In this instructor-led, online training course, you will be prepared for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

The Security+ certification is an international, vendor-neutral certification. The certification is proof of a person’s competence in system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits.  This certification is designed for IT professionals who already have Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

CompTIA’s Security+ certification certifies professionals in the field of information security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ demonstrates competency in various domains such as:

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

With the threat of data security becoming a rapidly growing issue, the need for trained information security personnel has increased multi-fold. Information Security is one of the fastest growing areas. Candidates who earn this certification will be able to prove their ability to anticipate information security risks and apply their knowledge of security concepts, and tools to safeguard organizational data, as well as know the procedures to react to security incidents, should they occur.

Exam: SY0-501

Course Instructor: Shane Sexton

Course Outline

01. Security Concepts and Attacks

  • CIA Triad and Defense in Depth
  • Social Engineering Attacks
  • Malware Variants
  • Password and Cryptographic Attacks
  • Application Attacks
  • Network Attacks
  • Attackers
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Common Security Vulnerabilities
  • Security Assessments
  • Penetration Testing

02. Implementing Security Controls and Technologies

  • Enterprise Security
  • System Resiliency
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cryptography Concepts and Algorithms
  • Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Endpoint and Application Protection
  • Securing Networks
  • Secure Protocols
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Network Security Tools
  • Wireless Security
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Embedded and Specialized Systems
  • Cybersecurity in the Cloud
  • Security Controls

03. Policies, Procedures, Practices, and Regulations

  • Incident Response and Forensics
  • Business Continuity
  • Regulations, Standards, and Frameworks
  • Security Policies
  • Risk Management
  • Digital Privacy
  • Secure Application Development

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Mitigating threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication systems
  • Messaging security
  • User and role-based security
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Access security
  • Ports and protocols
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Remote access security
  • Auditing, logging, and monitoring
  • Vulnerability testing
  • Organizational security
  • Business continuity
  • CompTIA Security+ objectives map
  • CompTIA Security+ acronyms