Security+ Certification

Course ID: HLT 93022

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-401) is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic in your organization. In this course, students build on their knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security. Students will acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

Today's job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related role. Also, if you intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-401) certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

Course Objective:
Students will implement, monitor, and troubleshoot infrastructure, application, information, and operational security.

Target Student:
This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS X®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

Prerequisites:
Basic Windows skills and fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts are required. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking courses such as: Windows® 7: Level 1 and Level 2 offered at HyperLearning Technologies.
CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following courses: CompTIA A+ Certification and CompTIA Network+ Certification offered at HyperLearning Technologies.
Additional introductory courses in operating system administration for Windows Server 2008R2 or 2012 R2, UNIX, Linux, or NetWare are helpful but not required.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of computer security.
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Manage data, application, and host security.
  • Implement network security.
  • Identify and implement access control and account management security measures.
  • Manage certificates.
  • Identify and implement compliance and operational security measures.
  • Manage risk.
  • Troubleshoot and manage security incidents.
  • Plan for business continuity and disaster recovery.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals
Topic 1A: The Information Security Cycle
Topic 1B: Information Security Controls
Topic 1C: Authentication Methods
Topic 1D: Cryptography Fundamentals
Topic 1E: Security Policy Fundamentals

Lesson 2: Identifying Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
Topic 2A: Social Engineering
Topic 2B: Malware
Topic 2C: Software-Based Threats
Topic 2D: Network-Based Threats
Topic 2E: Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities
Topic 2F: Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities

Lesson 3: Managing Data,Application and Host Security
Topic 3A: Manage Data Security
Topic 3B: Manage Application Security
Topic 3C: Manage Device and Host Security
Topic 3D: Manage Mobile Security

Lesson 4: Implementing Network Security
Topic 4A: Configure Security Parameters on Network Devices and Technologies
Topic 4B: Network Design Elements and Components
Topic 4C: Implementing Networking Protocols and Services
Topic 4D: Apply Secure Network Administration Principles
Topic 4E: Secure Wireless Traffic

Lesson 5: Implementing Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management
Topic 5A: Access Control and Authentication Services
Topic 5B: Implement Account Management Security Controls

Lesson 6: Managing Certificates
Topic 6A: Install a CA Hierarchy
Topic 6B: Enroll Certificates
Topic 6C: Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
Topic 6D: Renew Certificates
Topic 6E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys
Topic 6F: Revoke Certificates

Lesson 7:Implementing Compliance and Operational Security
Topic 7A: Physical Security
Topic 7B: Legal Compliance
Topic 7C: Security Awareness and Training
Topic 7D: Integrate Systems and Data with Third Parties

Lesson 8: Risk Management
Topic 8A: Risk Analysis
Topic 8B: Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques
Topic 8C: Scan for Vulnerabilities
Topic 8D: Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting and Managing Security Incidents
Topic 9A: Respond to Security Incidents
Topic 9B: Recover from a Security Incident

Lesson 10: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Topic 10A: Business Continuity
Topic 10B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
Topic 10C: Execute DRPs and Procedures

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-401) Objectives