Windows security concepts and technologies for IT beginners IT security can be a complex topic, especially for those new tothe field of IT. This full-color book, with a focus on theMicrosoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, offers a clear andeasy-to-understand approach to Windows security risks and attacksfor newcomers to the world of IT. By paring down to just theessentials, beginners gain a solid foundation of security conceptsupon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built. This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out alist of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion ofthe core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handleon the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions andsuggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding ofthe chapter's content. Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understandingof fundamental security concepts and skills Offers a straightforward and direct approach to security basicsand covers anti-malware software products, firewalls, networktopologies and devices, network ports, and more Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA98-367 exam Provides an overview of security components, looks at securingaccess with permissions, addresses audit policies and networkauditing, and examines protecting clients and servers If you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce,then Microsoft Windows Security Essentials is essentialreading.
Etwa ein Jahr nach dem Erscheinen von Windows Vista hat Microsoft das erste Service Pack herausgegeben, das viele Fehler der Originalfassung korrigiert und neue Funktionen einführt. Dieser Band beschreibt detailliert alle Änderungen und Neuerungen. Der Fokus liegt auf der Vista Administration in Unternehmen, daher wendet sich das praxisorientierte Buch an Administratoren und versierte Computeranwender, die Erfahrung mit Windows-Netzwerken haben. Es ergänzt den Band „Windows Vista" (ISBN 978-3-540-38882-1) desselben Autors.
Dieses umfangreiche Nachschlagewerk bietet detaillierte Informationen zu Windows 7. Einsteiger erhalten eine ausführliche Einführung in das neue Betriebssystem, Umsteiger werden sich über Informationen zu den neuen Features und Änderungen freuen. Die Themen des Buches sind: Die Grundlagen von Windows 7, Sicherheit am PC, Windows 7 an die eigenen Bedürfnisse anpassen, im Internet surfen, Daten mit anderen teilen, die Multimedia-Möglichkeiten von Windows 7 besser nutzen, mit dem Windows Media Center arbeiten, Netzwerke erstellen.
Windows Server 2012 Security from End to Edge and Beyond shows you how to architect, design, plan, and deploy Microsoft security technologies for Windows 8/Server 2012 in the enterprise. The book covers security technologies that apply to both client and server and enables you to identify and deploy Windows 8 security features in your systems based on different business and deployment scenarios. The book is a single source for learning how to secure Windows 8 in many systems, including core, endpoint, and anywhere access. Authors Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes, both Microsoft employees, bring you insider knowledge of the Windows 8 platform, discussing how to deploy Windows security technologies effectively in both the traditional datacenter and in new cloud-based solutions. With this book, you will understand the conceptual underpinnings of Windows 8 security and how to deploy these features in a test lab and in pilot and production environments. The book's revolutionary "Test Lab Guide" approach lets you test every subject in a predefined test lab environment. This, combined with conceptual and deployment guidance, enables you to understand the technologies and move from lab to production faster than ever before. Critical material is also presented in key concepts and scenario-based approaches to evaluation, planning, deployment, and management. Videos illustrating the functionality in the Test Lab can be downloaded from the authors’ blog http://blogs.technet.com.b.security_talk/. Each chapter wraps up with a bullet list summary of key concepts discussed in the chapter. Provides practical examples of how to design and deploy a world-class security infrastructure to protect both Windows 8 and non-Microsoft assets on your system Written by two Microsoft employees who provide an inside look at the security features of Windows 8 Test Lab Guides enable you to test everything before deploying live to your system
The core concepts and technologies you need to administer aWindows Server OS Administering a Windows operating system (OS) can be a difficulttopic to grasp, particularly if you are new to the field of IT.This full-color resource serves as an approachable introduction tounderstanding how to install a server, the various roles of aserver, and how server performance and maintenance impacts anetwork. With a special focus placed on the new Microsoft TechnologyAssociate (MTA) certificate, the straightforward,easy-to-understand tone is ideal for anyone new to computeradministration looking to enter the IT field. Each chapter offers aclear and concise look at the core Windows administration conceptsyou need to know to gain an understanding of these difficulttopics. Offers a clear, no-nonsense approach to administering a Windowsoperating system and presents it in such a way that IT beginnerswill confidently comprehend the subject matter Targets the MTA 98-365 exam by covering Windows Serverinstallation, server roles, storage, and active directoryinfrastructure Provides you with a solid foundation of various networkingtopics so that you can gain a strong understanding of WindowsServer administration concepts Includes review questions and suggested labs to further enhanceyour learning process With this book by your side, you will be armed with the coreconcepts and technologies needed to administer a Windows Serveroperating system.
