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Study Guide

Pass the Security+ exam the first time you take it with the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide.

  • Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action.
  • The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom. These analogies an explanations have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content.
  • You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details.
CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide

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You’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.

  • Each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important.
  • Over 400 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam.
  • Includes a 100 question pre-test, a 100 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter.
  • Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question.

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Security+ SY0-401 Practice Test Questions

SYO-401 Practice Test Questions Now Available

Over 440 realistic Security+ practice test questions

All questions include explanations so you'll know why the correct answers are correct,

and why the incorrect answers are incorrect.

Pass the Security+ Exam

the First Time You Take It

Multiple quiz formats to let you use these questions based on the way you learn.
  • Learn mode - randomized. View each of the questions in random order. Learn mode allows you to keep selecting answers until you select the correct answer. Once you select the correct answer, you'll see the explanation. Click here to see how learn mode works.
  • Learn mode - not randomized. View each of the questions in the same order. Use this if you want to make sure that you see all of the questions. Learn mode allows you to keep selecting answers until you select the correct answer. Once you select the correct answer, you'll see the explanation. Click here to see how learn mode works.
  • Test mode - randomized. View each of the questions in random order. In test mode, you can only see the correct answers and explanations after you complete the test. Click here to see how test mode works.
  • Test mode - not randomized. View each of the questions in the same order. In test mode, you can only see the correct answers and explanations after you complete the test. Click here to see how test mode works.
  • Test mode - 100 random questions. View 100 random questions from the full test bank similar to how the Security+ exam has a potential maximum of 100 multiple choice questions. In test mode, you can only see the correct answers and explanations after you complete the test. Click here to see how test mode works.

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 SYO-401 Practice Test Questions Now Available


INCLUDES QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU PREPARE

FOR THE NEW PERFORMANCE BASED QUESTIONS 

Bonus - Performance Based Questions

Additional Security+ questions to help you prepare for the new performance based questions. These are included with the full bank of Security+ practice test questions and are divided into different sections. For example, you'll have access to the following links:

- Performance Based Question - Set 1

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of security to mobile devices and servers in a data center. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 2

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 3

You'll see a graphic showing a network with computers and servers separated by a firewall. The firewall is used to control traffic between the computers and users using rules within an access control list (ACL).  You'll have three questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly identify the relevant components of the rule. The incorrect answers and explanation provide you with insight into how to correctly answer this type of question on the actual exam.

- Performance Based Question - Set 4

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam related to what a forensic analyst would do during an investigation. You'll then have two questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 5

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match protocols and ports. You'll then have seven questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 6

You'll see a list of security controls along with a graphic showing devices and locations within an organization, along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the controls with the devices and locations. You'll then have four questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This question also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 7

You'll see a list of authentication methods and authentication factors along with instructions on what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match the authentication methods with the authentication factors. You'll then have six questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This set also includes a link to a graphic showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

- Performance Based Question - Set 8

You'll see a graphic explaining what you might be required to do on the actual exam to match different types of attacks with the name of the attack type. You'll then have five questions that test your knowledge and ability to correctly answer the questions. This is similar to Set 2 but expands on the possibilities. The set also includes a link to a page showing the end solution for the overall performance based question simulation.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 9

New questions recently added using a different testing engine. See a demo here. This set includes drag and drop and matching questions on ports.

New - Performance Based Question - Set 10

A random set of 10 performance-based questions using drag and drop, matching, sorting, and fill in-the blank. This set includes performance-based questions on RAID.

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Get the full bank of Security+ Practice Test Questions

 

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Full Security+ Course

Full Security+ Course to Help you Pass the First Time

In response to multiple requests, we have added the full text of the top selling CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide in a full Security+ course.

Get the Full Security+ Course

This course includes all of the multiple-choice practice test questions, performance-based questions, audio, and flashcards from the Security+ Full Access package but adds the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide within an online course.

