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Comptia Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: Sy0-301 Study Guide

by Darril Gibson

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201 guide, which helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. The SY0-301 version covers every aspect of the SY0-301 exam, and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous version. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he's honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. You'll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what's important. Over 450 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 100 question pre-test, a 100 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it. If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you'll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-301 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.

Comptia Security+: Sy0-401 Study Guide (Get Certified Get Ahead)

by Darril Gibson

CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-301 guide, which helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. The SY0-301 version covers every aspect of the SY0-301 exam, and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous version. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he's honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. You'll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what's important. Over 400 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 100 question pre-test, a 100 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it. If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you'll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-401 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security. The author also posts related blogs to supplement the book at http://blogs. getcertifiedgetahead. com/.

CompTIA® Security+TM Rapid Review (Exam SY0-301)

by Michael Gregg

<p>Assess your readiness for CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-301&#8212;and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam objective, providing "need-to-know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study&#8212;all designed to help bolster your preparation.</p>

CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide

by Richard Blum Christine Bresnahan

CompTIA Authorized Linux+ prepCompTIA Linux+ Study Guide is your comprehensive study guide for the Linux+ Powered by LPI certification exams. With complete coverage of 100% of the objectives on both exam LX0-103 and exam LX0-104, this study guide provides clear, concise information on all aspects of Linux administration, with a focus on the latest version of the exam. You'll gain the insight of examples drawn from real-world scenarios, with detailed guidance and authoritative coverage of key topics, including GNU and Unix commands, system operation, system administration, system services, security, and more, from a practical perspective that easily translates into on-the-job know-how. You'll also get access to helpful study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms that are important to know for exam day. Linux is viewed by many companies and organizations as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams test a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. Review the basic system architecture, installation, and management Understand commands, devices, and file systems Utilize shells, scripting, and data management techniques Navigate user interfaces, desktops, and essential system services As the Linux server market share continue to grow, so too does the demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Certification holders must recertify every five years, but LPI recommends recertifying every two years to stay fully up to date with new technologies and best practices. CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide gives you the advantage of exam day confidence.

CompTIA Network+ Lab Manual

by Toby Skandier

Gain street-smart skills in network administrationThink of the most common and challenging tasks that network administrators face, then read this book and find out how to perform those tasks, step by step. CompTIA Network + Lab Manual provides an inside look into the field of network administration as though you were actually on the job. You'll find a variety of scenarios and potential roadblocks, as well as clearly mapped sections to help you prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005. Learn how to design, implement, configure, maintain, secure, and troubleshoot a network with this street-smart guide.Provides step-by-step instructions for many of the tasks network administrators perform on a day-to-day basis, such as configuring wireless components; placing routers and servers; configuring hubs, switches, and routers; configuring a Windows client; and troubleshooting a networkAddresses the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005 objectives and also includes a variety of practice labs, giving you plenty of opportunities for hands-on skill-buildingOrganized by the phases of network administration: designing a network, implementing and configuring it, maintenance and security, and troubleshootingStudy, practice, and review for the new CompTIA Network+ N10-005 Exam, or a networking career, with this practical, thorough lab manual.

CompTIA Network+ Review Guide

by Bill Ferguson

Fast, focused review for the latest CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005CompTIA's Network+ certification is the leading non-vendor networking certification in the world and has become the standard certification for networking professionals. Make sure you're ready for CompTIA's new Network+ certification (exam N10-005) with this new edition of Sybex's CompTIA Network+ Review Guide. This concise guide is efficiently organized by exam objectives and covers all five exam domains. The book also includes 50 chapter review questions, as well as access to two online practice exams, and much more. It's the perfect companion to Sybex's CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, Second Edition or any Network+ study tool.Helps students prepare for the leading non-vendor-specific networking certification, CompTIA Network+This new edition is fully updated for Exam N10-005, the latest revision of the CompTIA Network+ exam Conveniently organized by exam objectives for quick reviewFeatures Exam Essentials in each chapter to help you focus on what you need to know for the examProvides access to practice exams, and other practice toolsReview all Network+ Exam N10-005 exam objectives and reinforce your studies with CompTIA Network+ Review Guide, Second Edition.

