Security+ Exam Prep Course
5-day training seminar, $3195
5-day virtual session, $3195


The CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. During our hands-on Security+ Prep course, attendees will learn how to respond to security issues and proactively implement sound security protocols to curb security risks.They will learn to pinpoint areas of security breaches, and design a secure network. Using official CompTIA approved quality content this Security+ Prep Course prepares candidates for the Security+ certification exam based on the new and updated version released in 2014 - exam code SYO-401, which is included in the approved list of certifications to meet the requirements of Department of Defense directive 8570.1. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security including

  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography

Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

In addition, participants will learn about:

  • Mitigating threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication
  • User and role-based security
  • Peripheral security
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Application and messaging security
  • Ports and protocols
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Remote access security
  • Auditing, logging, and monitoring
  • Vulnerability testing and monitoring
  • Organizational security
  • Business continuity
  • CompTIA Security+ objectives map
  • CompTIA Security+ acronyms

Course Deliverables

  • Security+ course manual
  • Security+ study guide
  • Security+ certification practice exams
  • Security+ extra practice exam questions
  • Comprehension exercises, study digest, and quick reference card
  • Security+ exam voucher

Certification Exam ( SYO-401)

  • Number of questions: 100
  • Length of test: 90 minutes
  • Passing score: 750 on a scale of 100-900

Who Should Participate

This Security+ course is ideal for security architects, security engineers, security consultants/specialists, information assurance technicians, security administrators, systems administrators, and network administrators. Two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security is recommended.


Mitigating Threats

  • System maintenance
  • Application security
  • Physical security
  • Malware
  • Social engineering


  • Symmetric cryptography
  • Public key cryptography


  • Authentication factors and requirements
  • Authentication systems
  • Authentication system vulnerabilities

User- and Role-Based Security

  • Baseline security policies
  • Resource access

Peripheral Security

  • File and disk encryption
  • Peripheral and component security
  • Mobile device security

Public Key Infrastructure

  • Public key cryptography
  • Implementing public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Web server security with PKI

Application and Messaging Security

  • Application security
  • E-mail security
  • Social networking and messaging

Ports and Protocols

  • TCP/IP basics
  • Protocol-based attacks

Network Security

  • Network devices
  • Secure network topologies
  • Secure networking
  • Virtualization and cloud computing

Wireless Security

  • Wireless network security
  • Mobile device security

Remote Access Security

  • Remote access
  • Virtual private networks

Vulnerability Testing

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Auditing and logging
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Incident response

Organizational Security

  • Organizational policies
  • Education and training
  • Disposal and destruction

Business Continuity

  • Redundancy planning
  • Disaster recovery
  • Environmental controls

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Recommended Follow-on Courses:

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Cybersecurity Essentials


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Hands-on Excercises

Lab 1. Mitigating Threats

  • Identifying common security threats
  • Updating the operating system
  • Managing software patches
  • Checking for and installing service packs
  • Determining whether you need to update your computer's BIOS
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Managing application security
  • ID-related security concerns
  • Plant security
  • Identifying and differentiating malware
  • Installing antivirus software
  • Scanning your system for spyware
  • Social engineering
  • Phishing
  • Comparing anti-spam measures
  • Evaluating the risks of social networking

Lab 2. Cryptography

  • Encrypting and decrypting data with a one-time pad
  • Calculating hashes
  • Sharing a secret message with steganography
  • Public key cyptography
  • Certificates
  • Certificate trusts
  • Comparing single- and dual-sided certificates
  • Quantum cryptography

Lab 3. Authentication

  • Evaluating authentication factors
  • Requirements of a secure authentication system
  • Comparing authentication protocols
  • NTLM authentication
  • Components of Kerberos
  • Null sessions
  • Identifying authentication vulnerabilities
  • Capturing passwords with a protocol analyzer
  • Cracking passwords

Lab 4. User and Role-Based Security

  • Using MBSA to analyze security
  • Creating a console to manage local security policies
  • Using the GPMC
  • Creating users and groups based on security needs
  • Securing file resources

