Release on 2014-05-05 | by Emmett Dulaney,Chuck Easttom
Author: Emmett Dulaney,Chuck Easttom
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Join over 250,000 IT professionals who've earned Security+certification If you're an IT professional hoping to progress in your career,then you know that the CompTIA Security+ exam is one of the mostvaluable certifications available. Since its introduction in 2002,over a quarter million professionals have achieved Security+certification, itself a springboard to prestigious certificationslike the CASP, CISSP, and CISA. The CompTIA Security+ StudyGuide: SY0-401 covers 100% of the Security+ exam objectives,with clear and concise information on crucial security topics. You'll find everything you need to prepare for the 2014 versionof the Security+ certification exam, including insight fromindustry experts on a wide range of IT security topics. Readersalso get access to a robust set of learning tools, featuringelectronic flashcards, assessment tests, robust practice testenvironment, with hundreds of practice questions, and electronicflashcards. CompTIA authorized and endorsed Includes updates covering the latest changes to the exam,including better preparation for real-world applications Covers key topics like network security, compliance andoperational security, threats and vulnerabilities, access controland identity management, and cryptography Employs practical examples and insights to provide real-worldcontext from two leading certification experts Provides the necessary tools to take that first important steptoward advanced security certs like CASP, CISSP, and CISA, inaddition to satisfying the DoD's 8570 directive If you're serious about jump-starting your security career, youneed the kind of thorough preparation included in the CompTIASecurity+ Study Guide: SY0-401.
Your complete guide to the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam(SY0-401) CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide provides acomprehensive study tool for the SY0-401 exam, launched in May2014. With in-depth information on security essentials andstandards, practical examples, and insights drawn from real-worldexperience, this guide provides you with the information you needto be a security administrator, as well as the preparing you forthe Security+ exam. This deluxe edition of Sybex's CompTIASecurity+ Study Guide features over one hundred additional pages ofmaterial, plus free software and bonus videos that help explaincomplex topics. The companion DVD also includes a robust set oflearning tools, featuring Sybex's proprietary test engine withchapter review questions, a pre-assessment test, hundreds ofpractice questions, and over one hundred electronic flashcards. The CompTIA Security+ exam is considered the "starting point"for security professionals looking to get a leg up on thecompetition. This ninety-minute exam contains up to one hundredquestions, so candidates must be secure enough in the material toanswer quickly with confidence. This study guide helps you masterthe material: Review network, compliance, and operational security Understand data, application, and host security Master the complexities of cryptography Get up to speed on threats, vulnerabilities, access control,and identity management Practice makes perfect, and this guide provides hundreds ofopportunities to get it right. Work through from beginning to end,or just focus on your weak areas – either way, you'll begetting clear, concise, complete information on key exam topics.For the SY0-401 candidate who wants to ace the exam, CompTIASecurity+ Deluxe Study Guide provides the information, tools,and practice needed to succeed.
The best fully integrated study system available for the CompTIA Security+ exam! Prepare for CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-401 with McGraw-Hill Professional--a Platinum-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. With hundreds of practice exam questions, including new performance-based questions, CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam. 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam SY0-401 Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter Simulated exam questions--including performance-based questions--match the format, topics, and difficulty of the real exam Covers all the exam topics, including: Networking Basics and Terminology * Security Terminology * Security Policies and Standards * Types of Attacks * System Security Threats * Mitigating Security Threats * Implementing System Security * Securing the Network Infrastructure * Wireless Networking and Security * Authentication * Access Control * Cryptography • Managing a Public Key Infrastructure * Physical Security * Risk Analysis * Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity * Computer Forensics * Security Assessments and Audits * Monitoring and Auditing Electronic content includes: Test engine that provides customized practice exams by chapter or by exam domain 1+ hour of video training from the author Lab exercise PDF with solutions NEW pre-assessment exam Glossary of key terms PDF copy of the book for studying on the go
This concise, focused guide is easy to use and is organized by each exam objective for quick review and reinforcement of key topics. You'll find information on network security, compliance and operational security, and threats and vulnerabilities. Additionally, this indispensable resource delves into application, data, and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. In addition to the content in the book, you'll have access to more than 100 practice exam questions, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms
The most complete, up-to-date Security+ prep kit, with 100% exam coverage CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit, 4th Edition is the ideal study tool for the price-savvy Security+ candidate. By combining the CompTIA Deluxe Security+ Study Guide, 3rd Edition and the CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, 3rd Edition into a single bundle, this kit provides everything you need to go into the exam fully prepared. This new edition has been updated to align with the latest version of the Security+ exam (SY0-401), and covers 100% of the exam objectives including communications, infrastructure, operational and organizational security, and much more. Practical examples drawn from real-world topics demonstrate how these concepts are applied on the job, and authoritative coverage and clear, concise explanations help deepen your understanding of these crucial security topics. The DVD includes instructional videos, electronic flashcards, software, and a test bank that allows you to test your knowledge and correct weak areas in advance, so you can approach the exam with confidence. Study 100% of the Security+ exam objectives See key topics demonstrated in over an hour of instructional videos Understand real-world applications through practical examples Try out Kali Linux, designed for security auditing, digital forensics, and penetration testing, and Security Onion for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management Test your knowledge with leading-edge exam prep software With complete exam coverage and practical insight, CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit, 4th Edition gives you the confidence you need on exam day.
Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he's honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. You'll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what's important. Over 450 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 100 question pre-test, a 100 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.
Sybex's new CompTIA Complete Study Guide 3 Book Set includes everything you need to succeed in today's competitive job market. Each Study Guide is CompTIA authorized and includes: Coupon for 10% Off CompTIA Certification Exams Access to a robust set of learning tools, featuring electronic flashcards, assessment tests, robust practice test environment, with hundreds of practice questions, and electronic flashcards CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-801 and 220-802, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-118-32405-9) CompTIA A+ is the de facto certification for IT technicians. Some vendors even require employees to achieve certification as part of their job training. This book prepares you for both required exams: 220-801 and 220-802. Totally updated to cover the 2012 exams, this popular prep guide covers all the exam objectives and provides access to additional study tools, including the Sybex Test Engine with bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of important terms in searchable PDF form. A complete study guide to both exams required for CompTIA A+ certification, the standard certification for software and hardware vendors and major technology companies Covers personal computer components, laptops and portable devices, operating systems (including mobile), printers and scanners, networks, security, safety and environmental issues, communication, and professionalism Provides clear and concise information on crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting topics Offers practical examples, real-world insights, exam highlights, and end-of-chapter reviews CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: SY0-401, 6th Edition (ISBN: 978-1-118-87507-0) If you're an IT professional hoping to progress in your career, then you know that the CompTIA Security+ exam is one of the most valuable certifications available. Since its introduction in 2002, over a quarter million professionals have achieved Security+ certification, itself a springboard to prestigious certifications like the CASP, CISSP, and CISA. TheCompTIA Security+ Study Guide: SY0-401 covers 100% of the Security+ exam objectives, with clear and concise information on crucial security topics. Covers key topics like network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, access control and identity management, and cryptography Employs practical examples and insights to provide real-world context from two leading certification experts Provides the necessary tools to take that first important step toward advanced security certs like CASP, CISSP, and CISA, in addition to satisfying the DoD's 8570 directive CompTIA Network+ Study Guide: Exam N10-006, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-119-02124-7) The CompTIA Network+ Study Guide is your one-stop comprehensive resource in preparing for exam N10-006 Bestselling author and networking Guru Todd Lammle guides you through 100% of all exam objectives detailing the fundamental concepts you will need to know to prepare for the exam. Coverage includes network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, security, and much more, plus practical examples drawn from real-world situations. Review 100% of the Network+ exam objectives Get clear, concise insight on crucial networking maintenance topics Study practical examples drawn from real-world experience
This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Access to the videos and exercises is available through product registration at Pearson IT Certification; or see instructions in back pages of your eBook. Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam success with this CompTIA Authorized Cert Guide, Academic Edition from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. The DVD features three complete practice exams, complete video solutions to 31 hands-on labs, plus 31 interactive flash-based simulations that include drag-and-drop and matching to reinforce the learning. Master CompTIA’s Security+ SY0-401 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes Reinforce your knowledge of key concepts with chapter review activities Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD Includes complete video solutions to 31 hands-on labs Plus 31 interactive simulations on key exam topics CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Authorized Cert Guide, Academic Edition includes video solutions to the hands-on labs, practice tests, and interactive simulations that let the reader learn by doing. Best-selling author and expert instructor David L. Prowse shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter review activities help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your