Jun 04

MS Word 2013

Microsoft Office Specialist MOS Certification on Microsoft Office 2013 MS Word 2013 ExamFOCUS Study Notes

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With the MOS 2013 exams, you will be presented with a project to build. Therefore, real world experience with the software is highly important. You should start by learning how to perform individual tasks. Then you need to “chain up” your skills and apply them on the project to produce a meaningful outcome as required by the exam questions.

The Word exam covers:
– Create and Manage Documents
– Format Text, Paragraphs, and Sections
– Create Tables and Lists
– Apply References
– Insert and Format Objects

The exam is performance based with a project-like style – you need to build up an Office document or complete something according to the given specifications. There is a simulated environment for you to get your job done. To prepare for the exam, you need to know the various options available in the Office software. You know the options and functions available, then you can choose the right stuff and apply them in the correct order to achieve the project goal. You must have hands-on experience!

This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. We introduce and explain the important options in the software that you cannot afford to miss. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single step in the Office software. DO NOT TREAT THIS AS AN A-B-C GUIDE TO MS OFFICE. You should use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.

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Jun 04

Office 2013 MS Word, Excel & Outlook

Microsoft Office Specialist MOS Certification on Microsoft Office 2013 MS Word, Excel & Outlook 2013 ExamFOCUS Study Notes

With the MOS 2013 exams, you will be presented with a project to build. Therefore, real world experience with the software is highly important. You should start by learning how to perform individual tasks. Then you need to “chain up” your skills and apply them on the project to produce a meaningful outcome as required by the exam questions.

The Word exam covers:
– Create and Manage Documents
– Format Text, Paragraphs, and Sections
– Create Tables and Lists
– Apply References
– Insert and Format Objects

The Excel exam covers:
– Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
– Create Cells and Ranges
– Create Tables
– Apply Formulas and Functions
– Create Charts and Objects

The Outlook exam covers:
– Manage the Outlook Environment
– Manage Messages
– Manage Schedules
– Manage Contacts and Groups

The exams are all performance based with a project-like style – you need to build up an Office document or complete something according to the given specifications. There is a simulated environment for you to get your job done. To prepare for the exams, you need to know the various options available in the Office software. You know the options and functions available, then you can choose the right stuff and apply them in the correct order to achieve the project goal. You must have hands-on experience!

This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. We introduce and explain the important options in the software that you cannot afford to miss. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single step in the Office software. We assume that you already know the basics of using the graphical interface – you know the difference between single mouse click, double click, right click, drag and drop, press and hold …etc, and you know how to select and highlight text and objects. DO NOT TREAT THIS AS AN A-B-C GUIDE TO MS OFFICE. You should use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.

In the Office software you can usually achieve the same result using different methods. For example, once you highlighted some text you can either right click on the selection to access a small menu, or choose from the full blown menus (the ribbons) and toolbars at the top of the interface. Throughout the book we may use both methods for accessing functions and features. Also, keyboard shortcuts are available in the software but for exam prep purpose we will not use any of them unless required by the exams.

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Jun 04

Office 2013 MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Office Specialist MOS Certification on Microsoft Office 2013 MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint 2013 ExamFOCUS Study Notes

With the MOS 2013 exams, you will be presented with a project to build. Therefore, real world experience with the software is highly important. You should start by learning how to perform individual tasks. Then you need to “chain up” your skills and apply them on the project to produce a meaningful outcome as required by the exam questions.

The Word exam covers:
– Create and Manage Documents
– Format Text, Paragraphs, and Sections
– Create Tables and Lists
– Apply References
– Insert and Format Objects

The Excel exam covers:
– Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
– Create Cells and Ranges
– Create Tables
– Apply Formulas and Functions
– Create Charts and Objects

The PowerPoint exam covers:
– Create and Manage Presentations
– Insert and Format Shapes and Slides
– Create Slide Content
– Apply Transitions and Animations
– Manage Multiple Presentations

The exams are all performance based with a project-like style – you need to build up an Office document or complete something according to the given specifications. There is a simulated environment for you to get your job done. To prepare for the exams, you need to know the various options available in the Office software. You know the options and functions available, then you can choose the right stuff and apply them in the correct order to achieve the project goal. You must have hands-on experience!

This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. We introduce and explain the important options in the software that you cannot afford to miss. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single step in the Office software. We assume that you already know the basics of using the graphical interface – you know the difference between single mouse click, double click, right click, drag and drop, press and hold …etc, and you know how to select and highlight text and objects. DO NOT TREAT THIS AS AN A-B-C GUIDE TO MS OFFICE. You should use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.

