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  • Copyright 2012
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CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 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.

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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.

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  • 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 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 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

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Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SYO-301 exam success with this CompTIA Approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning and a CompTIA Approved Platinum Partner.

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

CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 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.

CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Cert Guide 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 final study plan.

The Premium Edition eBook contains access to complete video solutions to the 25 hands-on labs in the book focused on key exam topics. Go to the back pages of your eBook for instructions on how to access the video solutions.

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 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 concepts
  • 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 methods and models
  • Vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Monitoring and auditing
  • Cryptography, including PKI
  • Redundancy and disaster recovery
  • Policies and procedures

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxv

Chapter 1 Introduction to Security 3

Foundation Topics 4

Security 101 4

    The CIA of Computer Security 4

    The Basics of Information Security 6

Think Like a Hacker 9

Exam Preparation Tasks 11

Review Key Topics 11

Define Key Terms 11

Answer Review Questions 11

Answers and Explanations 13

Chapter 2 Computer Systems Security 17

Foundation Topics 18

Computer Systems Security Threats 18

    Malicious Software 18

        Viruses 18

        Worms 19

        Trojan Horses 20

        Spyware 21

        Rootkits 21

        Spam 21

        Summary of Malware Threats 22

    Ways to Deliver Malicious Software 23

        Via Software, Messaging, and Media 23

        Active Interception 23

        Privilege Escalation 24

        Backdoors 24

        Logic Bombs 24

        Botnets and Zombies 25

    Preventing and Troubleshooting Malware 26

        Preventing and Troubleshooting Viruses 26

        Preventing and Troubleshooting Worms and Trojans 30

        Preventing and Troubleshooting Spyware 30

        Preventing and Troubleshooting Rootkits 32

        Preventing and Troubleshooting Spam 33

        You Can’t Save Every Computer from Malware! 35

        Summary of Malware Prevention Techniques 35

Implementing Security Applications 36

    Personal Software Firewalls 36

    Host-Based Intrusion Detection Systems 38

    Pop-Up Blockers 40

    Data Loss Prevention Systems 42

Securing Computer Hardware and Peripherals 42

    Securing the BIOS 43

    Securing Storage Devices 44

        Removable Storage 44

        Network Attached Storage 45

        Whole Disk Encryption 45

        Hardware Security Modules 47

    Securing Cell Phones and Smartphones 47

Exam Preparation Tasks 49

Review Key Topics 49

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 49

Define Key Terms 50

Hands-On Labs 50

    Equipment Needed 50

    Lab 2-1: Using Free Malware Scanning Programs 50

    Lab 2-2: How to Secure the BIOS 51

View Recommended Resources 53

Answer Review Questions 54

Answers and Explanations 60

Chapter 3 OS Hardening and Virtualization 67

Foundation Topics 68

Hardening Operating Systems 68

    Removing Unnecessary Applications and Services 68

    Service Packs 72

    Windows Update, Patches, and Hotfixes 75

        Patches and Hotfixes 77

        Patch Management 79

    Group Policies, Security Templates, and Configuration Baselines 80

    Hardening File Systems and Hard Drives 82

Virtualization Technology 86

    Types of Virtualization and Their Purposes 86

    Working with Virtual Machines 88

        Microsoft Virtual PC 88

        Microsoft Windows XP Mode 90

        Microsoft Virtual Server 90

        VMware 91

        Hypervisor 92

    Securing Virtual Machines 92

Exam Preparation Tasks 94

Review Key Topics 94

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 95

Define Key Terms 95

Hands-On Labs 95

    Equipment Needed 95

    Lab 3-1: Discerning and Updating the Service Pack Level 96

    Lab 3-2: Creating a Virtual Machine in Virtual PC 2007 96

    Lab 3-3: Securing a Virtual Machine 98

View Recommended Resources 101

Answer Review Questions 102

Answers and Explanations 105

Chapter 4 Application Security 109

Foundation Topics 110

Securing the Browser 110

    General Browser Security Procedures 111

        Implement Policies 111

        Train Your Users 114

        Use a Proxy and Content Filter 114

        Secure Against Malicious Code 116

    Securing Internet Explorer 116

    Securing Firefox 121

Securing Other Applications 124

Secure Programming 127

    Systems Development Life Cycle 128

    Programming Testing Methods 130

    Programming Vulnerabilities and Attacks 132

        Backdoors 132

        Buffer Overflows 132

        XSS and XSRF 133

        More Code Injection Examples 133

        Directory Traversal 134

        Zero Day Attack 135

Exam Preparation Tasks 136

Review Key Topics 136

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 136

Define Key Terms 137

Hands-On Labs 137

    Equipment Needed 137

    Lab 4-1: Securing the Browser 137

    Lab 4-2: Disabling Applications with a Windows Server 2008 Policy 138

View Recommended Resources 141

Answer Review Questions 141

Answers and Explanations 145

Chapter 5 Network Design Elements and Network Threats 149

Foundation Topics 150

Network Design 150

    Network Devices 150

        Hub 150

        Switch 151

        Router 152

    Network Address Translation, and Private Versus Public IP 154

    Network Zones and Interconnections 156

        LAN Versus WAN 157

        Internet 157

        Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) 157

        Intranets and Extranets 159

        Cloud Computing 159

    Network Access Control (NAC) 162

    Subnetting 162

    Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) 164

    Telephony Devices 165

        Modems 166

        PBX Equipment 166

        VoIP 167

Ports and Protocols 167

    Ports Ranges, Inbound Versus Outbound, and Common Ports 167

    Protocols That Can Cause Anxiety on the Exam 174

Malicious Network Attacks 175

    DoS 175

    DDoS 178

    Spoofing 178

    Session Hijacking 179

    Replay 181

    Null Sessions 181

    Transitive Access and Client-Side Attacks 182

    DNS Poisoning and Other DNS Attacks 183

    ARP Poisoning 184

    Summary of Network Attacks 185

Exam Preparation Tasks 188

Review Key Topics 188

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 189

Define Key Terms 189

Hands-On Labs 189

    Equipment Needed 190

    Lab 5-1: Port Scanning Basics 190

View Recommended Resources 191

Answer Review Questions 192

Answers and Explanations 199

Chapter 6 Network Perimeter Security 205

Foundation Topics 206

Firewalls and Network Security 206

    Firewalls 207

    Proxy Servers 212

    Honeypots and Honeynets 215

    Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 216

NIDS Versus NIPS 217

    NIDS 217

    NIPS 218

    Summary of NIDS Versus NIPS 219

    The Protocol Analyzer’s Role in NIDS and NIPS 220

Exam Preparation Tasks 220

Review Key Topics 220

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 221

Define Key Terms 221

Hands-On Labs 221

    Equipment Needed 222

    Lab 6-1: Packet Filtering and NAT Firewalls 222

    Lab 6-2: Configuring an Inbound Filter on a SOHO Router/Firewall 223

    Lab 6-3: Enabling MAC Filtering 224

View Recommended Resources 225

Answer Review Questions 225

Answers and Explanations 229

Chapter 7 Securing Network Media and Devices 233

Foundation Topics 234

Securing Wired Networks and Devices 234

    Network Device Vulnerabilities 234

        Default Accounts 234

        Weak Passwords 235

        Privilege Escalation 236

        Back Doors 237

        Network Attacks 237

        Other Network Device Considerations 238

    Cable Media Vulnerabilities 238

        Interference 239

        Crosstalk 240

        Data Emanation 241

        Tapping into Data and Conversations 241

Securing Wireless Networks 244

    Wireless Access Point Vulnerabilities 244

        Secure the Administration Interface 244

        SSID Broadcast 245

