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  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 3rd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-383650-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-383650-9

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The exciting new CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test is a digital-only certification preparation product combining an eBook with enhanced Pearson IT Certification Practice Test with an added bonus of complete video solutions to the 31 hands-on labs and 31 interactive flash-based learning activities that include drag-n-drop and matching to reinforce the learning. The Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test contains the following items:
  • The Security+ SY0-401 Premium Edition Practice Test, including four full practice exams and enhanced practice test features
  • PDF and EPUB formats of the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, which are accessible via your PC, tablet, and Smartphone
  • Complete video solutions to the 31 hands-on labs
  • Plus 31 interactive learning activities on key exam topics

About the Premium Edition Practice Test

This Premium Edition contains an enhanced version of the Pearson IT Certification Practice Test (PCPT) software with four full practice exams. In addition, it contains all the chapter-opening assessment questions from the book. This integrated learning package:

  • Allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams
  • Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions
  • Provides unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions
  • Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 or Windows 8;

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client;

Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent);

512 MB RAM;

650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam

About the Premium Edition eBook and Video Solutions and Activities

CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition 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+ SY0-401 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition 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 Deluxe Edition eBook also contains access to the complete video solutions to the 31 case studies in the book and 31 interactive learning activities on key exam topics to reinforce the learning by doing. Learning activities such as test password strength, match the type of Malware with its definition, find the security issues in the network map, and disallow a user access to the network on Saturday and Sunday. Go to the back pages of your eBook for instructions on how to access the video solutions.

Interactive Learning Activities:

  • 2.1 Identifying Malware Types
  • 2.2 Securing the BIOS
  • 2.4 Filtering E-mails
  • 3.3 Stopping Services in the Command Prompt
  • 4.1 Securing Web Browers
  • 5.1 Creating a DMZ
  • 5.3 Defending Against the Web Shell
  • 6.1a Understanding Port Numbers, Part A
  • 6.1b Understanding Port Numbers, Part B
  • 6.1c Understanding Port Numbers, Part C
  • 6.2a Identifying Network Attacks, Part A
  • 6.2b Identifying Network Attacks, Part B
  • 6.2c Identifying Network Attacks, Part C
  • 6.2d Identifying Network Attacks, Part D
  • 7.1 Configuring a Firewall's Ruleset
  • 8.4 Planning Network Security
  • 9.1 Choosing Physical Security Methods
  • 9.2  Selecting the Correct Authentication Technology
  • 9.3 Underdstanding 802.1X
  • 10.1 Password Strength
  • 10.2 Configuring Logon Hours
  • 10.3 Understanding Access Control Models
  • 11.1a Risk Assessment, Part A
  • 11.1b Risk Assessment, Part B
  • 11.1c Vulnerability Management Process
  • 12.1 Capturing and Analyzing Packets
  • 12.2 Deciphering Log Files
  • 13.1 Understanding Symmetric and Asymmetric Algorithms
  • 15.1 Configuring RAID
  • 16.1a Identifying Social Engineering Attacks Part A
  • 16.1b Identifying Social Engineering Attacks Part B

Case Studies Video Solutions:

  • 1-1 Introducing Computer Security
  • 2-1 Using Free Malware Scanning Programs
  • 2-2 Securing the BIOS
  • 2-3 Securing Mobile Devices
  • 3-1 Discerning & Updating Service Pack Level
  • 3-2  Securing a Virtual Machine
  • 3-3 Working with Services in Windiws and Linux
  • 4-1 SecuringWeb Browsers
  • 4-2 Whitelisting and Blacklisting Applications with a Windows Server Policy
  • 5-2 Subnetting a Network
  • 6.1 Scanning Ports
  • 7-2 Configuring Packet Filtering and NAT
  • 7-3 Configuring an Inbound Filter 
  • 8-1 Securing a Wireless Device
  • 8-2 Enabling MAC Filtering
  • 8-3 Wardriving and the Cure
  • 9-3 Understanding 802.1X 
  • 9-4 Setting Up a Secure VPN
  • 10-1 Configuring Complex Passwords
  • 10-2 Configuring Password Policies and User Accounts
  • 10-4 Configuring User and Group Permissions
  • 11-2 Mapping and Scanning the Network
  • 11-3 Defending Against Password Cracking 
  • 12-1 Capturiing and Analyzing Packets
  • 12-2 Deciphering Log Files
  • 12-3 Auditing Files
  • 13-1 Understanding Symmetric and Asymmetric Algorithms
  • 13-2 Disabling the LM Hash
  • 14-1 Understanding PKI
  • 14-2 Making an SSH Connection
  • 15-1 Configuring RAID 
  • 17-1 Analyzing Test 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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