CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals (with CertBlaster Printed Access Card) [2014, PDF/EPUB, ENG]

by Mark Ciampa

(229 ratings)
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This best-selling guide provides a complete, practical, up-to-date introduction to network and computer security. SECURITY+ GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS, Fifth Edition, maps to the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Certification Exam, providing thorough coverage of all domain objectives to help readers prepare for professional certification and career success. The text covers the essentials of network security, including compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. The extensively updated Fifth Edition features a new structure based on major domains, a new chapter dedicated to mobile device security, expanded coverage of attacks and defenses, and new and updated information reflecting recent developments and emerging trends in information security, such as virtualization. New hands-on and case activities help readers review and apply what they have learned, and end-of-chapter exercises direct readers to the Information Security Community Site for additional activities and a wealth of learning resources, including blogs, videos, and current news and information relevant to the information security field..
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Book details

  • Author : Mark Ciampa
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning; 5th edition
  • Published : 08-04-2014
  • Language : English
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN-10 : 1305093917
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1305093911
  • Reader Reviews : 229 (4.3)

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About the Author

Mark Ciampa

Mark Ciampa is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and holds a PhD in Digital Communication Systems from Indiana State University. Prior to this he was an Associate Professor and served as the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee for 20 years. Mark has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, and the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of 19 technology textbooks, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals 3ed,CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs 2ed, Guide to Wireless Communications, Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security In Your World, and Networking BASICS.

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Reader Reviews

Great overview, thorough instruction, and an easy read
Reviewed in the United States on 11-03-2015
Needed this book for an IT security concepts class. Overall the book is well structured, where the basics of IT security are laid out and then each chapter introduces new concepts that build on that initial framework. Similarly, it's a great overview of core security concepts, it's a very easy text to read, and the author goes to great lengths to easily explain the more difficult to understand subjects (e.g. cryptography and secure communications).

The only minor hiccup I encountered is that early chapters start heavily referencing networking protocols, but the chapter that goes in depth regarding protocols is about half-way through the text. It's not a major problem, since detailed explanations of the protocols eventually come, but it may be a bit bothersome initially if this is your first introduction to anything in the IT, networking, and/or IT security realm.
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If you really want to learn how ....Pick this one.
Reviewed in the United States on 02-26-2016
I rented this book for a class that I was taking so I did not select it but having now read this book, I would highly recommend it. I used to for my class and to prepare for the security plus exam. The book had all the basic material you would expect in a well written manner but what made it really great in my opinion was the extras at the end of each chapter. There would be a section with tasks and links of where to try out the various tools that each chapter was discussing. My instructor only used the text but I also did these extras and found them to be the one of the best parts of the book..
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This is an easy to follow book that does well to prepare you ...
Reviewed in the United States on 11-28-2015
I was a little daunted by the terminology of this book, however once you get started it's much easier to read. This is a textbook that I felt stands out among other textbooks due to the verbiage of the book. This is an easy to follow book that does well to prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
I really appreciate this book because it allows you to actually practice the topics discussed by utilizing the activities that are at the end of each chapter. The activities give you a glimpse, then you can go out onto the web and find more and more activities and ways to apply what you're learning in the chapters.
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