In the Office software you can usually achieve the same result using different methods. For example, once you highlighted some text you can either right click on the selection to access a small menu, or choose from the full blown menus (the ribbons) and toolbars at the top of the interface. Throughout the book we may use both methods for accessing functions and features. Also, keyboard shortcuts are available in the software but for exam prep purpose we will not use any of them unless required by the exams.

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Jun 03

IT for Sales

CompTIA IT for Sales Certificate Exam ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions 2013

This CompTIA IT for Sales Specialist Exam aims to show that the candidate has the knowledge to engage a customer on a professional basis using proper communication skills, qualify the type of technology user, provide appropriate solutions based on the customer’s needs and coordinate with technical staff throughout the sales process. Simply put, it is intended for candidates’ considering or currently in a technical sales role.
 
We give you knowledge information relevant to the exam specification. To be able to succeed in the real exam, you’ll need to apply your earned knowledge to the question scenarios. Many of the exam questions are written to be less straight forward. They tend to be framed within the context of short scenarios. 
 
The exam is not too difficult. However, coverage is very comprehensive – a wide range of topics are presented in the official topic list. The exam does not ask you to answer hundreds of questions. In other words, only a small fraction of the official topics will be presented. 
 
This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single official topic. You should therefore use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.

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Jun 03

Security+ 2014

CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions 2014   Rev 1.1

(Exam SY0-401)

Security+ deals primarily with knowledge that is network security related. A modern day network technician is always expected to be security-aware. Topics that have to be dealt with in the exam include:

Network Security
Compliance and Operational Security
Threats and Vulnerabilities
Application, Data and Host Security
Access Control and Identity Management
Cryptography

