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AT303 - CompTIA Security+®

CompTIA is a not-for-profit trade association with the purpose of advancing the interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and its industry-leading IT certifications are an important part of that mission. CompTIA's Security+ certification is a foundation-level certificate designed for IT administrators with two years' experience whose job role is focused on system security.



The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.



The Official CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501): 2019 Update 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+ (Exam SY0-501) 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 SY0-501) 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.

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Prerequisites


To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts.
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 Official CompTIA courses:
The Official CompTIA® A+®: Core 1 (Exam 220-1001)
The Official CompTIA® A+®: Core 2 (Exam 220-1002)
The Official CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-007)

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Attacks


Topic A: Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
Topic B: Explain Threat Actor Types
Topic C: Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Attack Types
Topic D: Determine Malware Types

Lesson 2: Comparing and Contrasting Security Controls


Topic A: Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types
Topic B: Follow Incident Response Procedures

Lesson 3: Assessing Security Posture with Software Tools


Topic A: Explain Penetration Testing Concepts
Topic B: Assess Security Posture with Topology Discovery Software Tools
Topic C: Assess Security Posture with Fingerprinting and Sniffing Software Tools
Topic D: Assess Security Posture with Vulnerability Scanning Software Tools

Lesson 4: Explaining Basic Cryptography Concepts


Topic A: Compare and Contrast Basic Concepts of Cryptography
Topic B: Explain Hashing and Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms
Topic C: Explain Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

Lesson 5: Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure


Topic A: Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
Topic B: Implement PKI Management

Lesson 6: Implementing Identity and Access Management Controls


Topic A: Compare and Contrast Identity and Authentication Concepts
Topic B: Install and Configure Authentication Protocols
Topic C: Implement Multifactor Authentication

Lesson 7: Managing Access Services and Accounts


Topic A: Install and Configure Authorization and Directory Services
Topic B: Implement Access Management Controls
Topic C: Differentiate Account Management Practices
Topic D: Implement Account Auditing and Recertification

Lesson 8: Implementing a Secure Network Architecture


Topic A: Implement Secure Network Architecture Concepts
Topic B: Install and Configure a Secure Switching Infrastructure
Topic C: Install and Configure Network Access Control
Topic D: Install and Configure a Secure Routing and NAT Infrastructure

Lesson 9: Installing and Configuring Security Appliances


Topic A: Install and Configure Firewalls and Proxies
Topic B: Install and Configure Load Balancers
Topic C: Install and Configure Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
Topic D: Install and Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Systems
Topic E: Install and Configure Logging and SIEM Systems

Lesson 10: Installing and Configuring Wireless and Physical Access Security


Topic A: Install and Configure a Wireless Infrastructure
Topic B: Install and Configure Wireless Security Settings
Topic C: Explain the Importance of Physical Security Controls

Lesson 11: Deploying Secure Host, Mobile, and Embedded Systems


Topic A: Implement Secure Hardware Systems Design
Topic B: Implement Secure Host Systems Design
Topic C: Implement Secure Mobile Device Systems Design
Topic D: Implement Secure Embedded Systems Design

Lesson 12: Implementing Secure Network Access Protocols


Topic A: Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
Topic B: Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols
Topic C: Implement Secure Remote Administration Protocols

Lesson 13: Implementing Secure Network Applications


Topic A: Implement Secure Web Services
Topic B: Implement Secure Communications Services
Topic C: Summarize Secure Virtualization Infrastructure
Topic D: Summarize Secure Cloud Services

Lesson 14: Explaining Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Concepts


Topic A: Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts
Topic B: Explain Resiliency and Automation Strategies
Topic C: Explain Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operation Concepts
Topic D: Summarize Basic Concepts of Forensics

Lesson 15: Summarizing Secure Application Development Concepts


Topic A: Explain the Impact of Vulnerability Types
Topic B: Summarize Secure Application Development Concepts

Lesson 16: Explaining Organizational Security Concepts


Topic A: Explain the Importance of Security Policies
Topic B: Implement Data Security and Privacy Practices
Topic C: Explain the Importance of Personnel Management