CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide: Exam SY0-301 / Edition 2

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Get a host of extras with this Deluxe version including a Security Administration Simulator!

Prepare for CompTIA's new Security+ exam SY0-301 with this Deluxe Edition of our popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 5th Edition. In addition to the 100% coverage of all exam essentials and study tools you'll find in the regular study guide, the Deluxe Edition gives you over additional hands-on lab exercises and study tools, three additional practice exams, author videos, and the exclusive Security Administration simulator. This book is a CompTIA Recommended product.

  • Provides 100% coverage of all exam objectives for Security+ exam SY0-301 including:
    • Network security
    • Compliance and operational security
    • Threats and vulnerabilities
    • Application, data and host security
    • Access control and identity management
    • Cryptography
  • Features Deluxe-Edition-only additional practice exams, value-added hands-on lab exercises and study tools, and exclusive Security Administrator simulations, so you can practice in a real-world environment
  • Covers key topics such as general security concepts, communication and infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography, operational security, and more
  • Shows you pages of practical examples and offers insights drawn from the real world

Get deluxe preparation, pass the exam, and jump-start your career. It all starts with CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118014745
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 399,077
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Emmett Dulaney is an associate professor at Anderson University. He has written several certification books on Windows, Security, IT project management, and UNIX, and is coauthor of two of Sybex's leading certification titles: CompTIA Security+ Study Guide and CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide. He is also a well-known certification columnist for Redmond magazine and
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Table of Contents

Foreword xxv

Introduction xxix

Assessment Test l

Chapter 1 Measuring and Weighing Risk 1

Chapter 2 Infrastructure and Connectivity 27

Chapter 3 Protecting Networks 81

Chapter 4 Threats and Vulnerabilities 121

Chapter 5 Access Control and Identity Management 175

Chapter 6 Educating and Protecting the User 207

Chapter 7 Operating System and Application Security 245

Chapter 8 Cryptography Basics 291

Chapter 9 Cryptography Implementation 339

Chapter 10 Physical and Hardware-Based Security 375

Chapter 11 Security and Vulnerability in the Network 401

Chapter 12 Wireless Networking Security 429

Chapter 13 Disaster Recovery and Incident Response 455

Chapter 14 Security-Related Policies and Procedures 499

Chapter 15 Security Administration 529

Appendix A About the Companion CD 567

Glossary 571

Index 613

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    Want to be a security administrator? Get this book!

    I purchased this book two months ago and currently on Chapter 14. Needless to say, I couldn't put it down. Not only is it interesting to finally know what those who would never assist me in advancing my career in IT, this book empowered to become a much needed addition to the IT industry. Trust me, I will pass the test with flying colors and have valuable knowledge to write my own ticket. The only disappointment is the lack of the digital edition included with the CD ROM. That's the only reason I gave it a rating of 4 Stars.

    A word of warning: if you have no networking experience, it may confuse you a bit. Get your Network+ then tackle this stuff. Mr. Dulaney wrote this book along with others with clear explanation as to what your role will be as a Security Administrator. Don't blow it by not having the basics in Networking.

    Well, what are you waiting for?

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    I have read some other texts for the CISSP. This one covered muc

    I have read some other texts for the CISSP. This one covered much of the same material minus some information specific for the CISSP. I enjoyed the way it was written, very logical and calculated highlighting many of the points that will be on the exam. The little tidbits of humor helped break up the dry chapters. As soon as I go over the chapters I know were not that exciting and I know I am weak on I will take the test. I have SharePoint 2010 and 2007 certs. as well as MCSD and I do feel prepared for this one.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011


    The book is well written and ahead of its time in comparison to their other book. It meet the global standard of norm. Its about time, but it has one hangup there no ebook so if you lost the hard copy your screw.You can re-buy the same book twice in digital format so in essence to have a completed copy of this book you have to purchase it twice.That sucks.

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