Understanding CompTIA Objectives Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

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The hardest part of the CompTIA exams is knowing how deep your knowledge has to be. You have a ton of material to cover, so learn what you need to know, but don’t try to earn a Ph.D. doing this! Bloom’s Taxonomy is a thing most teachers know, but few ever show it to their …

Passing the CompTIA Exams

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Final Day of Class Questions Review of Objectives Test hints: How to pass CompTIA exams Mike Meyers, author of several of the books I’ve used in my CompTIA courses, has a good article on LinkedIn, “These 7 Secrets Will Help You Pass the CompTIA A+ Exams”: https://www.linkedin.com/business/learning/blog/productivity-tips/seven-secrets-to-passing-the-comptia-a-exams You should certainly look at Reddit before any …

Books About Hacking

Rtfm: Red Team Field Manual, 2014 – https://www.amazon.com/Rtfm-Red-Team-Field-Manual/dp/1494295504/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=red+team+field+manual&qid=1622069547&s=books&sr=1-1 Blue Team Field Manual (BTFM), 2017 – https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Team-Field-Manual-BTFM/dp/154101636X/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=red+team+field+manual&qid=1622069547&s=books&sr=1-4 The Cuckoo’s Egg, 1989 – https://www.amazon.com/Cuckoos-Egg-Tracking-Computer-Espionage/dp/B0845PM1M5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cuckoo%27s+egg&qid=1621902773&s=books&sr=1-1 Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook, 2018 – https://www.amazon.com/Gray-Hat-Hacking-Ethical-Handbook-dp-1260108414/dp/1260108414/ref=dp_ob_title_bk  

Security+ : Sample Questions

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Sample Questions Q: What exactly is a PKI certificate? A) PKI has nothing to do with certificates B) Certificates provide identifying credentials only C) Certificates identify a certificate authority D) Certificates provide a copy of a remote system’s private key E) Certificates provide a copy of a remote system’s public key A: Certificates provide a …

Security+: My Favorite Free Tools

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  My Favorite Free Security Tools Command-Line Tools Command Description Example Explanation Linux dig Queries DNS servers for host name/IP address mappings. dig dig <hostname> Queries hosts listed in /etc/resolve.conf or the host named. ping Requests a response from a host. Keeps going until Ctrl-C. ping google.com Asks the computer handling requests for google.com for …

Security+ SY0-601: 5.2 Regulations, Standards, and Frameworks

This entry is part 40 of 47 in the series [ Security+ SY0-601 ]

Chapter 32: 5.2 Regulations, Standards, and Frameworks Regulations, standards, and legislation GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation – https://gdpr-info.eu/ National, territory, or state laws Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Key frameworks Center for Internet Security (CIS) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF)/ Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework Framework Core …