The core concepts and technologies of Windows networking Networking can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This focused, full-color book takes a unique approach to teaching Windows networking to beginners by stripping down a network to its bare basics, thereby making each topic clear and easy to understand. Focusing on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, this book pares down to just the essentials, showing beginners how to gain a solid foundation for understanding networking concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built. This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content. Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts and skills Offers a straightforward and direct approach to networking basics and covers network management tools, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologies Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-366 exam Provides an overview of networking components, discusses connecting computers to a network, and looks at connecting networks with routers If you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials is essential reading.
Eight references in one-fully revised to include all the new features and updates to Windows 7 As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control. This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from eight minibooks, making it the ultimate resource. You'll discover the improved ways in which Windows 7 interacts with other devices, including mobile and home theater. Windows 7 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this reference is one-stop shopping for discovering them all! Eight minibooks cover Windows 7 basics, security, customizing, the Internet, searching and sharing, hardware, multimedia, Windows media center, and wired and wireless networking Addresses the new multi-touch feature that will allow you to control movement on the screen with your fingers With this comprehensive guide at your fingertips, you'll quickly start taking advantages of all the exciting new features of Windows 7.
The sophisticated methods used in recent high-profile cyber incidents have driven many to need to understand how such security issues work. Demystifying the complexity often associated with information assurance, Cyber Security Essentials provides a clear understanding of the concepts behind prevalent threats, tactics, and procedures. To accomplish this, the team of security professionals from VeriSign’s iDefense® Security Intelligence Services supply an extensive review of the computer security landscape. Although the text is accessible to those new to cyber security, its comprehensive nature makes it ideal for experts who need to explain how computer security works to non-technical staff. Providing a fundamental understanding of the theory behind the key issues impacting cyber security, the book: Covers attacker methods and motivations, exploitation trends, malicious code techniques, and the latest threat vectors Addresses more than 75 key security concepts in a series of concise, well-illustrated summaries designed for most levels of technical understanding Supplies actionable advice for the mitigation of threats Breaks down the code used to write exploits into understandable diagrams This book is not about the latest attack trends or botnets. It’s about the reasons why these problems continue to plague us. By better understanding the logic presented in these pages, readers will be prepared to transition to a career in the growing field of cyber security and enable proactive responses to the threats and attacks on the horizon.
Explores the security features of Microsoft Windows, covering firewalls, watchdog software, viruses, worms, authentication, spam, virtual private networks, remote access, wireless networking services, and data encryption.
A full-color guide to key Windows 7 administration concepts andtopics Windows 7 is the leading desktop software, yet it can be adifficult concept to grasp, especially for those new to the fieldof IT. Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials is anideal resource for anyone new to computer administration andlooking for a career in computers. Delving into areas such asfundamental Windows 7 administration concepts and various desktopOS topics, this full-color book addresses the skills necessary forindividuals looking to break into a career in IT. Each chapter begins with a list of topic areas to be discussed,followed by a clear and concise discussion of the core Windows 7administration concepts and skills necessary so you can gain astrong understanding of the chapter topic areas. The chaptersconclude with review questions and suggested labs, so you can gaugeyour understanding of the chapter's contents. Offers in-depth coverage of operating systemconfigurations Explains how to install and upgrade client systems Addresses managing applications and devices Helps you understand operating system maintenance Covers the topics you need to know for the MTA 98-349 exam The full-color Microsoft Windows 7 Essentials provesitself to be an invaluable resource on Windows 7 and featuresadditional learning tutorials and tools.
Mit Windows 8 hat Microsoft das meistgenutzt Betriebssystem der Welt vollkommen überarbeitet. Neben einem neuen Startbildschirm wurden neue Sicherheitsfunktionen implementiert, der Windows Explorer runderneuert. Auch das erste Update auf Version 8.1 brachte viele meist sinnvolle Änderungen, die sich allerdings oft nicht auf den ersten Blick erkennen lassen und mit denen Microsoft selbst auch noch Probleme hat. Bernd Schütt erklärt in klarer, allgemein verständlicher Sprache und Schritt für Schritt, wie Sie von Anfang an mit dem neuen Windows zurechtkommen, wie Sie Ihr Windows kostenlos auf den aktuellen Stand bringen und was Sie über Windows 8.1 wissen müssen. Aufgrund seiner jahrzehntelangen Erfahrung als EDV-Spezialist und Trainer weiß der Autor genau, welche Fragen bei Einsteigern typischerweise auftreten und wie man ohne Umschweife auf den Punkt kommt. Profitieren Sie vom Know-how des Windows-Spezialisten, der Sie mit konkreten Anwendungsbeispielen und mit mehr als 500 Bildschirmfotos in die Bedienung von Windows 8.1 einführt.
The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7 Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, Windows For Dummies, Enhanced Edition answers all your questions about the changes and new tools in Windows 7, enhanced with detailed video tutorials. Windows expert Andy Rathbone walks you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. You’ll learn how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. You’ll then go deeper into the system, discovering new features and improvements, and finding tips and techniques for getting the most out of Windows 7. Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security Includes specially produced videos explaining features and illustrating techniques in greater depth Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages Windows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.
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Special Ops: Internal Network Security Guide is the solution for the impossible 24-hour IT work day. By now, most companies have hardened their perimeters and locked out the "bad guys," but what has been done on the inside? This book attacks the problem of the soft, chewy center in internal networks. We use a two-pronged approach-Tactical and Strategic-to give readers a complete guide to internal penetration testing. Content includes the newest vulnerabilities and exploits, assessment methodologies, host review guides, secure baselines and case studies to bring it all together. We have scoured the Internet and assembled some of the best to function as Technical Specialists and Strategic Specialists. This creates a diversified project removing restrictive corporate boundaries. The unique style of this book will allow it to cover an incredibly broad range of topics in unparalleled detail. Chapters within the book will be written using the same concepts behind software development. Chapters will be treated like functions within programming code, allowing the authors to call on each other's data. These functions will supplement the methodology when specific technologies are examined thus reducing the common redundancies found in other security books. This book is designed to be the "one-stop shop" for security engineers who want all their information in one place. The technical nature of this may be too much for middle management; however technical managers can use the book to help them understand the challenges faced by the engineers who support their businesses. Ø Unprecedented Team of Security Luminaries. Led by Foundstone Principal Consultant, Erik Pace Birkholz, each of the contributing authors on this book is a recognized superstar in their respective fields. All are highly visible speakers and consultants and their frequent presentations at major industry events such as the Black Hat Briefings and the 29th Annual Computer Security Institute Show in November, 2002 will provide this book with a high-profile launch. Ø The only all-encompassing book on internal network security. Windows 2000, Windows XP, Solaris, Linux and Cisco IOS and their applications are usually running simultaneously in some form on most enterprise networks. Other books deal with these components individually, but no other book provides a comprehensive solution like Special Ops. This book's unique style will give the reader the value of 10 books in 1.
Microsoft Security Essentials User Manual is the unofficial user's manual for Microsoft's new free anti-malware program. It shows users how to use MSE to safeguard your computer from viruses and spyware, how to download and configure MSE, how to manually scan for malware, how to keep the program updated, and how to schedule regular maintenance. Understand the malware threat Download and install MSE Configure MSE for your system Set up automatic scanning Use real-time protection Configure advanced options Update your copy of MSE Scan your system Learn how automatic scans differ from custom scans View your scanning history and eliminate threat
CompTIA Authorized, fully updated Study Guide for the leading IT certification: CompTIA A+ CompTIA A+ is the de facto certification for IT technicians. Some vendors even require employees to achieve certification as part of their job training. This book prepares you for both required exams: 220-801 and 220-802. Totally updated to cover the 2012 exams, this popular prep guide covers all the exam objectives. Readers will also have access to additional study tools, including the Sybex Test Engine with bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of important terms in searchable PDF form. Includes a coupon for 10% Off CompTIA Certification Exams A complete study guide to both exams required for CompTIA A+ certification, the standard certification for software and hardware vendors and major technology companies Covers personal computer components, laptops and portable devices, operating systems (including mobile), printers and scanners, networks, security, safety and environmental issues, communication, and professionalism Provides clear and concise information on crucial hardware and operating system maintenance and troubleshooting topics Offers practical examples, real-world insights, exam highlights, and end-of-chapter reviews CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide prepares the diligent student to pass both parts of the A+ exam with confidence.
Conquer SharePoint 2013—from the inside out! You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into SharePoint 2013—and really put your business collaboration platform to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts facilitate information sharing across the enterprise—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Efficiently manage documents throughout the enterprise Build team sites and collaborate with Microsoft OneNote and SkyDrive Design workflows with SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Visio Produce e-forms using Microsoft InfoPath and Access Manage community sites using business social features Connect SharePoint to external data and business systems Create business intelligence dashboards and key performance indicators Customize and control Sharepoint enterprise search
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