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CompTIA Security+: SY0-601 Certification Guide - Second Edition

By : Ian Neil
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CompTIA Security+: SY0-601 Certification Guide - Second Edition

By: Ian Neil

Overview of this book

The CompTIA Security+ certification validates the fundamental knowledge required to perform core security functions and pursue a career in IT security. Authored by Ian Neil, a world-class CompTIA certification trainer, this book is a best-in-class study guide that fully covers the CompTIA Security+ 601 exam objectives. Complete with chapter review questions, realistic mock exams, and worked solutions, this guide will help you master the core concepts to pass the exam the first time you take it. With the help of relevant examples, you'll learn fundamental security concepts from certificates and encryption to identity and access management (IAM). As you progress, you'll delve into the important domains of the exam, including cloud security, threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, risk management, cryptography, and public key infrastructure (PKI). You can access extra practice materials, including flashcards, performance-based questions, practical labs, mock exams, key terms glossary, and exam tips on the author's website at By the end of this Security+ book, you'll have gained the knowledge and understanding to take the CompTIA exam with confidence.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Objectives for the CompTIA Security+ 601 exam
Free Chapter
Section 1: Security Aims and Objectives
Section 2: Monitoring the Security Infrastructure
Section 3: Protecting the Security Environment
Section 4: Mock Tests
Chapter 13: Mock Exam 1
Mock Exam 1 Solutions
Chapter 14: Mock Exam 2
Mock Exam 2 Solutions

Chapter 2: Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is asymmetric encryption that has a Certificate Authority and the associated infrastructure to support issuing and managing certificates. Certificates are used for both encryption and authentication, and in this chapter, we are going to look at different encryption types and how certificates are issued and used. This is the most difficult module for students to understand, so we have focused on making the most difficult aspects seem easy. If you are going to be successful in the Security+ exam, you must know this module thoroughly.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Public Key Infrastructure Concepts
  • Asymmetric and Symmetric Encryption
  • Cryptography Algorithms and Their Characteristics
  • Comparing and Contrasting the Basic Concepts of Cryptography