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Course Description

CompTIA's Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of security professionals working in the IT industry. The Security Plus Certification confirms a technician's critical knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. Because human error is the number one cause for a network security breach, CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security.

The CompTIA Security+ Certification Training Course from QuickCert measures the necessary competencies for an IT professional with approximately two years networking experience. Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to protect your business from the theft or destruction of information or disruption of communication.

QuickCert's Security Plus training course follows the CompTIA authorized curriculum, ensuring you receive the training and knowledge needed to succeed. QuickCert is so certain this class meets and exceeds the exam objectives, we guarantee you will pass your exam!

CompTIA Security+ Exam Objectives

The Security+ exam blueprint includes the test objectives and the relative weightings. The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented in the examination. Example topics and concepts are included to clarify the test objectives and should not be construed as a comprehensive list of all the content of this exam.

Domain % of Examination
1.0 Network Security 21%
2.0 Compliance and Operational Security 18%
3.0 Threats and Vulnerabilities 21%
4.0 Application, Data and Host Security 16%
5.0 Access Control and Identity Management 13%
6.0 Cryptography 11%

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CompTIA Security+ Course SYO-301 Curriculum


Course Overview

Domain 1.0 - Network Security

Network Devices
Test Questions
Secure Network Administration
Secure Network Design Elements
Secure and Insecure Network Protocols
Network Ports
Secure Wireless
Domain Review
1.2 Test Prep Questions
1.3 Test Prep Questions
1.4 Test Prep Questions
1.5 Test Prep Questions
1.6 Test Prep Questions
Review Quiz

Domain 2.0 - Compliance and Operational Security

Risk Concepts
Risk Mitigation
Incident Response
Security Training
Business Continuity
Environmental Controls
Disaster Recovery
Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA)
Domain Review
Installing Virtual PC and Active Directory Domain Services
Windows Server Backup
2.1 Test Prep Questions
2.2 Test Prep Questions
2.3 Test Prep Questions
2.4 Test Prep Questions
2.5 Test Prep Questions
2.6 Test Prep Questions
2.7 Test Prep Questions
2.8 Test Prep Questions
Review Quiz

Domain 3.0 - Threats and Vulnerabilities

Malware Types
Attack Types
Social Engineering Attacks
Wireless Attacks
Application Attacks
Attack Mitigation and Deterrence
Attack Assessment Tools
Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Assessment
Domain Review
Threats and Vulnerability Exercises
Browser Security
Personal Firewall
Windows Software Update Services
Password Crackers
Deep Freeze
Exercises Review
Module Review
3.1 Test Prep Questions
3.2 Test Prep Questions
3.3 Test Prep Questions
Review Quiz

Domain 4.0 - Application, Data and Host Security

Application Security
Host Security
Data Security
Domain Review
Vulnerabilities Exercises
Malicious Software Removal Tool
Identifying Vulnerabilities
Security Templates
Exercises Review
4.1 Test Prep Questions
4.2 Test Prep Questions
Review Quiz

Domain 5.0 - Access Control and Identity Management

Functions of Authentication Services
Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control
Account Management
Domain Review
Access Control and Identity Management Exercises
Creating a Workstation
Creating an OU and Delegating Control
Disabling an Account
Setting Workstation Restrictions
Exercises Review
5.1 Test Prep Questions
5.2 Test Prep Questions
5.3 Test Prep Questions
Review Quiz

Domain 6.0 - Cryptography

Cryptography Concepts
Cryptography Tools, Products, and Algorithms
Public Key Infrastructure
Certificate Services, Servers and Requests
Use Steganography Software
Domain Review
6.1 Test Prep Questions
6.2 Test Prep Questions
6.3 Test Prep Questions
Review Quiz
Course Close

Instructor Bio

Alan Grayson
A+, Network+ Security+

Alan Grayson is enjoying a second career that shows all the signs of being as successful as his first. Retiring from the US Air Force in 1992 after more than 24 years as a C-130 instructor pilot and staff officer, he's explored several career avenues. "I've had various hands-on positions in the computer networking field including network technician, administrator, engineer, and director of IT services." Grayson has written several books on computer science for Sybex and TotalRecall Press.

His academic credentials include a B.S. in Behavioral Science from the United States Air Force Academy and a M.S. in Systems Management/Project Management from the University of Southern California. Grayson has continued his education through the years, taking numerous courses in all areas of computer science from institutions around the country.

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