Preface – Security+® Practice Tests



This section briefly introduces the authors, the coverage of this book, the technical skills you'll need to get started.

About the Book

Security+ certification is the most popular entry-level certification for cybersecurity professionals. It has no work experience requirement, making it accessible to anyone willing to put in the time to prepare for the exam. Security+Ⓡ Practice Tests is the perfect tool to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam. 

The first six chapters each cover one of the six Security+ domains. Each of these chapters contains around 100 practice test questions covering the material from that domain. The final two chapters each contain a full-length Security+ practice test that's designed to assess your readiness to take the actual test. At the end of each chapter, you'll find the answers to all of the questions along with detailed explanations to help reinforce your learning of the material. 

By the end of the book, you'll have enough practice to easily ace the CompTIA Security+ exam.

About the Author

Mike Chapple holds the CISSP, CySA+, CISM, PenTest+ and Security+ certifications and has helped thousands of students earn their own certifications through his books, courses, and practice tests. On the CISSP front, Mike is the author of the Official (ISC)2 CISSP Study Guide, Official (ISC)2 CISSP Practice Tests and LinkedIn's CISSP video training series. In the Security+ space, Mike developed the LinkedIn Learning Security+ training series. Mike also authored the CySA+ Study Guide from Sybex and is the author of the book CySA+ Practice Tests and the LinkedIn CySA+ video training series. Mike has 20 years of experience as an educator, author, and hands-on practitioner in cybersecurity across the public and private sectors. He began his career as an information security research scientist with the U.S. National Security Agency. Mike then went into private industry as the Chief Information Officer of the Brand Institute. He currently serves as a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in cybersecurity and business analytics.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this book, you will be able to:

  • Familiarize yourself with the format of the Security+ exam
  • Target your test preparation on each of the Security+ domains
  • Brush up on your understanding by testing yourself on realistic practice questions
  • Discover areas for improvement by comparing your responses to the answers provided
  • Measure your readiness with full-length practice tests
  • Know what to expect on test day and
  • Learn helpful strategies for tackling the different question types


This book is designed for service desk analysts, system support engineers, and other IT professionals who want to start their career in managing the IT infrastructure of an organization. Basic knowledge of hardware, software and other relevant components of the IT industry will help you easily grasp the concepts explained in this book.


The questions in this book are written using the style and format of the Security+ exam. The structure of the book enables you to study effectively. At the end of each chapter, you'll find the answers to all of the questions along with detailed explanations to help reinforce your learning of the material.


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