9780789758996

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789758996

  • ISBN10:

    0789758997

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-10-20
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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Summary

Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam success with this CompTIA approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner.

·         Master CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam topics

·         Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

·         Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

·         Practice with realistic exam questions



CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide 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. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending chapter review activities help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.


 

The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment software 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.


 

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


 

The CompTIA approved 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

·         Network perimeter security

·         Physical security and authentication models

·         Access control

·         Vulnerability and risk assessment

·         Monitoring and auditing

·         Cryptography, including PKI

·         Redundancy and disaster recovery

·         Social Engineering

·         Policies and procedures

 

Author Biography

David L. Prowse is an author, technologist, and technical trainer. He has penned a dozen books for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram. He also develops video content, including the CompTIA A+ LiveLessons video course. Over the past two decades he has taught CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. David has 20 years of experience in the IT field and loves to share that experience with his readers, watchers, and students.


He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com in support of his books and videos.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Security
Chapter 2 Computer Systems Security
Chapter 3 OS Hardening and Virtualization
Chapter 4 Application Security
Chapter 5 Network Design Elements
Chapter 6 Networking Protocols and Threats
Chapter 7 Network Perimeter Security
Chapter 8 Securing Network Media and Devices
Chapter 9 Physical Security and Authentication Models
Chapter 10 Access Control Methods and Models
Chapter 11 Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
Chapter 12 Monitoring and Auditing
Chapter 13 Encryption and Hashing Concepts
Chapter 14 PKI and Encryption Protocols
Chapter 15 Redundancy and Disaster Recovery
Chapter 16 Policies, Procedures, and People
Chapter 17 Taking the Real Exam
Practice Exam 1: SY0-501

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