CompTIA Security+

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The CompTIA Security+ Certification is a vendor neutral credential. The CompTIA Security+ exam is an internationally recognised validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organisations 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 and participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, application, operational and information security, apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability, identify appropriate technologies and products, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations.

The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk.  Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities.

The Online Security+ course includes:

Mentoring Real Labs Practice Exams E-Book

In an effort to keep ahead of changing technology and business conditions, employers are demanding workers with skills and expertise in a variety of related fields.  More and more, those employers seek applicants with technical or professional certification.

The CompTIA Security+ Certification is aimed at an IT Security Professional who has one of the following:

While there is no specific entry requirement, Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ course
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:
Network Security, Compliance and Operational Security, Threats and Vulnerabilities, Application, Data and Host Security, Access Control and Identity Management, Cryptography

CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. 

Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities.  Security concerns associated with cloud computing,

The course includes the following topics:

Chapter 1: Introduction to Security 

  • Security 101
  • Think Like a Hacker
  • Review Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Review Questions

Chapter 2: Computer Systems Security

  • Computer Systems Security Threats
  • Implementing Security Applications
  • Securing Computer Hardware and Peripherals
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 3: OS Hardening and Virtualization

  • Hardening Operating Systems
  • Virtualization Technology
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 4: Application Security

  • Securing the Browser
  • Securing Other Applications
  • Secure Programming
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 5: Network Design Elements and Network Threats

  • Network Design
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Malicious Network Attacks
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 6: Network Perimeter Security

  • Firewalls and Network Security
  • NIDS Versus NIPS
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 7: Securing Network Media and Devices

  • Securing Wired Networks and Devices
  • Securing Wireless Networks
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 8: Physical Security and Authentication Models

  • Physical Security
  • Authentication Models and Components
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 9: Access Control Methods and Models

  • Access Control Models Defined
  • Rights, Permissions, and Policies
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 10: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Assessing Vulnerability with Security Tools
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 11: Monitoring and Auditing

  • Monitoring Methodologies
  • Using Tools to Monitor Systems and Networks
  • Conducting Audits
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 12: Encryption and Hashing Concepts

  • Cryptography Concepts
  • Encryption Algorithms
  • Hashing Basics
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Lab
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 13: PKI and Encryption Protocols

  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Security Protocols
  • Review Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 14: Redundancy and Disaster Recovery

  • Redundancy Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning and Procedures
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 15: Policies, Procedures, and People

  • Environmental Controls
  • Social Engineering
  • Legislative and Organizational Policies
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions

Chapter 16: Taking the Real Exam

  • Getting Ready and the Exam Preparation Checklist
  • Tips for Taking the Real Exam
  • Beyond the CompTIA Security Certification
  • Hands-On Lab

CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.   The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. 

Security concerns associated with a computer and its network are addressed in the SY0-301 exam.  

Assessment
Learners take the one Examination: SY0-301.  Assessment of this valuable qualification is carried out Online
On Completion of the CompTIA Security+ Course the student will have the requisite knowledge to sit the Professional Examination at any PearsonVue testing center or for Local students at: 7 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1. 

Award
CompTIA Security+

With Network Security being the fast growing sector within IT having your Security+ will put you or your team ahead of the competition!    Virtually all organisations rely on computer and information technology to conduct business and operate efficiently. Strong IT industry prospects, even in a tough economy, have helped to sustain a growing and competitive field across the globe.

The Benefits of this Highly Valued Qualification 

  • A Career Path with diverse and lucrative career tracks in one of the world's fastest-growing fields
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification provides a valuable qualification
  • Enables IT Professionals to provide proof of their professional achievement.
  • Provides you with the skills and knowledge to grow in your job and assume greater responsibilities.  
  • Having proof of your skills and knowledge gives you the edge over other candidates when applying for a job.

JOB Roles include:

Security Architect Security Engineer Security Consultant / Specialist Information Assurance Technician
Security Administrator     Systems Administrator    Network Administrator  

Expert Instructor-Led Training using only the IT industry’s finest instructors. This elearning course provides a personal learning experience that gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.  Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace.  Mentoring, Real labs, Practice Exams & E-Book are included in the course

Interactive Exercises
The courseware includes real world, interactive exercises that always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development.
LAB Tasks
Online labs to supplement your training. Labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

Network Security

  • Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies
  • Apply and implement secure network administration principles
  • Distinguish and differentiate network design elements and components
  • Implement and use common protocols
  • Identify commonly used default network ports
  • Implement wireless network in a secure manner

Compliance and Operational Security

  • Explain risk related concepts
  • Carry out appropriate risk mitigation strategies
  • Execute appropriate incident response procedures
  • Explain the importance of security related awareness and training
  • Compare and contrast aspects of business continuity
  • Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls
  • Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures
  • Exemplify the concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA)

Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Analyze and differentiate among types of malware
  • Analyze and differentiate among types of attacks
  • Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering attacks
  • Analyze and differentiate among types of wireless attacks
  • Analyze and differentiate among types of application attacks
  • Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques
  • Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Within the realm of vulnerability assessments, …enetration testing versus vulnerability scanning

Application, Data, and Host Security

  • Explain the importance of application security
  • Carry out appropriate procedures to establish host security
  • Explain the importance of data security

Access Control and Identity Management

  • Explain the function and purpose of authentication services
  • Explain the fundamental concepts and best … authentication, authorization and access control
  • Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management

Cryptography

  • Summarize general cryptography concepts
  • Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products
  • Explain the core concepts of public key infrastructure
  • Implement PKI, certificate management and associated components

Other Resources

Practice Test Sets 
Course include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards
Exercises, quizzes and flashcards prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.