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Security+ Certification For Dummies [Paperback]

Lawrence Miller , Peter H. Gregory


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Book Description

Feb. 21 2003 For Dummies (Computers)
* Prepares readers for the newest vendor-neutral, industry-sponsored IT security exam, an attractive certification option for system security personnel
* Security+ has been endorsed by major players like Microsoft, IBM, and the Department of Defense and is expected to become a prerequisite for many vendor-specific certifications
* A fast, easy way for IT professionals to learn what they need to qualify for a security credential that is less expensive and less time-consuming than CISSP, SSCP, or SANS GIAC
* Author's experience includes security consulting for multinational concerns and systems security management in the U.S. Navy
* CD-ROM includes hundreds of randomly-generated bonus test questions and both timed and untimed versions of the practice test

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Your shortcut to this affordable, career-boosting certification

The fun and easy way™ to study for the exam – all the rewards in half the time!

Here’s the Security+ test-prep guide you’ve been waiting for – a For Dummies book-and-software package that actually makes studying fun. Prepared by a certified security expert and packed with proven tips and practice exams, it’s all you need to get up to speed on basic security and cryptography concepts – and pass the test!

All this on the bonus CD-ROM

  • Dummies Test Engine, our exclusive, fully customizable test-prep software featuring hundreds of sample questions
  • Study notes formatted for Pocket Word to download to your Pocket PC

System requirements: PC running Windows 98 or later. See the About the CD Appendix for more system requirements and details.

About the Author

Lawrence Miller is a systems security consultant with over nine years of experience.

Peter Gregory is a logical security strategist at a wireless telecommunications carrier.


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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One of the better dummies books Oct. 5 2005
By The Penguin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the only book I used to study for the Security+ exam. It covered all of the exam topics and provided enough information to answer about 70% of the questions. Even if you aren't trying to pass the exam, the information is organized very well and gives you a good working knowlege of the real world. To answer the other 30% of the questions, I had to use other resources. This book is not a substitute for TestKing or Actualtests.com if you just want to pass the exam. I give this book 3 stars for passing the exam, but 4 stars if you really want to understand computer security.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to normal Dummies par Aug. 12 2008
By Bryan S. Sampsel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I used the CISSP for Dummies to assist a friend in studying for his CISSP cert, which he got.

So, when looking at Security+, I opted to purchase the Dummies book.

I'm on page 32 and have found some troubling errors.

1) The description of a switch (layer 2 switch) is incorrect. Drawing a comparison to a bridge would have been more accurate than saying a "smart hub."

2) SQL is NOT an example of a Session Layer. SQL is a syntax interface for an RDBMS (relational database management system), which uses a solution specific connector.

If I keep finding these minor fudges, I'm going to doubt how useful this book will be to me.

In the past, I've found that despite the "dummies" moniker, the technical books are usually well written and accurate. More importantly, they often span skill levels, talking to audiences of all levels.

This was a disappointment. I normally wait to review a book until I finish, but I'm a tad annoyed with this one.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Security+ for Dummies June 8 2007
By D. Clippinger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book delivers exactly what the title promises. Unfortunately, I now realize that I need something written at a higher level. If you want the basics, buy this book, if you want to pass the Security+ certification exam, you need something more.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK...Just, OK. March 25 2013
By Mr. Grimm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lawrence Miller is well enough, but he's no Ron Gilster. The book reads like it is supposed to, and it'll get you certified, but it won't be an experience that will make the time fly. But you will pass.
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied Customer Dec 13 2012
By Tommy Martinez Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really do like this product which is why I'm giving a 5 star rating since I have no complaints about just the fact the product does what it's supposed to do, and I would recommend this product to anyone who wants it.

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