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AT303 - CompTIA Security+®

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.

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

Detailed Class Syllabus


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

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

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