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CompTIA Security+

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CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.

CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. Once you obtain your Security+ you automatically have the CE designation required in the DoD Directive 8570.01 manual and going forward must comply with the CE program requirement of completing 50 CEUs in three years to maintain the credential. Security+ is also compliant with government regulations under Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Audience Profile

This course is focused on the following technical profiles:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester
  • Security Specialist
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer

Certification Exams

This course prepares the students for the following certification exams: SY0-501 CompTIA Security+

After Completing Course

After taking this course, successful candidates will be able to:

  • Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of 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.

Pre-requisites

  • CompTIA Network+ certification.
  • Networking Technologies BootCamp.
  • 12 months experience in Network Administration.

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Course Outline

Domain 1: Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

  • Given a scenario, analyze indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware.
  • Compare and contrast types of attacks.
  • Explain threat actor types and attributes.
  • Explain penetration testing concepts.
  • Explain vulnerability scanning concepts.
  • Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities.

Domain 2: Technologies and Tools

  • Install and configure network components, both hardware and software-based, to support organizational security.
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organization
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common security issues.
  • Given a scenario, analyze and interpret output from security technologies.
  • Given a scenario, deploy mobile devices securely.
  • Given a scenario, implement secure protocols.

Domain 3: Architecture and Design

  •  Explain use cases and purpose for frameworks, best practices and secure configuration guides.
  • Given a scenario, implement secure network architecture concepts.
  • Given a scenario, implement secure systems design.
  • Explain the importance of secure staging deployment concepts.
  • Explain the security implications of embedded systems.
  • Summarize secure application development and deployment concepts.
  • Summarize cloud and virtualization concepts.
  • Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk.
  • Explain the importance of physical security controls

Domain 4: Identity and Access Management

  • Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts
  • Given a scenario, install and configure identity and access services.
  • Given a scenario, implement identity and access management controls.
  • Given a scenario, differentiate common account management practices.

Domain 5: Risk Management

  • Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organizational security.
  • Summarize business impact analysis concepts.
  • Explain risk management processes and concepts.
  • Given a scenario, follow incident response procedures
  • Summarize basic concepts of forensics.
  • Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operation concepts.
  • Compare and contrast various types of controls.
  • Given a scenario, carry out data security and privacy practices.

Domain 6: Cryptography and PKI

  • Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography.
  • Explain cryptography algorithms and their basic characteristics.
  • Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings.
  • Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure.

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