Self Paced Self Paced    

CompTIA S+, Self Paced

42 hours |  Entry Level |  Leads to Certification

Purpose

Preparation for Certification Exam

Description

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to become an IT security professional and is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA S+ certification exam. Students will learn to identify risk and participate in risk mitigation activities, as well as provide infrastructure, application, operational, and information security. They will also acquire the knowledge necessary to apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability, including how to identify appropriate technologies and products. Finally, students will gain an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations regarding IT security.

Audience

Individuals with a background in IT network administration with a focus on security.

Objectives
  • Describe common risks, vulnerabilities and controls. Explain the triple constraint of information security. Analyze and differentiate between types of malware and attacks. Identify risks for common system hardware and peripherals. Describe principles of software, data and host security. Implement OS hardening procedures. Identify common types of programming attacks. Implement secure browsing practices. Describe security vulnerabilities unique to virtualized environments. Explain the purpose and vulnerabilities of common network devices. Identify and secure common ports and protocols. Describe security concerns unique to cloud computing environments. Identify IDS and IPS solutions for host and network defense. Describe the differences between identification, authentication and authorization in Access Control. Identify various methods for access authentication. Implement logical access control methods.
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Instructor Led Instructor Led

CompTIA S+, Instructor Led

36 hours |  Entry Level |  Leads to Certification

Purpose

Preparation for Certification Exam

Description

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to become an IT security professional and is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA S+ certification exam. Students will learn to identify risk and participate in risk mitigation activities, as well as provide infrastructure, application, operational, and information security. They will also acquire the knowledge necessary to apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability, including how to identify appropriate technologies and products. Finally, students will gain an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations regarding IT security.

Audience

Individuals with a background in IT network administration with a focus on security.

Objectives
  • Describe common risks, vulnerabilities and controls. Explain the triple constraint of information security. Analyze and differentiate between types of malware and attacks. Identify risks for common system hardware and peripherals. Describe principles of software, data and host security. Implement OS hardening procedures. Identify common types of programming attacks. Implement secure browsing practices. Describe security vulnerabilities unique to virtualized environments. Explain the purpose and vulnerabilities of common network devices. Identify and secure common ports and protocols. Describe security concerns unique to cloud computing environments. Identify IDS and IPS solutions for host and network defense. Describe the differences between identification, authentication and authorization in Access Control. Identify various methods for access authentication. Implement logical access control methods.
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