CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Certification Guide

Building on the success of its bestselling predecessor, this third edition of the CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Certification Guide serves as your one-stop resource for SY0-701 exam preparation. Written by cybersecurity expert Ian Neil, this comprehensive guide helps you unlock the intricacies of cybersecurity and understand the technology behind the SY0-701 certification, ensuring you approach the exam with confidence.

Delving deep into cybersecurity, this book introduces essential principles, controls, and best practices. The chapters are carefully structured to align with the exam objectives of the 701 update, bringing to you the most recent and relevant exam study material. By mastering cybersecurity fundamentals, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and mitigate threats, manage vulnerabilities, and safeguard enterprise infrastructure. You’ll be well equipped to apply the principles of security governance and compliance, conduct risk assessments, and excel in audit and assessment tasks. The book also contains mock exams and flashcards to help reinforce your learning and assess your exam-readiness.

Whether you aim to excel the CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 exam, advance your career in cybersecurity, or enhance your existing knowledge, this book will transform you into a cybersecurity expert.

What you will learn

  • Differentiate between various security control types
  • Apply mitigation techniques for enterprise security
  • Evaluate security implications of architecture models
  • Protect data by leveraging strategies and concepts
  • Implement resilience and recovery in security
  • Automate and orchestrate for running secure operations
  • Execute processes for third-party risk assessment and management
  • Conduct various audits and assessments with specific purposes
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About The Book

  • #1 Amazon bestseller
  • Fully up-to-date for the SY0-601 exam
  • Over 500 pages of detailed, accurate Security+ information
  • Written by Ian Neil, an experienced CompTIA Security+ trainer

The CompTIA Security+ certification confirms that you have the fundamental knowledge required to perform core security functions and pursue a career in IT security. Authored by Ian Neil, a world-class CompTIA Security+ 601 trainer, this book is a best in-class study guide that fully covers the CompTIA Security+ 601 exam objectives.

Complete with self-assessment scenarios and realistic exam questions, 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 about fundamental security concepts, from certificates and encryption to identity and access management (IAM).

You’ll then delve into the important domains of the exam, namely, cloud security, threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, risk management, and cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI). This book comes with over 600 practice questions with detailed explanations and includes two mock exams to help you test yourself.
By the end of this book, you will understand the application of core Security+ concepts in the real world and be ready to take the exam with confidence.

What You Will Learn


Who This Book Is For

If you want to take and pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam, even if you are not from an IT background, this book is for you. You’ll find this guide useful if you want to become a qualified security professional. This book is also ideal for US Government and DOD personnel seeking this certification.

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An Interview With The Author

What’s your CompTIA background, and how has this helped you write the book?

I’ve been teaching Security+ since the 401 version, and I deliver this course to candidates ranging from logistic managers to IT personnel, some of whom are new to IT. As a full-time trainer, I deliver lessons in a class environment for about 45 weeks in a year, and I’m in constant touch with the people that this book was written for.

Over the past three years, I have successfully certified over 1,400 students in a classroom environment, making me one of the most experienced CompTIA Security+ trainers to learn from. I am also A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CASP, MCT, and Resilia qualified.

Who did you write this book for?

Keeping in mind the feedback that I’ve received as a CompTIA trainer over the last three years, the content is written in a simple format so that it is easy-to understand and not full of legal jargon. To help students understand the more challenging areas of the syllabus, there are very easy-to-understand diagrams, and the book is filled with examples of the technology being described. I’ve avoided putting in about 150-200 pages of irrelevant fluff that you don’t need to know, while retaining the information you need to understand topics and become certified. The book is affordable for everyone to purchase, too. Other books often use multiple choice questions to review each chapter, whereas in this book, the questions are open-ended, and you need to know the information to get the questions right. I’ve also included two multiple choice mock exams at the rear of the book to test your application of information, and some of these questions are very difficult.


What makes this guide different from other SY0-601 titles?

When I wrote this book, I thought of the person who wanted to earn the CompTIA Security+ certification to enable their careers to take off. This applies mainly to DOD and US Military as well as those seeking degrees or careers in cybersecurity. The book is also an excellent resource for managers and CEOs who would like an overview of security so that they can converse with their cybersecurity team. I’ve taken technical information and broken it down into manageable chunks so that readers can understand the concepts easily.