From the #1 Name in Professional Certification Prepare for CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301 with McGraw-Hill—a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner. Get on the fast track to becoming CompTIA Security+ certified with this affordable, portable study tool. Inside, network security expert T.J. Samuelle guides you on your career path, providing expert tips and sound advice along the way. With an intensive focus only on what you need to know to pass the latest release of the CompTIA Security+ exam, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day. Featuring: 200 practice questions Electronic test engine with practice examItineraries--List of official exam objectives covered ETAs--Amount of time needed to complete each lesson Travel Advisories--Expert advice on critical topics Local Lingo--Concise definitions of key terms and concepts Travel Assistance--Recommended resources for more information Checkpoints--End-of-chapter questions, answers, and explanations Career Flight Path--Career options mapped out to maximize the return from your IT journey From the the Series Editor, Mike Meyers Hello! I’m Mike Meyers, president of Total Seminars and author of a number of popular certification books. On any given day, you’ll find me replacing a hard drive, setting up a web site, or writing code. I love every aspect of this book. It’s part of a powerful book series called Mike Meyers’ Certification Passports. Every book in this series combines easy readability with a condensed format—in other words, it’s the kind of book I always wanted when I went for my certifications. Putting a huge amount of information in an accessible format is an enormous challenge, but I think we have achieved our goal and I am confident you’ll agree. I designed this series to do one thing and only one thing—to get you the information you need to achieve your certification. You won’t find any fluff in here. T.J. Samuelle and I packed every page with nothing but the real nitty gritty of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Every page has 100 percent pure concentrate of certification knowledge! Your Destination: CompTIA Security+ Certification This book is your passport to CompTIA’s Security+ Certification, the vendor-neutral industry-standard certification developed for foundation-level security professionals. Based on a worldwide job task analysis, the structure of the exam focuses on core competencies in network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data, and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. Whether the Security+ certification is your first step toward a career focus in security or an additional skill credential, this book is your passport to success on the CompTIA Security+ Certification exam.