and coauthored one. He holds many current IT certifications including: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CISSP, MCDST (XP), MCSA, MCSA Messaging (2000, 2003), MCSE (NT 4.0, 2000, 2003), MCDBA (SQL 7.0, 2000), MCITP (Vista, Server 2008, SQL 2005, SQL 2008), MCTS (Server 2008, SQL Server 2008), MCSD (6.0, .NET), and ITIL Foundations v 3.0. He’s the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC and is currently working on an Air Force contract teaching a wide variety of IT topics including CompTIA Security+. He also works as an adjunct professor at ECPI College of Technology. In addition to the CompTIA...
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Congratulations on your purchase of CompTIA Security+: Get Certified, Get Ahead. You are one step closer to becoming CompTIA Security+ certified. This certification has helped a lot of individuals get ahead in their jobs and their careers, and it can help you get ahead too. You’re in good company. Since inception, over 50,000 people have become CompTIA Security+ certified, and it is one of the top ten certifications sought by IT professionals today. Who This Book Is For If you’re studying for the CompTIA Security+ exam and want to pass it on your first attempt, this book is for you. It covers...
important relevant concepts. These concepts are important for security professionals and IT professionals in the real world. About This Book Over the past several years, I’ve taught literally hundreds of students, helping them to become CompTIA Security+ certified. During that time, I’ve learned what concepts are easy to grasp and what concepts need more explanation. I’ve developed handouts and analogies that help students grasp the elusive concepts. Feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive—both in their comments to me and their successful pass rates when they took the certification...
Learn the material related to the objectives. Material is covered throughout this book, and the introduction includes a map showing which chapter (or chapters) covers the material. Take practice questions. A key step when preparing for any certification exam is to make sure you can answer the exam questions. Yes, you need the knowledge, but you also must be able to read a question and pick the right answer. This simply takes practice. Read and understand the explanations. When preparing, you should make sure you know why the correct answers are correct and why the incorrect answers are incorrect....