Architecture and Design are critical components to maintaining a successful security posture. This course covers the concepts you need to understand and the technologies used to create a secure environment and protect company assets.
Security is the number one thing that every company needs, and with each massive breach this becomes more and more apparent. IT security is a multi-pronged approach and employs defense-in-depth principles. In this course, Architecture and Design for CompTIA Security+, you'll learn architecture and design for CompTIA Securty+. First, you'll start by learning the best practices and frameworks required for creating a secure environment. Next, you'll discover designing secure networks, honeypots, VPNs, firewalls, and various security infrastructure. Then, you'll explore the virtualization techniques, and how IaaS and PaaS, coupled with cloud technologies can increase security. Finally, you'll learn about the importance of physical security and how that can strengthen or weaken your overall security posture. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of critical components to maintaining a successful security posture.
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 Plus. In addition to being a trainer here at Pluralsight, I'm a former a law enforcement officer who specialized in computer crimes, and I have over 20 years of enterprise IT experience. I have also been training students from all over the world since 1998. In this course, we're going to cover the various concepts and technologies associated with architecting and designing a secure infrastructure for your company. You'll learn the various frameworks, infrastructure components, automation technologies, and security controls required to ensure your company's data is secure and highly available. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include secure network architecture concepts, including topologies, segmentation concepts, virtualization, and air gaps, we'll talk about security staging, and establishing baselines in environments for test, dead, staging, and production environments, security concerns with embedded systems, virtualization and cloud security concepts, including infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and also software as a service models, architecting for resiliency and high availability, and then physical security controls, including alarms, guards, biometrics, and key management best practices. By the end of this course, you'll know the key concepts and technologies required to work on designing and architecting a secure environment for your company, no matter how big or small, or in what industry. Before beginning the course, having some exposure to CompTIA's a plus and, or network plus concepts is helpful, but not a requirement. Form here, you should feel comfortable diving into advanced security topics, with courses on CompTIA's Advanced Security Practitioner, and also Malware Analysis, The Big Picture. So I hope you will join me on this journey to learn secure architecture and design concepts, with the Architecture and Design for CompTIA's Secuirty Plus course, here at Pluralsight.