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CompTIA Security+: SY0-601 Certification Guide: Complete coverage of the new CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam to help you pass on the first attempt, 2nd Edition
Become well-versed with IT security essentials and exam objectives for CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification
- Written by Ian Neil, one of the world’s top CompTIA Security+ trainers
- Test your knowledge of security jargon and acronyms with self-assessment and realistic exam questions
- Learn about cryptography, encryption, and security policies to deliver a robust infrastructure
The CompTIA Security+ certification confirms that you have the fundamental knowledge required to perform core security functions and pursue a career in IT security. Authored by Ian Neil, a world-class CompTIA Security+ 601 trainer, this book is a best-in-class study guide that fully covers the CompTIA Security+ 601 exam objectives.
Complete with self-assessment scenarios and realistic exam questions, this guide will help you master the core concepts to pass the exam the first time you take it. With the help of relevant examples, you’ll learn about fundamental security concepts, from certificates and encryption to identity and access management (IAM). You’ll then delve into the important domains of the exam, namely, cloud security, threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, risk management, and cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI). This book comes with over 600 practice questions with detailed explanations and includes two mock exams to help you test yourself.
By the end of this book, you will understand the application of core Security+ concepts in the real world and be ready to take the exam with confidence.
What you will learn
- Get to grips with security fundamentals, from the CIA triad through to IAM
- Explore cloud security and techniques used in penetration testing
- Discover different authentication methods and troubleshoot security issues
- Secure the devices and applications that are used by your company
- Identify and protect against various types of malware and virus
- Protect your environment against social engineering and advanced attacks
- Understand and implement PKI concepts
- Delve into secure application development, deployment, and automation concepts
Who this book is for
If you want to take and pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam, even if you are not from an IT background, this book is for you. You’ll find this guide useful if you want to become a qualified security professional. This book is also ideal for US Government and DOD personnel seeking this certification.
Table of Contents
- Understanding Security Fundamentals
- Implementing Public Key Infrastructure
- Investigating Identity and Access Management
- Exploring Virtualization and Cloud Concepts
- Monitoring, Scanning, and Penetration Testing
- Understanding Secure and Insecure Protocols
- Delving into Network and Security Concepts
- Securing Wireless and Mobile Solutions
- Identifying Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
- Governance, Risk, and Compliance
- Managing Application Security
- Dealing with Incident Response Procedures
- Mock Exam 1
- Mock Exam 2
From the Publisher
Table of Contents
Understanding Security Fundamentals
Implementing Public Key Infrastructure
Investigating Identity and Access Management
Exploring Virtualization and Cloud Concepts
Monitoring, Scanning, and Penetration Testing
Understanding Secure and Insecure Protocols
Delving into Network and Security Concepts
Mock Exams, and more
An Interview with Author Ian Neil
Due to the rise in sophisticated attacks and ever-increasing dependency on cloud and IoT integration, this book purely focuses on the objectives of the updated SY0-601 exam, which include the following topics:
Securing increasing virtualization platforms
Protecting the IoT environment
Securing online payment systems
Application skills such as administration and configuration skills
Network access control models
What’s your CompTIA background, and how has this helped you write the book?
I’ve been teaching Security+ since the 401 version, and I deliver this course to candidates ranging from logistic managers to IT personnel, some of whom are new to IT. As a full-time trainer, I deliver lessons in a class environment for about 45 weeks a year, and I’m in constant touch with the people that this book was written for.
Over the past three years, I have successfully certified over 1,400 students in a classroom environment, making me one of the most experienced CompTIA Security+ trainers to learn from.
Who did you write this book for?
When I wrote this book, I thought of the person who wanted to earn the CompTIA Security+ certification to enable their careers to take off. This applies mainly to DOD and US Military as well as those seeking degrees or careers in cybersecurity.
The book is also an excellent resource for managers and CEOs who would like an overview of security so that they can converse with their cybersecurity team. I’ve taken technical information and broken it down into manageable chunks so that readers can understand the concepts easily.
What makes this guide different from other SY0-601 titles?
Keeping in mind the feedback that I’ve received as a CompTIA trainer over the last three years, the content is written in a simple format so that it is easy-to-understand and not full of legal jargon. To help students understand the more challenging areas of the syllabus, there are very easy-to-understand diagrams, and the book is filled with examples of the technology being described.
I’ve avoided putting in about 150-200 pages of irrelevant fluff that you don’t need to know while retaining the information you need to understand topics and become certified. The book is affordable for everyone to purchase, too.
Other books often use multiple choice questions to review each chapter, whereas in this book, the questions are open-ended, and you need to know the information to get the questions right. I’ve also included two multiple choice mock exams at the rear of the book to test your application of information, and some of these questions are very difficult.
Get to grips with security fundamentals
Explore cloud security and techniques
Discover different authentication methods
Secure devices and applications
Identify and protect against malware and viruses
Protect your environment
Understand and implement PKI concepts
Delve into secure application development
Publisher:Packt Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (December 24, 2020)
Item Weight:1.93 pounds
Dimensions:7.5 x 1.17 x 9.25 inches
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