This course is designed to prepare the student for the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) certification exam and focuses on knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. Upon completion of this course, students will gain knowledge and skills required to identify risk, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. In addition, students will learn how to 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.
CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification or equivalent technical networking experience with an emphasis on security is recommended.
A student textbook is provided for on-going reference. This course consists of 26 graded endof- module quizzes and a final exam. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their final grade will receive a certificate. Hands-on practice labs are included in this course. By completing these labs students will gain practical aspects of the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) exam objectives. Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success mandates that an individual learns not only the theory, but also obtains the skill to locate resources that provide answers and help solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in Information Technology.
Industry Certification Preparation
This course prepares the student to write the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) certification exam. 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 Present Threat Landscape
Troubleshooting Security Issues
Types of Malware
Identity Concepts and Access Services
Social Engineering and Related Attacks
Identity and Access Management Controls
Application and Service Attacks
Common Account Management Practices
Cryptographic and Wireless Attacks
Frameworks, Guidelines, and Physical Security
Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning
Implement Secure Network Architecture Concepts
Impacts from Vulnerability Types
Secure System and Application Design and Deployment
Components of Organizational Security
Cloud, Virtualization, and Resiliency Concepts
Security Assessment Using Software Tools
Policies, Plans, and Procedures
Business Impact Analysis and Risk Management
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Incident Response, Forensics, and Disaster Recovery
Wireless Security Settings
Analyzing output from Security Technologies
Deploying Mobile Devices Securely
Implementing Secure Protocols