CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+

Course Length: 5 days – Instructor-led

Course Description

The CompTIA Security+ certification tests for security knowledge mastery of an individual with two years on-the-job networking experience, with emphasis on security. The exam covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. CompTIA Security+ is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the globe. There are approximately 13,000 CompTIA Security+ certified professionals worldwide. CompTIA Security+ is an elective or prerequisite to advanced security certifications. The objectives of CompTIA Security+ were derived through input from industry, government and academia, a job task analysis, a survey of more than 1,100 subject matter experts and a beta exam with responses from subject matter experts around the world.


CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and 6-9 months experience in networking, including experience configuring and managing TCP/IP

Although not required, students might find it helpful to obtain foundational information from introductory operating system administration courses.

Course Objectives

You will implement and monitor security on networks and computer systems, and respond to security reaches.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 Identify security threats.
 Harden internal systems and services.
 Harden internetwork devices and services.
 Secure network communications.
 Manage a PKI.
 Manage certificates.
 Enforce an organizational security policy.
 Monitor the security infrastructure.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Identifying Security Threats
Topic 1A: Identify Social Engineering Attacks
Topic 1B: Classify Network Attacks
Topic 1C: Classify Software-Based Attacks

Lesson 2: Hardening Internal Systems and Services
Topic 2A: Harden Base Operating Systems
Topic 2B: Harden Directory Services
Topic 2C: Harden DHCP Servers
Topic 2D: Harden Network File and Print Servers

Lesson 3: Hardening Internetwork Devices and Services
Topic 3A: Harden Internetwork Connection Devices
Topic 3B: Harden DNS and BIND Servers
Topic 3C: Harden Web Servers
Topic 3D: Harden FTP Servers
Topic 3E: Harden Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP) Servers
Topic 3F: Harden Email Servers
Topic 3G: Harden Conferencing and Messaging Servers

Lesson 4: Securing Network Communications
Topic 4A: Secure Network Traffic Using IP Security (IPSec)
Topic 4B: Secure Wireless Traffic
Topic 4C: Secure Client Internet Access
Topic 4D: Secure the Remote Access Channel

Lesson 5: Managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Topic 5A: Install a Certificate Authority (CA) Hierarchy
Topic 5B: Harden a Certificate Authority
Topic 5C: Back Up Certificate Authorities
Topic 5D: Restore a Certificate Authority

Lesson 6: Managing Certificates
Topic 6A: Enroll Certificates for Entities
Topic 6B: Secure Network Traffic Using Certificates
Topic 6C: Renew Certificates
Topic 6D: Revoke Certificates
Topic 6E: Back Up Certificates and Private Keys
Topic 6F: Restore Certificates and Private Keys

Lesson 7: Enforcing Organizational Security Policy
Topic 7A: Enforce Corporate Security Policy Compliance
Topic 7B: Enforce Legal Compliance
Topic 7C: Enforce Physical Security Compliance
Topic 7D: Educate Users

Lesson 8: Monitoring the Security Infrastructure
Topic 8A: Scan for Vulnerabilities
Topic 8B: Monitor for Intruders
Topic 8C: Set Up a Honey pot
Topic 8D: Respond to Security Incidents

Who Should Attend

An 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, who wants to: further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.