CompTIA Security+ (2008 Objectives) 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+ (2008 Edition) Certification examination (exam number SY0-201). In this course, you will 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.
The Security+ Certification offering is designed for the individual interested in obtaining CompTIA's vendor-neutral, industry-standard, entry-level IT Security credential, in order to pursue or advance a career as a computer security professional, or enhance any IT career role that has security implications. The Security+ course of study is also appropriate as a Prerequisites to the CISSP or other advanced course of study.
This certification is approved by the Department of Defense to meet IAT Level II and IAM Level I requirements as defined in DoD 8570.01-M.
This course prepares the student for the CompTIA Security+ examination.
Basic Windows skills and fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts are required. CompTIA A+ and/or Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge, and some practical industry experience in networking are strongly recommended.
- Mitigating threats
- System maintenance
- Application security
- Physical security
- Social engineering
- Symmetric cryptography
- Public key cryptography
- Authentication factors and requirements
- Authentication systems and vulnerabilities
- User- and role-based security
- File and disk encryption
- Peripheral and component security
- Mobile device security
- Public key infrastructure
- Web server security with PKI
- Application security
- E-mail security
- Social networking and messaging
- Ports and protocols
- TCP/IP basics
- Protocol-based attacks
- Network security
- Secure network topologies
- Virtualization and cloud computing
- Wireless network security
- Remote access security
- Virtual private networks
- Risk and vulnerability assessment
- Auditing and logging
- Intrusion detection and prevention systems
- Incident response
- Organizational security
- Organizational policies
- Education and training
- Disposal and destruction
- Business continuity planning
- Disaster recovery
- Environmental controls
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.