CompTIA Network+ Study Guide

by Todd Lammle

Bestselling author Todd Lammle thoroughly covers this first revision of the CompTIA Network+ exam since 2005. Using his one-of-a-kind conversational style, Todd gives you clear and concise information on crucial networking topics through practical examples and insights drawn from his real-world experience. This Study Guide thoroughly covers all exam objectives for the CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-004), including key topics such as network technologies, media and topologies, devices, management, tools, and security. Along with the book you get a CD-ROM featuring a custom test engine with chapter review questions, two practice exams, flashcards, and the book as a searchable PDF.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

CompTIA Network+ Study Guide Authorized Courseware

by Todd Lammle

Todd Lammle's CompTIA Network+ Authorized Study Guide for the N10-005 exam!CompTIA's Network+ certification tells the world you have the skills to install, configure, and troubleshoot today's basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. But first, you have to pass the exam! This detailed CompTIA Authorized study guide by networking guru Todd Lammle has everything you need to prepare for the CompTIA's new Network+Exam N10-005. All exam objectives are covered. He thoroughly explains key topics, offers plenty of practical examples, and draws upon his own invaluable 25+ years of networking experience to help you learn.Prepares you for Exam N10-005, the new CompTIA Network+ Exam.Covers all exam objectives including network technologies, network installation and configuration, network media and topologies, security, and much more.Includes practical examples review questions, as well as access to practice exams and flashcards to reinforce learning. Go to www.sybex.com/go/netplus2e to register and download these tools.Networking guru and expert author Todd Lammle offers invaluable insights and tips drawn from real-world experience.Prepare for the exam and enhance your career with the CompTIA Authorized CompTIA Network+ Study Guide, Second Edition.

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide

by Emmett Dulaney

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide gives you complete coverage of the Security+ exam objectives with clear and concise information on crucial security topics. Learn from practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience and review your newly acquired knowledge with cutting-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards. Find authoritative coverage of key topics like general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography and operational and organizational security. The Deluxe edition contains a bonus exam, special Security Administrators' Troubleshooting Guide appendix, and 100 pages of additional hands-on exercises.For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware

by Emmett Dulaney

Get a host of extras with this Deluxe version including a Security Administration Simulator! Prepare for CompTIA's new Security+ exam SY0-301 with this Deluxe Edition of our popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 5th Edition. In addition to the 100% coverage of all exam essentials and study tools you'll find in the regular study guide, the Deluxe Edition gives you over additional hands-on lab exercises and study tools, three additional practice exams, author videos, and the exclusive Security Administration simulator. This book is a CompTIA Recommended product.Provides 100% coverage of all exam objectives for Security+ exam SY0-301 including:Network security Compliance and operational security Threats and vulnerabilities Application, data and host security Access control and identity management Cryptography Features Deluxe-Edition-only additional practice exams, value-added hands-on lab exercises and study tools, and exclusive Security Administrator simulations, so you can practice in a real-world environment Covers key topics such as general security concepts, communication and infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography, operational security, and more Shows you pages of practical examples and offers insights drawn from the real world Get deluxe preparation, pass the exam, and jump-start your career. It all starts with CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition.

CompTIA Security+ Study Guide Authorized Courseware

by Emmett Dulaney

The preparation you need for the new CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-301This top-selling study guide helps candidates prepare for exam SY0-301 and certification as a CompTIA Security+ administrator. Inside the new, CompTIA Authorized edition, you'll find complete coverage of all Security+ exam objectives, loads of real-world examples, and a CD packed with cutting-edge exam prep tools. The book covers key exam topics such as general security concepts, infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography, and much more.Provides 100% coverage of all exam objectives for the new CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-301 including: Network security Compliance and operational security Threats and vulnerabilities Application, data and host security Access control and identity management Cryptography Covers key topics such as general security concepts, communication and infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography, operational security, and more Offers practical examples and insights drawn from the real world Includes a CD with two practice exams, all chapter review questions, electronic flashcards, and more Obtain your Security+ certification and jump-start your career. It's possible with the kind of thorough preparation you'll receive from CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 5th Edition.

CompTIA Strata Study Guide Authorized Courseware

by Andrew Smith Faithe Wempen

An authoritative guide that prepares you for the Strata examThe CompTIA Strata certification relates to computer systems maintenance and is often the stepping stone for progression to CompTIA A+ certification. This study guide offers complete, authoritative coverage of the Strata exam objectives in clear and concise language. With this resource, you'll find all you need to know in order to succeed in the exam. Along with gaining preventative maintenance skills, you will also develop the tools to complete troubleshooting and resolve common issues.Addresses the five key parts of the CompTIA Strata certificationOffers thorough coverage of the Strata exam in a clear and concise mannerPrepares you for troubleshooting and resolving common user issuesFeatures practical examples, exam highlights, and review questions to enhance your learning experienceCompTIA Strata Study Guide is essential reading if you are preparing to take the Strata certification exam.

Computability

by Nigel Cutland

What can computers do in principle? What are their inherent theoretical limitations? These are questions to which computer scientists must address themselves. The theoretical framework which enables such questions to be answered has been developed over the last fifty years from the idea of a computable function: intuitively a function whose values can be calculated in an effective or automatic way. This book is an introduction to computability theory (or recursion theory as it is traditionally known to mathematicians). Dr Cutland begins with a mathematical characterisation of computable functions using a simple idealised computer (a register machine); after some comparison with other characterisations, he develops the mathematical theory, including a full discussion of non-computability and undecidability, and the theory of recursive and recursively enumerable sets. The later chapters provide an introduction to more advanced topics such as Gildel's incompleteness theorem, degrees of unsolvability, the Recursion theorems and the theory of complexity of computation. Computability is thus a branch of mathematics which is of relevance also to computer scientists and philosophers. Mathematics students with no prior knowledge of the subject and computer science students who wish to supplement their practical expertise with some theoretical background will find this book of use and interest.

Computability and Complexity Theory

by Steven Homer Alan L. Selman

This revised and extensively expanded edition of Computability and Complexity Theory comprises essential materials that are core knowledge in the theory of computation. The book is self-contained, with a preliminary chapter describing key mathematical concepts and notations. Subsequent chapters move from the qualitative aspects of classical computability theory to the quantitative aspects of complexity theory. Dedicated chapters on undecidability, NP-completeness, and relative computability focus on the limitations of computability and the distinctions between feasible and intractable. Substantial new content in this edition includes: a chapter on nonuniformity studying Boolean circuits, advice classes and the important result of Karp Lipton.a chapter studying properties of the fundamental probabilistic complexity classesa study of the alternating Turing machine and uniform circuit classes. an introduction of counting classes, proving the famous results of Valiant and Vazirani and of Todaa thorough treatment of the proof that IP is identical to PSPACE With its accessibility and well-devised organization, this text/reference is an excellent resource and guide for those looking to develop a solid grounding in the theory of computing. Beginning graduates, advanced undergraduates, and professionals involved in theoretical computer science, complexity theory, and computability will find the book an essential and practical learning tool. Topics and features: Concise, focused materials cover the most fundamental concepts and results in the field of modern complexity theory, including the theory of NP-completeness, NP-hardness, the polynomial hierarchy, and complete problems for other complexity classes Contains information that otherwise exists only in research literature and presents it in a unified, simplified mannerProvides key mathematical background information, including sections on logic and number theory and algebra Supported by numerous exercises and supplementary problems for reinforcement and self-study purposes

Computadoras para todos

by Jaime Restrepo

¡Conozca a fondo su computadora y todo lo que puede hacer con ella! ¿Necesita saber usar las computadoras para mejorar su empleo y nivel de vida, pero no sabe por dónde empezar? ¿No entiende la terminología de lengua inglesa que se usa en la computación? ¿Quiere comunicarse con sus amigos y su pa's de origen por correo electrónico o por llamadas telefónicas por Internet pero no sabe cómo hacerlo? ¿Sabe ya cómo entrar en el Internet pero le cuesta trabajo aprovecharse de todo lo que ofrece? Computadoras para todos, 2 a ediciónes su entrada al mundo de la informática, educación, negocios y diversión para la familia hispana. Jaime Restrepo le brinda al lector--tanto el principiante como el más conocedor--la guía más práctica y actualizada para aquel que quisiera saber lo que es una computadora, cómo funciona, y cómo usarla y sacarle provecho. En esta edición actualizada,Computadoras para todos, 2 a ediciónle enseña lo œltimo en: Cómo usar los sistemas operativos Microsoft® Windows® 98/Me, 2000 y XP, y las ventajas de cada uno Cómo funciona el programa de computación Microsoft® Office 2003, incluyendo los programas Word®, Excel® y PowerPoint® Cómo utilizar los navegadores más populares: Internet Explorer y Safari Cómo enviar y recibir correo electrónico mediante los programas Microsoft® Outlook® y Hotmail Cómo utilizar el programa de mensajero instantáneo Windows Messenger para realizar llamadas gratis a cualquier parte del mundo Además, el autor esclarece el vocabulario de lengua inglesa que domina la computación al presentarlo de una manera comprensible para cualquiera que no se siente cómodo con ese idioma. Escrito para el público hispanoparlante y con ilustraciones detalladas,Computadoras para todos, 2 a ediciónes un recurso imprescindible que esclarece todos los pormenores que se necesita saber para usar todos los componentes de una computadora de forma eficaz. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba

by Amy Sliva V. S. Subrahmanian John P. Dickerson Jana Shakarian Aaron Mannes

Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba provides an in-depth look at Web intelligence, and how advanced mathematics and modern computing technology can influence the insights we have on terrorist groups. This book primarily focuses on one famous terrorist group known as Lashkar-e-Taiba (or LeT), and how it operates. After 10 years of counter Al Qaeda operations, LeT is considered by many in the counter-terrorism community to be an even greater threat to the US and world peace than Al Qaeda. Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba is the first book that demonstrates how to use modern computational analysis techniques including methods for "big data" analysis. This book presents how to quantify both the environment in which LeT operate, and the actions it took over a 20-year period, and represent it as a relational database table. This table is then mined using sophisticated data mining algorithms in order to gain detailed, mathematical, computational and statistical insights into LeT and its operations. This book also provides a detailed history of Lashkar-e-Taiba based on extensive analysis conducted by using open source information and public statements. Each chapter includes a case study, as well as a slide describing the key results which are available on the authors' web sites. Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba is designed for a professional market composed of government or military workers, researchers and computer scientists working in the web intelligence field. Advanced-level students in computer science will also find this valuable as a reference book.

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine

by Poul M.F. Nielsen Karol Miller

Mathematical modelling and computer simulation have proved tremendously successful in engineering. One of the greatest challenges for mechanists is to extend the success of computational mechanics to fields outside traditional engineering, in particular to biology, biomedical sciences, and medicine. The proposed workshop will provide an opportunity for computational biomechanics specialists to present and exchange opinions on the opportunities of applying their techniques to computer-integrated medicine. For example, continuum mechanics models provide a rational basis for analysing biomedical images by constraining the solution to biologically reasonable motions and processes. Biomechanical modelling can also provide clinically important information about the physical status of the underlying biology, integrating information across molecular, tissue, organ, and organism scales. The main goal of this workshop is to showcase the clinical and scientific utility of computational biomechanics in computer-integrated medicine.

Computational Cancer Biology

by Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

This brief introduces people with a basic background in probability theory to various problems in cancer biology that are amenable to analysis using methods of probability theory and statistics. The title mentions "cancer biology" and the specific illustrative applications reference cancer data but the methods themselves are more broadly applicable to all aspects of computational biology. Aside from providing a self-contained introduction to basic biology and to cancer, the brief describes four specific problems in cancer biology that are amenable to the application of probability-based methods. The application of these methods is illustrated by applying each of them to actual data from the biology literature. After reading the brief, engineers and mathematicians should be able to collaborate fruitfully with their biologist colleagues on a wide variety of problems.

Computational Complexity

by Sanjeev Arora Boaz Barak

This beginning graduate textbook describes both recent achievements and classical results of computational complexity theory. Requiring essentially no background apart from mathematical maturity, the book can be used as a reference for self-study for anyone interested in complexity, including physicists, mathematicians, and other scientists, as well as a textbook for a variety of courses and seminars. More than 300 exercises are included with a selected hint set.

Computational Discrete Mathematics

by Sriram Pemmaraju Steven Skiena

This book was first published in 2003. Combinatorica, an extension to the popular computer algebra system Mathematica®, is the most comprehensive software available for teaching and research applications of discrete mathematics, particularly combinatorics and graph theory. This book is the definitive reference/user's guide to Combinatorica, with examples of all 450 Combinatorica functions in action, along with the associated mathematical and algorithmic theory. The authors cover classical and advanced topics on the most important combinatorial objects: permutations, subsets, partitions, and Young tableaux, as well as all important areas of graph theory: graph construction operations, invariants, embeddings, and algorithmic graph theory. In addition to being a research tool, Combinatorica makes discrete mathematics accessible in new and exciting ways to a wide variety of people, by encouraging computational experimentation and visualization. The book contains no formal proofs, but enough discussion to understand and appreciate all the algorithms and theorems it contains.

Computational Economics

by Hans M. Amman P. Ruben Mercado David A. Kendrick

The ability to conceptualize an economic problem verbally, to formulate it as a mathematical model, and then represent the mathematics in software so that the model can be solved on a computer is a crucial skill for economists. Computational Economics contains well-known models--and some brand-new ones--designed to help students move from verbal to mathematical to computational representations in economic modeling. The authors' focus, however, is not just on solving the models, but also on developing the ability to modify them to reflect one's interest and point of view. The result is a book that enables students to be creative in developing models that are relevant to the economic problems of their times. Unlike other computational economics textbooks, this book is organized around economic topics, among them macroeconomics, microeconomics, and finance. The authors employ various software systems--including MATLAB, Mathematica, GAMS, the nonlinear programming solver in Excel, and the database systems in Access--to enable students to use the most advantageous system. The book progresses from relatively simple models to more complex ones, and includes appendices on the ins and outs of running each program.The book is intended for use by advanced undergraduates and professional economists and even, as a first exposure to computational economics, by graduate students. Organized by economic topics Progresses from simple to more complex models Includes instructions on numerous software systems Encourages customization and creativity

