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CompTIA Security+ Exam Preparation

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This course is designed to prepare students for the CompTia Security+ exam.  Security+ is the industry standard source of certifications.  This training can be used to meet DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements as well as Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS).  Our instructors are practicing software engineers with vast experience in security.

This course includes many hands-on exercises to help the student fully understand the concepts.  It is our goal to help students fully understand security issues and not simply pass the exam.

Audience

IT and Security Professionals

Length: 5 Days

Outline

Mitigating Threats

  • Core system maintenance
  • Virus and spyware management
  • Browser security
  • Social engineering threats

 Cryptography

  • Symmetric cryptography
  • Public key cryptography

 Authentication Systems

  • Authentication
  • Hashing
  • Authentication systems

 Messaging Security

  • E-mail security
  • Messaging and peer-to-peer security

 User and Role-Based Security

  • Security policies
  • Securing file and print resources

 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Key management and life cycle
  • Setting up a certificate server
  • Web server security with PKI

 Access Security

  • Biometric systems
  • Physical access security
  • Peripheral and component security
  • Storage device security

 Ports and Protocols

  • TCP/IP review
  • Protocol-based attacks

 Network Security

  • Common network devices
  • Secure network topologies
  • Browser-related network security
  • Virtualization

Wireless Security

  • Wi-Fi network security
  • Non-PC wireless devices

Remote Access Security

  • Remote access
  • Virtual private networks

Auditing, Logging, and Monitoring

  • System logging
  • Server monitoring

Vulnerability Testing

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • IDS and IPS
  • Forensics

 Organizational Security

  • Organizational policies
  • Education and training
  • Disposal and destruction

 Business Continuity

  • Redundancy planning
  • Backups
  • Environmental controls