Training Course

CompTIA Security+ Boot Camp

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  • £2,495 +VAT
  • 4 days
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Why this CompTIA Security+ course?

In just four days this high-value course prepares attendees for the latest CompTIA Security+ exam. Delegates get a rounded understanding of all modern IT security concepts, with answers to any questions on IT and network security – cabled and wireless – to any depth. LEVER’s unique delivery through direct subject-on-demand consultation with practicing industry experts guarantees maximum value and success in your CompTIA Security+ exam.

CompTIA Security+ Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in essential security technologies, tools and tasks.
  • Understand how Security+ concepts are applied in the real World.
  • Compare and contrast attacks and security controls.
  • Use a range of security assessment tools.
  • Explain cryptography concepts and implement a public key infrastructure.
  • Implement identity and access management controls.
  • Implement a secure network architecture.
  • Install and configure wireless and physical access security.
  • Implement secure network access protocols and network applications.
  • Explain risk management, disaster recovery, application security and organisational security concepts.

Who should attend this CompTIA Security+ course

  • Everyone wanting to gain their CompTIA Security+ certification in the shortest possible time.
  • All IT professionals wanting to gain and demonstrate competence in IT security.

CompTIA Security+ Examination

This course prepares attendees to take the CompTIA Security+ exam with confidence.

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this CompTIA Security+ training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.

CompTIA Security+ Training Course Content

Managing Risk

  • Risk Terminology
  • Threat Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Computing Risk Assessment
  • Assessing Privacy
  • Acting on Your Risk Assessment
  • Risks Associated with Cloud Computing
  • Risks Associated with Virtualisation
  • Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Implementing Policies
  • Understanding Control Types and False Positives/Negatives
  • Risk Management Best Practices
  • Change Management

Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks

  • Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks Terminology
  • Frameworks, Best Practices, and Configuration Guides
  • Industry-Standard Frameworks and Reference Architectures
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Benchmarks/Secure Configuration Guides
  • Secure Network Architecture Concepts
  • Zones
  • Tunneling/VPN
  • Placing Security Devices
  • SDN
  • IDS vs. IPS
  • Secure Systems Design
  • Hardware and Firmware Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Peripherals
  • Secure Staging Deployment Concepts

Understanding Devices and Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure Terminology
  • Designing with Security in Mind
  • Firewalls
  • VPNs and VPN Concentrators
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Router
  • Switch
  • Proxy
  • Load Balancer
  • Access Point
  • SIEM
  • DLP
  • Network Access Control (NAC)
  • Mail Gateway
  • Bridge
  • SSL/TLS Accelerators
  • SSL Decryptors
  • Media Gateway
  • Hardware Security Module

Identity and Access Management

  • Using Tools to Assess Your Network
  • Protocol Analyser
  • Network Scanners
  • Password Cracker
  • Vulnerability Scanners
  • Command-Line Tools
  • Additional Tools
  • Troubleshooting Common Security Issues
  • Access Issues
  • Configuration Issues
  • Security Technologies
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Antimalware
  • Firewalls and Related Devices
  • Other Systems 150
  • Identity and Access Management Concepts
  • Identification vs. Authentication
  • Authentication (Single Factor) and Authorisation
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Biometrics
  • Federations
  • Potential Authentication and Access Problems
  • LDAP
  • PAP, SPAP, and CHAP
  • Kerberos
  • Working with RADIUS
  • TACACS, TACACS+, XTACACS
  • OATH
  • One-Time Passwords
  • SAML
  • Install and Configure Identity and Access Services
  • Mandatory Access Control
  • Discretionary Access Control
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Rule-Based Access Control
  • ABAC
  • Smartcards
  • Tokens
  • File and Database Security

Wireless Network Threats

  • Wireless Threat Terminology
  • Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know
  • Replay
  • Rogue APs and Evil Twins
  • Jamming
  • WPS
  • Bluejacking
  • Bluesnarfing
  • NFC and RFID
  • Disassociation
  • Wireless Commonsense
  • Wireless Attack Analogy

Securing the Cloud

  • Cloud-Related Terminology
  • Working with Cloud Computing
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Private Cloud
  • Public Cloud
  • Community Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Working with Virtualisation
  • Understanding Hypervisors
  • Understanding Containers and Application Cells
  • VDI/VDE
  • On-Premise vs. Hosted vs. Cloud
  • VM Escape Protection
  • VM Sprawl Avoidance
  • Security and the Cloud
  • Cloud Access Security Brokers
  • Cloud Storage
  • Security as a Service

