CompTIA Security+

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Duration: 5 Days
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Exams: Included
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Course Information

Course Overview

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Gaining a CompTIA Security+ certification demonstrates your knowledge of industry-wide information assurance topics, like systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography, and organisational security.

The CompTIA Security+ certification exam will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents

“There is additional content and labs in this new version of Security+. A delegate should be prepared to study material and complete labs not covered during the course attend, in their own time.

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Compare security roles and security controls
  • Explain threat actors and threat intelligence
  • Perform security assessments and identify social engineering attacks and malware types
  • Summarize basic cryptographic concepts and implement public key infrastructure
  • Implement authentication controls
  • Implement identity and account management controls
  • Implement secure network designs, network security appliances, and secure network protocols
  • Implement host, embedded/Internet of Things, and mobile security solutions
  • Implement secure cloud solutions
  • Explain data privacy and protection concepts
  • Perform incident response and digital forensics
  • Summarize risk management concepts and implement cybersecurity resilience
  • Explain physical security

Outline

CompTIA Security+

Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls

  • Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
  • Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types

Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence

  • Explain Threat Actor Types and Attack Vectors
  • Explain Threat Intelligence Sources

Performing Security Assessments

  • Assess Organizational Security with Network
  • Reconnaissance Tools
  • Explain Security Concerns with General Vulnerability Types
  • Summarize Vulnerability Scanning Techniques
  • Explain Penetration Testing Concepts

Identifying Social Engineering and Malware

  • Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Techniques
  • Analyze Indicators of Malware-Based Attacks

Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts

  • Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Ciphers
  • Summarize Cryptographic Modes of Operation
  • Summarize Cryptographic Use Cases and Weaknesses
  • Summarize Other Cryptographic Technologies

Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
  • Implement PKI Management

Implementing Authentication Controls

  • Summarize Authentication Design Concepts
  • Implement Knowledge-Based Authentication
  • Implement Authentication Technologies
  • Summarize Biometrics Authentication Concepts

Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls

  • Implement Identity and Account Types
  • Implement Account Policies
  • Implement Authorization Solutions
  • Explain the Importance of Personnel Policies

Implementing Secure Network Designs

  • Implement Secure Network Designs
  • Implement Secure Switching and Routing
  • Implement Secure Wireless Infrastructure
  • Implement Load Balancers

Implementing Network Security Appliances

  • Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers
  • Implement Network Security Monitoring
  • Summarize the Use of SIEM

Implementing Secure Network Protocols

  • Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
  • Implement Secure Application Protocols
  • Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols

Implementing Host Security Solutions

  • Implement Secure Firmware
  • Implement Endpoint Security
  • Explain Embedded System Security Implications

Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions

  • Implement Mobile Device Management
  • Implement Secure Mobile Device Connections

Summarizing Secure Application Concepts

  • Analyze Indicators of Application Attacks
  • Analyze Indicators of Web Application Attacks
  • Summarize Secure Coding Practices
  • Implement Secure Script Environments
  • Summarize Deployment and Automation Concepts

Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions

  • Summarize Secure Cloud and Virtualization Services
  • Apply Cloud Security Solutions
  • Summarize Infrastructure as Code Concepts

Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts

  • Explain Privacy and Data Sensitivity Concepts
  • Explain Privacy and Data Protection Controls

Performing Incident Response

  • Summarize Incident Response Procedures
  • Utilize Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response
  • Apply Mitigation Controls

Explaining Digital Forensics

  • Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Documentation
  • Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition

Summarizing Risk Management Concepts

  • Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts
  • Explain Business Impact Analysis Concepts

Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience

  • Implement Redundancy Strategies
  • Implement Backup Strategies
  • Implement Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies

Explaining Physical Security

  • Explain the Importance of Physical Site Security Controls
  • Explain the Importance of Physical Host Security Controls

