This is an all-new, exam-focused study guide on a new, high-level security credential from CompTIA, the certifying body behind Security+.
About the Book
CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification Study Guide offers 100% coverage of the exam objectives, woven into an integrated study system based on proven pedagogy. The series features teach and reinforce practical skills through step-by-step exercises, Exam Watch, Inside the Exam, and On-the-Job elements, and end-of-chapter Self Tests, which include knowledge- and scenario-based questions. The CD-ROM included with the book contains two practice exams and an e-book.
Designed by CompTIA as the next level in IT security certification beyond their Security+ credential, CASP is a technical security exam with a hands-on focus. This focus distinguishes CASP from CISSP, CISM, and other similar credentials; while other exams focus more on theory and management, CASP focuses on implementation. This book fully prepares candidates for this challenging, high-level exam.
Key Selling Features
CompTIA reviewed and approved: CAQC (CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum)
Contains hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises
CD-ROM includes two complete practice exams in a Windows-based test engine, and an e-book
LearnKey MasterExam software features open- and closed-book exams, timed live exams, and scoring and review modes; all practice exam answer options, correct and incorrect, are accompanied by detailed explanations
Market / Audience
The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) credential is an all-new IT security credential and part of CompTIA's new mastery series. The body of knowledge tested by CASP is beyond that of Security+, CompTIA's entry-level certification for information security officers and network and system administrators. There are now upwards of 160,000 CompTIA Security+ certified professionals worldwide.
CASP is an advanced security credential and suited to job roles such as security architect, information assurance manager, information systems security officer, and security analyst.
CompTIA Security+ is the fastest-growing CompTIA credential and is one of the top ten most popular certifications among IT professionals. The next step in certification for those CompTIA Security+ certified will be CASP certification.
Security threats are increasing in number and severity and the gap between the need for security professionals and qualified IT personnel is the largest of any IT specialty (CompTIA).
57% of organizations have a formal policy for rewarding employees for achieving IT certifications (CompTIA).
The CASP exam can be taken at any Prometric or VUE testing center worldwide.
Wm. Arthur Conklin, CompTIA Security+, CISSP (Houston, TX) is an Assistant Professor in the Information and Logistics Technology department at the University of Houston. In addition to his Ph.D., Dr. Conklin has a MBA from UTSA, and two graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His interests are information security, systems theory, and secure software design.