approach to passing the exam. The companion Academic Edition DVD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, with three complete practice exams and hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. The Academic Edition DVD also includes complete video solutions to 31 hands-on labs in the book and 31 interactive simulations on key exam topics to reinforce the learning by doing. Learning activities such as test password strength, match the type of Malware with its definition, find the security issues in the network map, and disallow a user access to the network on Saturday and Sunday. Interactive Simulations: 2-1: Identifying Malware Types 2-2: Securing the BIOS 2-4: Filtering E-mails 3-3: Stopping Services in the Command Prompt 4-1: Securing Web Browsers 5-1: Creating a DMZ 5-3: Defending against the Web Shell 6-1a: Understanding Port Numbers, Part A 6-1b: Understanding Port Numbers, Part B 6-1c: Understanding Port Numbers, Part C 6-2a: Identifying Network Attacks, Part A 6-2b: Identifying Network Attacks, Part B 6-2c: Identifying Network Attacks, Part C 6-2d: Identifying Network Attacks, Part D 7-1: Configuring a Firewall's Ruleset 8-4: Planning Network Security 9-1: Choosing Physical Security Methods 9-2: Selecting the Correct Authentication Technology 9-3: Understanding 802.1X 10-1: Password Strength 10-2: Configuring Logon Hours 10-3: Understanding Access Control Models 11-1a: Risk Assessment, Part A 11-1b: Risk Assessment, Part B 11-1c: Vulnerability Management Process 12-1: Capturing and Analyzing Packets 12-2: Deciphering Log Files 13-1: Understanding Symmetric and Asymmetric Algorithms 15-1: Configuring RAID 16-1a: Identifying Social Engineering Attacks, Part A 16-1b: Identifying Social Engineering Attacks, Part B Hands-On Labs Video Solutions: 2-1: Using Free Malware Scanning Programs 2-2: Securing the BIOS 2-3: Securing Mobile Devices 3-1: Discerning and Updating Service Pack Level 3-2: Securing a Virtual Machine 3-3: Working with Services in Windows and Linux 4-1: Securing Web Browsers 4-2: Whitelisting and Blacklisting Applications with a Windows Server Policy 5-2: Subnetting a Network 6-1: Scanning Ports 7-2: Configuring Packet Filtering and NAT 7-3: Configuring an Inbound Filter 8-1: Securing a Wireless Device 8-2: Enabling MAC Filtering 8-3: Wardriving and the Cure 9-3: Understanding 802.1X 9-4: Setting Up a Secure VPN 10-1: Configuring Complex Passwords 10-2: Configuring Password Policies and User Accounts Restrictions 10-4: Configuring User and Group Permissions 11-2: Mapping and Scanning the Network 11-3: Defending Against Password Cracking 12-1: Capturing and Analyzing Packets 12-2: Deciphering Log Files 12-3: Auditing Files 13-1: Understanding Symmetric and Asymmetric Algorithms 13-2: Disabling the LM Hash 14-1: Understanding PKI 14-2: Making an SSH Connection 15-1: Configuring RAID 17-1: Analyzing Test Questions Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA authorized study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The CompTIA authorized study guide helps you master all the topics on the Security+ exam, including Core computer system security OS hardening and virtualization Application security Network design elements and threats Perimeter security Network media and devices security Physical security and authentication models Access control Vulnerability and risk assessment Monitoring and auditing Cryptography, including PKI Redundancy and disaster recovery Policies and procedures
Release on 2014-07-11 | by Daniel Lachance,Glen E. Clarke
Author: Daniel Lachance,Glen E. Clarke
Pubpsher: McGraw Hill Professional
Don't Let the Real Test Be Your First Test! Prepare for CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-401 with McGraw-Hill Professional--a Platinum-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. CompTIA Security+ Certification Practice Exams, Second Edition (Exam SY0-401) is filled with more than 800 realistic practice questions--including new performance-based questions--to prepare you for this challenging exam. To help you understand the material, in-depth explanations of both the correct and incorrect answers are included for every question. This practical guide covers all official objectives for Exam SY0-401 and is the perfect companion to CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition. Covers all exam topics, including: Networking Basics and Terminology * Security Terminology * Security Policies and Standards * Types of Attacks * System Security Threats * Mitigating Security Threats * Implementing System Security * Securing the Network Infrastructure * Wireless Networking and Security * Authentication * Access Control * Cryptography * Managing a Public Key Infrastructure * Physical Security * Risk Analysis * Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity * Computer Forensics * Security Assessments and Audits * Monitoring and Auditing Electronic content includes: Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or by exam domain PDF copy of the book for studying on the go