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#1 NickHeel

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 05:48 PM

I'm currently reading through a Thomson Course Technologies Security+ book. I highly recommend it. It's very focused and easy to read with great depictions and graphics to explain terminology and locations.

Be prepared for terminology though. That's pretty much 90% of the Security+ exam right there. Terminology and definitions and actually understanding how they work together.
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:44 AM

I think I will be ok with terminology.  Except acronyms.  I am acronymed out.  There are too many 3 letter abreviations that can mean several different things.  Drives me nuts!  Wonder how that will be on the Security + exam.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE (cbrzana @ Aug 1 2006, 08:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nickheel - What is the ISBN for the book you are using? I'm finding a few different books from Thomson, and want to check out the one you are recommending since you have been a reliable source in the past. Thanks!


HERE is the link to the textbook. HERE is a link to the accompanying lab manual.

The reason I bought it is because it's the textbook my college's Security+ class used. I didn't have the class prerequisites to take the Security+ class, so when the spring semester was over, I just talked to a friend from my Cisco class who was also in Securty+ and bought the book off of him.

It worked out really well for both of us. His price cost me less than what the school's bokstore would have charged and he got more from me than what the bookstore would have given him back.

I like the book because of the hands on projects at the end of each chapter and how it explains each section. It's more in depth than simply "You need to know the definition of blank". It teaches you the application of the terminology so you can easily answer the scenerio questions on the test.

One thing I will warn you about. The telephony chapter. Yikes. Sadly enough, there's telephony stuff in Security. Have to learn how to secure PBX systems and such sad.gif But it's not too muh. Some of the chapters seem to go on forever, but what's cool is when you can sit down and study and read in a quiet environment. You just don't want to put it down.

That is, if you're nerdy like me and you find network security "really cool" and "interesting". It's like...watching a modern marvels show on the History Channel or something tongue.gif
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:35 PM

I'm reading on the stuff tonight. I'm not sure I can finish in time to take the test on Monday or next Friday.
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:53 AM

NickHeel...

You taken the Security + exam yet? Just wondering what you saw? Thanks.
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 06:29 PM

Nickheel,

               Was Security+ Guide to Networking Security Fundamentals, Second Edition the only book you used for Security+ ? I'm planning to take Security+ next, and I am currently looking for books. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. thumbs_up.gif
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