- Length: 593 pages
- Edition: 1
- Language: English
- Publisher: Independently published
- Publication Date: 2021-06-01
- ISBN-10: B096D1LGSK
- ISBN-13: 9798748708180
- Sales Rank: #9435 (See Top 100 Books)
Pass the First Time.
The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-601 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, SY0-401, and SY0-501 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it.
Free Online Resources
Buyers have access to free online resources, including:
- Additional free practice test questions using an online testing engine via your browser
- Free online labs, including a lab to create a bootable USB to boot into Linux
- Downloadable free extras such as a Glossary, Acronyms list, Command Line basics, Log basics and more
Access the free content by entering the URL found in the following sections:
- Chapter 1 Exam Topic Review Online References
- Chapter 2 Exam Topic Review Online References
- And elsewhere throughout the book.
The introduction includes a table listing all the SY0-601 objectives along with the specific chapter or chapters where the objectives are covered. As an example, if you’re looking for information on request forgery objectives, the table includes the following:
1.3 Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with application attacks.
- Request forgeries Chapter 7
- Server-side Chapter 7
- Cross-site Chapter7
You can use the Table of Contents to locate the exact page for topics of interest, such as cross-site request forgery (page 265). The paperback copy includes a comprehensive index that helps you find relevant Security+ concepts. Following the request forgery example, if you’re looking for CSRF (cross-site request forgery), the index entry also tells you exactly what page to find it on:
- CSRF (Cross-site request forgery) 265
The Kindle edition includes a search function allowing you to find any word in the book.
This book includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy-to-understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations that he honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.
As an example, test-takers sometimes have trouble understanding captive portals, which is a highly testable topic. Darril explains captive portals and then provides real-world examples showing how organizations use them to provide users with free Internet access, and sometimes for paid internet access.
With this study guide, you’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive Exam Topic Review section to help you focus on what’s important.
Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The study guide includes a 75-question pre-test, a 75-question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation helping you understand why the correct answers are correct and why the incorrect answers are incorrect. You’ll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using these resources, you’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.
If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you’ll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-601 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field and a must-read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.