Security+

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CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:

  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography

CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. Candidate job roles include security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator.

The CompTIA Security+ certification is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

Evaluation

Those who participate in class discussions, complete class labs and miss no more than three class meetings will be awarded 4.0 continuing education units. Ultimate evaluation of the student will be their successfully passing the CompTIA Security + (2011 edition) (SY0-201) examination.

Security+ (Detailed Curriculum)

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals

  • Information Security Cycle
  • Information Security Controls
  • Authentication Methods
  • Cryptography Fundamentals and Security Policy
  • Fundamentals

Lesson 2: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Social Engineering
  • Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Network-Based Threats
  • Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Software Based Threats

Lesson 3: Network Security

  • Network Devices and Technologies
  • Network Design Elements and Components
  • Implement Networking Protocols
  • Apply Network Security Administration Principles

Lesson 4: Managing Application, Data and Host Security

  • Establish Device/Host Security
  • Application Security
  • Data Security

Lesson 5: Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management

  • Access Control and Authentication Services and Implement Account Management Security Controls

Lesson 6: Managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Install a Certificate Authority (CA) Hierarchy
  • Back Up a CA
  • Restore a CA

Lesson 7: Managing Certificates

  • Enroll Certificates
  • Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
  • Renew Certificates
  • Revoke Certificates
  • Back Up Certificates and Private Keys and RestoreCertificates and Private Keys

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