CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) – GTCMCASP

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) – GTCMCASP

Course Description

You have experience in the increasingly crucial field of information security, and now you’re ready to take that experience to the next level. CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) (Exam CAS-002) is the course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing complex enterprise environments. In this course, you will expand on your knowledge of information security to apply more advanced principles that will keep your organization safe from the many ways it can be threatened. Today’s IT climate demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you develop the skill set you need to confidently perform your duties as an advanced security professional.

This course can also benefit you if you intend to pass the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CAS-002) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will analyze and apply advanced security concepts, principles, and implementations that contribute to enterprise-level security.

You will:

  • Manage risk in the enterprise.
  • Integrate computing, communications, and business disciplines in the enterprise.
  • Use research and analysis to secure the enterprise.
  • Integrate advanced authentication and authorization techniques.
  • Implement cryptographic techniques.
  • Implement security controls for hosts.
  • Implement security controls for storage.
  • Analyze network security concepts, components, and architectures, and implement controls.
  • Implement security controls for applications.
  • Integrate hosts, storage, networks, and applications in a secure enterprise architecture.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments.
  • Conduct incident and emergency responses.

 

Duration

5 Days

 

Target Audience

This course is designed for IT professionals who want to acquire the technical knowledge and skills needed to conceptualize, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. The target student should aspire to apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement sustainable security solutions that map to organizational strategies; translate business needs into security requirements; analyze risk impact; and respond to security incidents.

This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification and who want to prepare for Exam CAS-002. Students seeking CASP certification should have at least 10 years of experience in IT management, with at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience.

 

Course Prerequisites

To be fit for this advanced course, you should have at least a foundational knowledge of information security. You can obtain this level of knowledge by taking the CompTIA® Security+ (SY0-401) course. You may also demonstrate this level of knowledge by passing the Security+ (SY0-401) exam.

Although not required, we suggest that you either take the following courses or possess the equivalent knowledge in the areas of computer networking and computer maintenance:

  • CompTIA® Network+® (N10-005) or CompTIA® Network+® (N10-006)
  • CompTIA® A+®: A Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-801 and 220-802)

 

Suggested Follow on Courses

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Course Content

Lesson 1: Managing Risk

Topic A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management

Topic B: Assess Risk

Topic C: Mitigate Risk

Topic D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management

Lesson 2: Integrating Computing, Communications, and Business Disciplines

Topic A: Facilitate Collaboration Across Business Units

Topic B: Secure Communications and Collaboration Solutions

Topic C: Implement Security Activities Throughout the Technology Life Cycle

Lesson 3: Using Research and Analysis to Secure the Enterprise

Topic A: Determine Industry Trends and Effects on the Enterprise

Topic B: Analyze Scenarios to Secure the Enterprise

Lesson 4: Integrating Advanced Authentication and Authorization Techniques

Topic A: Implement Authentication and Authorization Technologies

Topic B: Implement Advanced Identity Management

Lesson 5: Implementing Cryptographic Techniques

Topic A: Describe Cryptographic Concepts

Topic B: Choose Cryptographic Techniques

Topic C: Choose Cryptographic Implementations

Lesson 6: Implementing Security Controls for Hosts

Topic A: Select Host Hardware and Software

Topic B: Harden Hosts

Topic C: Virtualize Servers and Desktops

Topic D: Implement Cloud Augmented Security Services

Topic E: Protect Boot Loaders

Lesson 7: Implementing Security Controls for Enterprise Storage

Topic A: Identify Storage Types and Protocols

Topic B: Implement Secure Storage Controls

Lesson 8: Analyzing and Implementing Network Security

Topic A: Analyze Network Security Components and Devices

Topic B: Analyze Network-Enabled Devices

Topic C: Analyze Advanced Network Design

Topic D: Configure Controls for Network Security

Lesson 9: Implementing Security Controls for Applications

Topic A: Identify General Application Vulnerabilities

Topic B: Identify Web Application Vulnerabilities

Topic C: Implement Application Security Controls

Lesson 10: Integrating Hosts, Storage, Networks, and Applications in a Secure Enterprise Architecture

