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CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-401)

Course Code

TO243

Duration

5 Days

Participants should possess 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. Additional introductory courses or work experience in application development and programming, or in network and operating system administration for any software platform or system are helpful but not required.
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. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-401) certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation.
This course is designed the IT professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS X®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring 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.

Upon completion of this course, participants 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
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

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® Security+® Exam SY0-401
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