CompTIA Security +

Company networks & data are of a huge importance to businesses, can you protect yours enough?
Overview

CompTIA Security+, or S+ as it is sometimes known, covers network security, compliance and operational security, cryptography, application data and host security, threats and vulnerabilities, and identity management. This hands on technical course is for you if your job involves securing network services, network devices and network traffic. The course labs use Windows operating systems and possibly Linux. Additional out of hours reading may be required during and/or after the course. 

The course will prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam, which you can take at your leisure, the exams are optional. For exam preparation, this course concentrates on the conceptual and practical aspects of Security and selected labs from the official CompTIA lab guide. Additional home study of at least 25-30 hours will be required for exam preparation and learning additional content, such as network device specifications, physical security and security policies from the provided courseware.

Exams are not taken during the course, please see information below for more details.

Course Code
SECU5PLS
Duration
5 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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The above prices include an exam fee of £221.00

Purpose of this course

If you want to further a career in IT by acquiring a knowledge of security topics; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.  Then this course is for you.  This course 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.

Who is this course for

Internet Security Specialists, IT Compliance Specialists, Network Administrators, Network Analysts, Network Support Technicians, System Administrators, Database Administrators, Software Engineer or any Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as NetWare, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, and OS/2.

You will learn how to
  • Understand the building blocks of a secure infrastructure
  • Harden common services, servers and communications
  • Install, configure and administer a Public Key Infrastructure
  • Monitor and troubleshoot security enforcement
Benefits for your organisation

This course will allow IT individuals to become empowered to question the integrity of security within the business infrastructure.  This will potentially allow a new perspective to be applied, with regard to questions being raised, to a concept which is vitally important to the business.

Benefits for you as an individual

By attending this course, you will become familiar with a wide range of security concepts.  It will allow practical proof of concept of testing principals in an understandable way to ensure pertinent questions are raised regarding the implementation of security.

Security Fundamentals

Security Building Blocks
Authentication Methods
Cryptography Fundamentals
Security Policy Fundamentals

Security Threats

Social Engineering
Software-Based Threats
Network-Based Threats
Hardware-Based Threats

Hardening Internal Systems and Services

Harden Operating Systems
Harden Directory Services
Harden DHCP Servers
Harden File and Print Servers

Hardening Internetwork Devices and Services

Harden Internetwork Connection Devices
Harden DNS and BIND Servers
Harden Web Servers
Harden Email Servers
Harden Conferencing and Messaging Servers
Secure File Transfers

Securing Network Communications

Protecting Network Traffic with IPSec
Secure Wireless Traffic
Secure the Network Telephony Infrastructure
Secure the Remote Access Channel

Securing Web Applications

Prevent Input Validation Attacks
Protect Systems from Buffer Overflow Attacks
Implement ActiveX and Java Security
Protect Systems from Scripting Attacks
Implement Secure Cookies
Harden a Web Browser

Managing a Public Key Infrastructure

Install a Certificate Authority (CA) Hierarchy
Harden a Certificate Authority
Backup a CA
Restore a CA

Managing Certificates

Enrol Certificates
Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
Renew Certificates
Revoke Certificates
Backup Certificates and Private Keys
Restore Certificates and Private Keys

Enforcing Organisational Security Policies

Perform a Risk Assessment
Enforce Corporate Security Policy Compliance
Enforce Legal Compliance
Enforce Physical Security Compliance
Educate Users
Plan For Disaster Recovery
Conduct a Security Audit

Monitoring the Security Infrastructure

Scan For Vulnerabilities
Monitor for Security Anomalies
Setup A Honeypot

Managing Security Incidents

Respond to Security Incidents
Evidence Administration
Recover From a Security Incident

Prerequisites

Delegates will ideally have attended the CompTIA Network+ course, or CISCO ICND1, or have the equivalent knowledge and skills including:

  • Physical network media cabling, Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks, Arp tables and Arp broadcasts, MAC addresses, IP networks and addressing, Subnets, VLANS, basic static and RIP routing, NAT routing. A familiarity with using common application protocols including at least: HTTP(S), DNS, LDAP, SSH, Telnet, RDP, SMB, FTP, SNMP. The 7 layer network model (ISO/OSI model), TCP operation (3 way handshake), UDP operation and common port numbers.
  • Operating systems such as Windows including server and client operating systems, configuring network settings, services, and registry settings. Ideally some experience with Linux/UNIX as well. Virtualisation such as Hyper-V or VMware.

Some familiarity with the concepts of SQL databases, Web servers and Web applications.

Pre-course work required

There is no pre-course work required, but further reading during and/or after the course will be beneficial for those wishing to sit the CompTIA Security+ exam.

More about the exam

This course will prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam. The exam is entirely optional, vouchers are available to purchase when booking your course.

For exam preparation, this course concentrates on the conceptual and practical aspects of Security and selected labs from the official CompTIA lab guide. Additional home study of at least 25-30 hours will be required for exam preparation and learning additional content, such as network device specifications, physical security and security policies from the provided courseware.

Exams are not taken during the course, but can be booked to be taken at an authorised PearsonVue test centre via the web site: http://www.pearsonvue.com/comptia/

Exam Fee
£221.00

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.