Topic A: Implement Security Standards in the Enterprise

Topic B: Select Technical Deployment Models

Topic C: Secure the Design of the Enterprise Infrastructure

Topic D: Secure Enterprise Application Integration Enablers

Lesson 11: Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

Topic A: Select Vulnerability Assessment Methods

Topic B: Select Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Lesson 12: Responding to and Recovering from Incidents

Topic A: Design Systems to Facilitate Incident Response

Topic B: Conduct Incident and Emergency Responses

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Exam CAS-002

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CompTIA Security+ Certification – GTCMTS

CompTIA Security+ Certification – GTCMTS

Course Description

CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-401) 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+ 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 SY0-401) 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.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will implement, monitor, and troubleshoot infrastructure, application, information, and operational security.

You will:

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of computer security.
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Manage data, application, and host security.
  • Implement network security.
  • Identify and implement access control and account management security measures.
  • Manage certificates.
  • Identify and implement compliance and operational security measures.
  • Manage risk.
  • Troubleshoot and manage security incidents.
  • Plan for business continuity and disaster recovery.

 

Duration

5 Days

 

Target Audience

This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS X®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

 

Course Prerequisites

To ensure your success in your course, you should possess basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking one of the following courses:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Transition from Windows® 7

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 courses:

  • CompTIA® A+®: A Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-801 and 220-802)
  • CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-005)

Additional introductory courses or work experience in application development and programming, or in network and operating system administration for any software platform or system are helpful but not required. For instance, to gain experience with managing Windows Server® 2012, you could take any or all of the following courses:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012: Installation and Configuration
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012: Administration
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012: Configuring Advanced Services

 

Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options that may suit your business needs. Please contact us for further information.

 

Course Content

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals

Topic A: The Information Security Cycle

Topic B: Information Security Controls

Topic C: Authentication Methods

Topic D: Cryptography Fundamentals

Topic E: Security Policy Fundamentals

Lesson 2: Identifying Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

Topic A: Social Engineering

Topic B: Malware

Topic C: Software-Based Threats

Topic D: Network-Based Threats

Topic E: Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities

Topic F: Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities

Lesson 3: Managing Data, Application, and Host Security

Topic A: Manage Data Security

Topic B: Manage Application Security

Topic C: Manage Device and Host Security

Topic D: Manage Mobile Security

Lesson 4: Implementing Network Security

Topic A: Configure Security Parameters on Network Devices and Technologies

Topic B: Network Design Elements and Components

Topic C: Implement Networking Protocols and Services

Topic D: Apply Secure Network Administration Principles

Topic E: Secure Wireless Traffic

Lesson 5: Implementing Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management

Topic A: Access Control and Authentication Services

Topic B: Implement Account Management Security Controls

Lesson 6: Managing Certificates

Topic A: Install a CA Hierarchy

Topic B: Enroll Certificates

Topic C: Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates

Topic D: Renew Certificates

Topic E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys

Topic F: Revoke Certificates

Lesson 7: Implementing Compliance and Operational Security

Topic A: Physical Security

Topic B: Legal Compliance

Topic C: Security Awareness and Training

Topic D: Integrate Systems and Data with Third Parties

Lesson 8: Risk Management

Topic A: Risk Analysis

Topic B: Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques

Topic C: Scan for Vulnerabilities

Topic D: Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting and Managing Security Incidents

Topic A: Respond to Security Incidents

Topic B: Recover from a Security Incident

Lesson 10: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

Topic A: Business Continuity

Topic B: Plan for Disaster Recovery

Topic C: Execute DRPs and Procedures

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® Security+® Exam SY0-401

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CompTIA Network+ Certification – GTCMTN

CompTIA Network+ Certification – GTCMTN

Course Description

The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, the CompTIA® A+® certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ certification.

The CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course can benefit you in two ways. It can assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA Network+ examination (Exam N10-006). Also, if your job duties include network troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of network-related career, it provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be successful.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will describe the major networking technologies and systems of modern networks, and be able to configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern networks.

