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Comptia Security+ Class

Comptia Security+

Course #: 085984





5 days



Course Schedule:


Course Dates





9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Denver (Lakewood Campus)



Course Description:

CompTIA Security+® is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, network devices, and network traffic. It is also the main course you will take to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination (exam number SY0-201). In this course, you will build on your knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and networks as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

You will implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches.

Target Student

This course is targeted toward an Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as OS X, Unix, or Linux, and 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.


Basic Windows skills and fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts are required.

CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and two years experience in technical networking, with an emphasis on security 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.

Recommended courses (or the equivalent certifications):

CompTIA® A+® Certification: A Comprehensive Approach for All 2009 Exam Objectives
CompTIA® Network+®

Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Mitigate threats to network security through core system maintenance, implement virus and spyware management tools, secure web browsers, and identify social engineering threats.
• Identify cryptography concepts including algorithms, public keys, security certificates, and singe- and dual-sided certificates.
• Implement authentication systems such as one-, two-, and thre-factor authentication, prevent password cracking, and use authentication such as Kerberos and CHAP.
• Secure e-mail and messaging services.
• Create security policies to secure file and print resources.
• Install, enable, and configure public key infrastructure.
• Install and configure security systems including biometric systems, physical access controls, as well as access to peripherals, computer components, and storage devices.
• Assess vulnerability to security attacks against TCP/IP ports and protocols.
• Configure intranet and extranet security zones and use virtualization to protect network security, as well as identify common threats against network devices.
• Implement a secure wireless network.
• Create a secure remote access network using RADIUS, TACACS, LDAP, and VPNs.
• Use auditing, logging, and monitoring techniques to maintain a secure network.
• Conduct security risks and vulnerability assessment using IPS, IDS, MBSA, and OVAL tools.
• Establish organization security through orgnaizational policies, education and training, and the proper disposal and destruction of IT equipment.
• Create a business continuity plan that prepares the organization to deal with security threats and natural disasters.

Course Content


Network Security

Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies.

Apply and implement secure network administration principles.

Distinguish and differentiate network design elements and compounds.

Implement and use common protocols.

Identify commonly used default network ports.

Implement wireless network in a secure manner.

Compliance and Operational Security

Explain risk related concepts.

Carry out appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

Execute appropriate incident response procedures.

Explain the importance of security related awareness and training.

Compare and contrast aspects of business continuity.

Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls.

Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures.

Exemplify the concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA).

Threats and Vulnerabilities

Analyze and differentiate among types of malware.

Analyze and differentiate among types of attacks.

Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering attacks.

Analyze and differentiate among types of wireless attacks.

Analyze and differentiate among types of application attacks.

Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques.

Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities.

Within the realm of vulnerability assessments, explain the proper use of penetration testing versus vulnerability scanning.

Application, Data and Host Security

Explain the importance of application security.

Carry out appropriate procedures to establish host security.

Explain the importance of data security.

Access Control and Identity Management

Explain the function and purpose of authentication services.

Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authentication, authorization and access control.

Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management.


Summarize general cryptography concepts.

Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products.

Explain the core concepts of public key infrastructure.

Implement PKI, certificate management and associated components.