Labs

  • 01: Assisted Lab: Exploring the Lab Environment
  • 02: Assisted Lab: Scanning and Identifying Network Nodes
  • 03: Assisted Lab: Intercepting and Interpreting Network Traffic with Packet Sniffing Tools
  • 04: Assisted Lab: Analyzing the Results of a Credentialed Vulnerability Scan
  • 05: Assisted Lab: Installing, Using, and Blocking a Malware-based Backdoor
  • 06: Applied Lab: Performing Network Reconnaissance and Vulnerability Scanning
  • 07: Assisted Lab: Managing the Life Cycle of a Certificate
  • 08: Assisted Lab: Managing Certificates with OpenSSL
  • 09: Assisted Lab: Auditing Passwords with a Password Cracking Utility
  • 10: Assisted Lab: Managing Centralized Authentication
  • 11: Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Windows Server
  • 12: Assisted Lab: Configuring a System for Auditing Policies
  • 13: Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Linux
  • 14: Applied Lab: Configuring Identity and Access Management Controls
  • 15: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure Network Design
  • 16: Assisted Lab: Configuring a Firewall
  • 17: Assisted Lab: Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
  • 18: Assisted Lab: Implementing Secure Network Addressing Services
  • 19: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Virtual Private Network
  • 20: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure SSH Server
  • 21: Assisted Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • 22: Applied Lab: Securing the Network Infrastructure
  • 23: Assisted Lab: Identifying Application Attack Indicators
  • 24: Assisted Lab: Identifying a Browser Attack
  • 25: Assisted Lab: Implementing PowerShell Security
  • 26: Assisted Lab: Identifying Malicious Code

Assessment

CompTIA Security+

  • Exam time: 90 minutes
  • Multiple-choice style: 90 questions
  • Pass mark: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Closed-book exam (i.e. no reference materials are allowed during the exam)

What's Included

  • 5-days training and exam preparation from NILC’s accredited CompTIA trainer
  • Official CompTIA course notes and materials
  • CompTIA examination voucher – valid for 12 months
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. All that will be payable is the examination fee which is charged by the examination board. Applies to instructor-led courses only.

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Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.

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Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.

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Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.

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Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

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Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

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A complex course subject was delivered clearly and with great passion and enthusiasm by our tutor. Subjects were explained in clear, real-life examples. Without doubt, I'm sure my successful result is in large part due to his experience and skill in this area.

- Neil Wilson

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Fantastic course. Amazing from start to finish. Julie was absolutely outstanding. She was professional and has given me the knowledge and confidence to continue my studies. I cant thank Karim and team enough.

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Great tuition. Felt really comfortable to ask questions and the course was engaging. Tony and Karim were brilliant.

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- David Schofield

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I received all the resources in advance which helped me prep for the course. The tutor was engaging and explained complex topics really well. The exam coaching was a unique selling point for me as it got me prepared for the exams so that nerves were less of a factor. Great communication throughout, thank you Tony and the whole team.

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CompTIA FAQ's

How do I take my CompTIA exam?

You can take a CompTIA certification exam either online or in-person at a Person VUE test center.

I want to work in IT, but I don’t know where to start. Which certification is best for me?

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification is recommended for career-changers and students preparing to enter the IT workforce. That’s because CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT. The CompTIA Career Pathway showcases different paths you can take and the certifications within that pathway. If you already have some technical knowledge but need credentials to get your foot in the door, check out CompTIA A+. This certification is the industry standard for entry-level IT jobs, including technical support specialist and help desk technician.

Why should I choose CompTIA?

There are a lot of other certifications out there. It depends on what area you’re looking to get certified in and which companies offer those certifications. CompTIA is vendor-neutral, so the skills you learn can be applied to any product. Other certifications, such as Cisco and Microsoft, are vendor-specific, meaning that the skills you learn only focus on a specific product. Starting with a vendor-neutral certification like CompTIA’s can help you build a foundation of skills that allows you to dive deeper with a vendor-specific certification.

What skills do I need to be successful in IT?

IT pros must actively acquire new skills to keep up with evolving technology. These in-demand skills will keep you competitive and functioning well in your IT career, regardless of what the future holds. The most sought out IT skills include not only technical skills – such as cloud computing, programming and tech support – but also professional skills like project management, communication and problem solving.

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