Programming & Development

CompTIA Security+ Certification (Exam SY0-601)


In this course, students will build on their knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

Who Should Attend
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.

Course Objectives
In this course, students will use fundamental security principles to install and configure cybersecurity controls and participate in incident response and risk mitigation. Students will: – Compare and contrast attacks. – Compare and contrast security controls. – Use security assessment tools. – Explain basic cryptography concepts. – Implement a public key infrastructure. – Implement identity and access management controls. – Manage access services and accounts. – Implement a secure network architecture. – Install and configure security appliances. – Install and configure wireless and physical access security. – Deploy secure host, mobile, and embedded systems. – Implement secure network access protocols. – Implement secure network applications. – Explain risk management and disaster recovery concepts. – Describe secure application development concepts. – Explain organizational security concepts.

Course Outline:

Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types
Explain Threat Actor Types and Attack Vectors
Explain Threat Intelligence Sources
Assess Organizational Security with Network Reconnaissance Tools
Explain Security Concerns with General Vulnerability Types
Summarize Vulnerability Scanning Techniques
Explain Penetration Testing Concepts
Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Techniques
Analyze Indicators of Malware-Based Attacks
Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Ciphers
Summarize Cryptographic Modes of Operation
Summarize Cryptographic Use Cases and Weaknesses
Summarize Other Cryptographic Technologies
Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
Implement PKI Management
Summarize Authentication Design Concepts
Implement Knowledge-Based Authentication
Implement Authentication Technologies
Summarize Biometrics Authentication Concepts`
Implement Identity and Account Types
Implement Account Policies
Implement Authorization Solutions
Explain the Importance of Personnel Policies
Implement Secure Network Designs
Implement Secure Switching and Routing
Implement Secure Wireless Infrastructure
Implement Load Balancers
Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers
Implement Network Security Monitoring
Summarize the Use of SIEM
Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
Implement Secure Application Protocols
Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols
Implement Secure Firmware
Implement Endpoint Security
Explain Embedded System Security Implications
Implement Mobile Device Management
Implement Secure Mobile Device Connections
Analyze Indicators of Application Attacks
Analyze Indicators of Web Application Attacks
Summarize Secure Coding Practices
Implement Secure Script Environments
Summarize Deployment and Automation Concepts
Summarize Secure Cloud and Virtualization Services
Apply Cloud Security Solutions
Summarize Infrastructure as Code Concepts
Explain Privacy and Data Sensitivity Concepts
Explain Privacy and Data Protection Controls
Summarize Incident Response Procedures
Utilize Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response
Apply Mitigation Controls
Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Documentation
Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition
Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts
Explain Business Impact Analysis Concepts
Implement Redundancy Strategies
Implement Backup Strategies
Implement Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies
Explain the Importance of Physical Site Security Controls
Explain the Importance of Physical Host Security Controls

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