I just took the CompTIA Security + Examination [after taking this course] and passed it first time out of the bag! The instructor does good work!
This course was great. It really broke down some of the aspects of security and made me want to read more about the different concepts such as hashing and VPNs. Looking forward to passing the Security+ Exam the first time. Thanks!
This is the best on-line class I've taken. Great format. I took the Security+ exam yesterday and passed.
This was definitely an excellent class. With the lessons in this class, I easily passed the Security+ exam. Look forward to more classes by you. Thank You!
Just wanted to drop in and give positive feedback on the assignments given. I love how you turn something that could be boring (online classes) and incorporate some type of fun (crosswords). I enjoy the type of learning you are incorporating. Looking forward to the rest of the class.
The course was very informative and the assignments helped to reinforce the class information.
Great course! Instructor' s style is impeccable. I would take more classes from him.
I greatly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to others.
The course was well written and very easy to comprehend. The supplementary material for each lesson was excellent! I enjoyed the course!
Thank you for this outstanding course! It has been an excellent learning experience. Your explanations of technical matters (including jargon, etc.) are clear, concise and you have a talent for demystification...Thank you for this excellent learning experience and for using your time, experience, and expertise to develop, implement and offer this course in the online environment.
Course Code: scp
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
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.
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.
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.