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    CompTIA SY0-501 Security+


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    The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are addressed in the SY0-501 exam.


    4 months



    Required Materials

    This course includes all required materials.


    Chapter 01 - Identifying Security Fundamentals Topic A: Identify Information Security Concepts Information Security Goals of Information Security Risk Vulnerabilities Threats Attacks Controls Types of Controls The Security Management Process Demo - Identifying Information Security Basics Topic B: Identify Basic Security Controls The CIA Triad Non-repudiation Identification Authentication Authentication Factors Authorization Access Control Accounting and Auditing Principle of Least Privilege Privilege Management Demo - Identifying Basic Security Topic C: Identify Basic Authentication and Authorization Concepts Passwords Tokens Biometrics Geolocation Keystroke Authentication Multi-factor Authentication Mutual Authentication Demo - Identifying Basic Authentication and Authorization Concepts Topic D: Identify Basic Cryptography Concepts Cryptography Encryption and Decryption Encryption and Security Goals Ciphers A Key Symmetric Encryption Asymmetric Encryption Hashing Steganography Demo - Identifying Basic Cryptography Concepts Chapter 01 Review Chapter 02 - Analyzing Risk Topic A: Analyze Organizational Risk Risk Management Components of Risk Analysis Phases of Risk Analysis Categories of Threat Types Risk Analysis Methods Risk Calculation Risk Response Techniques Risk Mitigation and Control Types Change Management Guidelines for Analyzing Risk Demo - Analyzing Risks to the Organization Topic B: Analyze the Business Impact of Risk BIA Impact Scenarios Privacy Assessments Critical Systems and Functions Maximum Tolerable Downtime Recovery Point Objective Recovery Time Objective Mean Time to Failure Mean Time to Repair Mean Time Between Failures Guidelines for Performing a Business Impact Analysis Demo - Performing a Business Impact Analysis Chapter 02 Review Chapter 03 - Identifying Security Threats Topic A: Identify Types of Attackers Hackers and Attackers Threat Actors Threat Actor Attributes Open-Source Intelligence Demo - Identifying Types of Attackers Topic B: Identify Social Engineering Attacks Social Engineering Effectiveness Impersonation Phishing and Related Attacks Hoaxes Physical Exploits Watering Hole Attacks Demo - Identifying Social Engineering Attacks Topic C: Identify Malware Malicious Code Viruses Worms Adware Spyware Trojan Horses Keyloggers Remote Access Trojans Logic Bombs Botnets Ransomware Advance Persistent Threats Demo - Identifying Types of Malware Topic D: Identify Software-Based Threats Software Attacks Password Attacks Types of Password Attacks Cryptographic Attacks Types of Cryptographic Attacks Backdoor Attacks Application Attacks Types of Application Attacks Driver Manipulation Privilege Escalation Demo - Identifying Password Attacks Topic E: Identify Network-Based Threats TCP/IP Basics Spoofing Attacks IP and MAC Address Spoofing ARP Poisoning DNS Poisoning Port Scanning Attacks Scan Types Eavesdropping Attacks Man-in-the-Middle Attacks Man-in-the-Browser Attacks Replay Attacks DoS Attacks DDoS Attacks Hijacking Attacks Amplification Attacks Pass the Hash Attacks Demo - Identifying Threats to DNS Demo - Identifying Port Scanning Threats Topic F: Identify Wireless Threats Rogue Access Points Evil Twins Jamming Bluejacking Bluesnarfing Near Field Communication Attacks RFID System Attacks War Driving, War Walking, and War Chalking Packet Sniffing IV Attacks Wireless Replay Attacks WEP and WPA Attacks WPS Attacks Wireless Disassociation Demo - Identifying Wireless Threats Topic G: Identify Physical Threats Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities Hardware Attacks Environmental Threats and Vulnerabilities Demo - Identifying Physical Threats Chapter 03 Review Chapter 04 - Conducting Security Assessments Topic A: Identify Vulnerabilities Host Vulnerabilities Software Vulnerabilities Encryption Vulnerabilities Network Architecture Vulnerabilities Account Vulnerabilities Operations Vulnerabilities Demo - Identifying Vulnerabilities Topic B: Assess Vulnerabilities Security Assessment Security Assessment Techniques Vulnerability Assessment Tools Types of Vulnerability Scans False Positives Guidelines for Assessing Vulnerabilities Demo - Capturing Network Data with Wireshark Demo - Scanning for General Vulnerabilities Topic C: Implement Penetration Testing Penetration Testing Penetration Testing Techniques Box Testing Methods Penetration Testing Tools Guidelines for Implementing Penetration Testing Demo - Implementing Penetration Testing Chapter 04 Review Chapter 05 - Implementing Host and