File Size: 59195 KB
Print Length: 720 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 005 edition (August 5, 2014)
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
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I needed it for a class, but most of the material was similar to the previous edition with some minor changes. A lot of the cases and exercises were outdated and there were several instances where the answers were wrong at the end of each chapter.The access code didn't work and I had to contact the publisher to find a solution. Overall I believe the book to be way overpriced.
The is good but the access code did not allow me to gain entry in Certblaster to do the practice test.
I was a little daunted by the terminology of this book, however once you get started it's much easier to read. This is a textbook that I felt stands out among other textbooks due to the verbiage of the book. This is an easy to follow book that does well to prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.I really appreciate this book because it allows you to actually practice the topics discussed by utilizing the activities that are at the end of each chapter. The activities give you a glimpse, then you can go out onto the web and find more and more activities and ways to apply what you're learning in the chapters.
I got this for a class, Intro Cybersecurity, an area I've know little about until now. Overall, nice presentation of the subject, but can't give it five stars because the editing missed a few important errors, like the wrong answers to at least one of the review questions, and a set of odd index references to chapter indexes that don't exist. The author deserved better support by the publisher.
Needed this book for an IT security concepts class. Overall the book is well structured, where the basics of IT security are laid out and then each chapter introduces new concepts that build on that initial framework. Similarly, it's a great overview of core security concepts, it's a very easy text to read, and the author goes to great lengths to easily explain the more difficult to understand subjects (e.g. cryptography and secure communications).The only minor hiccup I encountered is that early chapters start heavily referencing networking protocols, but the chapter that goes in depth regarding protocols is about half-way through the text. It's not a major problem, since detailed explanations of the protocols eventually come, but it may be a bit bothersome initially if this is your first introduction to anything in the IT, networking, and/or IT security realm.
Buying the book made it easier to study for the class. I had the pleasure of meeting the author in my networking class. The author is a teacher at WKU. I have e-mailed the author to ask further questions and he responded promptly. I would even suggest this text book if you are studying to take the certification exam and not taking a class. The shipping was fast.
Half way thru the book. Very informative. Concepts are conveyed in an easy to read format. Supplemental resources are super helpful. Great end of chapter exercises to reinforce what you have covered.
I like the book, however the code in the back for practice exams did NOT work. Was a major part of why I was willing to pay so much for this book in the first place. This is unacceptable.
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