CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals

CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals Author(s): Mark Ciampa

Difference between 5th and 4th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 5th and 4th editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 3 years (2014 vs 2011).
  • The Fifth Ed. of Ciampa's Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals consists of 7 Parts and 15 Chapters (versus 14 Chapters in the Fourth Ed. without division on parts) and is 64 pages thicker.
  • The Fifth Ed. of Ciampa's guide has been updated to map to the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Certification Exam.
  • New structure for material presentation organizes topics by major domains so it better reflects both exam structure and professional practice.
  • Most significant changes and new material in the Fifth Ed. by chapter:
  • Chapter 1:
    • Section on attackers discusses brokers and state-sponsored attackers.
  • Chapter 4 "Host, Application, and Data Security"(former Chapter 5):
    • New application Hardening and Patch Management
  • Chapter 5 "Basic Cryptography" (former Chapter 11) and Chapter 6 "Advanced Cryptography" (former Chapter 12) appear earlier in the text
  • Chapter 8 "Administering a Secure Network" (former Chapter 7):
    • Provides great coverage of network protocols and includes additional discussion on storage protocols, NetBIOS, and Telnet.
    • Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6
  • Chapter 9 "Wireless Network Security" (former Chapter 8) presents new discussion on:
    • Near Field Communication Attacks
    • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Completely new Chapter 10 "Mobile Device Security" covers:
    • Types of mobile devices, including tablets, smartphones, legacy devices, laptops, and other.
    • Mobile Device Risks
    • Securing Mobile Devices
  • Chapter 11 "Access Control Fundamentals" (former Chapter 9):
    • New material on Security Assertion Markup Language
  • Chapter 12 "Authentication and Account Management" (former Chapter 10):
    • Expanded section "Authentication Credentials" provides additional coverage of behavioral biometrics and geolocation.
  • Chapter 14:
    • Expanded section "Controlling Risk" covers privilege, change, and incident management; risk calculation.
  • Chapter 15 "Vulnerability Assessment" corresponds to the 4th edition's Chapter 4 "Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigating Attacks"
    • New section "Third-Party Integration"
    • Discussion on Selecting Appropriate Controls
5th Edition of
CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals
Paperback, 720 pages
ISBN-10: 1305093917
ISBN-13: 9781305093911
Published by: Cengage Learning, August 05, 2014
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4th Edition of
Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals
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eBook ISBN: 9781133708001
Published by: Cengage Learning, July 25, 2011
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ISBN-10: 1111640122
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ISBN-10: 1133301401
ISBN-13: 9781133301400
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ISBN-10: 1133261728
ISBN-13: 9781133261728
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  • 4th edition is $47.23 cheaper then the 5th edition.



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