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CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 2

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that computer security and related computer-support specialties will be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2018. 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, the second of two courses, reviews the key terminology and concepts needed 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 your learning. All of the content is geared toward helping you prepare to pass the SY0-401 exam, so you can leave the test center with your Security+ passing score in hand.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 2 Details + Objective

Course Code: sc3

You Will Learn
  • Review the key terminology and concepts needed to ace the SY0-401 exam
  • Discover helpful study tools, including crossword puzzles, games, and practice questions to aid your learning
  • Survey the different types of accounts you might work with, including individual and group accounts
  • Learn how to protect the crucial data that allows organizations to function on a daily basis
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
  • Acquire knowledge and skills for some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States
  • Gain confidence that you will leave the test center with your Security+ passing score in hand
  • Open the door to new career opportunities as you develop a solid understanding of encryption and data management
CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 2 Outline
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Week 1

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.

Week 2

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.

Week 3

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.

Week 4

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.

Week 5

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.

Week 6

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.

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CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 2 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 2 Requirements / Prerequisites

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.

CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep 2 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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