Here's what you get


All of the content from the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide including:
  • Introduction
  • About the exam (including types of questions and strategies for performance-based questions)
  • 100 question pre-assessment exam
  • Full content from Chapter 1 to 11 of the study guide including the exam topic review and practice test questions
  • 100 question post-assessment exam
  • Security+ Acronyms

Random practice tests from the all of the practice test questions in the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide.  All questions include explanations so you'll know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect. See a demo here. Use these to reaffirm your understanding of the content in the book before taking the live exam.
Extra Test Bank of Practice Test Questions At least 48 new multiple-choice questions in the extra test bank. Questions are added occasionally. You can see what has been added recently here.
34 Simulated Performance-based Questions Eight sets of performance-based questions with multiple questions in each set. These questions help you understand and prepare for performance based questions.
37 Realistic Performance-based Questions

Two new sets of performance-based questions with a total of 37 questions. These new questions use a new testing engine that includes realistic drag and drop, matching, sorting, and fill in the blank questions. See a demo here.

Questions include configuring firewall rules, RAID, ports, authentication, interpreting logs, and more.


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Flashcard Set
Audio - SY0-401 Security+ Remember This Audio Files Learn by Listening. Over one hour and 15 minutes of audio repeating the Remember This blocks from the popular CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. (MP3 downloads.)
Audio - SY0-401 Security+ Question and Answer Audio Files Learn by Listening. Over three hours hour and 15 minutes of audio repeating questions and answers from the 11 chapters in the popular CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide.(MP3 downloads.)
Bonus #1 Audio from the end of chapter reviews from each of the chapters in the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. Over one hour and 15 minutes of additional audio.
Bonus #2 Subnetting mini-tutorial that will help you answer two key question types:
  • Identify how many hosts a subnet supports
  • Identify valid IP addresses within a subnet

Bonus #3 Extended access. Access the study materials for a total of 60 days because sometimes life happens.

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Make sure you're ready before exam day! 

 

Full Access Study Package

Up-to-date Content

New multiple-choice and performance-based questions added regularly

Pass the first time with quality practice test questions, performance-based questions, flashcards, and audio.

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Our online Security+ study materials are the perfect complement to the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. They can also be used to help ensure you're ready no matter what study guide you're using.

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Here's what you get

 Package includes hundreds of multiple-choice practice test questions, performance-based questions, audio, and flashcards.Security+ Study Package 


 420 Realistic SY0-401 Security+ Practice Test Questions

All questions include explanations so you'll know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect. These questions are derived from and organized by chapters in the CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide.


Extra Test Bank of Practice Test Questions

At least 48 new multiple-choice questions in the extra test bank. Questions are added occasionally. You can see what has been added recently here.


Ten Sets of Performance-based Questions

Eight sets of simulated performance based questions with a total of 34 questions.

Two newer sets (Set 9 and Set 10) of performance-based questions including 37 questions. These newer questions use a different testing engine and include drag and drop, matching, sorting, and fill in the blank questions. See a demo here.

Questions include topics on configuring firewall rules, RAID, ports, authentication, interpreting logs, and more.


Flashcard Set
  • 273 Security+ Flashcards to reinforce key testable concepts
  • 280 Security+ acronyms flashcards to help you master the required acronyms
  • 204 Security+ Remember This slides from the popular CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide

Audio - SY0-401 Security+ Remember This Audio Files Learn by Listening. Over one hour and 15 minutes of audio repeating the Remember This blocks from the popular CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. (MP3 downloads.)
Audio - SY0-401 Security+ Question and Answer Audio Files Learn by Listening. Over three hours hour and 15 minutes of audio repeating questions and answers from the 11 chapters in the popular CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. (MP3 downloads.)
Bonus #1 Audio from the end of chapter reviews from each of the chapters in the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. Over one hour and 15 minutes of additional audio
Bonus #2 Subnetting mini-tutorial that will help you answer two key question types: - Identify how many hosts a subnet supports - Identify valid IP addresses within a subnet
Bonus #3 Extended access. Access the study materials for a total of 60 days because sometimes life happens.

