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CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 1

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that information security analysts will be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2022. CompTIA's Security+ certificate is widely regarded as the entry-level certificate for this fast-growing field. Getting that certificate requires passing CompTIA's challenging SY0-401 exam.

This course covers the key terminology and concepts you need to know to ace the exam, all in a condensed format for rapid reading. The course provides helpful study tools including crossword puzzles, games, and practice questions to aid with learning. All of the content is geared toward helping you pass the SY0-401 exam so you can leave the test center with your Security+ certificate in hand.

Please note that if you received your Comp TIA Security+ certification before 1/1/2011, you will be a lifetime credential holder not subject to credential renewals. However, if you achieve your certification after 1/1/2011, you are subject to a CompTIA Security+ renewal process every three years.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 1 Details + Objective

Course Code: scp

You Will Learn
  • Learn the key terminology and concepts you need to know to ace the SYO-401 exam
  • Gain helpful study tools including crossword puzzles, games, and practice questions
  • Review the tasks and actions a secure network administrator performs
  • Explore the common network security protocols and ports in use on secure networks
  • Learn how to respond to an incident
  • Understand potential threats and how you can keep threats at bay
  • Explore methods and security measures that you can apply to a network to reduce its vulnerabilities
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Feel confident on test day knowing that you’re well prepared to pass the SYO-401 exam
  • Gain a comprehensive review and detailed knowledge of CompTIA Security that can make your more valuable to your employer
  • Open the door to more opportunities in the fast-growing field of information security with certification
CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 1 Outline
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Week 1

Understand what you need to do to achieve a Security+ credential. You'll also understand the basic goals, tools, and techniques of computer security. Then, review the tasks and actions a secure network administrator performs, including setting up security rules and ensuring secure device configurations, and cover what you need to consider in the design of a secure network.

Week 2

Explore the common network security protocols and ports in use on secure networks, and discuss which ones are most likely to show up on the Security+ exam. This knowledge will help you not only pass the exam, but also work as a successful secure network administrator. Then, get a broad overview of how to deal with risks. 

Week 3

In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to an incident. We'll explore the forensic processes you can use to gather evidence after an incident, and we'll go over the procedures you'll use to report and record the outcome of your investigation. Then, explore some topics important to keeping your network secure and performing at its best.

Week 4

In this lesson, you'll investigate potential threats and how you can keep threats at bay. Then, look at the various methods and technologies that help to ensure that a system or network remains up and running. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a good understanding of how these technologies help prevent network downtime.

Week 5

Knowing your enemy will help you better prepare to protect your network, so you’ll learn the various types of malware, the different types of attacks that threaten your network, and the variety of social engineering attacks that seek to gain information about you, your users, your organization, and your network. Then, take a closer look at wireless threats and vulnerabilities and learn how to design a wireless network for maximum security and mitigation of these threats.

Week 6

Focus on the actions of attackers, the types of attacks they can launch, and the mitigation methods you can use to determine the nature and damage of an attack. You’ll also learn what methods you can use to prevent and minimize damage from attacks. Finally, explore a few methods and security measures that you can apply to a network to reduce its vulnerabilities.

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CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 1 Instructors
Ron Gilster

Ron Gilster is a best-selling author with more than 40 titles in print. He writes on topics including information technology (IT) certifications, real estate, and business. Ron has held a variety of IT-related positions, ranging from computer operator to senior manager. He has worked in consulting, manufacturing, software development, telecommunications, and higher education. He has an MBA and holds A+, Network+, i-Net+, CCNA, and AAGG certifications. He has developed and facilitated numerous courses and has taught in A+, Network+, and CCNA boot camps. His books include CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001 In Depth,CCNA For Dummies, A+ Certification for Dummies, Server+ For Dummies, Network+ For Dummies, i-Net+ For Dummies, Cisco Networking For Dummies, MCSA For Dummies, CCDA For Dummies, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: A Beginner's Guide, CEA-CompTIA DHTI+ Digital Home Technology Integrator All-In-One Exam Guide, and PC Hardware: A Beginner's Guide.

CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 1 Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

CompTIA recommends that you have A+ and Network+ certifications, and two years on-the-job networking experience, prior to preparing for this exam. We don't require that much. But you should have substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking prior to signing up for this course.

CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 1 Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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