CompTIA Security+

60 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Security+ certification exam by course and performance based labs. Performance based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security. CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam covers the application of security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability; identification of appropriate technologies and products; troubleshooting security events and incidents, and many more.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Measuring and Weighing Risk 
  • Risk Assessment
  • Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 2: Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks
  • Monitoring Networks
  • Understanding Hardening
  • Securing the Network
  • Security Posture
  • Reporting Security Issues
  • Differentiating between Detection Controls and Prevention Controls
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 3: Understanding Devices and Infrastructure
  • Mastering TCP/IP
  • Designing a Secure Network
  • Understanding the Various Network Infrastructure Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 4: Access Control, Authentication, and Authorization
  • Understanding Access Control Basics
  • Understanding Remote Access Connectivity
  • Understanding Authentication Services
  • Understanding Access Control
  • Implementing Access Controlling Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 5: Protecting Wireless Networks
  • Working with Wireless Systems
  • Understanding Wireless Devices
  • Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 6: Securing the Cloud
  • Working with Cloud Computing
  • Working with Virtualization
  • Security and the Cloud
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 7: Host, Data, and Application Security
  • Application Hardening
  • Host Security
  • Protecting Data Through Fault Tolerance
  • Application Security
  • Best Practices for Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 8: Cryptography
  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Using Cryptographic Systems
  • Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols
  • Using Public Key Infrastructure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 9: Malware, Vulnerabilities, and Threats
  • Understanding Malware
  • Surviving Viruses
  • Understanding Various Types of Attacks
  • Identifying Types of Application Attacks
  • Tools for Finding Threats
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 10: Social Engineering and Other Foes
  • Understanding Social Engineering
  • Understanding Physical Security
  • Environmental Controls
  • Control Types
  • Data Policies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 11: Security Administration
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Understanding Security Awareness and Training
  • Classifying Information
  • Information Access Controls
  • Complying with Privacy and Security Regulations
  • Mobile Devices
  • Alternative Methods to Mitigate Security Risks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 12: Disaster Recovery and Incident Response
  • Issues Associated with Business Continuity
  • Reinforcing Vendor Support
  • Penetration Testing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Lesson 13: Video Tutorials
  • Introduction
  • Security Fundamentals and Controls
  • Security and Risk
  • Business Continuity and Load Balancing
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Assessment Tools
  • Application, Data, and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Security Controls and Cryptography
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Conclusion
CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Practice Lab:
  • Trojans and Malware Protection
  • Network Vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Routing Protocols
  • Attacks against DHCP and DNS
  • Steganography
  • Configuring Certificate Services
  • HTTP and HTTPS
  • Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Telnet and FTP and SSH
  • Password Sniffing
  • Baseline Security Analyzer
  • Network Access Protection
  • VPNs
  • Data Leakage Prevention
  • Computer Forensic Tools

Certification(s):

This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**