Learn The Security Fundamentals With CompTIA Security+ Course

uCertify offers CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 course and performance-based labs for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command-line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The study guide provides complete coverage of exam objectives including networking, malware and attacks, vulnerability and penetration testing, protocols, and risk management. The cert guide also contains some newly added topics in the exam such as command line tools, Linux, programming and development concepts, mobile devices, embedded systems. The study guide is designed so that you can get all the necessary skills and knowledge about the exam topics. The course covers the topics such as:

  • Analyzing Risks
  • Identifying Security Threats
  • Implementing Cryptography
  • Ensuring Business Continuity
  • Addressing Security Incidents
  • Managing Identity and Access
  • Implementing Network Security
  • Conducting Security Assessments
  • Implementing Operational Security
  • Implementing Host and Software Security

The study guide offers following features:

  • 12+ Lessons
  • 128+ Quizzes
  • 676+ Lessons
  • 2+ Full-length Tests
  • 70+ Pre-assessments
  • 70+ Post-assessments
  • 41+ Performance-based Labs

About The Exam

CompTIA Security+ certification exam is a government approved, globally acknowledged, vendor-neutral credential that is demanded by most of the industries these days. The certification provides knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. CompTIA Security+ exam objectives are:

  • Cryptography
  • Network Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data, and Host Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management

So, are you ready for the CompTIA Security+ certification? You can make that true with the uCertify study guide. Do not forget to check out the Presidents’ Day sale going on and avail 20% discount on all the courses. Use the promo code PD20 while checking out.

Rob Elamb has been doing security for the federal government for over 10 years. He specializes in certification & accreditation for Department of Defense systems, IA Controls, attaining security certifications and recognizing scams.

Rob commented in his review, “ My honest opinion is that software like uCerts Prepkits are great for gauging your level of preparation. I also recommend that you use more than one gauge (particularly on the bigger tests such as CISSP).” Continue reading Rob’s uCertify CompTIA Security+ exam (SY0-101) PrepKit review >>

uCertify (July 14, 2009) uCertify, a leading provider of exam preparation software for IT certification exams, is offering a huge discount of 50% on its Network+ (N10-003) and Security+ (SY0-101) PrepKits. CompTIA has announced the retirement of the Network+ version 2007 (N10-003) and Security+ (SY0-101) certification exams. These exams will be available until July 31, 2009. According to CompTIA, although these exams are being retired, the certification status of candidates will not change. So, the candidates who have been preparing for these exams for a long time are advised to take the exam as early as possible.

uCertify is offering a discount of 50% on both PrepKits. To get a glimpse of these PrepKits, you can download its free demo version (which contains 15 free practice questions) from:

For Security+ (SY0-101) certification PrepKit: https://www.ucertify.com/exams/CompTIA/SY0-101.html

For Network+ (N10-003) certification PrepKit: https://www.ucertify.com/exams/CompTIA/N10-003.html

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Chuck Easttom is the author of 10 computer science books and has been a subject matter expert for CompTiA working on their Linux+, Security+, CTT+, and Server+ certification exams. Mr. Easttom has 15+ years of IT experience, holds a plethora of industry certifications, and currently is an independent consultant and an adjunct computer science instructor.

Chuck is co-author and contributor for the following uCertify Prepkit
70-502 C# :MCTS: C# .NET 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development
70-502 VB.NET :MCTS: VB .NET 3.5 Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development
70-503 C#: MCTS: C#.NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Application
70-503 VB.NET : MCTS: VB.NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Application
70-504 C#: MCTS: C#.NET 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development
70-504 VB.NET: MCTS: VB.NET 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development
SY0-201 : Security+ 2009
220-701 : A+ Essential 2009
220-702 : A+ Practical Application 2009

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Q. What is the prerequisite for taking the test Security+ 2008 Edition (SY0-201)?

A. There is no prerequisite for taking the test SY0-201. However, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates should have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended for taking the test.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
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Optimizing the performance of database servers and databases

  • Memory: Pages/sec counter is used to detect whether or not the memory bottleneck is caused by I/O overhead.
  • Disk I/O bottleneck can be monitored by Physical Disk: % Disk Time and Physical Disk: Avg Disk Queue Length counters.
  • The System Monitor tool is used to know the cause of slow authentication.
  • The SQLServer: Buffer Manager performance object is used to check the amount of RAM used by a computer.
  • The Physical Disk: %Disk Time counter measures the pressure on a physical hard disk array.
  • Add more RAM if the reading of Memory: Pages/sec counter is high.
  • Reduce the Maximum Worker Thread configuration settings if the value of System: Processor Queue Length counter is high.
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General Security Concepts

  • Kerberos is an industry standard authentication protocol used to verify user or host identity.
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) is an access control model. In this model, a user can access resources according to his role in the organization.
  • Mandatory Access Control (MAC) is a model that uses a predefined set of access privileges for an object of the system.
  • Authentication is a process of verifying the identity of a person, network host, or system process. The authentication process compares the provided credentials with the credentials stored in the database of an authentication server.
  • Certificate-based authentication is the most secure method of authentication. It provides stronger key for encryption as compared to Digest authentication and sends encrypted passwords across the network. This prevents unauthorized users from intercepting the passwords.
  • Anonymous authentication is generally used for public Internet Web sites. Using this method, a user can establish a connection with a Web server without providing username and password.
  • Authentication is a process of verifying the identity of a person, network host, or system process. The authentication process compares the provided credentials with the credentials stored in the database of an authentication server.
  • Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) transmits user credentials as plaintext.
  • A certificate is a digital representation of information that identifies authorized users on the Internet and intranets.
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