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CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Preparation

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

446

Duration

5 Days

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In this training course, you gain the foundational knowledge needed to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, and the skills to ensure compliance and operational security in your organisation. Included in your course tuition is a CompTIA Security+ Study Guide and access to numerous practice exam questions. Your tuition also includes a CompTIA Security+ exam voucher on request.

You Will Learn How To

  • Prepare for and pass the CompTIA Security+ exam
  • Confidently explain and define an array of security terminologies
  • Navigate the complexity of secure communication protection
  • Explore the concepts of network protection with firewalls and IDS
  • Investigate privacy and integrity issues

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of networking and a background in information assurance

Exam Information:

  • This course includes a voucher for the CompTIA Security+ exam
  • Exam voucher is available on request
  • Passing the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam meets the requirements for U.S. DoD Directive 8570.01 Management Level-I and Technical Level-II

Certification Information:

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the CompTIA Security+ Exam
  • The six domains of knowledge
  • Expected level of expertise
  • Assessing initial readiness
  • Securing the Network

Communication security goals

  • Evaluating network design and components
  • Examining ports, protocols and threats
  • Implementing wireless security

Secure administration principles

  • Designing for security
  • Managing VLANs and firewall rules
  • Implementing port security
  • Leveraging flood guards
  • Compliance and Operational Security

Risk-related concepts

  • Inspecting methods of control
  • Conducting risk reduction
  • Formulating risk models
  • Evaluating risk

Mitigation strategies

  • Deterrence, avoidance and transference
  • Incident response
  • Preparing security awareness training

Business continuity measures

  • Assessing environmental controls
  • Planning for disaster recovery
  • Analysing continuity of business plans
  • Implementing high availability
  • Access Controls

Infrastructure principles

  • Assessing MAC, DAC and RBAC
  • Comparing logical and physical access controls

Strengthening the infrastructure

  • Utilising 802.1x and RADIUS
  • Implementing multifactor authentication
  • Kerberos and CHAP
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities

Identifying vulnerabilities and threats

  • Isolating botnets, viruses and worms
  • Preventing man-in-the-middle attacks
  • Stopping social engineering ploys
  • Zero day attacks
  • Spamming, phishing and vishing

Application attacks

  • Detecting buffer overflows
  • Rejecting injection attacks
  • Preventing cookie misuse
  • Halting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Application, Data and Host Security

Security assessment tools

  • Fuzzers
  • Patch management
  • Securing mobile devices and BYOD

Host security tools and techniques

  • Anti-malware
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Physical Security
  • Fundamentals of Cryptography

Assuring privacy with encryption

  • The CIA model and beyond
  • Cryptographic standards and protocols
  • Deploying symmetric encryption
  • Implementing Public Key cryptography

Establishing cryptographic security

  • Creating digital signatures
  • Exploring the role of certificate authorities
  • Managing keys and the CRL
  • Analysing X.509 certificates
  • Final Review

Preparing for the examination

  • Getting ready for the exam
  • Handling out-of-date questions
  • Utilising additional study guides

Assessing readiness

  • Final review and assessment
  • Taking a complete practice exam
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


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2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


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Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course is approved by CompTIA as CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) and helps you fully prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. Read more ...

This course is approved by CompTIA for continuing education units (CEUs). For additional information and to confirm which courses are eligible towards your CompTIA certification, click here.

"My experience with Learning Tree International has been nothing less than superior. I really appreciate all the support and guidance I received from my training advisors and my instructor for the CompTIA Security+ exam prep course. Because of that course I am now CompTIA Security+ Certified. I used my After-Course Instructor Coaching benefit to get a better idea about what areas of security would benefit most from my Security+ Certification while capitalizing on my past IT experience. Again, I want to say "Thank You" to the entire Learning Tree Family."

- C. Carr, Principal Consultant
NTT Data, Inc.

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