Computational Intelligence

by Frank Klawonn Matthias Steinbrecher Rudolf Kruse Pascal Held Christian Borgelt Christian Moewes

This clearly-structured, classroom-tested textbook/reference presents a methodical introduction to the field of CI. Providing an authoritative insight into all that is necessary for the successful application of CI methods, the book describes fundamental concepts and their practical implementations, and explains the theoretical background underpinning proposed solutions to common problems. Only a basic knowledge of mathematics is required. Features: provides electronic supplementary material at an associated website, including module descriptions, lecture slides, exercises with solutions, and software tools; contains numerous examples and definitions throughout the text; presents self-contained discussions on artificial neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, fuzzy systems and Bayesian networks; covers the latest approaches, including ant colony optimization and probabilistic graphical models; written by a team of highly-regarded experts in CI, with extensive experience in both academia and industry.

Computational Logic and Human Thinking

by Robert Kowalski

The practical benefits of computational logic need not be limited to mathematics and computing. As this book shows, ordinary people in their everyday lives can profit from the recent advances that have been developed for artificial intelligence. The book draws upon related developments in various fields from philosophy to psychology and law. It pays special attention to the integration of logic with decision theory, and the use of logic to improve the clarity and coherence of communication in natural languages such as English. This book is essential reading for teachers and researchers who may be out of touch with the latest developments in computational logic. It will also be useful in any undergraduate course that teaches practical thinking, problem solving or communication skills. Its informal presentation makes the book accessible to readers from any background, but optional, more formal, chapters are also included for those who are more technically oriented.

Computational Logic and Set Theory

by Martin Davis Domenico Cantone Jacob T. Schwartz Eugenio G. Omodeo

This must-read text presents the pioneering work of the late Professor Jacob (Jack) T. Schwartz on computational logic and set theory and its application to proof verification techniques, culminating in the ÆtnaNova system, a prototype computer program designed to verify the correctness of mathematical proofs presented in the language of set theory. Topics and features: describes in depth how a specific first-order theory can be exploited to model and carry out reasoning in branches of computer science and mathematics; presents an unique system for automated proof verification in large-scale software systems; integrates important proof-engineering issues, reflecting the goals of large-scale verifiers; includes an appendix showing formalized proofs of ordinals, of various properties of the transitive closure operation, of finite and transfinite induction principles, and of Zorn's lemma.

Computational Methods in Biometric Authentication

by Michael E. Schuckers

Biometrics, the science of using physical traits to identify individuals, is playing an increasing role in our security-conscious society and across the globe. Biometric authentication, or bioauthentication, systems are being used to secure everything from amusement parks to bank accounts to military installations. Yet developments in this field have not been matched by an equivalent improvement in the statistical methods for evaluating these systems. Compensating for this need, this unique text/reference provides a basic statistical methodology for practitioners and testers of bioauthentication devices, supplying a set of rigorous statistical methods for evaluating biometric authentication systems. This framework of methods can be extended and generalized for a wide range of applications and tests. This is the first single resource on statistical methods for estimation and comparison of the performance of biometric authentication systems. The book focuses on six common performance metrics: for each metric, statistical methods are derived for a single system that incorporates confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, sample size calculations, power calculations and prediction intervals. These methods are also extended to allow for the statistical comparison and evaluation of multiple systems for both independent and paired data. Topics and features: * Provides a statistical methodology for the most common biometric performance metrics: failure to enroll (FTE), failure to acquire (FTA), false non-match rate (FNMR), false match rate (FMR), and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves * Presents methods for the comparison of two or more biometric performance metrics * Introduces a new bootstrap methodology for FMR and ROC curve estimation * Supplies more than 120 examples, using publicly available biometric data where possible * Discusses the addition of prediction intervals to the bioauthentication statistical toolset * Describes sample-size and power calculations for FTE, FTA, FNMR and FMR Researchers, managers and decisions makers needing to compare biometric systems across a variety of metrics will find within this reference an invaluable set of statistical tools. Written for an upper-level undergraduate or master's level audience with a quantitative background, readers are also expected to have an understanding of the topics in a typical undergraduate statistics course. Dr. Michael E. Schuckers is Associate Professor of Statistics at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, and a member of the Center for Identification Technology Research.

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