CompTIA Security+: SY0-601 Certification Guide: Complete coverage of the new CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam to help you pass on the first attempt

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Learn IT security essentials and prepare for the Security+ exam with this CompTIA exam guide, complete with additional online resources—including flashcards, PBQs, and mock exams—at

Key FeaturesWritten by Ian Neil, one of the world’s top CompTIA Security+ trainersTest your knowledge of cybersecurity jargon and acronyms with realistic exam questionsLearn about cryptography, encryption, and security policies to deliver a robust infrastructureBook Description

The CompTIA Security+ certification validates the fundamental knowledge required to perform core security functions and pursue a career in IT security. Authored by Ian Neil, a world-class CompTIA certification trainer, this book is a best-in-class study guide that fully covers the CompTIA Security+ 601 exam objectives.

Complete with chapter review questions, realistic mock exams, and worked solutions, this guide will help you master the core concepts to pass the exam the first time you take it. With the help of relevant examples, you’ll learn fundamental security concepts from certificates and encryption to identity and access management (IAM). As you progress, you’ll delve into the important domains of the exam, including cloud security, threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, risk management, cryptography, and public key infrastructure (PKI).

You can access extra practice materials, including flashcards, performance-based questions, practical labs, mock exams, key terms glossary, and exam tips on the author’s website at

By the end of this Security+ book, you’ll have gained the knowledge and understanding to take the CompTIA exam with confidence.

What you will learnMaster cybersecurity fundamentals, from the CIA triad through to IAMExplore cloud security and techniques used in penetration testingUse different authentication methods and troubleshoot security issuesSecure the devices and applications used by your companyIdentify and protect against various types of malware and virusesProtect yourself against social engineering and advanced attacksUnderstand and implement PKI conceptsDelve into secure application development, deployment, and automationWho this book is for

If you want to take and pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam, even if you are not from an IT background, this book is for you. You’ll also find this guide useful if you want to become a qualified security professional. This CompTIA book is also ideal for US Government and US Department of Defense personnel seeking cybersecurity certification.

Table of ContentsUnderstanding Security FundamentalsImplementing Public Key InfrastructureInvestigating Identity and Access ManagementExploring Virtualization and Cloud ConceptsMonitoring, Scanning, and Penetration TestingUnderstanding Secure and Insecure ProtocolsDelving into Network and Security ConceptsSecuring Wireless and Mobile SolutionsIdentifying Threats, Attacks, and VulnerabilitiesGovernance, Risk, and ComplianceManaging Application SecurityDealing with Incident Response ProceduresMock Exam 1Mock Exam 2

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The author teaches Security+ 40 weeks a year with a high pass rate. This book is written in the same way he teaches.

Written in a simple format so that anyone with little to no background in IT can understand the information. This book uses the same jargon as the examination.

Filled with easy-to-understand examples, diagrams, and exam tips so that topics are very clear and easily comprehensible.

Open review questions to thoroughly test your knowledge. Multiple choice examination-level mock exams with full explanations and answers included.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Packt Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (December 24, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 550 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1800564244
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1800564244
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.07 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.25 x 7.5 x 1.13 inches


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