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CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware: Exam SY0-301 Hardcover – July 5, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1118014745 ISBN-10: 111801474X Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111801474X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118014745
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.6 x 9.6 inches
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    Title
CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-301 CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide: Exam SY0-301 CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit: Exam SY0-301 CompTIA Security+ eTestPrep (SY0-301)
 
Guide Type
Certification courseware
Certification courseware
Book bundle
Exam prep software
 
Audience Level
Intermediate to Advanced
Intermediate to Advanced
Intermediate to Advanced
Intermediate to Advanced
 
Pages
696
696
1656
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Binding
Paperback with CD-ROM
Hardcover with CD-ROM
Paperback with CD-ROM
CD-ROM
 
List Price
$49.99
$79.99
$99.97
$99.99
 
Author(s)
Emmett Dulaney
Emmett Dulaney
Dulaney, Stewart, Miller & Gregg
Emmett Dulaney
 
Publication Date
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
June 2012
 
Imprint
Sybex
Sybex
Sybex
Sybex
 
Print Book
 
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Edition
5
2
3
1
 
Brief Description
Covers all exam objectives for Security+ exam SY0-301. CD includes practice exams, electronic flashcards, & glossary of key terms.
Includes five practice exams, value-added hands-on lab exercises, videos, and exclusive Security+ training software.
A complete study package featuring the Sybex Study Guide, Review Guide, and Street Smarts (a $110 value if purchased separately).
Comprehensive test prep software includes 700+ exam questions, integrated Study Guide e-book, two test modes, and score reporting.

From the Back Cover

The Deluxe Edition of CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Fifth Edition

Prepare for CompTIA's Security+ Exam SY0-301 with this Deluxe Edition of the top-selling CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Fifth Edition. In addition to comprehensive coverage of exam topics and Sybex's leading-edge exam prep software, this CompTIA Recommended Deluxe Study Guide includes bonus exercises and practice exams, sample videos, special Security+ training software, and more. Start your CompTIA Security+ preparation today with:

  • Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the exam

  • Practical, hands-on exercises and labs to reinforce critical skills, plus 50 bonus hands-on exercises in PDF format on CD

  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles

  • Five complete practice exams as well as challenging review questions to prepare you for exam day

  • Easy-to-follow videos that illustrate complex techniques

  • A list of useful acronyms that any security professional should be familiar with

  • Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam

  • A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective

Look inside for complete coverage of all exam objectives.

www.sybex.com/go/securitydel2e

SYBEX TEST ENGINE
Test your knowledge with advanced testing software. Includes all chapter review questions and practice exams.

ELECTRONIC FLASHCARDS
Reinforce your understanding with electronic flashcards.

Also on the CD, you'll find extra exercises and study tools, training software, videos, a special appendix on cabling, a useful list of acronyms, and more.

Includes Real-World Scenarios, Hands-On Exercises, and Leading-Edge Exam Prep Software Featuring:

  • Custom Test Engine

  • Hundreds of Sample Questions

  • Five Complete Practice Exams

  • Electronic Flashcards

  • Bonus Videos, Study Tools, and More


More About the Author

Emmett Dulaney has written over 30 books on Windows, Security, IT project management, and UNIX, and is the certification columnist for CertCities.

Customer Reviews

Just get the pdf version online and save yourself the money.
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I enjoyed it and will recommend it to anyone looking to study for this test.
Kris Stoker
This book with the added CD and testing software helped me pass the exam.
Mister Andy

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jerry White on July 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Curious as to what the differences are between the standard edition of the study guide (which sells for much less) and the "Deluxe" edition, it turns out the most significant difference is in the media. For some reason, the publisher isn't going out of their way to make it readily apparent, but the Deluxe/hardbound edition has a CD which includes a slew of items not in the standard edition. Among them: almost an hour of video on security topics, a "simulation engine" that lets you test your knowledge with something other than multiple choice, more bonus tests and a whole lot of PDFs - lab exercises, cabling info, etc. There is so much value in the CD alone, that it would be nice to see it packaged and sold separate or at least advertised as being the differentiator between the two books.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on July 6, 2011
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After taking the A+ and Network+ exams, I knew what to expect from CompTIA. I found the text great and passed the exam on the first attempt with an 810; however, the practice questions were not nearly as extensive as some of questions on the actual exam. I used other study materials for the this test and found these to more closely match the exam. I would suggest buying the Standard edition, saving $15, and then using another form of study material for practice questions. I'm not entirely sure why the Sybex questions were so easy in this book when the Network+ questions were very close to the actual exam. But if you only study this book and its questions you will not likely pass the exam, simply because you will not expect many of the questions, some of which are not even covered in this text.

Again, it's a fine book for a novice, but the questions are far too easy to adequately prepare a person for the exam, I was getting 85% on the first try. Go to CompTIA.org and take their 30 question practice test for an idea of the difficulty of the exam, for comparison I got a 55% on this test in the first attempt.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ICW on July 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Here is my review on this book. It's not the prettiest most organized and researched one, but here it is!

Passed security+ today, but barrrrrrrrrely. I really did get LUCKY with that test. When I took the test, I was not familiar with a good bit of material. I read the book from front to back doing the exercise questions to scouring the entire CD included. This book was well written but it could of easily been expanded on certain subjects that require a more thorough understanding of so when it comes test time you don't hesitate. I would recommend additional supplements for taking this test. I took a class a year ago, read some other security+ prep books, have looked up security applications for this stuff on web and fiddled around with, and apply these kind of concepts in the real world at my job in general IT (nothing too advanced). Heed my warning or you will be out of $270 and staring at a FAILED screen with some papers in hand that tell you what objectives you need to touch up on for next go-around!

Plus: Easy to Understand, engaging writing, wide array of comptia objectives covered, some hands-on experience labs included in cd with videos, practice tests to harden understanding.

Negative: Brief detail of important topics such as LDAP, TACACS+, RADIUS, various hashing and encryption standards, blue snarfing/blue jacking, calculating MeanTimeBetweenFailure(something like that) and figuring out recovery time by dividing some value(all of this stuff I recall from memory I was asked multiple times on the test and freaked!!!!!!!) ,not enough hands-on examples like other book's include like mini-projects with key loggers, sniffers, etc ( the fun stuff).

quick ending rant: My biggest gripe about Sybex books is the hands-on applications.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 12, 2013
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I did not get the additional hands-on lab exercises and study tools, three additional practice exams, author videos, and the exclusive Security Administration simulator because I got it on my kindle. A real rip off if you think that Amazon would actually send it. Just get the pdf version online and save yourself the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chi2chi on September 4, 2013
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I used this book as my main study source for the Security+ SY0-301 exam. I also had another book that co-workers got through a class they took (but my company was too cheap to pay for a class). This book was far superior to the book my coworkers used, with much more detail, such as information on the FM-200 fire suppression system (really?) that was on the exam, but not in any other book I looked at. It also came with the study engine that you load on your computer to practice tests + 600 test questions. Once I was getting 95% on the test questions, I took the &#%$* test, which is designed to make no sense, but passed it 1st try due to the thoroughness of the study material in the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Pearson on April 14, 2013
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This was my main source of study for the exam. I got an 880. The questions and tests on the CD are a good primer for the exam. I used them to review frequently. Many other folks that were studying for the exam at the time, provided me with test questions from "Exam Cram". I found most (if not all) of these questions to be obtuse and *not* at all like what was realized on the exam itself.

On the exam: Obviously, there isn't just one exam, but I can tell you that the questions were all reasonable (i.e. no "gotcha" questions).

Summation: Good book - could be organized a bit better, nevertheless it worked for me.
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