CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)

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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)

Author: Christopher Rees

In this series, you will expand your knowledge of attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities; security architecture and design; security operations and incident response; and... Read more

What you will learn

  • How to identify different types of social engineering techniques
  • How to analyze potential indicators to determine the type of attack
  • How to analyze potential indicators associated with application attacks
  • How to analyze potential indicators associated with network attacks
  • How to detail different threat actors, vectors, and intelligence sources
  • How to identify security concerns associated with various types of vulnerabilities
  • How to differentiate the techniques used in security assessments
  • How to detail the techniques used in penetration testing
  • How to explain secure application development, deployment, and automation
  • How to summarize authentication and authorization design concepts, as they pertain to information security
  • How to implement cybersecurity resilience
  • How to explain the security implications of embedded and specialized systems
  • How to explain the importance of physical security controls
  • How to implement secure protocols
  • How to implement host or application security solutions
  • How to implement secure network designs
  • How to implement secure mobile solutions
  • How to apply cybersecurity solutions to the cloud
  • How to implement identity and account management controls
  • How to implement authentication and authorization solutions
  • How to implement public key infrastructure
  • How to use the appropriate tool to assess organizational security
  • How to summarize the importance of policies, processes, and procedures for incident response
  • How to utilize appropriate data sources to support an investigation
  • How to use mitigation techniques or controls to secure an environment
  • How to compare various types of controls
  • How to explain the importance of applicable regulations, standards, or frameworks that impact organizational security posture

Pre-requisites

CompTIA recommends CompTIA Security+ candidates have a minimum of two years of experience in IT systems administration with a focus on security and hands-on technical information security experience. It’s also recommended that candidates hold the CompTIA Network+ certification or have the equivalent networking experience.

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)

In this series, you will learn to evaluate the security posture of an enterprise environment, monitor and secure enterprise environments, operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations, and identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities for CompTIA Security+

by Christopher Rees

Nov 16, 2020 / 5h 7m

5h 7m

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In this course, you’ll learn about the various threats faced by social engineering techniques like phishing, pharming, and identity fraud. First, you’ll learn about potential indicators of compromise used to determine the types of attack to systems, applications, and networks. Next, you’ll discover the various intelligence sources used to identify and combat these threats. Finally, you’ll become familiar with various penetration testing tools and techniques. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to pass the Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities section of Security+, along with the skills needed to help protect your company from attacks both internal and external.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Comparing Different Types of Social Engineering Techniques
  3. Analyzing Malware and Other Attacks
  4. Recognizing Application Attacks
  5. Identifying Network Attacks
  6. Distinguishing Threat Actors, Vectors, and Intelligence Sources
  7. Understanding Vulnerabilities and Security Risks
  8. Defining Security Assessment Techniques
  9. Defining Penetration Testing

Architecture and Design for CompTIA Security+

by Christopher Rees

Nov 16, 2020 / 5h 39m

5h 39m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding Security Concepts in an Enterprise Environment
  3. Understanding Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  4. Implementing Secure Application Development, Deployment, and Automation
  5. Understanding Authentication and Authorizations Methods
  6. Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience
  7. Recognizing Security Implications of Embedded and Specialized Systems
  8. Understanding the Importance of Physical Security Controls
  9. Understanding the Basics of Cryptographic Concepts

Implementation of Secure Solutions for CompTIA Security+

by Christopher Rees

Dec 7, 2020 / 6h 14m

6h 14m

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In this course, you’ll learn about the various ways you can secure your company’s systems, network and data using secure protocols, hardware and software. First, you’ll learn about secure protocols and their various use cases. Next, you’ll learn about the hardware that helps harden a company’s security posture including endpoint protection, encryption mechanisms, database and application security, and network access control. Next, you’ll learn about securing WiFi and mobile solutions, along with protecting data in the cloud. Lastly, you’ll learn about authentication and public key infrastructure. When you’ve finished the course, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to pass the Implementation domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam as well as the skills required to secure your company’s data both on-prem and in the cloud.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Implementing Secure Protocols
  3. Understanding Host or Application Security Solutions
  4. Implementing Secure Network Designs Part 1
  5. Implementing Secure Network Designs Part 2
  6. Installing and Configuring Wireless Security Settings
  7. Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions
  8. Applying Cybersecurity Solutions to the Cloud
  9. Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls
  10. Implementing Authentication and Authorization Solutions
  11. Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

Operations and Incident Response for CompTIA Security+

by Christopher Rees

Jan 19, 2021 / 3h 54m

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Proper and timely incident response including gathering data and preservation of evidence is critical to a successful response and investigation. In this course, Operations and Incident Response for CompTIA Security+, you’ll learn to how to assess your organizational security and respond to cyber-related incidents. First, you’ll explore the tools and techniques associated with network reconnaissance and discovery. Next, you’ll learn the steps in the incident response process along with the various attack frameworks and testing methodologies. From there, you’ll learn the components of a proper communication plan, business continuity and disaster recovery plan to help prepare for, and respond to, a cyber event. Finally, you’ll learn key aspects of digital forensics. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge necessary to not only plan and prepare for cyber events, but to respond and investigate when they do.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Implementing Appropriate Tools to Assess Organizational Security
  3. Applying Policies, Processes and Procedures for Incident Response
  4. Implementing Appropriate Data Sources to Support an Investigation
  5. Implementing Mitigation Techniques to Secure an Environment
  6. Understanding the Key Aspects of Digital Forensics

Governance, Risk, and Compliance for CompTIA Security+

by Christopher Rees

Jan 25, 2021 / 2h 37m

2h 37m

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Regulations, privacy, compliance, and ensuring your customer’s data is secure are becoming increasingly important while at the same time becoming increasingly complex. As new regulations are introduced, a company’s responsibilities continue to increase. In this course, Governance, Risk, and Compliance for CompTIA Security+, you’ll learn to properly assess your company’s risk across all facets of the organization. First, you’ll explore the various types of controls that can be put in place to limit exposure. Next, you’ll discover several methodologies, frameworks, and best practices needed to develop policy and ensure compliance. Finally, you’ll learn how to create a business impact analysis and properly classify data, along with the technologies required to safeguard that data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of risk management and compliance needed to ensure your organization is properly governing employee and customer data, complying with local, state, and federal regulations, and properly assessing risk.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Comparing and Contrasting Various Types of Controls
  3. Applicable Regulations, Standards, or Frameworks that Impact a Security Organization
  4. Implementing Policies within Organizational Security
  5. Review the Risk Management Process and Concepts
  6. Privacy and Sensitive Data Concepts and Considerations

CompTIA Security+: Exam Briefing

by Christopher Rees

May 4, 2021 / 19m

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Are you preparing for the CompTIA Security+ Exam? In this course, CompTIA Security+: Exam Briefing, you'll cover the requirements, what to expect, and how to study for this exam. First, you’ll see how this exam fits into CompTIA’s exam roadmap. Next, you’ll explore what job opportunities and career paths are possible, along with next steps. Finally, you’ll learn about registering for the exam and the exam lifecycle. When you are finished with this course, you’ll have the knowledge, advice, key concepts, and terminology needed to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam.

Table of contents
  1. CompTIA Security+ Exam Overview
  2. Tips and Advice for Passing the Exam

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