Ace your preparation for the skills measured by CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This guide is designed to help make the most of your study time.
Maximize your performance on the exam by demonstrating your mastery of:
Compliance and operational security
Threats and vulnerabilities
Application, data, and host security
Access control and identity management
Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.
David Seidl serves as the Director of Information Security for Notre Dame in the Office of Information Technology. He bears broad responsibility for the information security on campus, and leads a team of six information security professionals. David has been a security professional for over 10 years, and has over 17 years of IT experience. He has a wide range of IT and Information Security experience ranging from system design to firewall and network security device administration, incident response and risk assessment.
Mike Chapple is a technology professional, author, and professor with broad experience in computing and technology. Crossing two decades, his experience includes user support, information security, databases, and technology leadership. Mike currently serves as Senior Director for Enterprise Support Systems and Concurrent Assistant Professor of Computer Applications at the University of Notre Dame.
James Michael Stewart has been working with computers and technology for nearly thirty years. His work focuses on security, certification, and various operating systems. Recently, Michael has been teaching job skill and certification courses, such as CISSP, ethical hacking/penetration testing, computer forensics, and Security+. Michael holds a variety of certifications, including Security+, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, CPTE, CDFE, Q/SA, and Q/EH. Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy.
Comments about oreilly CompTIA Security+ Training Kit (Exam SY0-301):
After few months after the review of CompTIA Security+ Rapid Review, I'm now here to speak about it's bigger brother: the Training kit.
With its 569 pages, this book is more than twice the length of the Rapid Review one. Even if someone can think that they did a better summary in the Rapid Review one, I have to say that this is not the case for these two books.While the Rapid Review allows you to pass the exam if you already know the certification contents and you only need to evaluate your level and to refresh some contents, the Training Kit will teach you the certification contents.
This book has 12 chapters, that is a pretty low number for a book of this size, but I think is right for this book since it's developed to be read cover-to-cover, even if it allows a different kind of reading.
I think the biggest downside of this book is the companion disk. It was not usable under Linux (and probably is the same on Mac). I know it's a Microsoft Press book, but since the book topic (Security) and the fact that Linux and Mac are often mentioned in the book, I hoped that the CD would have worked on all the three major platforms.
I would suggest this book to anyone is interested in the CompTIA Security+ exam and in IT Security in general.
Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book as part of the O'Reilly Blogger Program
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend