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CompTIA Security+ Certification
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TypeOnsite Course
5 Days
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The CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-501 course provides the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format. This includes risk management, host and network security, authentication and access control systems, cryptography, and organizational security.

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Those intending to take a CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam

To ensure your success in your course, you should possess basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking one of the following courses:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.
  • Additional introductory courses or work experience in application development and programming, or in network and operating system administration for any software platform or system are helpful but not required.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental components of information security
  • Analyze risk
  • Identify various threats to information security
  • Conduct security assessments to detect vulnerabilities
  • Implement security for networks
  • Manage identity and access
  • Implement cryptographic solutions in the organization
  • Implement security at the operational level
  • Address security incidents
  • Ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of an incident

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals

  • Security Concepts
  • Risk management
  • Vulnerability assessment

Lesson 2: Understanding Attacks

  • Understanding attackers
  • Social engineering
  • Malware
  • Network attacks
  • Application attacks

Lesson 3: Cryptography

  • Cryptography concepts
  • Public key infrastructure

Lesson 4: Network Fundamentals

  • Network components
  • Network addressing
  • Network ports and applications

Lesson 5: Securing Networks

  • Network security components
  • Transport encryption
  • Hardening networks
  • Monitoring and detection

Lesson 6: Securing Hosts and Data

  • Securing data
  • Securing hosts
  • Mobile device security

Lesson 7: Securing Network Services

  • Securing applications
  • Virtual and cloud systems

Lesson 8: Authentication

  • Authentication factors
  • Authentication protocols

Lesson 9: Access Control

  • Access control principles
  • Account management

Lesson 10: Organizational Security

  • Security policies
  • User training
  • Physical security and safety

Lesson 11: Disaster Planning and Recovery

  • Business continuity
  • Fault tolerance and recovery
  • Incident response

CompTIA Security+ Certification