Security+

Course Description

CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security. Major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and Verisign value the CompTIA Security+ certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees.

Course Outline

Identify Security Threats

  • Identify Social Engineering Attacks
  • Classify Network Attacks
  • Classify Software Based Attacks

Harden Internal Systems and Services

  • Harden Base Operating Systems and Directory Services
  • DHCP Services
  • DHCP Servers
  • Network File
  • Print Servers

Harden Internetwork Devices and Services

  • Harden Internetwork Connection Devices
  • DNS and BIND Servers
  • Web Servers and FTP Servers
  • Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP) Servers
  • Email Servers
  • Conferencing and Messaging Servers

Secure Network Communications

  • Secure Network Traffic Using Ip Security (IPSec)
  • Wireless Traffic
  • Client Internet Access
  • Remote Access Channel

Manage Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

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

Manage Certificates

  • Enrol Certificates For Entities
  • Secure Network Traffic Using Certificates
  • Renew and Revoke Certificates
  • Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys

Enforce Organisational Security Policy

  • Enforce Corporate Security Policy Compliance
  • Legal Compliance
  • Physical Security Compliance
  • Educate Users

Monitor The Security Infrastructure

  • Scan For Vulnerabilities
  • Monitor For Intruders
  • Set Up a Honeypot
  • Respond to Security Incidents