Mike Meyers’ Security+ Certification Passport Paperback – Jan 6 2003
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From the Back Cover
From the #1 Name in Professional Certification
Get on the road to becoming a certified Security+ professional with this concise, affordable, and portable study tool. Certification training guru Mike Meyers and author Trevor Kay will guide you on your career path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the test, this Certification Passport is your ticket to success on exam day.
About the Series Editor:
Mike Meyers is the best-selling author of four editions of the #1 A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and several other computer books. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.
- Itineraries--List of official exam objectives covered
- ETAs--Amount of time needed to complete each lesson
- Travel Advisories--Expert advice on critical topics
- Local Lingo--Concise definitions of key terms and concepts
- Travel Assistance--Recommended resources for more information
- Exam Tips--Common exam pitfalls and solutions
- Checkpoints--End-of-chapter questions, answers, and explanations
- Career Flight Path--Career options mapped out to maximize the return from your IT journey
2 Practice Exams on CD Powered by ExamWeb
About the Author
Trevor Kay has been the key security contact at STIHL Limited, and is currently an independent consultant and author. He has served as a Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA on their Server+ and Linux+ certification development and has continuing close ties there – including with the Security+ exam development team. He authored Server+ Certification Bible, Linux+ Certification Bible and co-authored Network+ Certification Bible. His website is www.trevorkay.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
As with all books in Mike Meyers' Passport Series, the underlying theme is not depth, but the focus is on what you need to know to past the exam. However, Trevor did organize the book well and you do come away with a good overview of what the info security field is composed off (and hopefully an exam pass!)
There are very few info-sec exams that focus on looking at everything in a wider perspective, identifying, touching on and bringing you up-to-speed with all the many sub info-security fields. That's what Security + is about, an overview, a something to start with, meaning of course entry level.
With that in mind, Trevor Kay's book comes true to its purpose. Covering topics such as:
General Security Concepts: Access Control and Authentication | Attacks, Malicious Code and Social Engineering
Communication Security: Remote Access | Web Security | Wireless Security
Infrastructure Security: Devices and Media Security | Security Topologies and Intrusion Detection | Understanding Security Baselines
Basics of Cryptography: Understating Algorithms | Key Management/ Certificate Lifecycle
Operational/ Organizational Security: Physical Security Issues | Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity | Policy Procedures and Privilege Management | Forensics, Risk Management, Education and Documentation
[+] Well organized
[-] Minor mistakes, some errata
Boy was I surprised when I went into take the exam the test was much more difficult than the book had lead me to believe. Needless to say I did not pass the exam.
The problem is this book does not cover in detail what it needs to cover. It glosses over and gives you 5 sentances where there should be 5 pages!
CompTIA's Security+ exam is not a basic entry lvl exam for grading first year IT persons. No this is the hardest CompTIA exam I have ever taken and this book will not prepare you for the realities of the test.
Take it from someone who knows and has passed the Security+ exam avoid this book and Security+ Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram SYO-101), for more questions on the Exam Cram 2 book find my review of it.
The book I recommend and was recommended to me is the only book to use is: Security+ Study Guide and DVD Training System by Syngress Shinder Books. I have done a review of it so feel free to read it!
Erik; A+, Net+, Security+, soon to be MCSA.
What a waste, buying this book (yes, I failed, only getting 70% correct). I wonder if buying a [$] book would have been better. There is no way I can take this test again, with a better set of practice tools (books). I am so ... disappointed, wasting my time like this
with this book as a prep.
STAY AWAY, and invest elsewhere.....
This book is more of an intro to network security principles than an actual study guide for the Sec+ exam. Buyer beware!
Most recent customer reviews
Content is brief and makes the exam sound easy. Practice exams are OK, but don't fall prey to the "online upgrade"... Read morePublished on June 10 2004
This book is too brief and gives an illusion that security+ is a very easy test but in reality it is not. I have passed the test with no thanks to this book.Published on June 8 2004 by A. K.
Take your security courses, then read your 800+ page
text book then the night before the Security+ Exam read this book. Read more
I have taken the test twice now. First time i took it with no preperation and got a 640. I got the book, studied it and got a 760, both fails. Read morePublished on April 19 2004
I used this, exam cram and troytek test killer to pass the Security plus.
This was definitely the worst of the three. I saw many of the same concepts repeated several times. Read more
I passed the exam, but I wouldn't say that this book was a great help in that regard.
I thought this book was too superficial in its coverage; if I hadn't had prior experience... Read more
I found this book to be very useful as a last minute crammer right before the exam. Each chapter is straight to the point and easy to read. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2003 by James Stewart
This book is definitely for someone who as some experience in the Security field. Not for newbies. I found the Security+ Certification Passport by Trevor Kay to be straight forward... Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2003 by Martin Lou
I recommend this book to anyone who is already familiar with security concepts. I found this book to be a great refresher to read before you go into the exam. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2003 by Mark
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