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Books for Security+ 2008

Discussion in 'Security+' started by Gorm, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Gorm

    Gorm New Member

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    Hello.

    New user here, but i have read the forum from time to time. Good site with lots of useful information and helpful people.

    I have problems deciding on something and i hope you guys can help.
    After having completed my A+, and Network+ exams, I'm now planning on taking the Security + cert in the near future.
    For that i have done some research regarding study materials and have found the following books.

    CompTIA Security+: Sy0-201: Deluxe Study Guide
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    CompTIA Security+: Exam SYO 201, Study Guide and Prep Kit
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    CompTIA Security+ 2008 In Depth
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    I clearly want the best written book on the subject, so how do these books compare and which one do you guys reccomend and why?

    Any kind of input will be highly appreciated :)
     
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  2. -Mercury-

    -Mercury- Byte Poster

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    Welcome to the forum Gorm,

    I'm just looking at study books for this exam too. I'll probably get the Sybex book at this point as they have been good in the past for me.

    Has anybody taken this exam recently? What study materials would you recommend?

    EDIT: Okay, I've just ordered my books and decided not to do for the Sybex book. I ordered, CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition, and Security Administrator Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA Security+ Skills.

    Which I think should more than cover it, including watching a few CBT videos.

    Mercury
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Unfortunately, the Sybex book is pretty bad... and I wrote a Sybex book. Please see my recommendations in this thread.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  4. Gorm

    Gorm New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I guess that this means you're also giving your personal seal of approval to the new SYO 201 / 2008 version of
    CompTIA Security+: Study Guide and Prep Kit by Ido Dubrawsky (Syngress)
    :)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Well, I haven't used the new version, but the one I used two versions ago was great.
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!

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