CompTIA Security+: SY0-601 Certification Guide

By Ian Neil
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About this book

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 Security+ 601 trainer, this book is a best-in-class study guide that fully covers the CompTIA Security+ 601 exam objectives.

Complete with self-assessment scenarios and realistic exam questions, 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). You’ll then delve into the important domains of the exam, namely, cloud security, threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, risk management, and cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI). You’ll also become well-versed with encryption and certificates. This book comes with over 600 practice questions with detailed explanations and includes two mock exams to help you test yourself.

By the end of this book, you’ll have understood the application of core Security+ concepts in the real world and be ready to take the exam with confidence.

Publication date:
December 2020

About the Author

  • Ian Neil

    Ian Neil is one of the world's top trainers of Security+ 501, who has the ability to break down information into manageable chunks helping no background knowledge. Ian was a finalist of the Learning and Performance Institute Trainer of the Year Awards. He has worked for the US Army in Europe and designed a Security+ course that catered to people from all backgrounds and not just the IT professional, with an extremely successful pass rate. He was instrumental in helping Microsoft get their office in Bucharest off the ground, where he won a recognition award for being one of their top trainers. Ian is an MCT, MCSE, A+, Network+, Security+, CASP, and RESILIA practitioner who over the past 20 years has worked with high-end training providers.

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