Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kindle Version of Security+ Study Guide Now Available

The Kindle version of the Security+ Study Guide is now avaialble. This is the same content as the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide with more than 450 Security+ practice test questions, but as a Kindle edition, portable enough to store with as many as 50,000 more of your favorite books. Many people that used the SY0-201 Study Guide told me that they purchased both the paperback version for times when they wanted to read it from a book, and the Kindle version to have it available on the go. With this in mind, I set the price for the Kindle version at $9.99.

Free Kindle Apps Available

One of the great things about the Kindle ebooks is that you don't need a Kindle reader to read the books. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download free applications from Amazon for must about any platform from here. The have applications for the following platforms:
  • iPhone
  • Windows PC
  • MAC
  • BlackBerry
  • iPad
  • Android
  • Windows Phone 7
Additionally, they recently released the Kindle Cloud Reader. The Kindle Cloud Reader lets you read ebooks from a web browser without requiring a Kindle device.

Security+ Practice Test Questions on the Kindle

If you've already been studying for the Security+ exam and don't want to get the full study guide, check out the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Practice Test Questions. It includes 280 realistic practice test questions and dozens of flash cards all formatted specifically for the Kindle. The goal is for this to be more like a Kindle application rather than a Kindle ebook.

The book is organized in six chapters matched to the six Security+ domains so readers can easily focus on specific domains. Each chapter includes three sections:
  1. Practice test questions without answers. Created for readers that want to go through all the questions without seeing the correct answers or explanations.
  2. Practice test questions including answers formatted for the Kindle. One Kindle screen shows the question. When you decide what you think is the correct answer, go to the next Kindle screen to see the correct answer. Each question includes an in-depth explanation so you'll know why the correct answers are correct, and why the incorrect answers are incorrect.
  3. Flash cards formatted specifically for the Kindle to help reinforce important concepts. One Kindle screen shows a flash card type question and the next Kindle screen shows the answer.
These questions are a subset of the questions in the full Security+ SY0-301 Study Guide. However, readers have told me they've enjoyed these as a supplement to the study guide to focus on reinforcing the content.

Security+ Practice Test Questions on Mobile Apps

A recent blog also talked about the availability of Security+ Practice Test Questions for Your Mobile Phone. The benefit of these is that they are presented in actual test engine formats and also include flash cards. The content is a subset of the content in the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide but readers have told me they've enjoyed using them as a supplement on their mobile phones as an additional study source. These apps are currently available for: