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CompTIA Security+ SYO-201 Cert Guide
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CompTIA Security+ SYO-201 Cert Guide

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by David L. Prowse
 

The ultimate core self-study guide for the latest CompTIA Security+ exam: the most comprehensive print and video reference available!

  • Case studies and video solutions to the hands-on labs in each chapter, to help students practice what they've learned
  • Three full practice tests based on the real Security + exam
  • Exclusive memory tables

Overview

The ultimate core self-study guide for the latest CompTIA Security+ exam: the most comprehensive print and video reference available!

  • Case studies and video solutions to the hands-on labs in each chapter, to help students practice what they've learned
  • Three full practice tests based on the real Security + exam
  • Exclusive memory tables, study strategies, tips, cautions, key terms, troubleshooting scenarios, and more

This is the most comprehensive core self-study tool for CompTIA's latest Security+ exam. Perfect for every candidate preparing for this challenging exam, its comprehensive coverage offers all the information and insight you need to succeed. From start to finish, the book has been organized and edited to improve retention and help network and security professionals focus on areas where they need the most assistance. Its features include: clear explanations, review questions, two practice exams, memory tables, key topics, key terms, hands-on labs, and a complete glossary. It also contains an additional full practice exam on the DVD. The DVD also has video solutions to the hands-on labs. Security training expert David L. Prowse covers every Security+ exam objective, including computer system security concepts; OS hardening and virtualization; application security; network design elements and threats; perimeter security; securing media and devices; physical security; authentication; access control; vulnerability and risk assessment; monitoring and auditing; cryptography; redundancy and disaster recovery; policies, procedures, and people; and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789747136
Publisher:
Pearson IT Certification
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Series:
Cert Guide Series
Pages:
598
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

David L. Prowse is a computer network specialist, author, and technical trainer. As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past several years, he has authored several titles for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram. In addition, over the past decade he has taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com, where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.

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CompTIA Security+ SYO-201 Cert Guide 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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pctechmikea More than 1 year ago
When choosing a book of this kind to purchase, I find that there are some things to consider other than just the accuracy of the information presented. As I prepared to write this review, I found myself making a list of things I liked about this book, and things I did not like. First and most importantly, is the fact that I found all the material presented to be of exceptional quality and accuracy. So with that out of the way, why this book instead of another? The book has several features that I find common place in this type of guide; the importance of certification, who should read this book, hands-on-labs, chapter quizzes & practice tests & practice exams, as well as how to prepare to take the real exam. Of these common-place features, I feel the author provided an amazingly clear and detailed explanation for who should read this book and attempt the Security+ Certification test. I also liked the detailed answer key for the end of chapter quizzes & practice tests, which explains both why the right answer is right, and why the wrong answer is wrong. One of the best test-prep features is the third practice exam, located on the included DVD, which can offer the exam with random questions and random answers. Unlike most books of this type, I found many other features that I really liked. Throughout the book the author provides real-world examples of the topics. When a topic with no clear-defined answer is presented, such as which internet browser is best to use, the author gives us his advice followed by as many facts as are available to him to use. This gives us a very solid basis to use in our real lives, not just the exam world. Occasionally, the author refers to industry terms not covered by the current test that might be on the next version. Since there is a good deal of overlap of information, the author does a good job to stay on topic while referring to the other sections of the book where otherwise repeated information is already discussed in detail. The author also offers his assistance for readers who have questions about the material presented in this book. There are only two problems that I had with this book, and they could be considered matters of opinion. First, with the change to the Security+ Certification now expiring after 3 years, I would have liked to see that mentioned in the book. Second, doing the labs requires obtaining a copy of Virtual PC, as opposed to interactive flash-based simulations that other books have used. The reason why I'd prefer the interactive flash-based simulations instead of Virtual PC, is because Virtual PC cannot be run on a home computer unless it is running one of these: Windows 7T Professional; Windows 7T Enterprise; Windows 7T Ultimate; Windows VistaT Business; Windows VistaT Enterprise; Windows VistaT Ultimate; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition; or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. This requirement is not mentioned in the book. The good news is that even if you cannot install Virtual PC on your PC, the included DVD contains videos of the author doing the hands-on-labs while talking the viewer through them, which is very thorough and very useful. All things considered I was very impressed by this Cert Guide. The next time I'm looking for an IT text book, Cert Guide, I will look for one by David L. Prowse & Pearson first.
JeffMO More than 1 year ago
David Prowse did a great job of covering all exam objectives thoroughly. He was more thorough than my other book (Darril Gibson's Get Certified Get Ahead), but I highly recommend both of these to prepare for the test. The two practice tests in the book were very accurate and indicative of the real exam (I just took and passed with a score of 852 today). My only complaint is that the dvd didn't work, preventing me from accessing the third practice test. Coming from someone that just took the test, study this book and Darril Gibson's, take their practice exams, and you should do great on the real test. Thanks for the great study material David. I will definitely look for his material in the future.
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