CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-401) 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+ 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 SY0-401) 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 implement, monitor, and troubleshoot infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. 

You will:

Identify the fundamental concepts of computer security. 
Identify security threats and vulnerabilities. 
Manage data, application, and host security. 
Implement network security. 
Identify and implement access control and account management security measures. 
Manage certificates. 
Identify and implement compliance and operational security measures. 
Manage risk. 
Troubleshoot and manage security incidents. 
Plan for business continuity and disaster recovery. 


Course Content

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals 
Topic A: The Information Security Cycle 
Topic B: Information Security Controls 
Topic C: Authentication Methods 
Topic D: Cryptography Fundamentals 
Topic E: Security Policy Fundamentals 

Lesson 2: Identifying Security Threats and Vulnerabilities 
Topic A: Social Engineering 
Topic B: Malware 
Topic C: Software-Based Threats 
Topic D: Network-Based Threats 
Topic E: Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities 
Topic F: Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities 

Lesson 3: Managing Data, Application, and Host Security 
Topic A: Manage Data Security 
Topic B: Manage Application Security 
Topic C: Manage Device and Host Security 
Topic D: Manage Mobile Security 

Lesson 4: Implementing Network Security 
Topic A: Configure Security Parameters on Network Devices and Technologies 
Topic B: Network Design Elements and Components 
Topic C: Implement Networking Protocols and Services 
Topic D: Apply Secure Network Administration Principles 
Topic E: Secure Wireless Traffic 

Lesson 5: Implementing Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management 
Topic A: Access Control and Authentication Services 
Topic B: Implement Account Management Security Controls 

Lesson 6: Managing Certificates 
Topic A: Install a CA Hierarchy 
Topic B: Enroll Certificates 
Topic C: Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates 
Topic D: Renew Certificates 
Topic E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys 
Topic F: Revoke Certificates 

Lesson 7: Implementing Compliance and Operational Security 
Topic A: Physical Security 
Topic B: Legal Compliance 
Topic C: Security Awareness and Training 
Topic D: Integrate Systems and Data with Third Parties 

Lesson 8: Risk Management 
Topic A: Risk Analysis 
Topic B: Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques 
Topic C: Scan for Vulnerabilities 
Topic D: Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques 

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting and Managing Security Incidents 
Topic A: Respond to Security Incidents 
Topic B: Recover from a Security Incident 

Lesson 10: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning 
Topic A: Business Continuity 
Topic B: Plan for Disaster Recovery 
Topic C: Execute DRPs and Procedures

Convenience and Quality instruction is our goal at John Mason Institute.

Available formats

Live in person instructor at our classroom or remote instruction in the traditional classroom style



Remote one on one  instruction for your convenience with our top quality teachers.

Instruction with a very flexible schedule

Do you need a class date and time not on the schedule or prefer the instruction be done at your location? Then please contact us and we work very hard to meet your needs.


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