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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition: 3rd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4828-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4828-7

CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Practice Questions Exam Cram, Third Edition, offers all the exam practice you’ll need to systematically prepare, identify and fix areas of weakness, and pass your exam the first time. This book and CD complement any Security+ study plan with more than 800 practice test questions–all supported with complete explanations of every correct and incorrect answer–covering all Security+ exam objectives, including network security; compliance and operation security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, host and data security; access control and identity management; and cryptography.


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Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your Security+ exam!

  • Features more than 800 questions that are organized according to the Security+ exam objectives, so you can easily assess your knowledge of each topic.
  • Use our innovative Quick-Check Answer System™ to quickly find answers as you work your way through the questions.
  • Each question includes detailed explanations!
  • Our popular Cram Sheet, which includes tips, acronyms, and memory joggers, helps you review key facts before you enter the testing center.

Diane M. Barrett (MCSE, CISSP, Security+) is the director of training for Paraben Corporation and an adjunct professor for American Military University. She has done contract forensic and security assessment work for several years and has authored other security and forensic books. She is a regular committee member for ADFSL’s Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law, as well as an academy director for Edvancement Solutions. She holds many industry certifications, including CISSP, ISSMP, DFCP, PCME, and Security+. Diane’s education includes a MS in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security. She expects to complete a PhD in business administration with a specialization in Information Security shortly.

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  • Coverage of each Security+ exam objective

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Table of Contents

Introduction . 5

    Who This Book Is For 5

    What You Will Find in This Book 5

    Hints for Using This Book 6

    Need Further Study? . 7

Chapter One Domain 1.0: Network Security 9

    Practice Questions 10

        Objective 1.1: Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies 10

        Objective 1.2: Apply and implement secure network administration principles . 16

        Objective 1.3: Distinguish and differentiate network design elements and compounds . 23

        Objective 1.4: Implement and use common protocols 32

        Objective 1.5: Identify commonly used ports . 36

        Objective 1.6: Implement wireless network in a secure manner 40

    Quick-Check Answer Key 44

        Objective 1.1: Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies 44

        Objective 1.2: Apply and implement secure network administration principles . 44

        Objective 1.3: Distinguish and differentiate network design elements and compounds . 45

        Objective 1.4: Implement and use common protocols 45

        Objective 1.5: Identify commonly used ports . 46

        Objective 1.6: Implement wireless network in a secure manner 46

    Answers and Explanations 47

        Objective 1.1: Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies 47

        Objective 1.2: Apply and implement secure network administration principles . 52

        Objective 1.3: Distinguish and differentiate network design elements and compounds 58

        Objective 1.4: Implement and use common protocols 65

        Objective 1.5: Identify commonly used ports . 70

        Objective 1.6: Implement wireless network in a secure manner 71

Chapter Two Domain 2.0: Compliance and Operational Security . 75

    Practice Questions 76

        Objective 2.1: Explain risk related concepts. 76

        Objective 2.2: Carry out appropriate risk mitigation strategies . 83

        Objective 2.3: Execute appropriate incident response procedures . 85

        Objective 2.4: Explain the importance of security related awareness and training . 87

        Objective 2.5: Compare and contrast aspects of business continuity 92

        Objective 2.6: Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls . 94

        Objective 2.7: Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures . 98

        Objective 2.8: Exemplify the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. 105

    Quick-Check Answer Key . 108

        Objective 2.1: Explain risk related concepts . 108

        Objective 2.2: Carry out appropriate risk mitigation strategies 108

        Objective 2.3: Execute appropriate incident response procedures 108

        Objective 2.4: Explain the importance of security related awareness and training 109

        Objective 2.5: Compare and contrast aspects of business continuity . 109

        Objective 2.6: Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls. . 109

        Objective 2.7: Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures 110

        Objective 2.8: Exemplify the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. 110

    Answers and Explanations . 111

        Objective 2.1: Explain risk related concepts . 111

        Objective 2.2: Carry out appropriate risk mitigation strategies 117

        Objective 2.3: Execute appropriate incident response procedures 118

        Objective 2.4: Explain the importance of security related awareness and training 120

