CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-601) (CompTIA Security+)

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Gaining a CompTIA Security+ certification demonstrates your knowledge of industry-wide information assurance topics, like systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography, and organisational security.


Why is it different?


More choose Security+ - chosen by more corporations and defense organizations than any other certification on the market to validate baseline security skills and for fulfilling the DoD 8570 compliance.


Security+ proves hands-on skills – the only baseline cybersecurity certification emphasizing hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of today’s complex issues.


More job roles turn to Security+ to supplement skills – baseline cybersecurity skills are applicable across more of today’s job roles to secure systems, software and hardware.


Security+ is aligned to the latest trends and techniques – covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring high-performance on the job.


The CompTIA Security+ certification exam will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents


"There is additional content and labs in this new version of Security+. A delegate should be prepared to study material and complete labs not covered during the course attend, in their own time.


Target Audience

Individuals whose job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and data confidentiality/privacy in your organization and individuals who are preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.


Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Compare security roles and security controls
  • Explain threat actors and threat intelligence
  • Perform security assessments and identify social engineering attacks and malware types
  • Summarize basic cryptographic concepts and implement public key infrastructure
  • Implement authentication controls
  • Implement identity and account management controls
  • Implement secure network designs, network security appliances, and secure network protocols
  • Implement host, embedded/Internet of Things, and mobile security solutions
  • Implement secure cloud solutions
  • Explain data privacy and protection concepts
  • Perform incident response and digital forensics
  • Summarize risk management concepts and implement cybersecurity resilience
  • Explain physical security


Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic Windows and Linux administrator skills
  • The ability to implement fundamental networking appliances and IP addressing concepts
  • Six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.


Certification

Recommended as preparartion for the following exams:

  • SY0-601 Exam - CompTIA Security +
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Course Content

Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls

  • Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
  • Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types


Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence

  • Explain Threat Actor Types and Attack Vectors
  • Explain Threat Intelligence Sources


Performing Security Assessments

  • Assess Organizational Security with Network
  • Reconnaissance Tools
  • Explain Security Concerns with General Vulnerability Types
  • Summarize Vulnerability Scanning Techniques
  • Explain Penetration Testing Concepts


Identifying Social Engineering and Malware

  • Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Techniques
  • Analyze Indicators of Malware-Based Attacks


Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts

  • Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Ciphers
  • Summarize Cryptographic Modes of Operation
  • Summarize Cryptographic Use Cases and Weaknesses
  • Summarize Other Cryptographic Technologies


Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
  • Implement PKI Management


Implementing Authentication Controls

  • Summarize Authentication Design Concepts
  • Implement Knowledge-Based Authentication
  • Implement Authentication Technologies
  • Summarize Biometrics Authentication Concepts


Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls

  • Implement Identity and Account Types
  • Implement Account Policies
  • Implement Authorization Solutions
  • Explain the Importance of Personnel Policies


Implementing Secure Network Designs

  • Implement Secure Network Designs
  • Implement Secure Switching and Routing
  • Implement Secure Wireless Infrastructure
  • Implement Load Balancers


Implementing Network Security Appliances

  • Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers
  • Implement Network Security Monitoring
  • Summarize the Use of SIEM


Implementing Secure Network Protocols

  • Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
  • Implement Secure Application Protocols
  • Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols


Implementing Host Security Solutions

  • Implement Secure Firmware
  • Implement Endpoint Security
  • Explain Embedded System Security Implications


Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions

  • Implement Mobile Device Management
  • Implement Secure Mobile Device Connections


Summarizing Secure Application Concepts

  • Analyze Indicators of Application Attacks
  • Analyze Indicators of Web Application Attacks
  • Summarize Secure Coding Practices
  • Implement Secure Script Environments
  • Summarize Deployment and Automation Concepts


Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions

  • Summarize Secure Cloud and Virtualization Services
  • Apply Cloud Security Solutions
  • Summarize Infrastructure as Code Concepts


Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts

  • Explain Privacy and Data Sensitivity Concepts
  • Explain Privacy and Data Protection Controls


Performing Incident Response

  • Summarize Incident Response Procedures
  • Utilize Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response
  • Apply Mitigation Controls


Explaining Digital Forensics

  • Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Documentation
  • Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition


Summarizing Risk Management Concepts

  • Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts
  • Explain Business Impact Analysis Concepts


Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience

  • Implement Redundancy Strategies
  • Implement Backup Strategies
  • Implement Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies


Explaining Physical Security

  • Explain the Importance of Physical Site Security Controls
  • Explain the Importance of Physical Host Security Controls


Labs

  • 01: Assisted Lab: Exploring the Lab Environment
  • 02: Assisted Lab: Scanning and Identifying Network Nodes
  • 03: Assisted Lab: Intercepting and Interpreting Network Traffic with Packet Sniffing Tools
  • 04: Assisted Lab: Analyzing the Results of a Credentialed Vulnerability Scan 
  • 05: Assisted Lab: Installing, Using, and Blocking a Malware-based Backdoor
  • 06: Applied Lab: Performing Network Reconnaissance and Vulnerability Scanning  
  • 07: Assisted Lab: Managing the Life Cycle of a Certificate
  • 08: Assisted Lab: Managing Certificates with OpenSSL
  • 09: Assisted Lab: Auditing Passwords with a Password Cracking Utility
  • 10: Assisted Lab: Managing Centralized Authentication
  • 11: Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Windows Server
  • 12: Assisted Lab: Configuring a System for Auditing Policies
  • 13: Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Linux
  • 14: Applied Lab: Configuring Identity and Access Management Controls
  • 15: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure Network Design 
  • 16: Assisted Lab: Configuring a Firewall
  • 17: Assisted Lab: Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
  • 18: Assisted Lab: Implementing Secure Network Addressing Services
  • 19: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Virtual Private Network
  • 20: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure SSH Server
  • 21: Assisted Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • 22: Applied Lab: Securing the Network Infrastructure
  • 23: Assisted Lab: Identifying Application Attack Indicators
  • 24: Assisted Lab: Identifying a Browser Attack
  • 25: Assisted Lab: Implementing PowerShell Security
  • 26: Assisted Lab: Identifying Malicious Code