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The SSCP Prep Guide: Mastering the Seven Key Areas of System Security

The SSCP Prep Guide: Mastering the Seven Key Areas of System Security

Debra S. Isaac, Michael J. Isaac

ISBN: 978-0-471-47036-6

May 2003

528 pages

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  • SSCP (System Security Certified Practitioner) is the companion test to CISSP, appealing to the practitioners who implement the security policies that the CISSP-certified professionals create
  • Organized exactly like the bestselling The CISSP Prep Guide (0-471-41356-9) by Ronald L. Krutz and Russell Dean Vines, who serve as consulting editors for this book
  • This study guide greatly enhances the reader's understanding of how to implement security policies, standards, and procedures in order to breeze through the SSCP security certification test
  • CD-ROM contains a complete interactive self-test using all the questions and answers from the book, powered by the Boson test engine

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About the Authors.

Chapter 1. The Journey Toward Information Security: An Overview.

Chapter 2. Domain 1: Access Controls.

Chapter 3. Domain 2: Administration.

Chapter 4. Domain 3: Auditing and Monitoring.

Chapter 5. Domain 4: Risk, Response, and Recovery.

Chapter 6. Domain 5: Cryptography.

Chapter 7. Domain 6: Data Communications.

Chapter 8. Domain 7: Malicious Code.

Appendix A.  Glossary.

Appendix B.  Testing Tools.

Appendix C.  References for Further Study.

Appendix D.  Answers to Sample Questions.

What's on the CD-ROM.


ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
CD ID#164CD Question ID#164
Question: Which is a property of fiber-optic cabling?

Answer 1: Employs copper wire in the single, inner conductor
Answer 2: Transmits at slower speeds than copper cable
Answer 3: Harder to tap than copper cabling
Answer 4: Consists of two insulated wires wrapped around each other

Explanation: Fiber-optic cable is much harder to tap than copper cable. Answer a is a property of coax, answer b is incorrect, and answer d describes unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling.

Errata: The correct answer is C. The test says answers A & C are correct and the explanation doesn't clearly rule out answer A.