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CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

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This course is targeted toward:

  • Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as NetWare, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, and OS/2
  • Information Technology (IT) professional who wants to: further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals
  • Security Building Blocks
  • Authentication Methods
  • Cryptography Fundamentals
  • Security Policy Fundamentals
Lesson 2: Security Threats
  • Social Engineering
  • Software-Based Threats
  • Hardware-Based Threats
Lesson 3: Hardening Internal Systems and Services
  • Harden Operating Systems
  • Harden Directory Services
  • Harden DHCP Servers
  • Harden File and Print Servers
Lesson 4: Hardening Internetwork Devices and Services
  • Harden Internetwork Connection Devices
  • Harden DNS and BIND Servers
  • Harden Web Servers
  • Harden File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Servers
  • Harden Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Servers
  • Harden Email Servers
  • Harden Conferencing and Messaging Servers
Lesson 5: Securing Network Communications
  • Protect Network Traffic with IP Security (IPSec)
  • Secure Wireless Traffic
  • Harden a Web Browser
  • Secure the Remote Access Channel
Lesson 6: Managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Install a Certificate Authority (CA) Hierarchy
  • Harden a Certificate Authority
  • Back Up a CA
  • Restore a CA
Lesson 7: Managing Certificates
  • Enroll Certificates
  • Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
  • Renew Certificates
  • Revoke Certificates
  • Back Up Certificates and Private Keys
  • Restore Certificates and Private Keys
Lesson 8: Enforcing Organizational Security Policies
  • Enforce Corporate Security Policy Compliance
  • Enforce Legal Compliance
  • Enforce Physical Security Compliance
  • Educate Users
Lesson 9: Monitoring the Security Infrastructure
  • Scan for Vulnerabilities
  • Monitor for Intruders
  • Set Up a Honeypot
  • Respond to Security Incidents
Appendix A: Mapping Security+ Course Content to the CompTIA Security+ Exam Objectives
Appendix B: Using Security Utilities

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