        Objective 2.5: Compare and contrast aspects of business continuity . 123

        Objective 2.6: Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls. . 125

        Objective 2.7: Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures 128

        Objective 2.8: Exemplify the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. 133

Chapter Three Domain 3.0: Threats and Vulnerabilities . 135

    Practice Questions . 136

        Objective 3.1: Analyze and differentiate among types of malware. 136

        Objective 3.2: Analyze and differentiate among types of attacks 144

        Objective 3.3: Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering attacks 154

        Objective 3.4: Analyze and differentiate among types of wireless attacks. 156

        Objective 3.5: Analyze and differentiate among types of application attacks 160

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        Objective 3.6: Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques. 165

        Objective 3.7: Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities 174

        Objective 3.8: Within the realm of vulnerability assessments, explain the proper use of penetration testing versus

                 vulnerability scanning . 177

    Quick-Check Answer Key . 180

        Objective 3.1: Analyze and differentiate among types of malware. 180

        Objective 3.2: Analyze and differentiate among types of attacks. . 180

        Objective 3.3: Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering attacks 181

        Objective 3.4: Analyze and differentiate among types of wireless attacks. 181

        Objective 3.5: Analyze and differentiate among types of application attacks 181

        Objective 3.6: Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques. 182

        Objective 3.7: Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities 182

        Objective 3.8: Within the realm of vulnerability assessments, explain the proper use of penetration testing versus

                vulnerability scanning. 183

    Answers and Explanations . 184

        Objective 3.1: Analyze and differentiate among types of malware 184

        Objective 3.2: Analyze and differentiate among types of attacks. . 191

        Objective 3.3: Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering attacks . 200

        Objective 3.4: Analyze and differentiate among types of wireless attacks 202

        Objective 3.5: Analyze and differentiate among types of application attacks. . 206

        Objective 3.6: Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques 210

        Objective 3.7: Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities 216

        Objective 3.8: Within the realm of vulnerability assessments, explain the proper use of penetration testing versus vulnerability scanning. 219

Chapter Four Domain 4.0: Application, Data, and Host Security . 223

    Practice Questions . 224

        Objective 4.1: Explain the importance of application security . 224

        Objective 4.2: Carry out appropriate procedures to establish host security. 232

        Objective 4.3: Explain the importance of data security 239

    Quick-Check Answer Key . 248

        Objective 4.1: Explain the importance of application security . 248

        Objective 4.2: Carry out appropriate procedures to establish host security. 248

        Objective 4.3: Explain the importance of data security 249

    Answers and Explanations . 250

        Objective 4.1: Explain the importance of application security . 250

        Objective 4.2: Carry out appropriate procedures to establish host security . 257

        Objective 4.3: Explain the importance of data security 262

Chapter Five Domain 5.0: Access Control and Identity Management . 269

    Practice Questions . 270

        Objective 5.1: Explain the function and purpose of authentication services 270

        Objective 5.2: Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authorization and access control . 275

        Objective 5.3: Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management 285

    Quick-Check Answer Key . 293

        Objective 5.1: Explain the function and purpose of authentication services 293

        Objective 5.2: Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authorization and access control . 293

        Objective 5.3: Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management . 294

    Answers and Explanations . 295

        Objective 5.1: Explain the function and purpose of authentication services 295

        Objective 5.2: Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authorization and access control . 299

        Objective 5.3: Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management 309

Chapter Six Domain 6.0: Cryptography . 317

    Practice Questions . 318

        Objective 6.1: Summarize general cryptography concepts . 318

        Objective 6.2: Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products 323

        Objective 6.3: Explain core concepts of public key infrastructure 329

        Objective 6.4: Implement PKI, certificate management, and associated components 333

    Quick-Check Answer Key . 338

        Objective 6.1: Summarize general cryptography concepts . 338

        Objective 6.2: Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products 338

        Objective 6.3: Explain core concepts of public key infrastructure 339

        Objective 6.4: Implement PKI, certificate management, and associated components 339

    Answers and Explanations . 340

        Objective 6.1: Summarize general cryptography concepts . 340

        Objective 6.2: Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products 343

        Objective 6.3: Explain core concepts of public key infrastructure 348

        Objective 6.4: Implement PKI, certificate management, and associated components 351

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