Learn exam essentials from the Expert
The fast, powerful way to prepare for your CompTIA Security+ exam!
Get all the hands-on training you need to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam, get certified, and move forward in your IT career! This easy-to-use DVD walks you through the skills and concept you’ll need to master and pass the Security+ SY0-201 exam. This DVD contains more than 5 hours of expert-led videos designed to build and test your knowledge of Security+ and a whole lot more!
Thorough coverage of the following topics:
- Understanding general cryptography concepts
- Creating symmetric and asymmetric keys and learning how to use them together
- Comparing protocol analyzers and statistical analyzers
- Understanding the benefits and limitations of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and certificates
- Reviewing the foundations of TCP/IP, including TCP and UDP protocols, ports and system services, and IPv6
- Examining IPsec, including its operational modes
- Mitigating against weak passwords and other network vulnerabilities
About the Shon Harris Security Series
This DVD package is part of a complete library of books, online services, and videos designed to help security professionals enhance their skills and prepare for their certification exams. Every product in this series reflects Shon Harris’s unsurpassed experience in teaching IT security professionals.
Detailed lessons: Each video begins with a lesson that covers Security+ concepts that will be demonstrated in the lab portions of the videos.
Lab examples: Walk through labs with the presenter to learn important setups and configurations.
Commands: Go beyond the graphical interface with important commands.
|Publisher:||Pearson IT Certification|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.98(d)|
About the Author
Shon Harris is the president and owner of Logical Security, Inc., a security consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force’s Information Warfare unit, an instructor, and an author. She has authored two best-selling CISSP books, is a coauthor to the book, Gray Hat Hacking, and is the author of many articles and periodicals. Shon was recognized as one of the top 25 women in the Information Security field by Information Security magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Video Mentor series of DVDs is intended to select high priority topics within their respective certifications to help deliver a more in-depth look at them. The Shon Harris Security + Video Mentor certainly delivers on this promise! This series is split into six areas, each with various labs to help illustrate the concepts. The areas covered are: Asymmetric Encryption, Steganography, Sniffers and Protocol Analyzers, PKI and Certificates, the TCP/IP protocol, and Passwords. One of my favorite areas on this DVD is the Steganography section. I appreciated the in-depth coverage it provided in the 40-minute lecture, in addition to providing a lab. This went into much better depth than I have seen with other resources, including the detailed discussion of how it works and numerous illustrations to emphasis the important points. As a security professional, I also loved the fact that an entire module was spent covering passwords. This is so often overlooked! As seen by the list of topics, this DVD concentrates on the two most difficult yet important areas for Security+ candidates to understand: cryptography and networking. Shon Harris and her team have a real knack for taking such complex topics, breaking them down into understandable language, and then illustrating how they actually work in real life. This DVD has an accompanying book with the high level concepts covered on the DVD, as well as each module has a PDF tab with the same information in soft copy. The Security+ Video Mentor is a very helpful tool for anyone studying for this certification (and also if you aren't!)
The topics tackled by these videos cover several basic issues of computer security. The videos are suited for students who need the assistance of video instructions to garner the gist of the topics. As with the other videos in this compTIA series, you should have the detailed backup of an accompanying text. The first lesson on symmetric and asymmetric algorithms lets you appreciate the big differences and the comparative advantages of each. Relatively more time is spent on the asymmetric methods, which takes us into public key cryptography. Yes, this might seem like magic the first time you meet it, but it rests on the simple asymmetry between the computational cost of multiplying two [prime] numbers to get a resultant product and the cost of starting with that product and trying to find the primes that produced it. But from the videos the take home message is that you don't need to remember, or even understand in the first place, any intricate maths to follow how PKI is implemented. The steganography lesson demonstrates how steg is fundamentally different from cryptography. As you will find from the lesson, cryptography is about hiding data by encrypting it; however the resultant encrypted bits are assumed to be known to an attacker to be encrypted. Whereas steg tries to hide the very existence of a secret by obscuring it in low order bits of another message [like an image]. Of all the lessons, the one on steg is really only for your general interest. In day to day computer security tasks, steg is rarely used or met. It's just something to be aware of, as a pedagogic construct.