        Rogue Access Points 245

        Evil Twin 246

        Weak Encryption 246

        Other Wireless Access Point Security Strategies 248

    Wireless Transmission Vulnerabilities 250

    Bluetooth Vulnerabilities 250

        Bluejacking 251

        Bluesnarfing 251

Exam Preparation Tasks 252

Review Key Topics 252

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 253

Define Key Terms 253

Hands-On Labs 253

    Equipment Needed 254

    Lab 7-1: Securing a Wireless Device: 8 Steps to a Secure Network 254

    Lab 7-2: Wardriving...and The Cure 256

View Recommended Resources 257

Answer Review Questions 257

Answers and Explanations 261

Chapter 8 Physical Security and Authentication Models 265

Foundation Topics 267

Physical Security 267

    General Building and Server Room Security 267

    Door Access 268

    Biometric Readers 270

Authentication Models and Components 271

    Authentication Models 271

    Localized Authentication Technologies 273

        802.1X and EAP 273

        LDAP 276

        Kerberos and Mutual Authentication 277

        Terminal Services 279

    Remote Authentication Technologies 279

        Remote Access Service 280

        Virtual Private Networks 281

        RADIUS Versus TACACS 284

Exam Preparation Tasks 286

Review Key Topics 286

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 287

Define Key Terms 287

Hands-On Labs 287

    Equipment Needed 288

    Lab 8-1: Enabling 802.1X on a Network Adapter 288

    Lab 8-2: Setting Up a VPN 289

View Recommended Resources 291

Answer Review Questions 292

Answers and Explanations 299

Chapter 9 Access Control Methods and Models 305

Foundation Topics 306

Access Control Models Defined 306

    Discretionary Access Control 306

    Mandatory Access Control 308

    Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) 309

    Access Control Wise Practices 310

Rights, Permissions, and Policies 313

    Users, Groups, and Permissions 313

        Permission Inheritance and Propagation 317

    Moving and Copying Folders and Files 318

    Usernames and Passwords 318

    Policies 322

    User Account Control (UAC) 325

Exam Preparation Tasks 326

Review Key Topics 326

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 327

Define Key Terms 327

Hands-On Labs 327

    Equipment Needed 327

    Lab 9-1: Configuring Password Policies and User Account Restrictions 328

    Lab 9-2: Configuring User and Group Permissions 330

View Recommended Resources 331

Answer Review Questions 332

Answers and Explanations 337

Chapter 10 Vulnerability and Risk Assessment 341

Foundation Topics 342

Conducting Risk Assessments 342

    Qualitative Risk Assessment 344

    Quantitative Risk Assessment 344

    Security Analysis Methodologies 346

    Security Controls 347

    Vulnerability Management 349

        Penetration Testing 350

        OVAL 351

Assessing Vulnerability with Security Tools 352

    Network Mapping 352

    Vulnerability Scanning 355

    Network Sniffing 358

    Password Analysis 359

Exam Preparation Tasks 363

Review Key Topics 363

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 363

Define Key Terms 364

Hands-On Labs 364

    Equipment Needed 364

    Lab 10-1: Mapping and Scanning the Network 365

    Lab 10-2: Password Cracking and Defense 366

View Recommended Resources 367

Answer Review Questions 368

Answers and Explanations 374

Chapter 11 Monitoring and Auditing 379

Foundation Topics 380

Monitoring Methodologies 380

    Signature-Based Monitoring 380

    Anomaly-Based Monitoring 381

    Behavior-Based Monitoring 381

Using Tools to Monitor Systems and Networks 382

    Performance Baselining 382

    Protocol Analyzers 384

        Wireshark 385

        Network Monitor 386

        SNMP 388

Conducting Audits 389

    Auditing Files 389

    Logging 392

    Log File Maintenance and Security 394

    Auditing System Security Settings 396

Exam Preparation Tasks 399

Review Key Topics 399

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 400

Define Key Terms 400

Hands-On Labs 400

    Equipment Needed 400

    Lab 11-1: Using Protocol Analyzers 401

View Recommended Resources 403

Answer Review Questions 404

Answers and Explanations 409

Chapter 12 Encryption and Hashing Concepts 415

Foundation Topics 416

Cryptography Concepts 416

    Symmetric Versus Asymmetric Key Algorithms 419

        Symmetric Key Algorithms 420

        Asymmetric Key Algorithms 421