Lab 5. Peripheral Security

  • Enabling file-based encryption
  • Creating an encrypted volume
  • Mounting, using, and dismounting an encrypted volume
  • Risks associated with common peripherals
  • Using Windows Policies to mitigate the security risks of peripherals
  • Vulnerabilities of mobile devices
  • Mobile device security

Lab 6. PKI

  • Life cycle and management of certificates
  • Installing a stand-alone root certificate authority (CA)
  • Installing an enterprise subordinate CA
  • Implementing a file-based certificate request
  • Managing your certificate server
  • Requesting a user certificate
  • Revoking a certificate
  • Enabling the EFS recovery agent template
  • Enrolling for a recovery agent certificate
  • Enabling key archival
  • Re-enrolling all certificates
  • Requesting and installing a web server certificate
  • Enabling SSL for the certificate server web site
  • Making a secure connection
  • Requesting a client certificate via the web

Lab 7. Application and Messaging Security

  • Analyzing application risks
  • Distinguishing between application attacks
  • Identifying the security risks of an e-mail system
  • Configuring an e-mail client to use secure authentication
  • S/MIME features
  • Installing Gnu Privacy Guard and Enigmail
  • Creating an Open PGP certificate and key pair
  • Sending a signed message
  • Evaluating the risks of social networking
  • Considering IM security

Lab 8. Ports and Protocols

  • TCP/IP architecture
  • Protocols in the TCP/IP suite
  • Using port numbers
  • Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 packets
  • Preventing common protocol-based attacks
  • Assessing your vulnerability to DDoS attacks
  • Scanning ports
  • Checking ARP cache
  • Spoofing attacks
  • Replay and hijacking attacks

Lab 9. Network Security

  • Low-layer networking devices
  • Routers
  • NAT and PAT devices
  • Firewalls and proxy servers
  • Identifying inherent weaknesses in network devices
  • Overcoming device threats
  • Comparing firewall-based secure topologies
  • Disabling connection bridging
  • VLANs
  • Benefits of NAC
  • Security enabled by VPNs
  • Configuring firewall rules
  • Blocking ports with a firewall
  • VLAN security
  • Router security
  • Benefits and risks of virtualization
  • Benefits and risks of cloud computing

Lab 10. Wireless Security

  • Comparing wireless network protocols
  • Configuring a wireless access point
  • Configuring a wireless client
  • Wireless networking vulnerabilities
  • Scanning for insecure access points
  • Enabling transmission encryption
  • Identifying threats related to cell phones and PDAs

Lab 11. Remote Access Security

  • RADIUS authentication
  • Role of LDAP in a remote access environment
  • TACACS+ authentication
  • How 802.1x adds security to your network
  • Installing Network Policy and Access Services
  • Configuring an NPS network policy
  • Configuring NPS accounting
  • Comparing VPN protocols
  • Installing Routing and Remote Access Services
  • Enabling a VPN
  • Configuring NPS to provide RADIUS authentication for your VPN

Lab 12. Vulnerability Testing

  • Vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Scanning the network
  • Viewing event logs
  • Device and application logging
  • IDS characteristics
  • Comparing host-based and network intrusion detection systems
  • Role and use of honeypots and honeynets
  • Examining the forensics process

Lab 13. Organizational Security

  • CIA, controls, and risk assessment
  • Creating a security policy
  • Creating a human resource policy
  • Incidence response and reporting policies
  • Change management software options
  • Need for user education and training
  • Education opportunities and methods
  • Deciding whether to destroy or dispose of IT equipment

Lab 14. Business Continuity

  • Creating a business continuity plan
  • RAID levels
  • Selecting backup schemes
  • Identifying appropriate media rotation and storage plans

Registration Fees

The per student registration fee for the hands-on classroom session is $3195, and includes the seminar, course materials, and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Classroom training begins at 8:30 AM each day and concludes at 4:30 PM unless otherwise directed. Please arrive early on the first day to sign-in and meet fellow attendees. If you register less than one week in advance of a class, please bring your confirmation letter. Business casual attire is appropriate.

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