Software Security Topic A: Implement Host Security Hardening Operating System Security Operating System Hardening Techniques Trusted Computing Base Hardware and Firmware Security Security Baselines Software Updates Application Blacklisting and Whitelisting Logging Auditing Anti-malware Software Types of Anti-malware Software Hardware Peripheral Security Embedded Systems Security Implications for Embedded Systems Guidelines for Securing Hosts Demo - Implementing Auditing Demo - Hardening a Server Topic B: Implement Cloud and Virtualization Security Virtualization Hypervisors Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Virtualization Security Cloud Computing Cloud Deployment Models Cloud Service Types Guidelines for Securing Virtualized and Cloud -Based Resources Demo - Securing Virtual Machine Networking Topic C: Implement Mobile Device Security Mobile Device Connection Methods Mobile Device Management Mobile Device Security Controls Mobile Device Monitoring and Enforcement Mobile Deployment Models BYOD Security Controls Guidelines for Implementing Mobile Device Security Demo - Implementing Mobile Device Security Topic D: Incorporate Security in the Software Development Lifecycle Software Development Lifecycle Software Development Models DevOps Versioning Secure Coding Techniques Code Testing Methods Guidelines for Incorporating Security in the Software Development Lifecycle Demo - Performing Static Code Analysis Chapter 05 Review Chapter 06 - Implementing Network Security Topic A: Configure Network Security Technologies Network Components Network Devices Routers Switches Proxies Firewalls Load Balancer Network Scanners and Analysis Tools Intrusion Detection Systems Network IDS Intrusion Prevention Systems Network IPS Types of Network Monitoring Systems Security Information and Event Management Data Loss/Leak Prevention Virtual Private Networks VPN Concentrators Security Gateways Unified Threat Management Guidelines for Configuring Network Security Technologies Demo - Configuring a Network IDS Topic B: Secure Network Design Elements Network Access Control Demilitarized Zones Network Isolation Virtual Local Area Networks Network Security Device Placement Network Address Translation Software-Defined Networking Guidelines for Securing Network Design Elements Demo - Securing Network Design Elements Topic C: Implement Secure Networking Protocols and Services The Open Systems Interconnection Model OSI Model and Security Internet Protocol Suite Domain Name System Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security HTTP Secure Secure Shell Simple Network Management Protocol Real-Time Transport Protocol Internet Control Message Protocol Internet Protocol Security Network Basic Input/Output System File Transfer Protocols Email Protocols Additional Networking Protocols and Services Ports and Port Ranges Demo - Installing an Internet Information Services Web Server with Basic Security Demo - Securing Network Traffic Using IPSec Topic D: Secure Wireless Traffic Wireless Networks Wireless Antenna Types 802.11 Protocols Wireless Cryptographic Protocols Wireless Authentication Protocols VPNs and Open Wireless Wireless Client Authentication Methods Wireless Access Point Security Captive Portals Site Surveys Guidelines for Securing Wireless Traffic Demo - Securing Wireless Traffic Chapter 06 Review Chapter 07 - Managing Identity and Access Topic A: Implement Identity and Access Management Identity and Access Management Access Control Models Physical Access Control Devices Biometric Devices Certificate-Based Authentication File System and Database Access Guidelines for Implementing IAM Demo - Implementing DAC for a File Share Topic B: Configure Directory Services Directory Services Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Secure LDAP Common Directory Services Demo - Backing Up Active Directory Topic C: Configure Access Services Remote Access Methods Tunneling Remote Access Protocols HMAC-Based One-Time Password Time-Based OTP Password Authentication Protocol Challenge -Handshake Authentication Protocol NT LAN Manager Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Kerberos Demo - Configuring a Remote Access Server Demo - Setting Up Remote Access Authentication Topic D: Manage Accounts Account Management Account Privileges Account Types Account Policy Password Policy Multiple Accounts Shared Accounts Account Management Security Controls Credential Management Group Policy Identity Federation Identity Federation Methods Guidelines for Managing Accounts Demo - Managing Accounts Chapter 07 Review Chapter 08 - Implementing Cryptography Topic A: Identify Advanced Cryptography Concepts Cryptography Elements Hashing Concepts Data States Key Exchange Digital Signatures Cipher Suites Session Keys Key Stretching Special Considerations for Cryptography