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Security+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide Hardcover – Jun 25 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (June 25 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072226331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072226331
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 4.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,361,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Product Description

From the Back Cover

"All-in-One is All You Need."

Prepare to pass the Security+ certification exam

Get complete coverage of all the material included on the Security+ certification exam--the vendor-neutral standard of competency for foundation-level security practitioners--inside this comprehensive resource. With full treatment of all the exam topics, as developed by CompTIA, this definitive, dual-purpose tool contains exam objectives at the beginning of each chapter, helpful exam tips, sample questions, and real-world scenarios. Authoritative and detailed, this volume serves as both a complete certification study guide and an indispensable on-the-job reference.

Get full details on all exam topics including how to:

  • Implement authentication using kerberos, CHAP, certificates, biometrics, and other methods
  • Defend against DDOS, spoofing, replay, TCP/IP hijacking, and other attacks
  • Recognize malicious code--viruses, Trojan horses, logic bombs, and worms
  • Secure remote access, e-mail, file transfer, wireless, and instant message transactions
  • Harden networks, operating systems, and applications
  • Implement cryptography, digital signatures, and PKI
  • Manage incident response and follow forensic procedures

Included on the CD-ROM

  • Simulated exam with practice questions and answers
  • LearnKey video training
  • Complete electronic book

About the Author

Greg White (San Antonio, TX), Security+, CISSP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. White is the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA, and was the author of the first edition of the Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide from McGraw-Hill.

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Format: Hardcover
Among the many laughable errors in the Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, my favorite comes in chapter 18, on risk managment. It comes on page 488, in figure 18-7, where we are trying to calculate which security problems are most important to fix. "Cost to fix" and "difficulty to fix" should _subtract_ from the total score for a problem, not add to it, since the more expensive or difficult a problem is to fix, the _less_ likely it makes economic sense to fix it. That an error as fundamental as this could slip by shows how poorly this book was edited.
All in all, this is a disastrously bad book. To some degree, too many cooks have spoiled the soup (the book has several co-authors, and they seem not to have read each others' contributions). There's an immense amount of duplication of material, while at the same time there are many terms and concepts that are invoked without ever being defined. At the least, this book should state that a reader needs a casual familiarity with networking (equivalent to that required by the Network+ exam, which I passed) to have any hope of understanding a good 40% of the book's material.
The only valuable chapters are the ones on security baselines (specifically the info on operating system and application hardening), cryptography (though much of the math used there is not explained), and public key infrastructures--conveniently, these are chapters 9 through 11.
Though this is the only Security+ book I have read, I feel confident in recommending any other book over it.
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Format: Hardcover
This book fits the billing!
It was clear, concise and easy to understand. It prepared me to take the Security+ exam well, and explains concepts thoroughly without assuming that the reader is an idiot. The book deals with all the infomation that will be on the test, following the Domains in their order, but it still also flows in a forward direction, building on one concept with another. That is a challenge nowdays in the tech world were every concept is intertwined with others.
That said, don't expect to come to this book with no knowledge of computers at all. I have found that this book serves more as a reminder of "Oh Yeah, I knew that," than as a device to impart new knowledge into my skull. I learned some new things from this book, but the most beneficial part of this book was bringing all the things I know about computers back to the forefront of my mind so that they are fresh while taking the test.
It is also good for building up strength in the "security as a whole" areas. It's good to know how to lock down a system, but the test also wants to know if you understand what constitutes good information security as a concept, not a password.
The book, despite its thickness (~600 pages) is actually a relatively quick read. I got through it in about a month, reading it in my off time and as a nightcap. It took me about two days of direct study to review the majority of the stuff for the test after having read it.
Final Thoughts:
There is a time and a place for everything. If you want to learn more about computer security, there are other books out there that will help teach you more about how to lock down a system and disable protocols. If you want to take what you already know and refresh it, as well as supplement it with a little bit of new information, this is the book for you.
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Format: Hardcover
Assuming you've had some general IT background and are capable of learning new concepts on your own, this book covers about everything you should know in order to pass the test. It took me about 4 days to read the book and pass the test. However, how much time and how many resources you need to prepare for the test depends on your prior background in systems security. (it, of course, is true for every certification out there) The sections of the book I liked the most are the ones on cryptography, PKI, risk and change management. Cryptography and PKI sections provide great technical in-depth understanding of how different encryption and public key technologies work. Risk and change management sections introduces a lot of crucial fundamental concepts regarding control/security aspects of IT operations that might be completely new to some readers. I highly recommend this book if you're planning to take the Security+ test or you just need a good reference for systems security.
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Format: Hardcover
I found Gregory White's Security+ A-I-O Exam Guide to be a good resource for studying for the CompTIA Security+ exam. I used this book along with on the job experience (I also have a SANS/GIAC security cert) to prepare for and pass the test. No Sec+ study book out there seems to cover EVERYTHING, but I thought this book did a good job of covering most things. I would recommend an additional study resource but if I could only have one book, of the ones I've seen, I would pick this one. The test engine that comes on the CD is OK, but nothing great. I would recommend something like Transcender or Boson (the Boson practice exam I used was quite good and fairly cheap at $40) for a more accurate gauge of how'll you do on the test. Also, look for an exam voucher online for the Security+ test. The normal price is $225 but you should be able to get a voucher for around $165.
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