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1. CompTIA Security+

Title : CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide: SY0-201

Author : Emmett Dulaney

Publisher : Sybex; Har/Cdr edition (November 3, 2008)

Prepare for CompTIA's new Security+ exam (SY0-201) with this Deluxe Edition of Sybex's popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide. In addition to comprehensive coverage of exam essentials, the Deluxe Edition includes over one hundred additional pages of hands-on exercises, four practice exams, a list of useful acronyms any security professional should be familiar with, and a valuable Security Administrator's Troubleshooting Guide. Start your Security+ preparation today with:

  • Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the exam
  • More than one hundred extra pages of practical, hands-on exercises to reinforce critical skills
  • A valuable Security Administrator's Troubleshooting Guide you can use in the field
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles
  • Four complete practice exams as well as challenging review questions to prepare you for exam day
  • Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam

A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective

  • Publisher: Sybex; Har/Cdr edition (November 3, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0470372966
2. CompTIA Security+

Title : CompTIA Security+ Exam Cram (2nd Edition)

Author : Diane Barrett

Publisher : Que; 2 edition (January 1, 2009)

Exam SY0-201

Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your Security+ exam!

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  1. Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
  2. Multiple test modes
  3. Random questions and order of answers
  4. Coverage of each Security+ exam objective
  • Publisher: Que; 2 edition (January 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 078973804X

Title: CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit: SY0-201

Author : Michael Gregg

Publisher : Sybex; 2 edition (January 27, 2009)

CompTIA is revising the popular Security+ exam for the first time since it launched in 2002. This kit includes the key Sybex titles for the new CompTIA Security+ exam: CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Fourth Edition; CompTIA Security+ Review Guide; and Security Administrator Street Smarts, Second Edition. With this complete guide, you’ll get 100 percent coverage of the Security+ exam objectives and clear, concise information on critical security topics. Plus, you’ll learn step by step how to perform the most common or the most challenging tasks that a security professional faces.
  • Publisher:Sybex; 2 edition (January 27, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0470404868



Title: CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-201)

Author : Gregory White

Publisher : McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 2 edition (December 19, 2008)


Get full details on all exam topics, including how to:
  • Combat viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, logic bombs, and worms
  • Defend against DDoS, spoofing, replay, TCP/IP hijacking, and other attacks
  • Apply best practices for access control methods
  • Implement authentication using Kerberos, CHAP, biometrics, and other methods
  • Use cryptography and PKI
  • Secure remote access, wireless, and virtual private networks (VPNs)
  • Harden networks, operating systems, and applications
  • Manage incident response and follow forensic procedures
  • Publisher:McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 2 edition (December 19, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0071601279



Title: CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: SY0-201

Author : James M. Stewart

Publisher : Sybex; Pap/Cdr edition (December 22, 2008)


This review guide is broken into six parts, each one corresponding to one of the six domain areas of the Security+ exam: systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography, and organizational security. You’ll find this book to be essential reading if you are studying for Security+ certification and want to get up to speed on the most recent security topics. The CD-ROM contains more than 120 review questions, two bonus exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable key term database
  • Publisher:Sybex; Pap/Cdr edition (December 22, 2008) (December 19, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0470404841




Title: CompTIA Security+ 2008 In Depth

Author : Mark D. Ciampa

Publisher : Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (November 20, 2008)

"CompTIA Security+ 2008 In Depth" gives you the coverage you need to pass CompTIA's latest Security+ exam and to fully understand the current risks and threats to an organization's data. If you are just entering the IT field, you will appreciate the comprehensive coverage of the tools and techniques necessary to safeguard electronic data. You'll also learn everything you need to pass the Security+ exam and attain this increasingly valuable certification. All the domain objectives itemized by CompTIA in their Security+ exam are covered: systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography, and organizational security.
  • Publisher:Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (November 20, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1598638130


Title: CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide

Author : Darril Gibson

Publisher : BookSurge Publishing; Stg edition (September 9, 2009)

CompTIA Security+ SY0-201: Get Certified, Get Ahead by Darril Gibson presents a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach for studying, preparing, and mastering the core competencies needed to pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-201 exam. Learn from an expert in the field with over twenty years’ experience in the IT arena. Over the years, author Darril Gibson has helped hundreds of students get certified, and has included in this text the time-tested information used in his successful classes. This manual covers one hundred percent of all exam objectives and includes real world examples of security principles in action. Also included are over 375 practice test questions with in-depth explanations. Written with clarity and efficiency, CompTIA Security+ SY0-201: Get Certified, Get Ahead is a one-stop shop for any IT professional interested in advancing in the IT field and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.
  • Publisher:BookSurge Publishing; Stg edition (September 9, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1439236364


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