CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.

What Students Receive

  • Practice Questions
  • One exam voucher
  • Security+ Book

Topics Covered

  • Mitigating threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication systems
  • Messaging security
  • User and role-based security
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Access security
  • Ports and protocols
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Remote access security
  • Auditing, logging, and monitoring
  • Vulnerability testing
  • Organizational security
  • Business continuity

Recommended Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in network administration with a focus on security
  • Day to day technical information security experience
  • Broad knowledge of security concerns and implementation
  • The CompTIA Network+ certification 2

Course Outline

1. Mitigating Threats

  • System maintenance
  • Application security
  • Physical security
  • Malware
  • Social engineering

2. Cryptography

  • Symmetric cryptography
  • Public key cryptography

3. Authentication

  • Authentication factors and requirements
  • Authentication systems
  • Authentication system vulnerabilities

4. User- and Role-Based Security

  • Baseline security policies
  • Resource access
  • Peripheral Security
  • File and disk encryption
  • Peripheral and component security
  • Mobile device security 3 

6. Public Key Infrastructure

  • Public key cryptography
  • Implementing public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Web server security with PKI

7. Application and Messaging Security

  • Application security
  • E-mail security
  • Social networking and messaging

8. Ports and Protocols

  • TCP/IP basics
  • Protocol-based attacks

9. Network Security

  • Network devices
  • Secure network topologies
  • Secure networking
  • Virtualization and cloud computing

10. Wireless Security

  • Wireless network security
  • Mobile device security 4 

11. Remote Access Security

  • Remote access
  • Virtual private networks

12. Vulnerability Testing

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Auditing and logging
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Incident response

13. Organizational Security

  • Organizational policies
  • Education and training
  • Disposal and destruction

14. Business Continuity

  • Redundancy planning
  • Disaster recovery
  • Environmental controls