The Comptia Security+ certification course is the primary curriculum you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic in your organization. You can also take this course to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination.
In this course, you will build on your knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you
build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related role.
In this course, you will implement information security across a variety of different contexts. You will:
– Identify the fundamental components of information security.
– Analyze risk.
– Identify various threats to information security.
– Conduct security assessments to detect vulnerabilities.
– Implement security for hosts and software.
– Implement security for networks.
– Manage identity and access.
– Implement cryptographic solutions in the organization.
– Implement security at the operational level.
– Address security incidents.
– Ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of an incident.
This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics; preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination; or using Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.
To ensure your success in this course, you should possess basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts. Additional introductory courses or work experience in application development and programming, or in network and operating system administration for any software platform or system, are helpful but not required.
Lesson 1: Identifying Security Fundamentals
Identify Information Security Concepts and Basic Security Controls
Identify Basic Authentication and Authorization Concepts and Basic Cryptography Concepts
Lesson 2: Analyzing Risk
Analyze Organizational Risk
Analyze the Business Impact of Risk
Lesson 3: Identifying Security Threats
Identify Types of Attackers and Social Engineering Attacks
Identify Malware and Software-Based Threats
Identify Wireless Threats
Identify Physical Threats
Lesson 4: Conducting Security Assessments
Implement Penetration Testing
Lesson 5: Implementing Host and Software Security
Implement Host Security
Implement Cloud and Virtualization Security
Incorporate Security in the Software Development Lifecycle
Implement Mobile Device Security
Lesson 6: Implementing Network Security
Configure Network Security Technologies
Secure Network Design Elements
Implement Secure Networking Protocols and Services
Secure Wireless Traffic
Lesson 7: Managing Identity and Access
Implement Identity and Access Management
Configure Directory Services
Configure Access Services
Lesson 8: Implementing Cryptography
Identify Advanced Cryptography Concepts
Select Cryptographic Algorithms
Configure a Public Key Infrastructure
Back-Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys
Lesson 9: Implementing Operational Security
Evaluate Security Frameworks and Guidelines
Incorporate Documentation in Operational Security
Implement Security Strategies
Manage Data Security Processes
Implement Physical Controls
Lesson 10: Addressing Security Incidents
Troubleshoot Common Security Issues
Respond to Security Incidents
Investigate Security Incidents
Lesson 11: Ensuring Business Continuity
Select Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes
Develop a Business Continuity Plan