CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 In Depth, 2nd Edition

  • Mark Ciampa Western Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 1305402723  |  ISBN-13: 9781305402720
  • 650 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • © 2015 | Published
  • List Price = $ 49.99
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COMPTIA SECURITY+ SY0-401 IN DEPTH will prepare you to pass CompTIA’s new Security+ certification exam and earn this important credential in the field of computer security. This book offers in-depth coverage of all relevant topics, from handling malware to advanced cryptography, wireless and mobile security, and much more. Using the proven In Depth certification training method, this comprehensive, up-to-date, user-friendly test-prep guide covers exam objectives for the new Security+ SY0-401 certification exam; features end-of-chapter quizzes to test your mastery of each new skill you’re learning; maps completely to the Security+ SY0-401 exam objectives; and includes a full glossary and helpful appendixes. Computer and network security is a crucially important and ever-growing field, and IT professionals must keep up with the latest challenges and technologies. The CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 certification exam validates the knowledge and best practices required of professionals responsible for securing computer networks and managing risk. The coaching and test-prep resources contained in COMPTIA SECURITY+ SY0-401 IN DEPTH will give you the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed on exam day.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers malware and social-engineering attacks.
  • Covers cryptography, network security, and much more.
  • Features end-of-chapter questions to test comprehension.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Security.
2. Malware and Social Engineering Attacks.
3. Application and Networking-Based Attacks.
4. Host, Application, and Data Security.
5. Basic Cryptography.
6. Advanced Cryptography.
7. Network Security Fundamentals.
8. Administering a Secure Network.
9. Wireless Network Security.
10. Mobile Device Security.
11. Access Control Fundamentals.
12. Authentication and Account Management.
13. Business Continuity.
14. Risk Mitigation.
15. Vulnerability Assessment.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Ciampa

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Previously, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing for 20 years at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of many Cengage/Course Technology books, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals; CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, 3e; CWSP Guide to Wireless Security; Guide to Wireless Communications; and Networking BASICS. He holds a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.