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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 SY0-501 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 games and practice questions to aid with learning. All of the content is geared toward helping you pass the SY0-501 exam, so you can leave the test center with your Security+ certificate in hand, whether you are taking the exam for the first time, or using it as a refresher to renew your certification.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting December 12, 2018

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep 1

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Course Code: scp

What You Will Learn
  • Learn the key terminology and concepts you need to know to ace the SY0-501 exam
  • Gain helpful study tools including 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 or self paced online course
  • 6 -12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Feel confident on test day knowing that you’re well prepared to pass the SY0-501 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

Outline

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The Security+ Exam and Basic Network Security

Computer security and related computer-support specialties are among today's fastest-growing occupations. Getting a CompTIA Security+ credential is your first step to gaining entrance into this exciting, fast-paced field. By the time you finish this first lesson, you'll know what you need to do to achieve a Security+ credential. You'll also understand the basic goals, tools, and techniques of computer security.

Network Security Administration

This lesson reviews the tasks and actions a secure network administrator performs, including setting up security rules and ensuring secure device configurations. You will also learn what you need to consider in the design of a secure network, including definitions, structures, and methods that combine to create a secure network environment. 

Network Security Protocols

Lesson 3 explored the common network security protocols and ports in use on secure networks and focuses on which ones are most likely to show up on the Security+ exam. You'll learn the purpose and function of each of the protocols and features in this lesson. This knowledge will help you not only pass the exam, but also work as a successful secure network administrator.         st.

Compliance and Operational Security: Part 1

If you work as a secure network administrator, you'll spend most of your days focusing on risk. Risk comes in many forms, and identifying, mitigating, and reducing risk is what network security is all about. In this lesson, you'll get a broad overview of how we deal with risks. Explore security policies, risk analysis, risk control methods, and the duties of risk administration.

Incident Response

Despite your best efforts, there are times when a security incident will occur. In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to an incident. Explore the forensic processes you can use to gather evidence after an incident and go over the procedures used to report and record the outcome of your investigation. With thorough incident response, you'll be able to minimize the damage from an incident and find out how you can prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.        

Compliance and Operational Security: Part 2

This lesson explores some topics important to keeping your network secure and performing at its best, starting with user awareness. When it comes to preventing security incidents, how can you make an organization's employees your allies instead of your enemies? You will learn some compliance procedures, how to classify information according to its sensitivity, and then how to apply security protections accordingly. Next, you will learn some physical and logical security options. Finally, learn how to secure the network's environment from hazards such as weather, fire, and high heat or humidity. There's a lot to think about when securing a network, but you'll get a good grasp on the ins and outs in this lesson.

Threat Awareness, User Behaviors, and Business Continuity

Many of the threats that face a secure network come from sources you might not expect. Network users can be unknowingly creating vulnerabilities every day. The Web provides avenues to attackers who wish to infect networks with viruses, phishing attacks, and other types of exploits. The expansion of social networking and even simple peer-to-peer file sharing across a network can also add new types of threats to your network. While these threats can affect the network, they can also interrupt the continuity of your business operations. This lesson investigates each potential threat and how you can keep threats at bay.      

Redundancy, Fault Tolerance, and Resiliency

Even the best security designs and implementations are only in effect if an entire system is up and running. If part of a system or network fails, its security measures could also fail simply because they aren't running. This lesson looks at the various methods and technologies that help to ensure that a system or network remains up and running. Explore redundancy and fault tolerance; how RAID can help you achieve them; and high availability, clustering, load balancing, failover, and network resiliency. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a good understanding of how these technologies help prevent network downtime.        

Malware, Network, and Social Engineering Attacks

This is the first of three lessons in which focusing on threats and vulnerabilities. Lesson 9 covers 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. Once you know your enemy, you'll be better prepared to protect your network.

Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities

So far, you have learned about many threats that affect wired networks. But wireless networks have their own unique set of threats and vulnerabilities. This lesson teaches you about wireless threats and vulnerabilities. You'll find out the strategies behind many wireless attacks, including client-to-client attacks, war jacking, interception attacks, and more. Finally, you'll see how to design a wireless network for maximum security and mitigation of these threats.

Application and Injection Attacks

This lesson continues exploring the many types of threats and vulnerabilities that can hurt a network with a look at application and injection attacks. You will also learn about the actions of attackers, the types of attacks they can launch, and the mitigation methods used to determine the nature and damage of an attack. By the end of this lesson, you'll not only be well-informed about the types of attacks you can expect to see while working in network security, but you'll also know what methods you can use to prevent and minimize damage from attacks.   

Protective Measures

In the final lesson of the course, you will explore a few methods and security measures that you can apply to a network to reduce its vulnerabilities. First, understand the hardening process, which includes tasks such as securing accounts, removing unnecessary accounts, and applying port security. Then look at different types of intrusion detection and prevention systems. The lesson wraps up with the tools and processes some of these systems use. You will learn how you can put some of the concepts you've been learning throughout this course into practice on a network.

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Instructors & Support

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.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take 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 knowledge of TCP/IP networking prior to signing up for this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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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. 

FAQs

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When can I get started?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling. 

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

 

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: 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.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: 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.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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