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Title:CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fourth Edition (Exam SY0-401)

Author : Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, Dwayne Williams, Chuck Cothren, Roger Davis


  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data, and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography


  • 200 practice exam questions
  • Test engine that provides practice exams or quizzes that can be customized by chapter or exam objective
  • PDF copy of the book


  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 4 edition (December 10, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071841245


Title: CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: SY0-401

Author: Emmett Dulaney, Chuck Easttom

Publisher: Sybex; 6 edition (May 5, 2014)


From the Back Cover
All the test prep you need for Exam SY0-401

In this highly anticipated new edition of the popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, top security authorities Emmett Dulaney and Chuck Easttom prepare you for the latest CompTIA Security+ exam, SY0-401. They cover exam essentials such as network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, and application, data, and host security—and they offer vital insights from their decades of security experience. This CompTIA approved courseware includes:

  • 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
  • Practical written labs to reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you’ve learned in the context of actual job roles
  • Challenging review questions in each chapter 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 section that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book so you can track your exam prep objective by objective
  • A coupon that saves you 10% on CompTIA exam vouchers
  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118875079




Title: CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-401) (Certification Press)

Author: Glen E. Clarke 

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 2 edition (June 23, 2014)

With hundreds of practice exam questions, including new performance-based questions, CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam.

  • 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam SY0-401
  • Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam
  • Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
  • Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter
  • Simulated exam questions--including performance-based questions--match the format, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all the exam topics, including:

Networking Basics and Terminology * Security Terminology * Security Policies and Standards * Types of Attacks * System Security Threats * Mitigating Security Threats * Implementing System Security * Securing the Network Infrastructure * Wireless Networking and Security * Authentication * Access Control * Cryptography * Managing a Public Key Infrastructure * Physical Security * Risk Analysis * Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity * Computer Forensics * Security Assessments and Audits * Monitoring and Auditing

  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071841288




Title :CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide: SY0-401

Author : Emmett Dulaney

Publisher: Sybex; 3 edition (October 27, 2014)

Hardcover: 640 pages

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1118978684

From the Back Cover
Includes Real-World Scenarios, Hands-on Exercises, and a Deluxe DVD Featuring:

+ Practice Test Environment

+ Hundreds of Sample Questions

+ Electronic Flashcards

+ Video for Each Topic

+ E-book Versions in Various Formats

Practical, comprehensive Security+ prep

The CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide takes exam prep to a whole new level, with over one hundred additional pages of questions, freeware and demo tools, and author videos demonstrating critical tasks for the SY0-401. New scenario-based questions exclusive to the Deluxe edition use real-world, on the job issues to test your skills, and you’ll gain practical insights into crucial issues facing IT security professionals as you explore everything this set has to offer:

  • 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
  • Practical written labs to reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you’ve learned in the context of actual job roles
  • Challenging review questions in each chapter 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



Title :CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Cram (4th Edition)

Author : Diane Barrett, Martin Weiss, Kirk Hausman

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification; 4 edition (March 16, 2015)


Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your Security+ exam!
  • Categorize types of attacks, threats, and risks to your systems
  • Secure devices, communications, and network infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot issues related to networking components
  • Effectively manage risks associated with a global business environment
  • Differentiate between control methods used to secure the physical domain
  • Identify solutions to secure hosts, data, and applications
  • Compare techniques to mitigate risks in static environments
  • Determine relevant access control, authorization, and authentication procedures
  • Select appropriate mitigation techniques in response to attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Apply principles of cryptography and effectively deploy related solutions
  • Implement security practices from both a technical and an organizational standpoint
  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789753340


Title:CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit: Exam SY0-401

Author : Emmett Dulaney 

Publisher: Sybex; 4 edition (December 22, 2014)


CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit, 4th Edition is the ideal study tool for the price-savvy Security+ candidate. By combining the CompTIA Deluxe Security+ Study Guide, 3rd Edition and the CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, 3rd Edition into a single bundle, this kit provides everything you need to go into the exam fully prepared. This new edition has been updated to align with the latest version of the Security+ exam (SY0-401), and covers 100% of the exam objectives including communications, infrastructure, operational and organizational security, and much more. Practical examples drawn from real-world topics demonstrate how these concepts are applied on the job, and authoritative coverage and clear, concise explanations help deepen your understanding of these crucial security topics. The DVD includes instructional videos, electronic flashcards, software, and a test bank that allows you to test your knowledge and correct weak areas in advance, so you can approach the exam with confidence.

  • Study 100% of the Security+ exam objectives
  • See key topics demonstrated in over an hour of instructional videos
  • Understand real-world applications through practical examples
  • Try out Kali Linux, designed for security auditing, digital forensics, and penetration testing, and Security Onion for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management
  • Test your knowledge with leading-edge exam prep software


  • Paperback: 1096 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119050952




Title: CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-401

Author : James M. Stewart

Publisher: Sybex; 3 edition (May 19, 2014)


From the Back Cover

Approach the CompTIA Security+ exam with confidence

Before you take the CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-401), reinforce your test prep with this concise guide that reviews all six exam domains: Network Security; Compliance and Operational Security; Threats and Vulnerabilities; Application, Data, and Host Security; Access Control and Identity Management; and Cryptography.

You’ll find full coverage of all exam objectives—plus gain access to a practical and targeted set of study tools.

  • Easy-to-use book is organized by exam objectives for quick review
  • Flexible review guide goes hand-in-hand with any learning tool on the market, including the Sybex CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: SY0-401
  • “Exam Essentials” section in each chapter helps you zero in on what you need to know
  • Gain access to a complete set of exam prep and review tools, including 100 practice exam questions, electronic flash cards, and a Glossary of Key Terms


  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118901371




Title: CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 In Depth

Author : Mark D. Ciampa

Publisher : engage Learning PTR; 2 edition (October 28, 2014)

COMPTIA SECURITY+ SY0-401 IN DEPTH will prepare you to pass CompTIA's new Security+ certification exam and earn this important credential in the field of computer security. This book offers in-depth coverage of all relevant topics, from handling malware to advanced cryptography, wireless and mobile security, and much more. Using the proven In Depth certification training method, this comprehensive, up-to-date, user-friendly test-prep guide covers exam objectives for the new Security+ SY0-401 certification exam; features end-of-chapter quizzes to test your mastery of each new skill you're learning; maps completely to the Security+ SY0-401 exam objectives; and includes a full glossary and helpful appendixes. Computer and network security is a crucially important and ever-growing field, and IT professionals must keep up with the latest challenges and technologies. The CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 certification exam validates the knowledge and best practices required of professionals responsible for securing computer networks and managing risk. The coaching and test-prep resources contained in COMPTIA SECURITY+ SY0-401 IN DEPTH will give you the skills and confidence you'll need to succeed on exam day.

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1305402723





Title: CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide

Author : Darril Gibson

Publisher : YCDA, LLC; 3 edition (October 25, 2014)

After a comprehensive review by ProCert Labs, the SY0-401 version has been certified as CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) and covers every aspect of the SY0-401 exam. It includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.
Over 400 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 100 question pre-test, a 100 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939136024

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