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Network Implementation of Protocols and Services
By Diane Barrett, Kirk Hausman, Martin Weiss
Mar 10, 2015
This chapter from CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Cram, 4th Edition discusses how to use the proper network implementation of protocols and services as a tool to protect and mitigate threats against network infrastructure based on organizational needs. It also has a section specifically dedicated to wireless security implementation based on organization requirements.
Exam Profile: CompTIA's New Security+ SY0-401 Exam
By Diane Barrett
Aug 4, 2014
This article describes the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam, including the objectives, preparation hints, and study resources.
When Ideal IT Job Candidates Meet Real Job Requirements (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 14, 2014
This article provides you with a good understanding of key IT job roles and the kinds of skills and knowledge that go with them to help ensure the most positive experience for applicants, no matter what kind of IT work you are after.
Certification and Career Self-Assessment: Can and Should You Do It? (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 13, 2014
In this article, you’ll take a look at how annual self-assessment and planning benefits your professional career along with some things to consider when developing or refining your career and certification plans.
Crafting a Personal Certification Plan (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
May 13, 2014
In this article, you’ll learn how to construct a personal certification plan to reflect both long- and short-term certification goals.
CompTIA Provides Info about Performance-Based Testing
By Ed Tittel
Sep 20, 2012
Ed Tittel takes a look at the addition of performance-based questions on CompTIA’s exams: how they’re written and what to expect.
(Video) Exam Profile: CompTIA Security+
By Darril Gibson
Apr 23, 2012
The CompTIA Security+ certification is designed to prove competency in computer systems security, network security, access control and organizational security. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
CompTIA Security+ Exam Cram: Domain 3.0: Threats and Vulnerabilities
By Diane Barrett
Jan 24, 2012
This chapter provides sample questions (with answers and explanations) to help you prepare for the Domain 3 portion of the Security+ exam.
Security Certifications: Required Versus Recommended Experience
By Jeff Parker
Jan 23, 2012
For some, acertification is the person’s career-starter. For them, there is a welcome difference between required experience and recommended experience. This article gives pros and cons through example certifications.
CompTIA Security+ Exam Cram: Risk Management
By Diane Barrett, Kirk Hausman, Martin Weiss
Jan 4, 2012
In covering the official CompTIA Security+, SY0-301 exam objectives, this chapter examines risk, mitigation strategies, and the value of security-awareness training in managing risk.
CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide: OS Hardening and Virtualization
By David L. Prowse
Dec 29, 2011
This chapter covers the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 objectives 3.6, 4.1, and 4.2, Hardening Operating Systems and Virtualization Technology.
Why Security+ Is Right for You, Especially Since Its Remake
By Jeff Parker
Dec 6, 2011
If you don’t have the Security+ certification yet, you should get it now. But before you do, read about each factor in this article.
Security is Mortals’ Chiefest Enemy: Changes to CompTIA’s Security+ Certification
By Emmett Dulaney
Aug 29, 2011
Emmett Dulaney reviews the changes in the new version of CompTIA’s Security+ certification.
Understanding the Three Factors of Authentication
By Darril Gibson
Jun 6, 2011
This article provides you with good understanding of the three factors of authentication and how they can be used together with multifactor authentication.
Exploring Common Web Server Attacks
By Darril Gibson
Jun 1, 2011
This article describes provides some basics on attacks including denial of service (DoS), distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks, SYN flood, ping flood, port scan, sniffing attacks, and social engineering attacks.
(Video) Exam Profile - CompTIA Security+ SY0-201
By David L. Prowse
May 30, 2011
CompTIA Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification covering computer systems security, network security, access control and organizational security. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
Understanding The Security Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability)
By Darril Gibson
May 27, 2011
This article provides an overview of common means to protect against loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The Explosion of Cybercrime
By Darril Gibson
May 23, 2011
This article provides an overview of various types of cyber crime, including cyber extortion, botnets, morphing malware, and online fraud.
The Current State of Botnets
By Darril Gibson
May 2, 2011
This article provides an overview of the current state of recruiting zombies, botnet sizes and actions, and how to detect botnets.
The Dangers of Phishing
By Darril Gibson
May 2, 2011
Due to its wide use, several security exams include questions covering phishing including the CompTIA Security+ exam, the (ISC)2 SSCP, and the (ISC)2 CISSP. This article covers phishing formats, characteristics, and variants.

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