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CompTIA Security+ Certification
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Instructorctclc admin
TypeOnsite Course
5 Days
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This course provides the knowledge and skills 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. This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related role.

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This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS X®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

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® 8.1
  • 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 concepts of computer security
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Manage data, application, and host security
  • Implement network security
  • Identify, implement access control and account management security measures
  • Manage certificates
  • Identify and implement compliance and operational security measures
  • Manage risk
  • Troubleshoot and manage security incidents
  • Plan for business continuity and disaster recovery

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 infrastructures

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 hosts
  • Securing data
  • 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 principals
  • 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