You will:

  • Identify basic network theory concepts and major network communications methods.
  • Describe bounded network media.
  • Identify unbounded network media.
  • Identify the major types of network implementations.
  • Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
  • Implement routing technologies.
  • Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
  • Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
  • Identify the components used in cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Describe basic concepts related to network security.
  • Prevent security breaches.
  • Respond to security incidents.
  • Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
  • Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.

 

Duration

5 Days

 

Target Audience

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-006). A typical student taking the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006) course should have a minimum of nine months of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician. Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory.

 

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in this course, you will need basic Windows end-user computer skills. To meet this prerequisite, you can take either of the following courses, or have equivalent experience:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7

In addition, we highly recommend that you hold the CompTIA A+ certification, or have equivalent skills and knowledge. You may want to take the  course CompTIA® A+®: A Comprehensive Approach to gain those skills and knowledge.

 

Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options, please contact us for further information.

 

Course Content

Lesson 1: Network Theory

Topic A: Networking Overview

Topic B: Network Standards and the OSI Model

Topic C: Network Types

Topic D: Identify Network Configurations

Topic E: Data Transmission Methods

Lesson 2: Bounded Network Media

Topic A: Copper Media

Topic B: Fiber Optic Media

Topic C: Bounded Network Media Installation

Topic D: Noise Control

Lesson 3: Unbounded Network Media

Topic A: Wireless Networking

Topic B: Wireless Network Devices and Components

Topic C: Install a Wireless Network

Lesson 4: Network Implementations

Topic A: Physical Network Topologies

Topic B: Logical Network Topologies

Topic C: Ethernet Networks

Topic D: Network Devices

Topic E: VLANs

Lesson 5: TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery

Topic A: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Topic B: IPv4 Addressing

Topic C: Default IP Addressing Schemes

Topic D: Create Custom IP Addressing Schemes

Topic E: IPv6 Address Implementation

Topic F: Delivery Techniques

Lesson 6: Routing

Topic A: Enable Static Routing

Topic B: Implement Dynamic IP Routing

Lesson 7: TCP/IP Services

Topic A: Assign IP Addresses

Topic B: Domain Naming Services

Topic C: TCP/IP Commands

Topic D: Common TCP/IP Protocols

Lesson 8: WAN Infrastructure

Topic A: WAN Basics

Topic B: WAN Connectivity Methods

Topic C: WAN Transmission Technologies

Topic D: Unified Communication Technologies

Lesson 9: Cloud and Virtualization Technologies

Topic A: Virtualization

Topic B: SAN Implementations

Topic C: Cloud Computing

Lesson 10: Network Security Basics

Topic A: Introduction to Network Security

Topic B: Vulnerabilities

Topic C: Threats and Attacks

Topic D: Authentication Methods

Topic E: Encryption Methods

Lesson 11: Preventing Security Breaches

Topic A: Physical Security Controls

Topic B: Network Access Controls

Topic C: Install and Configure Firewalls

Topic D: Harden Networks

Topic E: Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Topic F: Educate Users

Lesson 12: Responding to Security Incidents

Topic A: Incident Management and Response

Topic B: Basic Forensic Concepts

Lesson 13: Remote Networking

Topic A: Remote Network Architectures

Topic B: Remote Access Networking Implementations

Topic C: Virtual Private Networking

Topic D: VPN Protocols

Lesson 14: Network Management

Topic A: Network Monitoring

Topic B: Configuration Management Documentation

Topic C: Network Performance Optimization

Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Network Issues

Topic A: Network Troubleshooting Models

Topic B: Network Troubleshooting Utilities

Topic C: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools

Topic D: Common Connectivity Issues

Topic E: Troubleshoot Security Configuration Issues

Topic F: Troubleshoot Security Issues

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA Network+ Exam

Appendix B: Network Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery

Appendix C: Planning and Implementing a SOHO Network

Appendix D: Legend for Icons Used in Network+ Figures

 

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