        Public Key Cryptography 421

    Key Management 422

    Steganography 423

Encryption Algorithms 423

    DES and 3DES 424

    AES 424

    RC 425

    Summary of Symmetric Algorithms 426

    RSA 426

    Diffie-Hellman 427

    Elliptic Curve 428

    More Encryption Types 428

        One-Time Pad 428

        PGP 429

Hashing Basics 430

    Cryptographic Hash Functions 431

        MD5 432

        SHA 432

        Happy Birthday! 432

    LANMAN, NTLM, and NTLM2 433

        LANMAN 433

        NTLM and NTLM2 435

Exam Preparation Tasks 436

Review Key Topics 436

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 436

Define Key Terms 436

Hands-On Lab 437

    Equipment Needed 437

    Lab 12-1: Disabling the LM Hash in Windows Server 2003 437

View Recommended Resources 438

Answer Review Questions 439

Answers and Explanations 445

Chapter 13 PKI and Encryption Protocols 451

Foundation Topics 452

Public Key Infrastructure 452

    Certificates 452

    Certificate Authorities 453

    Single-Sided and Dual-Sided Certificates 456

    Web of Trust 456

Security Protocols 457

    S/MIME 457

    SSL/TLS 458

    SSH 459

    PPTP, L2TP, and IPsec 459

        PPTP 460

        L2TP 460

        IPsec 460

Exam Preparation Tasks 461

Review Key Topics 461

Define Key Terms 462

Hands-On Labs 462

    Equipment Needed 462

    Lab 13-1: A Basic Example of PKI 462

    Lab 13-2: Making an SSH Connection 463

View Recommended Resources 465

Answer Review Questions 465

Answers and Explanations 470

Chapter 14 R edundancy and Disaster Recovery 475

Foundation Topics 476

Redundancy Planning 476

    Redundant Power 478

        Redundant Power Supplies 479

        Uninterruptible Power Supplies 480

        Backup Generators 481

    Redundant Data 483

    Redundant Networking 486

    Redundant Servers 488

    Redundant Sites 489

Disaster Recovery Planning and Procedures 490

    Data Backup 490

    DR Planning 494

Exam Preparation Tasks 497

Review Key Topics 497

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 497

Define Key Terms 498

Hands-On Labs 498

    Equipment Needed 498

    Lab 14-1: Configuring RAID 1 and 5 498

View Recommended Resources 500

Answer Review Questions 500

Answers and Explanations 504

Chapter 15 Policies, Procedures, and People 509

Foundation Topics 510

Environmental Controls 510

    Fire Suppression 510

        Fire Extinguishers 510

        Sprinkler Systems 512

        Special Hazard Protection Systems 512

    HVAC 513

    Shielding 514

Social Engineering 515

    Pretexting 516

    Diversion Theft 516

    Phishing 516

    Hoaxes 518

    Shoulder Surfing 518

    Eavesdropping 518

    Dumpster Diving 519

    Baiting 519

    Piggybacking/Tailgating 519

    Summary of Social Engineering Types 519

    User Education and Awareness 520

Legislative and Organizational Policies 521

    Data Sensitivity and Classification of Information 522

    Personnel Security Policies 524

        Privacy Policies 525

        Acceptable Use 525

        Change Management 525

        Separation of Duties/Job Rotation 526

        Mandatory Vacations 526

        Due Diligence 527

        Due Care 527

        Due Process 527

        User Education and Awareness Training 527

        Summary of Personnel Security Policies 528

    How to Deal with Vendors 529

    How to Dispose of Computers and Other IT Equipment Securely 529

    Incident Response Procedures 531

Exam Preparation Tasks 534

Review Key Topics 534

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 535

Define Key Terms 535

View Recommended Resources 535

Answer Review Questions 536

Answers and Explanations 543

Chapter 16 Taking the Real Exam 551

Foundation Topics 552

Getting Ready and the Exam Preparation Checklist 552

Tips for Taking the Real Exam 555

Beyond the CompTIA Security+ Certification 558

Hands-On Lab 559

Practice Exam 1 561

Practice Exam 2 611

Glossary 663

Master List of Key Topics 685

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Appendix A: Memory Tables

Appendix B: Memory Tables Answer Key

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Security


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Children


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Marketing


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.

Choice/Opt-out


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Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020