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A+, Network+, Security+ Exams in a Nutshell by Pawan K. Bhardwaj

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Security+ Exam Suggested Exercises

The Security+ exam expects you to have a good understanding of concepts related to computer security. Hands-on experience is recommended and is good to have. You should be well conversant with terminology and should understand the requirements of a secure computing environment. You will need to review the Study Guide and pay close attention to the areas that are new for you until you feel comfortable with them.

This section includes some exercises that you can perform, either on a standalone computer or in a network, to gain some hands-on experience. Since the Security+ exam mainly covers foundation-level knowledge on securing a network from internal and external threats, you are not expected to know how to configure a particular type of hardware or application. But you must know the terms and concepts associated with computer security.

Warning

It is recommended that you do not perform any of the suggested exercises at a workstation or server in your organization or on any running computer network. Create a test environment consisting of two computers for completing these exercises. Even if you just want to view security settings in a production environment, make sure a senior administrator accompanies you. In any case, you should follow the security policies of the organization.

Access Control

  1. Log on to a Windows XP computer.

  2. Open Windows Explorer and locate a shared folder.

  3. Open the Properties dialog box of the folder.

  4. Check the permissions assigned ...

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