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CompTIA Security+ Certification - SY0-501 Exam Training

Course Description

CompTIA Security+ Certification – SY0-501 Exam Training

CompTIA Security+ is a globally trusted certification that validates foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification training covers the essential principles of network security and risk management.

Comptia Security+ Course Overview

This CompTIA Security+ training course will help you gain skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, and laws.

Eligibility

The CompTIA Security+ course is ideal for professionals who are working in the roles of system administrators, network administrators, security administrators, and IT auditors.

Pre-requisites

There are no specific prerequisites to take up this certification but it is recommended that individuals take the Network+ certification before taking the Security+ training and certification exam.

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Course Syllabus

Lesson 01 Risk Management

01 Introduction
02 The CIA of Security
03 Threat Actors
04 What is Risk
05 Managing Risk
06 Using Guides for Risk Assessment
07 Security Controls
08 Interesting Security Controls
09 Defense in Depth
10 IT Security Governance
11 Security Policies
12 Frameworks
13 Quantitative Risk Calculations
14 Business Impact Analysis
15 Organizing Data
16 Security Training
17 Third Party Agreements

Lesson 02 Cryptography

01 Cryptography Basics
02 Cryptographic Methods
03 Symmetric Cryptosystems
04 Symmetric Block Modes
05 RSA Cryptosystems
06 Diffie-Hellman
07 PGP GPG
08 Hashing
09 HMAC
10 Steganography
11 Certificates and Trust
12 Public Key Infrastructure
13 Cryptographic Attacks

Lesson 03 Identity and Access Management

01 Identification
02 Authorization Concepts
03 Access Control List
04 Password Security
05 Linux File Permissions
06 Windows File Permissions
07 User Account Management
08 AAA
09 Authentication Methods
10 Single Sign On

Lesson 04 Tools of the Trade

01 OS Utilities
02 OS Utilities ipconfig
03 Network Scanners
04 Protocol Analyzers
05 SNMP
06 Logs

Lesson 05 Securing Individual Systems

01 Denial of Service
02 Host Threats
03 Man in the Middle
04 System Resiliency
05 RAID
06 NAS and SAN
07 Physical Hardening
08 RFI, EMI and ESD
09 Host Hardening
10 Data and System Security
11 Disk Encryption
12 Hardware Firmware Security
13 Secure OS Types
14 Securing Peripherals
15 Malware
16 Analyzing Output
17 IDS and IPS
18 Automation Strategies
19 Data Destruction

Lesson 06 The Basic LAN

01 LAN Review
02 Network Topologies Review
03 Network Zone Review
04 Network Access Controls
05 The Network Firewall
06 Proxy Servers
07 Honeypots
08 Virtual Private Networks
09 IPSec
10 NIDS NIPS
11 SIEM

Lesson 07 Beyond the Basic LAN

01 Wireless Review
02 Living in Open Networks
03 Vulnerabilities with Wireless Access Points
04 Cracking WEP
05 Cracking WPA
06 Cracking WPS
07 Wireless Hardening
08 Wireless Access Points
09 Virtualization Basics
10 Virtual Security
11 Containers
12 IaaS
13 PaaS
14 SaaS
15 Deployment Models
16 Static Hosts
17 Mobile Connectivity
18 Deploying Mobile Devices
19 Mobile Enforcement
20 Mobile Device Management
21 Physical Controls
22 HVAC
23 Fire Suppression

Lesson 08 Secure Protocols

01 Secure Applications and Protocols
02 Network Models
03 Know Your Protocols TCP IP
04 Know Your Protocols Applications
05 Transport Layer Security
06 Internet Service Hardening
07 Protecting Your Servers
08 Secure Code Development
09 Secure Deployment Concepts
10 Code Quality and Testing

Lesson 09 Testing Your Infrastructure

01 Vulnerability Scanning Tools
02 Vulnerability Scanning Assessment
03 Social Engineering Principles
04 Social Engineering Attacks
05 Attacking Web Sites
06 Attacking Applications
07 Exploiting a Target
08 Vulnerability Impact

Lesson 10 Dealing with Incidents

01 Incident Response
02 Digital Forensics
03 Contingency Planning
04 Backups

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