Great instructor and great pace for the course. I never felt overwhelmed, but always had enough to do and study...Very informative course. Thank you teacher for giving us your knowledge and experience.
I like Ron Gilster's informative teaching style. He makes the subject interesting.
Course Code: sc3
Participate in a brief review of the Security+ exam and its objectives. Then we'll jump right into talking about access control. You will learn about authentication, which is the first step in access control. Then, explore authorization and types of access control. You will closely examine the elements that make up these two processes.
Learn about the policy and administration of accounts in a secure environment. You will survey the different types of accounts you might work with, including individual accounts and group accounts. Then, investigate the elements of the risk management process, including vulnerabilities, threats, risks, and likelihood and the methods used to identify, determine, or calculate each.
Discover how to prevent unauthorized people from being able to understand or use intercepted data. You will explore the concepts behind encryption and the primary types of encryption in use. Then, learn about the public key infrastructure (PKI). You will discover how why the PKI works.
Learn how to protect the crucial data that allows organizations to function on a daily basis. You will examine data loss prevention systems, which manage, identify, and protect data in its various states. Then, identify the threats mobile devices introduce and the security methods for removing these threats.
Discover how server virtualization works, and explore virtualization software and hardware. You will learn how virtualization can benefit an organization, and examine the particular security concerns that come along with it. Then, learn how to make applications more secure, including application hardening and careful patch management. You will discover how to determine if a host computer is secured both internally and externally.
Learn the differences between penetration testing and vulnerability scanning. You will examine the six phases of the penetration testing process, and discover how vulnerability management works. Finally, review the key terms and concepts you'll see on the CompTIA Security+ exam.
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.
Prospective students should complete my CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 1 course prior to enrolling in this course. In addition, CompTIA recommends that you have A+ and Network+ certifications and two years of on-the-job networking experience, prior to taking this exam. These certifications and the work experience aren't absolutely required, but you should have substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking and computer and networking hardware to get the most out of this course and understand the concepts and terminology required for the exam.
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.