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Title: CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam SY0-301), 3rd Edition (Official Comptia Guide)

Author : Conklin, Wm. Arthur, White, Gregory B., Williams, Dwayne

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne; 3 edition


Get complete coverage of all the objectives included on CompTIA Security+ exam inside this completely updated, comprehensive volume. Written by leading network security experts, this definitive guide covers exam SY0-301 in full detail. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this practical resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Covers all exam topics, including:

  • General security concepts
  • Operational organizational security
  • Legal issues, privacy, and ethics
  • Cryptography
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Standards and protocols
  • Physical security
  • Infrastructure security
  • Remote access and authentication
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Security baselines
  • Types of attacks and malicious software
  • E-mail and instant messaging
  • Web components
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Risk, change, and privilege management
  • Computer forensics
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Title : CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware: Exam SY0-301

Author : Emmett Dulaney

Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (July 5, 2011)

Hardcover: 696 pages

Language: English

ISBN-10: 111801474X

Prepare for CompTIA's new Security+ exam SY0-301 with this Deluxe Edition of our popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 5th Edition. In addition to the 100% coverage of all exam essentials and study tools you'll find in the regular study guide, the Deluxe Edition gives you over additional hands-on lab exercises and study tools, three additional practice exams, author videos, and the exclusive Security Administration simulator. This book is a CompTIA Recommended product.

  • Provides 100% coverage of all exam objectives for Security+ exam SY0-301 including:
    • Network security
    • Compliance and operational security
    • Threats and vulnerabilities
    • Application, data and host security
    • Access control and identity management
    • Cryptography
  • Features Deluxe-Edition-only additional practice exams, value-added hands-on lab exercises and study tools, and exclusive Security Administrator simulations, so you can practice in a real-world environment
  • Covers key topics such as general security concepts, communication and infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography, operational security, and more
  • Shows you pages of practical examples and offers insights drawn from the real world
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Title : CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Exam Cram (3rd Edition)

Author : Kirk Hausman, Martin Weiss, Diane Barrett

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification; 3 edition (December 26, 2011)

CompTIA® Security+ Exam Cram, Third Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass CompTIA’s newly updated version of the Security+ exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains a set of 200 questions in two full practice exams. 
Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your Security+ exam!

  • Master and implement general security best practices
  • Systematically identify threats and risks to your systems
  • Harden systems by eliminating nonessential services
  • Secure your communications, networks, and infrastructure
  • Systematically identify and protect against online vulnerabilities
  • Implement effective access control and authentication
  • Create security baselines and audit your security infrastructure
  • Understand cryptographic principles, and effectively deploy cryptographic solutions
  • Organize security from both a technical and organizational standpoint
  • Manage every facet of security, including education and documentation
  • Understand the laws related to IT security, and the basics of forensic investigations


  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789748290
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Title: CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit: Exam SY0-301

Author : Dulaney, Emmett, Stewart, James M., Miller, David, Gregg

This kit includes the key Sybex titles for the new CompTIA Security+ exam:

  • CompTIA Security+ Study Guide Authorized Courseware: Exam SY0-301 5th Edition
  • CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Includes CD: Exam SY0-301 2nd Edition
  • Security Administrator Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA Security+ Skills 3rd 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: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Edition edition
  • ASIN: B00EKYUK84
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Title:CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-301

Author : James M. Stewart

Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (June 21, 2011)

Paperback: 360 pages

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1118061179

Before you take CompTIA's new Security+ exam SY0-301, reinforce your learning with a thorough review and lots of practice. The new edition of this concise guide helps you do just that. It covers all six domains of exam SY0-301, all exam objectives, and includes a helpful "Exam Essentials" section after each domain to help you zero in on what you need to know for the exam. A companion CD offers additional study tools, including two complete practice exams, over a hundred electronic flashcards, and more.

  • Reviews and reinforces the material you need to know for CompTIA's new Security+ exam SY0-301
  • Covers all exam objectives and the six domain areas of the Security+ exam: Network Security; Compliance and Operational Security; Threats and Vulnerabilities; Application, Data and Host Security; Access Control and Identity Management; and Cryptography
  • Helps you drill and prepare with over 120 review questions, two practice exams, over 100 electronic flashcards, and more on a companion CD
  • Goes hand in hand with any learning tool, including Sybex's CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 5th Edition
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Title: CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide

Author : Darril Gibson

Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Stg edition (November 10, 2011)

From the Back Cover
If you're studying for the CompTIA Security+ exam and want to pass it on your first attempt, CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide is for you. It covers 100 percent of the exam objectives and includes over 450 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations. Security+ is a popular certification within the IT field and it has helped many individuals get ahead in their jobs and careers. Inside this text, Darril Gibson covers:

  • IT Security Basics
  • Control Types and Methods
  • Basic and Advanced Network Security
  • Securing Hosts, Applications, and Data
  • Malware and Social Engineering
  • Advanced Attacks
  • Managing Risk
  • Cryptography
  • Business Continuity
  • Security Policies and Operational Security
  • Paperback: 573 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463762364

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