Security Administrator Street Smarts, 3rd Edition
A Real World Guide to CompTIA Security+ Skills
By David Miller, Michael Gregg
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 624

Develop the skills you need in the real world

Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'llfind in this practical guide to security administration. Using a"year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at thecommon responsibilities of security administrators, with keyinformation organized around the actual day-to-day tasks,scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. Updated forCompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301, this valuable training tool isloaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases ofa security administrator's job, including:

  • Designing a secure network environment

  • Creating and implementing standard security policies andpractices

  • Identifying insecure systems in physical and digitalenvironments

  • Providing training to onsite and remote users

An invaluable study tool

This no-nonsense book also covers common tasks that CompTIAexpects all of its Security+ candidates to know how to perform. Sowhether you're preparing for certification or seeking practicalskills to break into the field, you'll find the instruction youneed, including:

  • Performing an initial risk assessment

  • Hardening all systems—services, ports, OS,and more

  • Encrypting files and securing data storage

  • Creating and managing user accounts

  • Deploying IPSec and securing remote systems

  • Securing Internet activity, networks, and wireless

  • Testing, pen testing, tracking, profiling, andtroubleshooting

The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiringIT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full ofpractical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasksfrom the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teachthe skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because theexercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technologycertifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manualfor certification prep.

  • Step-by-step exercises teach you hands-on skills

  • Real world scenarios put those skills in perspective


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