CompTIA Security + SY0-401 Test Prep Boot Camp

Course Length: Five Days

Security_plusCourse Objective:

You will implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches.

Target Student:

Students interested in passing the Security + Test, SY0-401; students who are mandated to pass Security + Exam SY0-401 under FISMA Directive 8570.

Prerequisites:

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 XP/ Windows XP: Introduction/ Introduction to Personal Computers: Using Windows Vista/ Microsoft Windows Vista: 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 any of the following Element K courses: CompTIA A+ Certification: A Comprehensive Approach for all 2006 Exam Objectives Network+ Certification: Fourth Edition – A CompTIA Certification or CompTIA Network+® (2009 Objectives)

DAY ONE and TWO

0800-0900: Pre-Test
0900-1500: Go Over Chapters 1- 12; Lunch from 12-1300 each day
1500-End: Review

Introduction

The CompTIA Certification Program

Taking a Certification Exam

Tracking Certification Status

About This Book

Self-Assessment

CompTIA Certification in the Real World

How to Prepare for an Exam

Dealing with Test Anxiety

Day of the Exam

Part I: System Security

Chapter 1. System Threats and Risks

Systems Security Threats

Security Threats to System Hardware and Peripherals

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

References

Chapter 2. Online Vulnerabilities

Web Vulnerabilities

Protocol Vulnerabilities

File Transfer Protocol Vulnerabilities

Wireless Network Vulnerabilities

Network Device and Transmission Media Vulnerabilities

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Additional Reading and Resources

Part II: Infrastructure Security

Chapter 3. Infrastructure Basics

Port and Protocol Threats and Mitigation Techniques

Network Design Elements and Components

Network Security Tools

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Additional Reading and Resources

Chapter 4. Infrastructure Security and Controls

Implementing Security Applications

Virtualization Technology

Applying Network Tools to Facilitate Security

Logical Access Control Methods

Risk and Return on Investment

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Additional Reading and Resources

Part III: Access Control

Chapter 5. Access Control and Authentication Basics

Access Control

Authentication

Operating System Hardening

Physical Access Security Methods

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Additional Reading and Resources

Chapter 6. Securing Communications

Remote Access

Electronic Mail

Instant Messaging

Web Connectivity

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Part IV: Assessments and Audits

Chapter 7. Intrusion Detection and Security Baselines

Intrusion Detection

Security Baselines

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Additional Reading and Resources

Chapter 8. Auditing

Using Monitoring Tools to Detect Security-Related Anomalies

Monitoring Methodologies

Logging Procedures and Evaluation

Periodic Audits of System Security Settings

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Additional Reading and Resources

Part V: Cryptography

Chapter 9. Cryptography Basics

Encryption Algorithms

Steganography

CIA Triad

Nonrepudiation and Digital Signatures

Whole Disk Encryption

Hashing Concepts

Symmetric Encryption Algorithms

Asymmetric Encryption Algorithms

Wireless

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 10. Cryptography Deployment

PKI Standards

PKI Components

Key Management and the Certificate Life Cycle

Protocols and Applications

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Part VI: Organizational Security

Chapter 11. Organizational Security

Disaster Recovery and Redundancy Planning

Backup Techniques and Practices

System Restoration

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Suggested Readings and Resources

Chapter 12. Organizational Controls

Incident Response Procedures

Forensics

Applicable Legislation and Organizational Policies

The Importance of Environmental Controls

The Risks of Social Engineering

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Day Three & Day Four:

Combination of Group Questions & Discussion, Practice Individual Questions, Individual Practice Exams, Material Review

Day Five:

Additional Review
Final Practice Test for those interested
1300: Actual CompTIA Security + Exam