Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities for CompTIA Security+

by Christopher Rees

IT Security is one of the fastest growing areas in IT, and qualified, well-trained IT security and cyber-security professionals are in high-demand. This course covers domain one of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

What you'll learn

This course covers domain one of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. In this course, Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities for CompTIA Security+, you'll learn about the various types of threats and attacks every company faces.

First, you'll learn the ins and outs of:

  • Malware
  • Ransom-ware
  • Viruses
  • Trojans
  • Rootkits
  • Social engineering attacks
  • Application vulnerabilities
  • DDoS attacks
Next, you'll also learn the characteristics of the various types of threat actors, the skills they have and the tools they use.

Finally, you'll learn about penetration testing and vulnerability scanning and how they're used to help tighten security and mitigate potential breaches.

By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of the various threats you're likely to face and what tools are available to mitigate these threats.

Table of contents

Course FAQ

What is the CompTIA Security+ (plus)?

The CompTIA Security+ is a certification that verifies the foundational knowledge required to work in cybersecurity in any capacity. It is the first security certification that anyone working in cybersecurity should earn.

How long does it take to get a CompTIA Security Plus certification?

This will vary from person to person, but most people who are preparing to take the Security+ exam study for one month to 45 days. But you should always take as much time as you need in order to grasp the core concepts.

What is covered in this CompTIA security course?

This course covers domain one of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Some topics covered include:

  • Understanding malware, ransom-ware, viruses, etc.
  • Determining the different types of malware
  • Analyzing indicators of compromise
  • Comparing and contrasting types of cyber attacks
  • Threat actor types and attributes
  • Penetration testing process
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to earn the CompTIA Security+ certification should take this course. If you are interested in a career in cyber security, this is a perfect place to begin.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is a beginner level course intended for those seeking to start learning about cybersecurity and to become certified.

About the author

Chris is a professional information technologist, trainer, manager and lifelong learner. He is married with 3 beautiful children and interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible. He has created a number of IT Certification training courses over the past 10 years and really enjoys helping people advance their careers through training and personal development.

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