CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-07-16
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
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DVD Features Three Complete Practice Exams, 31 videos, and 31 Interactive Exercises


  • Master every topic on CompTIA’s new Security+ SY0-401 exam
  • Assess your knowledge and focus your learning
  • Review key concepts with chapter-ending activities


CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Authorized Cert Guide,Deluxe Edition, Third Edition, is a best-of-breed exam study guide. 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. Chapter-ending review activities help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Practice exam questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter sets you on the path to passing the exam.


The companion DVD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with 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 DVD also includes video solutions and interactive exercises to the Case Studies in the book.


Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this authorized study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.


The 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
  • Networking ports, protocols, 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


Companion DVD


Your purchase includes three free, complete practice exams as well as video solutions and interactive exercises to the Case Studies in the book.

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Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512MB RAM; 650MB hard disk space plus 50MB for each downloaded practice exam: access to the Internet to register and download exam databases


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Author Biography

David L. Prowse is an author, a computer network specialist, and a technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram . As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in  computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has also 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.

Table of Contents

Security+ Cert Guide SY0-301
Part I Systems and Application Security
Chapter 1 Introduction to Security
Chapter 2 Computer Systems Security
Chapter 3 OS Hardening and Virtualization
Chapter 4 Application Security
Part II Network Infrastructure
Chapter 5 Network Design Elements and Network Threats
Chapter 6 Network Perimeter Security
Chapter 7 Securing Network Media and Devices
Part III Access Control
Chapter 8 Physical Security and Authentication Models
Chapter 9 Access Control Methods and Models
Part IV Assessments and Audits
Chapter 10 Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
Chapter 11 Monitoring and Auditing
Part V Cryptography
Chapter 12 Encryption and Hashing Concepts
Chapter 13 Encryption Protocols, Keys, and Certificates
Part VI Organizational Security
Chapter 14 Redundancy and Disaster Recovery
Chapter 15 Policies, Procedures, and People
Part VII Preparing for the CompTIA Security+ Exam
Chapter 16 Taking the Real Exam
Practice Exam 1: SY0-301
Practice Exam 2: SY0-301 (new)
Acronym List (new)
Master list of Key Topics (new)
Practice Exam 1: SY0-301 (pick up from printed book)
Practice Exam 2: SY0-301 (pick up from printed book)
Practice Exam 3: SY0-301
Practice Exam 4: SY0-301
Practice Exam 5: SY0-301 (new)
Appendix A Memory Tables
Appendix B Memory Tables Answer Key
PDF of Hands-On Scenarios (new)
Video solutions to Hands-On Scenarios

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