The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.
This course will teach you the fundamental principles of installing and configuring cybersecurity controls and participating in incident response and risk mitigation.
Study of the course can also help to build the prerequisites to study more advanced IT security qualifications, including CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, and ISC’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
On course completion, you will be able to:
CompTIA Security+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator.
Ideally, you should have successfully completed the ‘CompTIA Network+ Support Skills’ course and have around 24 months’ experience of networking support or IT administration. It is not necessary that you pass the Network+ exam before completing Security+ certification, but it is recommended.
Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:
Module 1 / Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
Indicators of Compromise
Critical Security Controls
Security Posture Assessment Tools
Module 2 / Identity and Access Management
Public Key Infrastructure
Identification and Authentication
Identity and Access Services
Module 3 / Architecture and Design (1)
Secure Network Design
Firewalls and Load Balancers
IDS and SIEM
Secure Wireless Access
Physical Security Controls
Module 4 / Architecture and Design (2)
Secure Protocols and Services
Secure Remote Access
Secure Systems Design
Secure Mobile Device Services
Secure Virtualization and Cloud Services
Module 5 / Risk Management
Disaster Recovery and Resiliency
Secure Application Development