We give you knowledge information relevant to the exam specification. To be able to succeed in the real exam, you’ll need to apply your earned knowledge to the question scenarios. This ExamFOCUS book focuses on the more difficult topics that will likely make a difference in exam results. The book is NOT intended to guide you through every single official topic. You should therefore use this book together with other reference books for the best possible preparation outcome.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS 1
CONTENTS UPDATE 2
PAGE FORMATTING AND TYPEFACE 2
THE EXAM 2
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, PROTOCOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES 6
THE ABSOLUTE BASICS ON NETWORKING – CATEGORIES, DEFINITIONS AND TYPES 6
THE ABSOLUTE BASICS ON NETWORKING – CABLING AND GEARS 9
NETWORK SEPARATION AND SECURE ROUTER CONFIGURATION 14
THE ABSOLUTE BASICS ON NETWORKING – NETWORK PROTOCOLS 15
THE ABSOLUTE BASICS ON NETWORKING – WAN CONNECTIONS 17
THE ABSOLUTE BASICS ON NETWORKING – VPN 21
THE ABSOLUTE BASICS ON NETWORKING – LAN MODELS AND SERVER ROLES 22
OPEN SYSTEM INTERCONNECT AND THE TCP 4-LAYER MODEL 23
IP ADDRESSING OVERVIEW 26
IP ADDRESSING IN-DEPTH 28
WINDOWS NETWORKING 29
WINDOWS BASED WEB SERVICE AND PORT SCANNER 32
LINUX NETWORKING 33
DNS, DHCP, WINS, LDAP, SECURE LDAP AND SAML 34
WIRELESS NETWORKING AND THREATS 35
EAP, LEAP, PEAP AND CCMP 40
802.11I AND 802.1X 41
LOAD BALANCING AND FAILOVER CONFIGURATION 41
CLOUD COMPUTING 42
VIRTUALIZATION AND CLOUD 42
THE SERVICE MODELS BEHIND CLOUD COMPUTING… 43
SCADA, ANDROID AND IOS 45
COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY 52
SECURITY POSTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING 52
DATA MANAGEMENT, CLASSIFICATIONS AND DATA STATES 53
SECURITY DEVICES, FILTERS AND FIREWALLS 54
SECURITY GATEWAYS AND PROXIES 55
HONEYPOT, IDS AND IPS 56
RAS, DMZ, NAC, NAT AND UTM 57
RULE BASED FIREWALL 61
POINTS OF FAILURE AND VULNERABILITY TESTING 62
MALWARE, POLYMORPHIC MALWARE, RANSOMWARE AND ADWARE 63
VIRUSES, ARMORED VIRUSES AND WORMS 64
WATERING HOLE ATTACK, SPYWARE, BOT AND BOTNET 65
LOGIC BOMB, TROJAN HORSE, SPOOFING ATTACK AND TYPOSQUATTING 65
KEYSTROKE LOGGER 66
COOKIES ATTACK, SESSION HIJACKING AND MALICIOUS ADDONS 67
THE VARIOUS INJECTION, MANIPULATION AND TRAVERSAL ATTACKS 67
SOFTWARE FLAWS AND SECURE CODING 68
SNIFFING, EAVESDROPPING, MITM AND FOOTPRINTING 69
DOS, DDOS, SMURF AND REPLAY ATTACK 71
SOCIAL ENGINEERING, SHOULDER SURFING AND DUMPSTER DIVING 72
PHISHING, WHALING AND HOAXES 72
IDENTITY THEFT 73
BACKDOORS, ROOTKITS AND CODE EXECUTION ATTACKS 73
SPAMMING, SPIMMING AND PHARMING 75
ZERO-DAY EXPLOIT, PRIVILEGE ESCALATION, IMPERSONATION, TRANSITIVE ACCESS AND CACHE POISONING 76
PASSWORD ATTACKS 77
SALAMI ATTACK AND OTHER VULNERABILITIES 77
CRYPTOGRAPHY, RC4, DES, 3DES AND DIFFIE–HELLMAN 78
IPSEC AND SSL 79
NTLM, KERBEROS, RADIUS AND TACACS+ 79
SYMMETRIC AND ASYMMETRIC ALGORITHMS 80
HASH FUNCTIONS AND HMAC 81
TOTP AND HOTP 81
PGP AND GPG 82
DISK BASED ENCRYPTION 82
EES 82
OPENSSL 83
P3P 84
VIRTUALIZATION THROUGH HYPER-V 84
TPM AND HSM 84
SECURITY STRATEGIES 92
POLICIES, GUIDELINES AND CONTROLS 92
INTERNET SECURITY AND CAPTIVE PORTAL 96
FIREWALL SECURITY 97
VIRUS SECURITY 98
WEB SERVER SECURITY 98
NAME RESOLUTION SECURITY 99
MAIL SERVER SECURITY 99
RAS SERVER SECURITY 100
PROXY SERVER SECURITY 101
AUTHENTICATION SERVER SECURITY 101
INCIDENT RESPONSE 101
COVERT CHANNEL ANALYSIS 103
CHANGE CONTROL 104
PLANNING AND SCOPING OF THE ASSESSMENT OF RISK 105
METHODOLOGIES FOR PROPER ASSESSMENT OF RISK 107
INCIDENT MONITORING 108
CSIRT 109
OWNERSHIP & RESPONSIBILITY 111
ACCOUNTS AND PASSWORD MANAGEMENT 112
BACKUP SCHEMES 113
SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING AND ROLE BASED TRAINING 113
SECURITY THEORIES AND ACCESS CONTROL MODELS 117
DEFAULT DENY AND DEFAULT PERMIT 117
TRUSTED SYSTEM VS UNTRUSTED SYSTEM 117
THE COMPUTER SYSTEM ITSELF AS LARGELY AN UNTRUSTED SYSTEM 118
DEFENSE IN DEPTH 118
DATA LOSS PREVENTION DLP 119
MODELS 119
ACLS VERSUS CAPABILITIES 121
ACCESS RIGHTS REVIEW 122
THE AAA CONCEPT 122
PREPARING FOR DISASTERS 125
DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS FOR SERVERS 125
CHANGE CONTROL, INCIDENT MANAGEMENT AND CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT 127
PREPARING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE 128
RESPONDING TO INCIDENTS AND MANAGING RECOVERY 129
RISK MANAGEMENT 131
THREAT MODELING 132
RISK AND LOSS CALCULATIONS 132
CONTINGENCY AND CONTINUITY 133
SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT, DISCLAIMER AND THE WARRANTY/LIABILITY TERMS 134
FORENSIC PROCEDURES AND BIG DATA ANALYSIS 137
PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR COMPUTER EQUIPMENTS 140
GENERAL GUIDELINES 140
PHYSICAL SITE PREPARATION AND MANAGEMENT 142
FIRE PROTECTION 143
MAINTENANCE AND TESTING 144
EQUIPMENT AND MEDIA MANAGEMENT 145

 

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Jun 03

Security+ and CASP

Security+ and CASP Certification Exams ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions 2013

The CompTIA exam is computer based – no need for paper and pencil at all. It has multiple choice questions only. 
 
Topics that have to be dealt with in the Security+ exam include:
Network Security
Compliance and Operational Security
Threats and Vulnerabilities
Application, Data and Host Security
Access Control and Identity Management
Cryptography
 
The advanced level CASP exam covers these topics:
Enterprise Security
Risk Mgmt, Policy/Procedure and Legal
Research & Analysis
Integration of Computing, Communications, and Business Disciplines
 
We give you knowledge information relevant to the exam specification. To be able to succeed in the real exam, you’ll need to apply your earned knowledge to the question scenarios. Many of the exam questions are written to be less straight forward. They tend to be framed within the context of short scenarios. 
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