Friday, December 8, 2017

CompTIA Recertification Exam (RC0-501)

Have you heard about CompTIAs recertification exams (such as the RC0-501 for the Security+ certification).

It's only $175 (compared to $320 USD for SY0-501 exam), includes 35 questions (compared to 90 questions on the SY0-501 exam), and you can take it from home.

Check out this blog post for more information.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday Sale

The Get Certified Get Ahead Black Friday Sale starts today.

Get the full Security+ study package for only $39.99 for a limited time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In celebration, we're having a sale.

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Only $39.99 for 60 days access

Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns

I love the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years. For me, it's a time of relaxation, rejuvenation, and recreation with family and friends.

Unfortunately, the criminals love the holiday season too. You can fully expect them to continue to use a variety of creative methods to trick you out of your hard earned money.

Read the full post for tips on how to avoid the common scams.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Identifying Malware

Are you preparing to take the SY0-401 or SY0-501 Security+ exam? If so, make sure you can identify different malware types.

As an example, see if you can you answer this question?

Q. Dr. Terwilliger installed code designed to enable his account automatically if he ever lost his job as a sidekick on a television show. The code was designed to reenable his account three days after it is disabled. Which of the following does this describe?

A. Logic bomb

B. Rootkit

C. Spyware

D. Ransomware

See if you're correct (and see the full explanation) here.

Monday, November 6, 2017

SY0-401 or SY0-501 Security+ Exam?

If you're planning to take the Security+ exam, you might be wondering if you should take the SY0-401 or SY0-501 Security+ exam. I'm starting to get queries asking which one to take. As an example, here's a snippet of a recent query.

"...I plan to make a career change and move into cybersecurity. ... I want to complete security + certification... what exam would you recommend me to take SY0-401 or the new SY0-501"

Here's the short answer: SY0-401.

This blog post explains why.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Protecting Management Interfaces & Applications (Security+)

Are you planning to take the Security+ Exam? If so, make sure you understand basics on how to protect management interfaces and applications and

See if you can answer this sample practice test question?

Q. Attackers recently attacked a web server hosted by your organization. Management has tasked administrators with reducing the attack surface of this server to prevent future attacks. Which of the following will meet this goal?

A. Disabling unnecessary services

B. Installing and updating antivirus software

C. Identifying the baseline

D. Installing a NIDS

Check out the answer (and explanation) here.

If you're studying for the SY0-501 exam, check out the CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Certificate Revocation Lists

Are you planning to take the Security+ exam? If so, make sure you understand PKI concepts. See if you can answer this practice test question.

Q. Your organization is planning to implement an internal PKI. What is required to ensure users can validate certificates?

A. An intermediate CA


C. Wildcard certificates


See if you're correct (and see the full explanation) here.