Get the Full Access Study Package 

Here's what you'll get:
  • All of the multiple-choice questions from the best-selling CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. See a demo here. All questions have full explanations so you'll know why the correct answers are correct and why the incorrect answers are incorrect.
  • Over 48 new multiple-choice questions we've added after publishing the study guide.
  • Over 70 performance-based questions. See a demo here.
  • All of the flashcards from the study guide. View them in any Web browser.
  • All of the audio from the study guide. Listen to a sample here.
  • A subnetting mini-tutorial to help you answer key question types in the Security+ exam.
  • Access to a free discount code for 10% off your Security+ voucher. Save $31.10 off the US retail cost for this voucher.

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Audio

Learn by Listening

Supplement your studies with Security+ audio files read directly from the CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-401 book. A total of over 4 hours and 40 minutes are now available.

Supplement your studies with Security+ audio files you can listen to while on the go. Listen to key topics from all the chapters of the top selling CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide, or focus on just the topics you want to brush up on.

  • Learn while driving or commuting
  • Learn while exercising
  • Learn any time
CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide

Audio for available for immediate download

Listen on your iPod or MP3 player.

Note that these audio files are not the book which could easily be forty hours of listening time. Instead, they focus on key information to supplement your studies.

Security+ Remember This Audio Files

  • Includes the full book introduction, and Remember This blocks from each of the 11 chapters.
  • The Remember This blocks highlight key testable information.
  • Listening to these files will help you reaffirm key testable concepts.
  • 12 MP3 files zipped to about 71 MB in size.
  • Over one hour and 15 minutes of audio.

Get Security+ Audio Files Here

After your purchase, you’ll receive a link to the download page to download these files. You’ll have access to the download page for 30 days (or 60 days for the 60 day Security+ Full Access Package) but after you download the files, you can use them as long as you need them.

Security+ Question and Answer Audio Files

  • Includes the full book introduction, and all of the practice test questions at the end of each of the 11 chapters.
  • Each question includes a full explanation to help you understand why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect.
  • 12 MP3 files zipped to about 175 MB in size.
  • Over three hours and 15 minutes of audio.

Get Security+ Audio Files Here

After your purchase, you’ll receive a link to the download page to download these files. You’ll have access to the download page for 30 days (or 60 days for the 60 day Security+ Full Access Package) but after you download the files, you can use them as long as you need them.

All audio files are included in the Security+ Full Access Package.

Free sample from chapter 8 available here. This audio sample includes the Remember This blocks from chapter 8 which are key topics to know for the exam.

All audio files read directly from the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide by a professional voice actor.

Practice Test Questions

Check your readiness for the Security+ exam with the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Practice Test Questions (Get Certified Get Ahead) book. Available in both paperback and Kindle format.
  • Includes over300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations so that you’ll know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect.
  • Kindle edition includes dozens of flash cards specifically formatted for the Kindle.

You can download free Kindle applications for just about any device from here.CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Practice Test Questions

Book layout supports learning in different ways

The book is organized in six chapters matched to the six Security+ domains.Each chapter in the Kindle edition includes three sections:

  1. Practice test questions without answers. Created for readers that want to go through all the questions without seeing the correct answers or explanations.
  2. Practice test questions including answers formatted for the Kindle. One Kindle screen shows the question. When you decide what you think is the correct answer, go to the next Kindle screen to see the correct answer. Each question includes an in-depth explanation so you’ll know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect.
  3. Flash cards formatted specifically for the Kindle to help reinforce important concepts. One Kindle screen shows a flash card type question and the next Kindle screen shows the answer.The introduction includes details on the exam to give you an idea of what to expect.

Additionally, the acronym list at the end of the book provides relevant details on many of the acronyms referenced in the Security+ exam.

Mobile Apps

Practice test questions for your mobile devices. Learnzapp has apps for a wide assortment of mobile devices including Apple, Android, Amazon, Nook, and Blackberry.

  • In-depth coverage of all six domains in the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam.
  • App includes realistic practice questions to help you assess your exam readiness.
  • Questions include in-depth explanations to help you understand why the correct answers are correct and the incorrect answers are incorrect.
  • Flashcards to help you review important testable concepts.
  • Buy once. Use on any device.
  • Amazing interactive user experience. Internet connection not required.

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