Security+™: A CompTIA Certification (Windows Server 2008) is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, network devices, and network traffic. It is also the main course you will take to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam - 2008 Edition. (Exam number SY0-301). In this course, you'll 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.
CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:
• Network security
• Compliance and operational security
• Threats and vulnerabilities
• Application, data and host security
• Access control and identity management
Organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Trendmicro (Philippines), Lockheed Martin, the U.S. State Department, Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman. CompTIA Security+ is one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defense, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance activities.
Basic Windows skills and fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts are required. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Element K courses: Introduction to Networks and the Internet and any one or more of the following: `Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows 2000 Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows XPWindows 2000: Introduction Windows XP: Introduction Windows XP Professional: Level 1 and Level 2 CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months experience in networking, including experience configuring and managing TCP/IP, are strongly recommended. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking all of the following Element K courses: A+ Certification: Core Hardware Third Edition A CompTIA Certification A+ Certification: Operating Systems Third Edition A CompTIA Certification Network+ Certification: 4th Edition A CompTIA Certification Additional introductory courses in operating system administration for Windows, UNIX, Linux, or NetWare are helpful but not required.
This course is targeted toward 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.
You will implement and monitor security on networks and computer systems, and respond to security breaches.
Lesson 1: Mitigating threats Topic 1A: Core system maintenance Topic 1B: Virus and spyware management Topic 1C: Browser security Topic 1D: Social engineering threats
Lesson 2: Cryptography Topic 2A: Symmetric cryptography Topic 2B: Public key cryptography
Lesson 3: Authentication systems Topic 3A: Authentication Topic 3B: Hashing Topic 3C: Authentication Systems
Lesson 4: Messaging security Topic 4A: E-mail security Topic 4B: Messaging and peer-to-peer security
Lesson 5: User and role based security Topic 5A: Security policies Topic 5B: Securing file and print resources
Lesson 6: Public key infrastructure Topic 6A: Key management and life cycle Topic 6B: Setting up a certificate server Topic 6C: Web server security with PKI
Lesson 7: Access security Topic 7A: Biometric systems Topic 7B: Physical access security Topic 7C: Peripheral and component security Topic 7D: Storage device security
Lesson 8: Ports and protocols Topic 8A: TCP/IP review Topic 8B: Protocol-based attacks
Lesson 9: Network security Topic 9A: Common network devices Topic 9B: Secure network topologies Topic 9C: Browser-related network security Topic 9D: Virtualization
Lesson 10: Wireless security Topic 10A: Wi-Fi network security Topic 10B: Non-PC wireless devices
Lesson 11: Remote access security Topic 11A: Remote access Topic 11B: Virtual private networks
Lesson 12: Auditing, logging, and monitoring Topic 12A: System logging Topic 12B: Server monitoring
Lesson 13: Vulnerability testing Topic 13A: Risk and vulnerability assessment Topic 13B: IDS and IPS Topic 13C: Forensics
Lesson 14: Organizational security Topic 14A: Organizational policies Topic 14B: Education and training Topic 14C: Disposal and destruction
Lesson 15: Business continuity Topic 15A: Redundancy planning Topic 15B: Backups Topic 15C: Environmental controls
CompTIA Security+® Certification
Candidate job roles include security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist,information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator.