Security+ Book Review

Book Name: CompTIA Security+ Study Guide EXAM SY0-601

Edition: Eighth Edition

Author: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

What I loved about the book?

Plenty of exercises to complete, you also have access to a free online learning environment as part of the book and you got a comprehensive glossary in pdf format as well from the online learning environment, each chapter has an end of chapter quiz, each chapter included a chapter summary, each chapter had protentional performance-based questions.  

What I really appreciated about the book?

The level of detail that went into including images, diagrams, performance-based questions and the sheer layout of the book was excellent.

What could be a potential turn off about the book?

Nothing, I cloud not find any issues with the Size , detail or the Level of contents covered.

Why I would choose this book over others?

Excellent quality easy to read, it meets and exceeds all the learning requirements set out for CompTIA Security+ exam, I loved the pictures and illustrations in the book and the layout was easy to follow.

Base Review:

The Security+ Study Guide Consists of 625 Pages, it is broken down into 17 Chapters and extensively covers all topics required to take and pass the Security + certification.

Each chapter is broken down into different sections and breaks down security concepts into a manageable format where the learner can understand and develop there security  skills.

Ch-1 covers todays security professional

Ch-2 covers cybersecurity threat landscape

Ch-3 covers malicious Code

Ch-4 covers social engineering, physical and password attacks

Ch-5 covers security assessment and testing

Ch-6 covers secure coding

Ch-7 covers cryptography and public key infrastructure

Ch-8 covers identity and access management

Ch-9 covers resilience and physical security

Ch-10 covers Cloud virtualization and security

Ch-11 covers endpoint security

Ch-12 covers network security

Ch-13 covers wireless and mobile security

Ch-14 covers incident response

Ch-15 covers digital forensics

Ch-16 covers security policies standards and compliance

Ch-17 covers risk management and privacy

Each chapter finishes with the below material which can be really handy when you’re trying to gauge where you are at in the end of the chapter.

Chapter includes

Exercises to complete – physical exercises you can complete at the end of the chapter.

A summary of each chapter – a brief overview of the chapter in a short paragraph.

Review questions for the chapter you have completed – reminding you to review the questions from the chapter so that you can see what you understood.

Performance based questions – understanding what type of lab questions you may get in the exam and how to go about answering them.

My favorite exam essentials – which reminds you of what you must understand for the exam because if you don’t understand these you should go back and revise it. 

What Comes with The Book as an Extra?

10% of your CompTIA exams

2 custom practice exams

100 electronic flashcards

Searchable key term glossary