- Paperback: 552 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (November 24, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 047040485X
- ISBN-13: 978-0470404850
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,004,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Security Administrator Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA Security+ Skills 2nd Edition
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From the Back Cover
Develop the skills you need in the real world
Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical guide to security administration. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at the common responsibilities of security administrators, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. Revised for the updated CompTIA Security+ exam (SY0-201), this valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of a security administrator's job, including:
Designing a secure network environment
Creating and implementing standard security policies and practices
Identifying insecure systems in physical and digital environments
Providing SETA (Security Education, Training, and Awareness) to on-site and remote users
An invaluable study tool
This no-nonsense book also covers common tasks that CompTIA expects all of its Security+ candidates to know how to perform. So whether you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into the field, you'll find the instruction you need, including:
Performing an initial risk assessment
Installing, updating, and running anti-virus
Encrypting files and securing e-mail
Creating and managing user accounts
Deploying IPSec and securing remote systems
Securing Internet activity and 802.11 wireless
Testing and troubleshooting
The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.
About the Author
David R. Miller, Security+, CISSP, MCSE+ Security, is a network engineer and IT security and project management consultant. He has written numerous books, curricula, and training videos on topicssuch as network and wireless security, penetration testing, CISSP, and Security+. Michael Gregg, Security+, CISSP, CIW Security Analyst, is the President of Superior Solutions, Inc., an IT security consulting firm that performs security assessments and penetration testing for Fortune 1000 firms. He also holds numerous other certifications including MCT, CTT+, A+, Network+, and CEH, among others.
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The book is organized into tenphases or major sections. Each phase then has a series of Tasks to be performed. The first phase is entitled 'The Grunt Work of Security.' In it you start by making a security assessment of your network. By phase 10 you have completed hardening, securing the storage, set up user accounts, protected against virus and other malware attacks and more. In phase 10 you study troubleshooting.
I found the book to be easy reading, and the phase/task approach worked well for me. It provides a well needed break in the reading. And let's face it, reading about security is a lot less exciting than reading about Harry Potter.