CompTIA Security+ Rapid Review (Exam SY0-301)


Assess your readiness for CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, ...

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Assess your readiness for CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam objective, providing "need-to-know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study—all designed to help bolster your preparation.

Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives:

  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography

This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press® Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735666856
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,441,332
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Gregg, Security+, A+, Network+, CISSP, SSCP, CISA, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, CNA, CCNA, CIW Security Analyst, CCE, CEH, CHFI, DCNP, and ES Dragon IDS, is founder and president of Superior Solutions, Inc., a Houston, Texas–based IT security consulting firm. Superior Solutions performs security assessments and penetration testing for Fortune 1000 firms. Michael has written or co-written 14 books.

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Table of Contents

CompTIA Professional Certification Program;
Support & Feedback;
We Want to Hear from You;
Stay in Touch;
Preparing for the Exam;
Chapter 1: Network Security;
1.1 Objective 1.1: Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies;
1.2 Objective 1.2: Apply and implement secure network administration principles;
1.3 Objective 1.3: Distinguish and differentiate network design elements and compounds;
1.4 Objective 1.4: Implement and use common protocols;
1.5 Objective 1.5: Identify commonly used default network ports;
1.6 Objective 1.6: Implement wireless networks in a secure manner;
1.7 Answers;
Chapter 2: Compliance and Operational Security;
2.1 Objective 2.1: Explain risk related concepts;
2.2 Objective 2.2: Carry out appropriate risk mitigation strategies;
2.3 Objective 2.3: Execute appropriate incident response procedures;
2.4 Objective 2.4: Explain the importance of security related awareness and training;
2.5 Objective 2.5: Compare and contrast aspects of business continuity;
2.6 Objective 2.6: Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls;
2.7 Objective 2.7: Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures;
2.8 Objective 2.8: Exemplify the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA);
2.9 Answers;
Chapter 3: Threats and Vulnerabilities;
3.1 Objective 3.1: Analyze and differentiate among types of malware;
3.2 Objective 3.2: Analyze and differentiate among types of attacks;
3.3 Objective 3.3: Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering attacks;
3.4 Objective 3.4: Analyze and differentiate among types of wireless attacks;
3.5 Objective 3.5: Analyze and differentiate among types of application attacks;
3.6 Exam need to know;
3.7 Objective 3.6: Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques;
3.8 Objective 3.7: Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities;
3.9 Objective 3.8: Within the realm of vulnerability assessments, explain the proper use of penetration testing versus vulnerability scanning;
3.10 Answers;
Chapter 4: Application, Data, and Host Security;
4.1 Objective 4.1: Explain the importance of application security;
4.2 Objective 4.2: Carry out appropriate procedures to establish host security;
4.3 Objective 4.3: Explain the importance of data security;
4.4 Answers;
Chapter 5: Access Control and Identity Management;
5.1 Objective 5.1: Explain the function and purpose of authentication services;
5.2 Objective 5.2: Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authentication, authorization, and access control;
5.3 Objective 5.3: Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management;
5.4 Answers;
Chapter 6: Cryptography;
6.1 Objective 6.1: Summarize general cryptography concepts;
6.2 Objective 6.2: Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products;
6.3 Objective 6.3: Explain the core concepts of public key infrastructure;
6.4 Objective 6.4: Implement PKI, certificate management, and associated components;
6.5 Answers;
Security+ Acronyms;

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