Host, Data, and Application Security

  • Threat Actors and Attributes
  • Script Kiddies
  • Hacktivist
  • Organised Crime
  • Nation-States/APT
  • Insiders
  • Competitors
  • Use of Open Source Intelligence
  • Types of Vulnerabilities
  • Configuration Issues
  • User Issues
  • Zero-Day Exploits
  • Other Issues
  • Embedded Systems Security
  • Application Vulnerabilities
  • Input Vulnerabilities
  • Memory Vulnerabilities
  • Secure Programming
  • Programming Models
  • Software Testing
  • Specific Types of Testing
  • Secure Coding Standards
  • Application Configuration Baselining
  • Operating System Patch Management
  • Application Patch Management
  • Other Application Security Issues
  • Databases and Technologies
  • Database Security
  • Secure Configurations
  • Code Issues

Cryptography

  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Historical Cryptography
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Working with Symmetric Algorithms
  • Working with Asymmetric Algorithms
  • Cryptography Concepts
  • Hashing Algorithms
  • Rainbow Tables and Salt
  • Key Stretching
  • Cryptanalysis Methods
  • Wi-Fi Encryption
  • Using Cryptographic Systems
  • Confidentiality and Strength
  • Integrity
  • When to Encrypt
  • Digital Signatures
  • Authentication
  • Nonrepudiation
  • Key Features
  • Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols
  • The Origins of Encryption Standards
  • Public Key Infrastructure X.509/Public Key Cryptography Standards
  • X.509
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Pretty Good Privacy
  • SSL and TLS
  • Using Public Key Infrastructure
  • Hardware-Based Encryption Devices
  • Data Encryption
  • Authentication

Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

  • Threat and Attack Terminology
  • Living in a World of Viruses
  • Symptoms of a Virus Infection
  • How Viruses Work
  • Types of Viruses
  • Managing Spam to Avoid Viruses
  • Antivirus Software
  • Malware
  • Understanding Various Types of Application/Service Attacks
  • Identifying Denial-of-Service and Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks
  • Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
  • Buffer Overflow
  • Injection
  • Cross-Site Scripting and Request Forgery
  • Privilege Escalation
  • ARP Poisoning
  • Amplification
  • DNS Poisoning
  • Domain Hijacking
  • Man-in-the-Browser
  • Zero-Day Exploits
  • Replay Attacks
  • Pass the Hash
  • Hijacking and Related Attacks
  • Driver Manipulation
  • MAC and IP Spoofing Attacks

Social Engineering and Other Foes

  • Social Engineering and Physical Security Terminology
  • Understanding Social Engineering
  • Types of Social Engineering Attacks
  • What Motivates an Attack?
  • The Principles Behind Social Engineering
  • Social Engineering Attack Examples
  • Understanding Physical Security
  • Lighting
  • Signs
  • Fencing, Gates, and Cages
  • Security Guards
  • Alarms
  • Safe
  • Secure Cabinets and Enclosures
  • Protected Distribution
  • Protected Cabling
  • Airgap
  • Mantrap
  • Faraday Cage
  • Lock Types
  • Biometrics
  • Barricades/Bollards
  • Tokens/Cards
  • Environmental Controls
  • Cable Locks
  • Screen Filters
  • Cameras
  • Motion Detection
  • Logs
  • Infrared Detection
  • Key Management
  • Various Control Types
  • An Analogy of Control Types
  • Data Security and Privacy Practices
  • Data Destruction and Media Sanitation
  • Data Sensitivity Labeling and Handling
  • Data Roles
  • Data Retention
  • Legal and Compliance

Security Administration

  • Connection Types
  • Cellular
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infrared
  • Satellite Communications
  • Mobile Devices
  • BYOD Issues
  • Enforcement
  • Account Management Concepts
  • Account Types
  • General Concepts

Disaster Recovery and Incident Response

  • Disaster and Incident Related Terminology
  • Penetration Testing
  • What Should You Test?
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Issues Associated with Business Continuity
  • Types of Storage Mechanisms
  • Crafting a Disaster-Recovery Plan
  • Incident Response Procedures
  • Understanding Incident Response
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