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Microsoft Windows Security Essentials

ISBN: 978-1-118-01684-8
336 pages
June 2011
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Windows security concepts and technologies for IT beginners

IT security can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This full-color book, with a focus on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, offers a clear and easy-to-understand approach to Windows security risks and attacks for newcomers to the world of IT. By paring down to just the essentials, beginners gain a solid foundation of security concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built.

This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content.

  • Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental security concepts and skills
  • Offers a straightforward and direct approach to security basics and covers anti-malware software products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, network ports, and more
  • Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-367 exam
  • Provides an overview of security components, looks at securing access with permissions, addresses audit policies and network auditing, and examines protecting clients and servers

If you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Security Essentials is essential reading.

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Introduction.

Chapter 1 Understanding Core Security Principles.

Chapter 2 Understanding Malware and Social Engineering.

Chapter 3 Understanding User Authentication.

Chapter 4 Securing Access with Permissions.

Chapter 5 Using Audit Policies and Network Auditing.

Chapter 6 Protecting Clients and Servers.

Chapter 7 Protecting a Network.

Chapter 8 Understanding Wireless Security.

Chapter 9 Understanding Physical Security.

Chapter 10 Enforcing Confidentiality with Encryption.

Chapter 11 Understanding Certificates and a PKI.

Chapter 12 Understanding Internet Explorer Security.

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.

Appendix B Microsoft's Certification Program.

Index.

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Darril Gibson, MCSE, MCITP, ITIL v3, Security+, CISSP, is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC. A Microsoft Certified Trainer since August, 1999, he regularly teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of security and technical topics. He has authored, coauthored, or contributed to 14 books on a wide range of topics that include Server 2008, Windows 7, SQL Server, CompTIA Security+, and security.
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Appendix C: Answers to Additional Exercises 65.00 KB Click to Download
Appendix D: Optional Lab to Create a Virtual Environment 3.31 MB Click to Download
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