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  • Paperback: 559 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace; Stg edition (Nov. 10 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463762364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463762360
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 898 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #314,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

An accomplished author and professional trainer, Darril Gibson has authored or coauthored more than 30 books. He holds many current IT certifications including: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CASP, (ISC)2 SSCP, CISSP, MCDST (XP), MCSA, MCSA Messaging (2000, 2003), MCSE (NT 4.0, 2000, 2003), MCDBA (SQL 7.0, 2000), MCITP (Vista, Server 2008, SQL 2005, SQL 2008), MCTS (Server 2008, SQL Server 2008), MCSD (6.0, .NET), and ITIL Foundations v 3.0. He is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC and actively teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of IT topics including CompTIA Security+. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at ECPI University.

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113 of 116 people found the following review helpful
All You Need to Pass Dec 6 2011
By Jarrett Marquis - Published on Amazon.com
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I just passed the new Security+ test with a score of 871. My entire preparation consisted of reading "Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead" and doing the included review questions. I saw absolutely nothing on the test that wasn't thoroughly covered in the book. It is straightforward, easy to read, and does an excellent job of explaining some complex topics. I see no reason to invest in any other prep materials. The plan is pretty simple, buy this book, read it, do the practice questions, pass the test.

Update as of 2/17/2012: I just finished instructing a 5 day Security+ Boot Camp using this book as the only text for the class. We spent 4 days covering the material, reviewed for 2 hours Friday morning then the students took the test. All 13 passed and are now Security+ certified. Note that although some in the class had some cyber security experience most were new to the field and none were familiar with all of the topics.
62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
Perfect!! Dec 12 2009
By Alton Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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perfect! i love this book. i had the original microsoft security+ book for class, and this book covered WAY more than what that book did, and alot less pages. i'm going to take my security+ certification exam on the 18th of December. i'm feeling very confident, as this book says it covers 100% of the exam. i'm just hoping there's no scenarios on the test =p, just questions about what i learned in the book, lol.

EDIT: Passed my exam with a 865/900 with this book! About 2-3 tricky questions throughout the entire test but it was ALL familiar. There was absolutely NOTHING unfamiliar on this test that the book didn't cover! Thank you :)
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Should be part of your Security+ study Aug. 16 2013
By applegeek - Published on Amazon.com
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You don't need to pay thousands for in class test prep to pass the Security+ exam. Follow these three steps and you can pass your test and pay only $55ish in test prep.

If you are in an IT field, or you went to school for IT, you've already got a great head start. The Security+ exam assumes you've taken the Network+ exam. You don't need to take the Network+ exam to be prepared for Security+, just as long as you have a background in IT which includes how servers, firewalls, routers and switches work. CompTIA isn't know for advanced certifications, but there tests do show that you have a very good understanding of the subject and that it will be easy for you to learn as your career moves forward.

How to pass the Security+ exam in 3 easy steps, should only take you a month.

1. Go to YouTube. Search for "Professor Messer", head to his YouTube page and watch all 185 videos for the Security+ exam. each video is only 5 to 8 min long and gives you a very good head start to the exam. He is easy to listen to, and covers everything.

2. Read this book. Take the practice exams. The pre test in the beginning of the book will show you what you know from the videos. I got a 75% when I took it. Read each chapter, and take the chapter tests. The book is easy to read, just like watching the videos. It covers a lot of the same stuff but goes into more detail. You already have an idea of everything, this just takes it one step further. It will also help you study to remember all the important port numbers along with all the acronyms you'll need to know. This test is FULL of acronyms.

3. Take practice tests.
(Update 4/14/14) Check out quizlet.com, search Security+. Good exams to test your knowledge and see how far along you are. All free!

Now go pass your test! You will be more then well prepared.

UPDATE 9/14
As a reference point, I have a bachelors degree IT Networking which included a lot of security classes. I currently work for a large company in governance and compliance. With that background, I studied for 3 weeks before taking the test. The test will feel harder then you expected, it did for me, but I still passed just fine. I had 7 simulations questions, I know I got at least one wrong because I couldn't remember the port numbers. Other than that they are pretty easy. Take extra time to memorize port numbers and acronyms, I wish I had, but I got threw it just fine.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
The only book you need! Jan. 20 2010
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
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The best thing I like about this book is that it talks to you instead of technically instructing you and it makes for a comfortable read while riding the bus or in bed. Another good feature is the text size is exceptionally larger than Sybex books, which again makes it easier to read. You will pass with book read it cover to cover and once over any areas you dont understand and take all the practice questions(seriously like the real exam).
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Hit the Nail Right on the Head! Oct. 20 2009
By F. Richard Robb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent for both real world techniques for employing best practices for security as well as for passing the CompTia SYO-201 Security + Exam. It gets to the main points very quickly and actually is a very easy read...despite the fairly complex subject matter. The author doesn't preach to the choir, nor does he talk down to his audience...but it's almost as if he is engaging the reader in a discussion about various security related topics. The book is very well laid out and has lots of important points pulled out and highlighted in 'Remember' bubbles. Add to the excellent content a liberal sprinkling of Practice Exam questions thoughout the book and you have the perfect blend of study guide and reference book!

This is THE BOOK for nailing the Security + exam!

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