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This is a FastTrack version of the full 5-day CompTIA Security+ course, hence some elements of this course are omitted, or covered in brief. A 5-day version of this course is available as a private course.

This course is for students who are preparing to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-501. This course is aimed toward the IT professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; plus familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS, Unix or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics.

CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) 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 CompTIA Security+ FastTrack Certification training 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.

NB NOTE: A CompTIA Security+ exam voucher can be bundled with your course, once you notify us at point of booking. Taking the exam for this course IS NOT compulsory, therefore you can book a place on this course and exclude the cost of the exam voucher; see booking link above.

 

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.

CompTIA Security+ FastTrack Certification

Course Code

GTCMTS

Duration

4 Days

Accreditation

CompTIA Security+ Certification

 

A CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) exam voucher can be bundled with your course. Taking the exam for this course IS NOT compulsory, therefore you can book a place on this course and exclude the cost of the exam voucher.

Target Audience

  • Systems Administrators
  • Security Administrators
  • Security Specialists
  • Security Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Junior IT Auditors/Penetration Testers
  • Security Consultants

Attendee Requirements

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

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding your suitability to this course, please contact us at any time.


Monday 16 December - Thursday 19 December (4 days) 09.00 - 17.00
 Dublin

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Course Description

This is a FastTrack version of the full 5-day CompTIA Security+ course, hence some elements of this course are omitted, or covered in brief. A 5-day version of this course is available as a private course.

This course is for students who are preparing to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-501. This course is aimed toward the IT professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; plus familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS, Unix or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics.

CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) 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 CompTIA Security+ FastTrack Certification training 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.

NB NOTE: A CompTIA Security+ exam voucher can be bundled with your course, once you notify us at point of booking. Taking the exam for this course IS NOT compulsory, therefore you can book a place on this course and exclude the cost of the exam voucher; see booking link above.

 

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.
Course Outline

Comparing and Contrasting Attacks

  • Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
  • Explain Threat Actor Types
  • Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Attack Types
  • Determine Malware Types

Comparing and Contrasting Security Controls

  • Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types
  • Follow Incident Response Procedures

Using Security Assessment Tools

  • Explain Penetration Testing Concepts
  • Use Topology Discovery Software Tools
  • Use Fingerprinting and Sniffing Software Tools
  • Use Vulnerability Scanning Software Tools

Comparing and Contrasting Basic Concepts of Cryptography

  • Compare and Contrast Basic Concepts of Cryptography
  • Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Attack Types
  • Explain Hashing and Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Explain Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
  • Implement PKI Management
  • Implementing Identity and Access Management Controls
  • Compare and Contrast Identity and Authentication Concepts
  • Install and Configure Authentication Protocols
  • Implement Multifactor Authentication

Managing Access Services and Accounts

  • Install and Configure Authorization and Directory Services
  • Implement Access Management Controls
  • Differentiate Account Management Practices
  • Implement Account Auditing and Recertification

Implementing Secure Network Architecture Concepts

  • Implement Secure Network Architecture Concepts
  • Install and Configure Secure Switching Infrastructure
  • Install and Configure Network Access Control
  • Install and Configure Secure Routing and NAT Infrastructure

Installing and Configuring Security Appliances

  • Install and Configure Firewalls and Proxies
  • Install and Configure Load Balancers
  • Install and Configure Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Install and Configure Logging and SIEM Systems

Installing and Configuring Wireless and Physical Access Security

  • Install and Configure Wireless Infrastructure
  • Install and Configure Wireless Security Settings
  • Explain the Importance of Physical Security Controls

Deploying Secure Host, Embedded, and Mobile Systems

  • Implement Secure Hardware Systems Design
  • Implement Secure Host Systems Design
  • Implement Secure Embedded Systems Design
  • Implement Secure Mobile Device Systems Design

Implementing Secure Network Access Protocols

  • Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
  • Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols
  • Implement Secure Remote Administration Protocols

Implementing Secure Network Applications

  • Implement Secure Web Services
  • Implement Secure Communications Services
  • Implement Secure Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Implement Secure Cloud Services

Explaining Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Concepts

  • Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts
  • Explain Disaster Recovery Planning Concepts
  • Explain Resiliency and Continuity of Operations Strategies
  • Summarize Basic Concepts of Forensics

Summarizing Secure Application Development Concepts

  • Explain the Impact of Vulnerability Types
  • Summarize Secure Application Development Concepts

Explaining Organizational Security Concepts

  • Explain the Importance of Security Policies
  • Implement Data Security and Privacy Practices
  • Explain the Importance of Personnel Management

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501)

Exam

A CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) exam voucher can be bundled with your course. Taking the exam for this course IS NOT compulsory, therefore you can book a place on this course and exclude the cost of the exam voucher.

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