This self-paced course maps to the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (SY0-601) and establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role, as well as providing a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. This course emphasizes both the practical and hands-on ability to identify and address security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities. CompTIA Security+ is a globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ is also a DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification and this course meets DoD 8140/8570 Training requirements


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Learning Objectives

In this course you will:

Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam
Confidently explain and define an array of security vulnerabilities
Navigate the complexities of secure system and network design
Explore the defensive measures like PKI, firewalls and IDS
Implement robust identity management and access control

  • Comparing Security Roles and Controls

  • Topic 1A: Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
    Topic 1B: Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types

  • Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence

  • Topic 2A: Explain Threat Actor Types and Attack Vectors

  • Performing Security Assessments

  • Topic 3A: Assess Organizational Security with Network Reconnaissance Tools
    Topic 3B: Explain Security Concerns with General Vulnerability Types
    Topic 3C: Summarize Vulnerability Scanning Techniques
    Topic 3D: Explain Penetration Testing Concepts

  • Identifying Social Engineering and Malware

  • Topic 4A: Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Techniques
    Topic 4B: Analyze Indicators of Malware-Based Attacks

  • Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts

  • Topic 5A: Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Ciphers
    Topic 5B: Summarize Cryptographic Modes of Operation
    Topic 5C: Summarize Cryptographic Use Cases and Weaknesses
    Topic 5D: Summarize Other Cryptographic Technologies

  • Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Topic 6A: Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
    Topic 6B: Implement PKI Management

  • Implementing Authentication Controls

  • Topic 7A: Summarize Authentication Design Concepts
    Topic 7B: Implement Knowledge-Based Authentication
    Topic 7C: Implement Authentication Technologies
    Topic 7D: Summarize Biometrics Authentication Concepts

  • Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls

  • Topic 8A: Implement Identity and Account Types
    Topic 8B: Implement Account Policies
    Topic 8C: Implement Authorization Solutions
    Topic 8D: Explain the Importance of Personnel Policies

  • Implementing Secure Network Designs

  • Topic 9A: Implement Secure Network Designs
    Topic 9B: Implement Secure Switching and Routing
    Topic 9C: Implement Secure Wireless Infrastructure
    Topic 9D: Implement Load Balancers

  • Implementing Network Security Appliances

  • Topic 10A: Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers
    Topic 10B: Implement Network Security Monitoring
    Topic 10C: Summarize the Use of SIEM

  • Implementing Secure Network Protocols

  • Topic 11A: Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
    Topic 11B: Implement Secure Application Protocols
    Topic 11C: Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols

  • Implementing Host Security Solutions

  • Topic 12A: Implement Secure Firmware
    Topic 12B: Implement Endpoint Security
    Topic 12C: Explain Embedded System Security Implications

  • Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions

  • Topic 13A: Implement Mobile Device Management
    Topic 13B: Implement Secure Mobile Device Connections

  • Summarizing Secure Application Concepts

  • Topic 14A: Analyze Indicators of Application Attacks
    Topic 14B: Analyze Indicators of Web Application Attacks
    Topic 14C: Summarize Secure Coding Practices
    Topic 14D: Implement Secure Script Environments
    Topic 14E: Summarize Deployment and Automation Concepts

  • Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions

  • Topic 15A: Summarize Secure Cloud and Virtualization Services
    Topic 15B: Apply Cloud Security Solutions
    Topic 15C: Summarize Infrastructure as Code Concepts

  • Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts

  • Topic 16A: Explain Privacy and Data Sensitivity Concepts
    Topic 16B: Explain Privacy and Data Protection Controls

  • Performing Incident Response

  • Topic 17A: Summarize Incident Response Procedures
    Topic 17B: Utilize Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response
    Topic 17C: Apply Mitigation Controls

  • Explaining Digital Forensics

  • Topic 18A: Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Documentation
    Topic 18B: Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition

  • Summarizing Risk Management Concepts

  • Topic 19A: Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts

  • Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience

  • Topic 20A: Implement Redundancy Strategies
    Topic 20B: Implement Backup Strategies
    Topic 20C: Implement Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies

  • Explaining Physical Security

  • Topic 21A: Explain the Importance of Physical Site Security Controls
    Topic 21B: Explain the Importance of Physical Host Security Controls


This course is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who have networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS, Unix, or Linux; and who want to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics or using CompTIA Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Security+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Certification Exam.




A+, Network+

Length: 365.0 days (40 hours)


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