CompTIA Security+ Certification Course

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Sessions: 40 clock hours (30 hrs lect, 10 hrs lab)
Class time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Instructional Method: Classroom, Live Virtual

Course Description:

The course material and instruction will prepare attendees for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. The CompTIA Security+ certification signifies that a technician is familiar with fundamental ways to manage vulnerabilities and security incidents found in network infrastructures.  To pass the exam, students will need to own a broad-based knowledge of network security, applications, and operating systems.  During this instructor-led, live virtual course, attendees will discuss and review fundamental topics, terms and techniques used by networking professionals with responsibilities for network security, access control, identity management and cryptography.  The course material and instruction will prepare attendees for CompTIA Security+ certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Detect various types of compromise
  • Understand penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts
  • Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security
  • Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design
  • Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls
  • Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact
  • Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

Course Outline:

  • Overview
    • Common terms
    • Common components
  • The Infrastructure
    • Hardware network components
    • Software network components
    • Security posture
    • Protocols
    • Mobile devices
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
    • Malware
    • Types of Attacks
    • Actor types, attributes, and impacts
    • ID Vulnerability
    • Penetration testing
    • Scanning concepts
  • Architecture and Design
    • Purpose of frameworks and configuration guides
    • Network architecture concepts and best practices
    • Secure staging deployment concepts
    • Implications of embedded systems
    • Application development and deployment
    • Cloud virtualization
    • Resiliency and automation strategies
    • Physical security controls
  • Identity Management and Access Control
    • Account concepts, elements, and services
    • Account controls
    • Account management practices
  • Risk Management
    • Policies, plans and procedures
    • Privacy practices
    • Processes and controls
    • Business Impact analysis
    • Incident responses & disaster recovery
    • Continuity of operations
  • Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • Concepts
    • Algorithms
    • Wireless security, install and configure
    • Public key infrastructure, implementation
  • Exam Taking Tips and Review

Prerequisites:

Working knowledge of IT security terms
CompTIA A+ Certification
CompTIA Network+ Certification

Additional Information:

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.