CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501): 2019 Update

Course Length:  5 days

 

Cost :  $1000

 

 

Course Description:

 

 

Overview:

 

CompTIA is a not-for-profit trade association with the purpose of advancing the interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and its industry-leading IT certifications are an important part of that mission. CompTIA's Security+ certification is a foundation-level certificate designed for IT administrators with two years' experience whose job role is focused on system security.

 

 

The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

 

 

The Official CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501): 2019 Update is the primary course 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+ (Exam SY0-501) 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+ (Exam SY0-501) 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.

 

Course Objectives:

 

 

In this course, you will use fundamental security principles to install and configure cybersecurity controls and participate in incident response and risk mitigation. 

 

 

You will:

 

Compare and contrast attacks.

Compare and contrast security controls.

Use security assessment tools.

Explain basic cryptography concepts.

Implement a public key infrastructure.

Implement identity and access management controls.

Manage access services and accounts.

Implement a secure network architecture.

Install and configure security appliances.

Install and configure wireless and physical access security.

Deploy secure host, mobile, and embedded systems.

Implement secure network access protocols.

Implement secure network applications.

Explain risk management and disaster recovery concepts.

Describe secure application development concepts.

Explain organizational security concepts.

 

Target Student:

 

This course is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who have 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 want to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics or using CompTIA Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

 

 

 

This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Security+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam.

 

 

 

Prerequisites:

 

 

To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts.

 

 

CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking any of the following Official CompTIA courses:

 

The Official CompTIA® A+®: Core 1 (Exam 220-1001)

 

The Official CompTIA® A+®: Core 2 (Exam 220-1002)

 

The Official CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-007)

 

 

 

Note: The prerequisites for this course might differ significantly from the prerequisites for the CompTIA certification exams. For the most up-to-date information about the exam prerequisites, complete the form on this page: https://certification.comptia.org/training/exam-objectives.

 

 

 

 

Ethernet network cards supported by the Windows® host OS (Windows® 10)

Internet access (contact your local network administrator.) Some activities require web access for the HOST. VMs should not be connected to the Internet or to the physical classroom network.

Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing devices)

1,920 x 1080 resolution monitor is recommended

 

Software:

 

For each HOST computer, you will need product ISOs and (where applicable) product keys/licenses for the following software:

 

Windows® 10 x64 Pro/Enterprise Branch 1803 or later (HOST PC and one VM)

Windows® 7 Professional/Enterprise x64 Edition SP1 (Build 7601)

Windows® Server 2016 Standard Edition (two VMs)If you do not have the specific builds available, future versions of Windows® 10 or Server 2016 should not substantially affect the activity steps. However, security and virus definition updates could cause some of the tools used in the activities to fail; if this is the case, disable Windows® Defender. Windows® 7 must have SP1 installed.

 

 

Course Content:

 

 

Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Attacks

Topic A: Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles

 

Topic B: Explain Threat Actor Types

 

Topic C: Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Attack Types

 

Topic D: Determine Malware Types

 

 

Lesson 2: Comparing and Contrasting Security Controls

Topic A: Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types

 

Topic B: Follow Incident Response Procedures

 

 

Lesson 3: Assessing Security Posture with Software Tools

Topic A: Explain Penetration Testing Concepts

 

Topic B: Assess Security Posture with Topology Discovery Software Tools

 

Topic C: Assess Security Posture with Fingerprinting and Sniffing Software Tools

 

Topic D: Assess Security Posture with Vulnerability Scanning Software Tools

 

 

Lesson 4: Explaining Basic Cryptography Concepts

Topic A: Compare and Contrast Basic Concepts of Cryptography

 

Topic B: Explain Hashing and Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

 

Topic C: Explain Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

 

 

Lesson 5: Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure

Topic A: Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities

 

Topic B: Implement PKI Management

 

 

Lesson 6: Implementing Identity and Access Management Controls

Topic A: Compare and Contrast Identity and Authentication Concepts

 

Topic B: Install and Configure Authentication Protocols

 

Topic C: Implement Multifactor Authentication

 

 

Lesson 7: Managing Access Services and Accounts

Topic A: Install and Configure Authorization and Directory Services

 

Topic B: Implement Access Management Controls

 

Topic C: Differentiate Account Management Practices

 

Topic D: Implement Account Auditing and Recertification

 

 

Lesson 8: Implementing a Secure Network Architecture

Topic A: Implement Secure Network Architecture Concepts

 

Topic B: Install and Configure a Secure Switching Infrastructure

 

Topic C: Install and Configure Network Access Control

 

Topic D: Install and Configure a Secure Routing and NAT Infrastructure

 

 

Lesson 9: Installing and Configuring Security Appliances

Topic A: Install and Configure Firewalls and Proxies

 

Topic B: Install and Configure Load Balancers

 

Topic C: Install and Configure Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

 

Topic D: Install and Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Systems

 

Topic E: Install and Configure Logging and SIEM Systems

 

 

Lesson 10: Installing and Configuring Wireless and Physical Access Security

Topic A: Install and Configure a Wireless Infrastructure

 

Topic B: Install and Configure Wireless Security Settings

 

Topic C: Explain the Importance of Physical Security Controls

 

 

Lesson 11: Deploying Secure Host, Mobile, and Embedded Systems

Topic A: Implement Secure Hardware Systems Design

 

Topic B: Implement Secure Host Systems Design

 

Topic C: Implement Secure Mobile Device Systems Design

 

Topic D: Implement Secure Embedded Systems Design

 

 

Lesson 12: Implementing Secure Network Access Protocols

Topic A: Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols

 

Topic B: Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols

 

Topic C: Implement Secure Remote Administration Protocols

 

 

Lesson 13: Implementing Secure Network Applications

Topic A: Implement Secure Web Services

 

Topic B: Implement Secure Communications Services

 

Topic C: Summarize Secure Virtualization Infrastructure

 

Topic D: Summarize Secure Cloud Services

 

 

Lesson 14: Explaining Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Concepts

Topic A: Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts

 

Topic B: Explain Resiliency and Automation Strategies

 

Topic C: Explain Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operation Concepts

 

Topic D: Summarize Basic Concepts of Forensics

 

 

Lesson 15: Summarizing Secure Application Development Concepts

Topic A: Explain the Impact of Vulnerability Types

 

Topic B: Summarize Secure Application Development Concepts

 

 

Lesson 16: Explaining Organizational Security Concepts

Topic A: Explain the Importance of Security Policies

 

Topic B: Implement Data Security and Privacy Practices

 

Topic C: Explain the Importance of Personnel Management

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