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SPCERT - Security+ Certification

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Duration: 5 Days

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Course Description

​Security+ CompTIA Certification is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, network devices, and network traffic. It is also the main course you will take to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ examination (exam number SY0-501). In this course, you'll build on your knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and networks as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

Course Objectives

​You will implement and monitor security on networks and computer systems, and respond to security breaches.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. •  Identify fundamental concepts of computer security
  2. •  Identify security threats
  3. •  Harden internal systems and services
  4. •  Harden internetwork devices and services
  5. •  Secure network communications
  6. •  Manage public key infrastructure (PKI)
  7. •  Manage certificates
  8. •  Enforce organizational security policies
  9. •  Monitor the security infrastructure

Course Audience

​This course is targeted toward an Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as NetWare, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, and OS/2, who wants to: further a career in IT by acquiring a 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.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals
Topic 1A: Security Building Blocks
Topic 1B: Authentication Methods
Topic 1C: Cryptography Fundamentals
Topic 1D: Security Policy Fundamentals
Lesson 2: Security Threats
Topic 2A: Social Engineering
Topic 2B: Software-Based Threats
Topic 2C: Hardware-Based Threats
Lesson 3: Hardening Internal Systems and Services
Topic 3A: Harden Operating Systems
Topic 3B: Harden Directory Services
Topic 3C: Harden DHCP Servers
Topic 3D: Harden File and Print Servers
Lesson 4: Hardening Internetwork Devices and Services
Topic 4A: Harden Internetwork Connection Devices
Topic 4B: Harden DNS and BIND Servers
Topic 4C: Harden Web Servers
Topic 4D: Harden File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Servers
Topic 4E: Harden Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Servers
Topic 4F: Harden Email Servers
Topic 4G: Harden Conferencing and Messaging Servers
Lesson 5: Securing Network Communications
Topic 5A: Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPSec)
Topic 5B: Secure Wireless Traffic
Topic 5C: Harden a Web Browser
Topic 5D: Secure the Remote Access Channel
Lesson 6: Managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Topic 6A: Install a Certificate Authority (CA) Hierarchy
Topic 6B: Harden a Certificate Authority
Topic 6C: Back Up a CA
Topic 6D: Restore a CA
Lesson 7: Managing Certificates
Topic 7A: Enroll Certificates
Topic 7B: Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
Topic 7C: Renew Certificates
Topic 7D: Revoke Certificates
Topic 7E: Back Up Certificates and Private Keys
Topic 7F: Restore Certificates and Private Keys
Lesson 8: Enforcing Organizational Security Policies
Topic 8A: Enforce Corporate Security Policy Compliance
Topic 8B: Enforce Legal Compliance
Topic 8C: Enforce Physical Security Compliance
Topic 8D: Educate Users
Lesson 9: Monitoring the Security Infrastructure
Topic 9A: Scan for Vulnerabilities
Topic 9B: Monitor for Intruders
Topic 9C: Set Up a Honeypot
Topic 9D: Respond to Security Incidents
 
 

Course 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 the following courses: Introduction to Networks and the Internet and any one or more of the following

  1. •  Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows

CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months experience in networking, including experience configuring and managing TCP/IP, are strongly recommended. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking all of the following courses: A+ Certification; Network+ Certification. Additional introductory courses in operating system administration for Windows, UNIX, Linux, or NetWare are helpful but not required.

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