This course will teach you the fundamentals and key concepts around the security architecture and design, and how your organization implements and utilizes various tools and technologies to secure the environment.
In this course, you’ll learn about the tools and technologies used to secure the environment. First you’ll learn various methods to ensure data is secure, changes are tracked, and disruptions are minimized. Next, you’ll learn how virtualization and cloud computing can be leverage securely to enhance
both productivity and security. Then, you'll learn about automation, resiliency, and failover to strengthen your company’s security posture. Lastly, you’ll dive into the basics of cryptographic concepts to ensure data is secure at-rest, in-transit and in-use. When you’ve finished this courses, you’ll
have the knowledge required to pass the architecture and design section of Security+, along with the skills needed to help ensure your companies critical data and assets are secure from attacks both internal and external.
Chris is a lifelong learner and professional information technologist, trainer and IT Manager. Married with 3 children, Chris is interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible.
Course Overview Hey, everyone. My name is Christopher Rees, and welcome to my course, Architecture and Design for CompTIA Security+. I'm both a Pluralsight author and also a senior IT ops leader with over 20 years of enterprise IT experience that spans creating training and teaching students around the world, to managing teams that engineer solutions that serve millions of customers daily. When it comes to security, Security+ is one of the premier certifications for those who are entering or advancing their careers in cybersecurity. Understanding architecture and design when it comes to security is crucial to ensuring companies build a cohesive security posture, ingrain security into the culture, and maximize current tools and capabilities. Companies of every size and within every industry face an ever‑increasing threat from a myriad of bad actors, from lone wolf hackers to state‑sponsored cyberterrorism. In this course, we're going to cover the critical elements associated with properly designing and architecting a security infrastructure. Some of the major topics that we'll cover will include data protection and site resiliency; we'll talk about virtualization, cloud, and automation concepts; physical security, authentication, and authorization concepts; along with securing embedded and also specialized systems; and then cryptographic concepts, including classical and quantum computing. By the end of this course, you'll have a good understanding of the skills, tools, and knowledge required to assess and mitigate risks, along with remediating vulnerabilities throughout your organization, as well as being able to articulate these risks to management and partner organizations. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with general IT and cybersecurity concepts. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about architecting a secure infrastructure for your company, as we dig into the Architecture and design for CompTIA Security+ course, here at Pluralsight.