SY0-301 - Security+ 2011

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The CompTIA Security+ certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. This certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fatest growing fields in IT.
SY0-301 - Security+ 2011

ISBN : 978-1-61691-169-0


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Exercises, Flashcards, Quizzes & Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts while Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
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Lesson 1: Measuring and Weighing Risk

  • Risk Assessment
  • Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 2: Infrastructure and Connectivity

  • Mastering TCP/IP
  • Distinguishing between Security Topologies
  • Understanding Infrastructure Security
  • Understanding the Different Network Infrastructure Devices
  • Understanding Remote Access
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 3: Protecting Networks

  • Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks
  • Understanding Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Understanding Protocol Analyzers
  • Securing Workstations and Servers
  • Securing Internet Connections
  • Understanding Network Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 4: Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Understanding Software Exploitation
  • Surviving Malicious Code
  • Calculating Attack Strategies
  • Recognizing Common Attacks
  • Identifying TCP/IP Security Concerns
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 5: Access Control and Identity Management

  • Access Control Basics
  • Understanding Remote Access Connectivity
  • Understanding Authentication Services
  • Understanding Access Control
  • Implementing Access Control Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 6: Educating and Protecting the User

  • Understanding Security Awareness and Training
  • Classifying Information
  • Information Access Controls
  • Complying with Privacy and Security Regulations
  • Understanding Social Engineering
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 7: Operating System and Application Security

  • Hardening the Operating System
  • Application Hardening
  • Working with Data Repositories
  • Host Security
  • Mobile Devices
  • Best Practices for Security
  • Attack Types to Be Aware Of
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 8: Cryptography Basics

  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Understanding Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Using Cryptographic Systems
  • Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 9: Cryptography Implementation

  • Using Public Key Infrastructure
  • Preparing for Cryptographic Attacks
  • Understanding Key Management and the Key Life Cycle
  • Throughout this discussion, the terms certifica...
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 10: Physical and Hardware-Based Security

  • Implementing Access Control
  • Maintaining Environmental and Power Controls
  • Fire Suppression
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 11: Security and Vulnerability in the Network

  • Network Security Threats
  • Secure Network Administration Principles
  • Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 12: Wireless Networking Security

  • Working with Wireless Systems
  • Understanding Mobile Devices
  • Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 13: Security-Related Policies and Procedures

  • Policies You Must Have
  • Policies You Should Have
  • Security Controls for Account Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 14: Disaster Recovery and Incident Response

  • Understanding Business Continuity
  • Reinforcing Vendor Support
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lesson 15: Security Administration

  • Security Administrator's Troubleshooting Guide
  • Getting Started
  • Access Control Issues
  • Accountability Concerns
  • Auditing
  • Authentication Schemes
  • Backup Management
  • Baselining Security
  • Certificate Management
  • Communications Security
  • Directory Services Protection
  • Disaster Planning
  • Documenting Your Environment
  • Email Issues
  • File-Sharing Basics
  • Working with IDSs and Honey Pots
  • Incident Handling
  • Internet Common Sense
  • Key Management Conventions
  • Preventing Common Malicious Events
  • Managing Personnel
  • Keeping Physical Security Meaningful
  • Securing the Infrastructure
  • Working with Security Zones
  • Social Engineering Risks
  • System Hardening Basics
  • Securing the Wireless Environment
  • Summary
  • Analyze and differentiate among types of malware

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Full Remediation

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Exam Information

CompTIA Security+ is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-301. This certification covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ certification.

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Career Prospects

A CompTIA Security+ certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Security architect
  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant/specialist
  • Information Assurance technician/manager
  • Security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Network administrator
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites for the SY0-301 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 293
Where do I take the exam?
The SY0-301 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple choice and performance-based questions.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the SY0-301 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA Security+ certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the SY0-301, click here.

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