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CompTIA Security+

Summary

Duration

5 Days

Level

Intermediate

Technology

IT Professionals

Delivery Method

Instructor-led (Classroom)

Training Credits

N/A

Audience

IT Professionals

Introduction

The CompTIA Security+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of IT security practitioners. In this course, delegates will build on their knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. If you are an IT professional seeking to progress in your IT security career, then you know that the CompTIA Security+ course is one of the most valuable certifications available.

Since its introduction in 2002, over a quarter million professionals have achieved Security+ certification, itself a springboard to prestigious certifications like the CASP, CISSP, and CISA certifications.

This course will further benefit delegates 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 will help delegates build your computer security skill-set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related role

Target Audience

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 macOS®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics; preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination; or using Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course delegates should possess basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts. Additionally, delegates should have:

  • Either attended the CompTIA Network+ course, or have equivalent knowledge or;
  • Have a minimum of two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will have a thorough understanding of:

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Identifying Security Fundamentals

  • Topic A: Identify Information Security Concepts
  • Topic B: Identify Basic Security Controls
  • Topic C: Identify Basic Authentication and Authorization Concepts
  • Topic D: Identify Basic Cryptography Concepts

 

Lesson 2: Analyzing Risk

  • Topic A: Analyze Organizational Risk
  • Topic B: Analyze the Business Impact of Risk

 

Lesson 3: Identifying Security Threats

  • Topic A: Identify Types of Attackers
  • Topic B: Identify Social Engineering Attacks
  • Topic C: Identify Malware
  • Topic D: Identify Software-Based Threats
  • Topic E: Identify Network-Based Threats
  • Topic F: Identify Wireless Threats
  • Topic G: Identify Physical Threats

 

Lesson 4: Conducting Security Assessments

  • Topic A: Identify Vulnerabilities
  • Topic B: Assess Vulnerabilities
  • Topic C: Implement Penetration Testing

 

Lesson 5: Implementing Host and Software Security

  • Topic A: Implement Host Security
  • Topic B: Implement Cloud and Virtualization Security
  • Topic C: Implement Mobile Device Security
  • Topic D: Incorporate Security in the Software Development Lifecycle

 

 Lesson 6: Implementing Network Security

  • Topic A: Configure Network Security Technologies
  • Topic B: Secure Network Design Elements
  • Topic C: Implement Secure Networking Protocols and Services
  • Topic D: Secure Wireless Traffic

 

Lesson 7: Managing Identity and Access

  • Topic A: Implement Identity and Access Management
  • Topic B: Configure Directory Services
  • Topic C: Configure Access Services
  • Topic D: Manage Accounts

 

Lesson 8: Implementing Cryptography

  • Topic A: Identify Advanced Cryptography Concepts
  • Topic B: Select Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Topic C: Configure a Public Key Infrastructure
  • Topic D: Enroll Certificates
  • Topic E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys
  • Topic F: Revoke Certificates

 

Lesson 9: Implementing Operational Security

  • Topic A: Evaluate Security Frameworks and Guidelines
  • Topic B: Incorporate Documentation in Operational Security
  • Topic C: Implement Security Strategies
  • Topic D: Manage Data Security Processes
  • Topic E: Implement Physical Controls

 

Lesson 10: Addressing Security Incidents

  • Topic A: Troubleshoot Common Security Issues
  • Topic B: Respond to Security Incidents
  • Topic C: Investigate Security Incidents

 

Lesson 11: Ensuring Business Continuity

  • Topic A: Select Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes
  • Topic B: Develop a Business Continuity Plan 

Associated Certifications & Exam

This course will prepare delegates to write the CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-501.

Successfully passing this exam will result in the attainment of the CompTIA Security+ certification.

On successful completion of this course, delegates will receive a Torque IT course attendance certificate.