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CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Authorized Cert Guide, 2nd Edition

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By David L. Prowse
Published Dec 28, 2011 by Pearson IT Certification. Part of the Cert Guide series.

Copyright 2012
Dimensions: 7-3/8″ x 9-1/8″
Pages: 800
Edition: 2nd

ISBN-10: 0-7897-4921-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4921-5

Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 exam success with this CompTIA Authorized Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. DVD features two complete practice exams and video tutorial solutions to the 25 hands-on labs.

  • Master CompTIA’s new Security+ SY0-301 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD
  • Includes complete video solutions to the 25 hands-on labs

Limited Time Offer: Buy CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Authorized Cert Guide and receive a 10% off discount code for the CompTIA Security+ SYO-301 exam.  To receive your 10% off discount code:

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CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Authorized Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor David 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 Exam Preparation Tasks 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 approach 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 complete video solutions to the 25 Hands-On Labs in the book focused on key exam topics.

Hands-On Labs::

  • 2-1 Using Free Malware Scanning Programs
  • 2-2 How to Secure the BIOS
  • 3-1 Discerning & Updating Service Pack Level
  • 3-2 Creating a Virtual Machine
  • 3-3 Securing a Virtual Machine
  • 4-1 Securing the Browser
  • 4-2 Disabling Applications
  • 5-1 Port Scanning Basics
  • 6-1 Packet Filtering and NAT Firewalls
  • 6-2 Configuring Inbound Filter on a Firewall
  • 6-3 Enabling MAC Filtering
  • 7-1 Securing a Wireless Device: 8 Steps
  • 7-2 Wardriving and the Cure
  • 8-1 Enabling 802.1X on a Network Adapter
  • 8-2 Setting Up a VPN
  • 9-1 Password Policies and User Accounts
  • 9-2 Configuring User and Group Permissions
  • 10-1 Mapping and Scanning the Network
  • 10-2 Password Cracking and Defense
  • 11-1 Using Protocol Analyzers
  • 12-1 Disabling LM Hash in Windows Server 2003
  • 13-1 A Basic Example of PKI
  • 13-2 Making an SSH Connection
  • 14-1 Configuring RAID 1 and 5
  • 16-1 How to Approach Exam Questions

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

The CompTIA  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 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

The DVD contains two free, complete practice exams and video solutions to the 25 hands-on labs. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test.

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB hard disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam.

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