CompTIA Security +

Length: 5 days | Audience: IT Professionals | Level: 200

The CompTIA Security+ Certification is a vendor neutral credential. The CompTIA Security+ exam is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and security professionals around the globe.

The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify risk, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. In addition, the successful candidate will apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability, identify appropriate technologies and products, troubleshoot security events and incidents, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

After completing this course, students will have knowledge in:

  • Network Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography

Module 1: Network Security

  • Security configuration parameters
  • Secure network administration principles
  • Network design elements and components
  • Common protocols and services
  • Troubleshoot security issues related to wireless networking

Module 2: Compliance and Operational Security

  • Risk related concepts
  • Security implications of integrating systems and data with third parties
  • Appropriate risk mitigation strategies
  • Basic forensic procedures
  • Incident response procedures
  • Security related awareness and training
  • Physical security and environmental controls
  • Risk management best practices
  • Goals of security

Module 3: Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Types of malware and attacks
  • Engineering attacks and the associated effectiveness
  • Wireless attacks
  • Application attacks
  • Mitigation and deterrent techniques
  • Tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Penetration testing versus vulnerability scanning

Module 4: Application, Data and Host Security

  • Application security controls and techniques
  • Mobile security concepts and technologies
  • Host security
  • Data security
  • Mitigate security risks in static environments

Module 5: Access Control and Identity Management

  • Authentication services
  • Appropriate authentication, authorization or access control
  • Install and configure security controls

Module 6: Cryptography

  • Cryptography concepts
  • Cryptographic methods

Certificate management

The CompTIA Security+ Certification is aimed at an IT security professional who has:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in IT administration with a focus on security
  • Day to day technical information security experience
  • Broad knowledge of security concerns and implementation including the topics in the

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