Demo - Identifying Advanced Cryptographic Concepts Topic B: Select Cryptographic Algorithms Types of Ciphers Types of Hashing Algorithms Types of Symmetric Encryption Algorithms Types of Asymmetric Encryption Techniques Types of Key Stretching Algorithms Substitution Ciphers Exclusive Or Cryptographic Modules Demo - Selecting Cryptographic Algorithms Topic C: Configure a Public Key Infrastructure Public Key Infrastructure PKI Components CA Hierarchies The Root CA Subordinate CAs Offline Root CAs Types of Certificates X.509 Certificate File Formats CA Hierarchy Design Options Demo - Installing a CA Demo - Securing a Windows Server 2016 CA Topic D: Enroll Certificates The Certificate Enrollment Process The Certificate Lifecycle Certificate Lifecycle Management The SSL/TLS Connection Process Demo - Enrolling Certificates Demo - Securing Network Traffic with Certificates Topic E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys Private Key Protection Methods Key Escrow Private Key Restoration Methods Private Key Replacement Demo - Backing Up a Certificate and Private Key Demo - Restoring a Certificate and Private Key Topic F: Revoke Certificates Certificate Revocation Certificate Revocation List Online Certificate Status Protocol Demo - Revoking Certificates Chapter 08 Review Chapter 09 - Implementing Operational Security Topic A: Evaluate Security Frameworks and Guidelines Security Frameworks Security Framework Examples Security Configuration Guides Compliance Layered Security Defense in Depth Demo - Evaluating Security Frameworks and Guidelines Topic B: Incorporate Documentation in Operational Security Security Policies Common Security Policy Types Personnel Management Separation of Duties Job Rotation Mandatory Vacation Additional Personnel Management Tasks Training and Awareness Business Agreements Guidelines for Incorporating Documentation in Operational Security Demo - Incorporating Documentation in Operational Security Topic C: Implement Security Strategies Security Automation Scalability Elasticity Redundancy Fault Tolerance Redundant Array of Independent Disks Non-persistence High Availability Deployment Environments Guidelines for Implementing Security Strategies Demo - Implementing Virtual Machine Snapshots Topic D: Manage Data Security Processes Data Security Data Security Vulnerabilities Data Storage Methods Data Encryption Methods Data Sensitivity Data Management Roles Data Retention Data Disposal Guidelines for Managing Data Security Demo - Destroying Data Securely Demo - Encrypting a Storage Device Topic E: Implement Physical Controls Physical Security Controls Physical Security Control Types Environmental Exposures Environmental Controls Environmental Monitoring Safety Guidelines for Implementing Physical Controls Demo - Implementing Physical Controls Chapter 09 Review Chapter 10 - Addressing Security Issues Topic A: Troubleshoot Common Security Issues Access Control Issues Encryption Issues Data Exfiltration Anomalies in Event Logs Security Configuration Issues Baseline Deviations Software Issues Personnel Issues Asset Management Issues Demo - Identifying Event Log Anomalies Topic B: Respond to Security Incidents Incident Response Incident Preparation Incident Detection and Analysis Incident Containment Incident Eradication Incident Recovery Lessons Learned Incident Response Plans First Responders An Incident Report Guidelines for Responding to Security Incidents Demo - Responding to a Security Incident Topic C: Investigate Security Incidents Computer Forensics The Basic Forensic Process Preservation of Forensic Data Basic Forensic Response Procedures Order of Volatility Chain of Custody Guidelines for Investigating Security Incidents Demo - Implementing Forensic Procedures Chapter 10 Review Chapter 11 - Ensuring Business Continuity Topic A: Select Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery The Disaster Recovery Process Recovery Team Order of Restoration Recovery Sites Secure Recovery Backup Types (Full) Backup Types (Differential vs. Incremental) Secure Backups Geographic Considerations Guidelines for Selecting Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes Demo - Selecting Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes Topic B: Develop a Business Continuity Plan Business Continuity Plans Disaster Recovery Plans IT Contingency Plans Succession Plans Failover Alternate Business Practices Testing Exercises After-Action Reports Guidelines for Developing a BCP Demo - Developing a BCP Chapter 11 Review Course Closure



    Required: None. Recommended: CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus.

    Technical Requirements

    This course includes all required materials.


    CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

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