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    What do you guys suggest a book for cyber security, that aim at beginners? I thinking getting a masters in cyber security but I taking this 6 month course to get some certs. I want to get a head start in cyber security. It doesn't necessary have to be text book, it could be any book. Thanks everybody
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    I would start with Darril Gibson's Security+ book.
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    Go with these Cisco ccna ops books:Cyber-SECFND-210-250-and Cyber-SECOPS-210-255 also Comptia: security+ syo-401 and CSA+001. 210-255 is book 2 is not release yet but will be soon in June.

    https://www.amazon.com/Cyber-SECFND-...s=ccna+210-250

    https://www.amazon.com/Cyber-SECOPS-...XHT9JR2JP5HHHD

    https://www.amazon.com/CompTIA-Secur...curity+sy0-401


    https://www.amazon.com/CompTIA-Cyber...comptia+CSA%2B

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    Thanks everybody. I purchased ccna cyber ops book. Hopefully I will have time to study.
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    Can anyone share this books pleaseeeeeee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouratov View Post
    Can anyone share this books pleaseeeeeee

    Just buy your own copies. Sure, books can be expensive, but it's worth investing some money in your education, especially if it means a boost to your career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan9764 View Post
    Hopefully I will have time to study.
    HOPEFULLY??? That is not the attitude we like to see here!
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    https://cybercanon.paloaltonetworks.com/

    Has a lot of great suggestions.
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    I know I have told it hundreds of time, but Safari Books Online, is one the best investment you can do in your career. 39$/month (or cheaper annually). Then you get almost every book published, and a tons of nice training video. That the equivalent of 1 book per month and you get them "all". It is perfect to read on the go, you can do search across the library and so on. You can jump around 3 books for the same subject and just pick what is interesting for you.

    Well, I am an happy customer since 2012..
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    +1 on Safari Books. I am spoiled by a free subscription from my employer but would gladly pay for it if I ever leave. Well, if they change the password that is
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    If you go to ACM.org and sign up for their membership, it will cost you $99/annually. It includes Safari Books Online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberguypr View Post
    +1 on Safari Books. I am spoiled by a free subscription from my employer but would gladly pay for it if I ever leave. Well, if they change the password that is
    Yepppp, I'm paying for this out of pocket. (employer said they plan to start reimbursing me... we'll see) But I definitely enjoy Safari Books! I really like their live learning sessions they have going now too. Wish more were during the evenings instead of during work hours. But is what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stryder144 View Post
    If you go to ACM.org and sign up for their membership, it will cost you $99/annually. It includes Safari Books Online.
    So do you or anyone else have this membership?? Is it full access to Safari Books Online and Skillsoft? This deal looks pretty insane...
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    I used to have the membership but have let it lapse. Since I have never had full access from another entity (like work, for instance), I could not compare it to see if they are identical or not.
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    Did you know that Texas A&M's Engineering school offers a free online cybersecurity basics course? If you have time, take a look:

    https://teex.org/Pages/Program.aspx?catID=607
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    Gotcha, thanks Stryder. I'll probably be buying the AMC membership in a couple weeks to test it out. My Safari membership expires then and I wouldn't mind saving about $400 a year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    Gotcha, thanks Stryder. I'll probably be buying the AMC membership in a couple weeks to test it out. My Safari membership expires then and I wouldn't mind saving about $400 a year!
    No doubt, let us know if there are any differences.
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    I signed up with AMC last night, still haven't received a confirmation email from them though. Not the best look for a technology centric group.
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    $99 is a steal for access to Safari and Skillsoft. Does anyone know if practice exams are included?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    So do you or anyone else have this membership?? Is it full access to Safari Books Online and Skillsoft? This deal looks pretty insane...
    I'm a current ACM member with access to Safari Books and Skillsoft, and yes, it is full access. Totally worth it - the inclusion of training videos really puts Safari over the top and makes the ACM membership more than worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmoore44 View Post
    I'm a current ACM member with access to Safari Books and Skillsoft, and yes, it is full access. Totally worth it - the inclusion of training videos really puts Safari over the top and makes the ACM membership more than worth it.
    Sweet!! Thank you! This is a crazy deal that more people need to be aware of
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmoore44 View Post
    I'm a current ACM member with access to Safari Books and Skillsoft, and yes, it is full access. Totally worth it - the inclusion of training videos really puts Safari over the top and makes the ACM membership more than worth it.
    Thank you for letting us know! That is awesome. I think I might sign up again, knowing that.
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    Quick update- signed up Thursday, received confirmation Sunday. Safari selection of books and learning material alone is worth the annual membership fee. Skillsoft is down for maintenance right now, but I'll be looking at their offerings later this week.
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    I have a paid-for Safari Books subscription and I love how many resources I have access to. That said, the site's formatting kind of sucks. It's not particularly touch friendly, sometimes the text rendering is a little screwy, and it's probably just me--but I have the hardest time reading any books beyond a few pages simply because there are no page numbers. Videos aside, I mostly use the site as a way to preview a book and then I'll just pay for it on Amazon or through Packt, even though it is available for free.
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