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CompTIA® Security+ SY0-401 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Third Edition

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This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Access to the videos and exercises is available through product registration at Pearson IT Certification; or see instructions in back pages of your eBook.

Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam success with this CompTIA Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. The DVD features three complete practice exams, complete video solutions to 31 hands-on labs, plus 31 interactive flash-based simulations that include drag-and-drop and matching to reinforce the learning.

  • Master CompTIA’s Security+ SY0-401 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

  • Reinforce your knowledge of key concepts with chapter review activities

  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD

  • Includes complete video solutions to  31 hands-on labs

  • Plus 31 interactive simulations on key exam topics

  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition includes video solutions to the hands-on labs, practice tests, and interactive simulations that let the reader learn by doing. Best-selling author and expert instructor David L. 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 review activities 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.

    Interactive Simulations:

  • 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 Browsers

  • 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: Understanding 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

  • Hands-On Labs Video Solutions:

  • 2-1: Using Free Malware Scanning Programs

  • 2-2: Securing the BIOS

  • 2-3: Securing Mobile Devices

  • 3-1: Discerning and Updating Service Pack Level

  • 3-2: Securing a Virtual Machine

  • 3-3: Working with Services in Windows and Linux

  • 4-1: Securing Web 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 Restrictions

  • 10-4: Configuring User and Group Permissions

  • 11-2: Mapping and Scanning the Network

  • 11-3: Defending Against Password Cracking

  • 12-1: Capturing 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 authorized study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow 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

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. About the Reviewers
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. CompTIA®
    13. Introduction
      1. Goals and Methods
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. CompTIA Security+ Exam Topics
      4. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions on the DVD
      5. Install the Software from the DVD
      6. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
      7. Activate Other Exams
      8. Obtain the Premium Edition
    14. Chapter 1. Introduction to Security
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    15. Chapter 2. Computer Systems Security
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    16. Chapter 3. OS Hardening and Virtualization
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    17. Chapter 4. Application Security
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    18. Chapter 5. Network Design Elements
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    19. Chapter 6. Networking Protocols and Threats
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    20. Chapter 7. Network Perimeter Security
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    21. Chapter 8. Securing Network Media and Devices
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    22. Chapter 9. Physical Security and Authentication Models
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    23. Chapter 10. Access Control Methods and Models
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    24. Chapter 11. Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    25. Chapter 12. Monitoring and Auditing
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    26. Chapter 13. Encryption and Hashing Concepts
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    27. Chapter 14. PKI and Encryption Protocols
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    28. Chapter 15. Redundancy and Disaster Recovery
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    29. Chapter 16. Policies, Procedures, and People
      1. Foundation Topics
      2. Chapter Review Activities
      3. Answers and Explanations
    30. Chapter 17. Taking the Real Exam
      1. Getting Ready and the Exam Preparation Checklist
      2. Tips for Taking the Real Exam
      3. Beyond the CompTIA Security+ Certification
      4. Case Study for Chapter 17
    31. Practice Exam 1: SY0-401
      1. Answers to Practice Exam 1
      2. Answers with Explanations
    32. Glossary
    33. Index
    34. Appendix A. View Recommended Resources
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
    35. Appendix B. Master List of Key Topics
    36. CompTIA Security+ Acronyms
    37. Case Studies
      1. Case Studies for Chapter 2
      2. Case Study Solutions
      3. Case Studies for Chapter 3
      4. Case Study Solutions
      5. Case Studies for Chapter 4
      6. Case Study Solutions
      7. Case Studies for Chapter 5
      8. Case Study Solutions
      9. Case Studies for Chapter 6
      10. Case Study Solutions
      11. Case Studies for Chapter 7
      12. Case Study Solutions
      13. Case Studies for Chapter 8
      14. Case Study Solutions
      15. Case Studies for Chapter 9
      16. Case Study Solutions
      17. Case Studies for Chapter 10
      18. Case Study Solutions
      19. Case Studies for Chapter 11
      20. Case Study Solutions
      21. Case Studies for Chapter 12
      22. Case Study Solutions
      23. Case Studies for Chapter 13
      24. Case Study Solutions
      25. Case Studies for Chapter 14
      26. Case Study Solutions
      27. Case Study for Chapter 15
      28. Case Study Solution
      29. Case Studies for Chapter 16
      30. Case Study Solutions
      31. Case Study for Chapter 17
    38. Practice Exam 2: SY0-401
      1. Answers to Practice Exam 2
      2. Answers with Explanations
    39. Where are the Companion Content Files?