keeps reporting that I am on the free version - not the premium version that I had been using pre update. Restore purchase doesn’t fix the issue, nor does a phone reboot.

It appears that the issue resolved itself within a couple of days. I can’t now recreate the problem so I don’t know it it was the application or phone - but neither was updated prior to the issue being resolved.

The app performs as expected and was a very useful tool in my personal experience.

I used the daily question as well as the quick 10 questions (at least once a day). The app then kept a calculation covering each area of the exam and my overall correct percentage for each topic. I could then use those indicators to determine where to focus my studies.

Developer Response

Thanks for the updated review, Blankgm! 🙌 Technology can be finicky and difficult to troubleshoot sometimes as anyone in IT can attest to. We appreciate your sticking with us! Have a great week!

I really enjoy this :)


I love this! It should not be used as your only reference, but it provides you the ability to do quick quizzes where ever you have time. It can help you solidify some of the core concepts. Good luck to everyone:)! P.S. Even after completing the test I still use the app for quick review during down time.


Pocket Prep, Inc.
59.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Pocket Prep, Inc. All rights reserved. This product is not affiliated with or endorsed by CompTIA.
In-App Purchases
  1. Security+ Premium $14.99
  2. Security+ Special $12.99


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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