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CompTIA Security+ Certification

SS Course: 2341500

Course Overview


CompTIA is a not-for-profit trade association with the purpose of advancing the interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and its industry-leading IT certifications are an important part of that mission. CompTIA's Security+ certification is a foundation-level certificate designed for IT administrators with two years' experience whose job role is focused on system security.

The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

The Official CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501): 2019 Update is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic in your organization. You can also take this course to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) certification examination. In this course, you will build on your 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.

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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What You'll Learn


In this course, you will use fundamental security principles to install and configure cybersecurity controls and participate in incident response and risk mitigation.

You will:

  • Compare and contrast attacks.
  • Compare and contrast security controls.
  • Use security assessment tools.
  • Explain basic cryptography concepts.
  • Implement a public key infrastructure.
  • Implement identity and access management controls.
  • Manage access services and accounts.
  • Implement a secure network architecture.
  • Install and configure security appliances.
  • Install and configure wireless and physical access security.
  • Deploy secure host, mobile, and embedded systems.
  • Implement secure network access protocols.
  • Implement secure network applications.
  • Explain risk management and disaster recovery concepts.
  • Describe secure application development concepts.
  • Explain organizational security concepts.


Viewing outline for:

Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Attacks

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles

 Topic B: Explain Threat Actor Types

 Topic C: Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Attack Types

 Topic D: Determine Malware Types

Lesson 2: Comparing and Contrasting Security Controls

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types

 Topic B: Follow Incident Response Procedures

Lesson 3: Assessing Security Posture with Software Tools

 Topic A: Explain Penetration Testing Concepts

 Topic B: Assess Security Posture with Topology Discovery Software Tools

 Topic C: Assess Security Posture with Fingerprinting and Sniffing Software Tools

 Topic D: Assess Security Posture with Vulnerability Scanning Software Tools

Lesson 4: Explaining Basic Cryptography Concepts

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Basic Concepts of Cryptography

 Topic B: Explain Hashing and Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

 Topic C: Explain Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

Lesson 5: Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure

 Topic A: Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities

 Topic B: Implement PKI Management

Lesson 6: Implementing Identity and Access Management Controls

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Identity and Authentication Concepts

 Topic B: Install and Configure Authentication Protocols

 Topic C: Implement Multifactor Authentication

Lesson 7: Managing Access Services and Accounts

 Topic A: Install and Configure Authorization and Directory Services

 Topic B: Implement Access Management Controls

 Topic C: Differentiate Account Management Practices

 Topic D: Implement Account Auditing and Recertification

Lesson 8: Implementing a Secure Network Architecture

 Topic A: Implement Secure Network Architecture Concepts

 Topic B: Install and Configure a Secure Switching Infrastructure

 Topic C: Install and Configure Network Access Control

 Topic D: Install and Configure a Secure Routing and NAT Infrastructure

Lesson 9: Installing and Configuring Security Appliances

 Topic A: Install and Configure Firewalls and Proxies

 Topic B: Install and Configure Load Balancers

 Topic C: Install and Configure Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

 Topic D: Install and Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Systems

 Topic E: Install and Configure Logging and SIEM Systems

Lesson 10: Installing and Configuring Wireless and Physical Access Security

 Topic A: Install and Configure a Wireless Infrastructure

 Topic B: Install and Configure Wireless Security Settings

 Topic C: Explain the Importance of Physical Security Controls

Lesson 11: Deploying Secure Host, Mobile, and Embedded Systems

 Topic A: Implement Secure Hardware Systems Design

 Topic B: Implement Secure Host Systems Design

 Topic C: Implement Secure Mobile Device Systems Design

 Topic D: Implement Secure Embedded Systems Design

Lesson 12: Implementing Secure Network Access Protocols

 Topic A: Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols

 Topic B: Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols

 Topic C: Implement Secure Remote Administration Protocols

Lesson 13: Implementing Secure Network Applications

 Topic A: Implement Secure Web Services

 Topic B: Implement Secure Communications Services

 Topic C: Summarize Secure Virtualization Infrastructure

 Topic D: Summarize Secure Cloud Services

Lesson 14: Explaining Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Concepts

 Topic A: Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts

 Topic B: Explain Resiliency and Automation Strategies

 Topic C: Explain Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operation Concepts

 Topic D: Summarize Basic Concepts of Forensics

Lesson 15: Summarizing Secure Application Development Concepts

 Topic A: Explain the Impact of Vulnerability Types

 Topic B: Summarize Secure Application Development Concepts

Lesson 16: Explaining Organizational Security Concepts

 Topic A: Explain the Importance of Security Policies

 Topic B: Implement Data Security and Privacy Practices

 Topic C: Explain the Importance of Personnel Management



To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts.

CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking any of the following Official CompTIA courses:

The Official CompTIA A+: Core 1 (Exam 220-1001)

The Official CompTIA A+: Core 2 (Exam 220-1002)

The Official CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007)

Note: The prerequisites for this course might differ significantly from the prerequisites for the CompTIA certification exams. For the most up-to-date information about the exam prerequisites, complete the form on this page: https://certification.comptia.org/training/exam-objectives.

    Who Should Attend


    IT professionals who want to further their career by acquiring CompTIA Security+ Certification.

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