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1. CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) 5th Edition
by Wm. Arthur Conklin , Greg White , Dwayne Williams , Chuck Cothren , Roger L. Davis

 

CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501)

CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) covers all exam domains and features 200 accurate practice questions. To aid in study, the book features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. All questions mirror those on the live test in style, format, and difficulty. Beyond fully preparing you for the challenging SY0-501 exam, the book also serves as a valuable on-the-job reference for IT professionals.

• Provides 100% coverage of every objective on exam SY0-501
• Electronic content includes 200 practice questions and a secured book PDF
• Written by a team of experienced IT security academics

2. CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests: Exam SY0-501 1st Edition by S. Russell Christy, Chuck Easttom

 

CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests: Exam SY0-501

 

CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests provides invaluable practice for candidates preparing for Exam SY0-501. Covering 100% of exam objectives, this book provides 1,000 practice questions to help you test your knowledge and maximize your performance well in advance of exam day. Whether used alone or as a companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, these questions help reinforce what you know while revealing weak areas while there’s still time to review. Six unique practice tests plus one bonus practice exam cover threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities; technologies and tools; architecture and design; identity and access management; risk management; and cryptography and PKI to give you a comprehensive preparation resource. Receive one year of FREE access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, to help you prepare with superior study tools that allow you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day.

The CompTIA Security+ certification is internationally-recognized as validation of security knowledge and skills. The exam tests your ability to install and configure secure applications, networks, and devices; analyze, respond to, and mitigate threats; and operate within applicable policies, laws, and regulations. This book provides the practice you need to pass with flying colors.

3.Mike Meyers' CompTIA Security+ Certification Passport, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) (Mike Meyers' Certification Passport) 5th Edition by Dawn Dunkerley

 

Mike Meyers' CompTIA Security+ Certification Passport, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) (Mike Meyers' Certification Passport)

Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Security+ Certification Passport, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) features accurate practice exam questions and in-depth answer explanations as well as end-of-chapter bulleted summaries that reinforce salient points. Throughout, “Exam Tips” highlight important topics, “Local Lingo” notes define need-to-know terms, “Travel Advisories” alert you to potential pitfalls, and “Travel Assistance” icons specify resources for further information.

• Provides complete coverage of every objective on exam SY0-501
• Electronic content includes 200 practice questions and a secured book PDF
• Written by a pair of security experts and edited by certification guru Mike Meyers
4. CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-501 7th Edition by Emmett Dulaney, Chuck Easttom

 

CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-501

 

CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition offers invaluable preparation for Exam SY0-501. Written by an expert author team, this book covers 100% of the exam objectives with clear, concise explanation. You'll learn how to handle threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities using industry-standard tools and technologies, while understanding the role of architecture and design. From everyday tasks like identity and access management to complex topics like risk management and cryptography, this study guide helps you consolidate your knowledge base in preparation for the Security+ exam. Practical examples illustrate how these processes play out in real-world scenarios, allowing you to immediately translate essential concepts to on-the-job application. You also gain access to the Sybex online learning environment, which features a robust toolkit for more thorough prep: flashcards, glossary of key terms, practice questions, and a pre-assessment exam equip you with everything you need to enter the exam confident in your skill set.

This study guide is approved and endorsed by CompTIA, and has been fully updated to align with the latest version of the exam.

  • Master essential security technologies, tools, and tasks

  • Understand how Security+ concepts are applied in the real world

  • Study on the go with electronic flashcards and more

  • Test your knowledge along the way with hundreds of practice questions

5. Mike Meyers' CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-501) 2nd Edition
by Mike Meyers , Scott Jernigan

 

Mike Meyers' CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-501)

 

A fully updated CompTIA Security+ exam guide from training and exam preparation expert Mike Meyers

Take the CompTIA Security+ exam (exam SY0-501) with confidence using the comprehensive information contained in this highly effective study resource. Like the exam, the guide goes beyond knowledge application and is designed to ensure that security personnel anticipate security risks and guard against them.

In Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-501), the bestselling author and leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification brings his proven methodology to IT security. Mike covers all exam objectives in small, digestible modules that allow you to focus on individual skills as you move through a broad and complex set of skills and concepts. The book features hundreds of accurate practice questions as well as a toolbox of the author’s favorite network security related freeware/shareware.
6. CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide Paperback by Darril Gibson

 

CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide

 

It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.

You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important.

Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using all of these resources, you’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.

If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you’ll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-501 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.

7. CompTIA Security+ Certification Practice Exams, Third Edition (Exam SY0-501) 3rd Edition by Daniel Lachance , Glen E. Clarke

 

CompTIA Security+ Certification Practice Exams, Third Edition (Exam SY0-501)

With hundreds of practice exam questions, including difficult performance-based questions, CompTIA Security+® Certification Study Guide, Third Edition covers what you need to know―and shows you how to prepare―for this challenging exam.

•100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam SY0-501

•Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam

•Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered

•Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter

•Simulated exam questions―including performance-based questions―match the format, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all exam topics, including:

Networking Basics and Terminology • Security Terminology • Security Policies and Standards • Types of Attacks • System Security Threats • Mitigating Security Threats • Implementing System Security • Securing the Network Infrastructure • Wireless Networking and Security • Authentication • Access Control • Cryptography • Managing a Public Key Infrastructure • Physical Security • Risk Analysis • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity • Computer Forensics • Security Assessments and Audits • Monitoring and Auditing

 

8. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Cram (5th Edition) 5th Edition by Diane Barrett , Martin M. Weiss 

 

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Cram (5th Edition)

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Cram , Fifth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass CompTIA’s newly updated version of the Security+ exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains a set of 150 questions. The powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software provides real-time practice and feedback with all the questions so you can simulate the exam.

Covers the critical information you need to know to score higher on your Security+ exam!

· Analyze indicators of compromise and determine types of attacks, threats, and risks to systems

· Minimize the impact associated with types of attacks and vulnerabilities

· Secure devices, communications, and network infrastructure

 

· Effectively manage risks associated with a global business environment

· Differentiate between control methods used to secure the physical domain

· Identify solutions for the implementation of secure network architecture

· Compare techniques for secure application development and deployment

· Determine relevant identity and access management procedures

· Implement security policies, plans, and procedures related to organizational security

· Apply principles of cryptography and effectively deploy related solutions

 

9. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide (4th Edition) (Certification Guide) 4th Edition by David L. Prowse

 

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide (4th Edition) (Certification Guide)

Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam success with this CompTIA approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner.

· Master CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam topics

· Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

· Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

· Practice with realistic exam questions

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor David L. Prowse shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending chapter review activities help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

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