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Security+

A 5 day
HANDS ON
training course

Security+ training course description

A hands on course aimed at getting delegates successfully through the CompTia Security+ examination.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Pass the CompTia Security+ exam.
  • Explain general security concepts
  • Describe the security concepts in communications
  • Describe how to secure an infrastructure.
  • Recognise the role of cryptography.
  • Describe operational/organisational security.

Security+ training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff wanting to learn Security+ including:
Technical network staff.
Technical server staff.
Technical desktop staff.
Technical security staff.
Prerequisites:
TCP/IP foundation for engineers
Duration:
5 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Security+ training course contents

General security concepts
Non essential services and protocols. Access control: MAC, DAC, RBAC. Security attacks: DOS, DDOS, back doors, spoofing, man in the middle, replay, hijacking, weak keys, social engineering, mathematical, password guessing, brute force, dictionary, software exploitation. Authentication: Kerberos, CHAP, certificates, usernames/passwords, tokens, biometrics. Malicious code: Viruses, trojan horses, logic bombs, worms. Auditing, logging, scanning.

Communication security
Remote access: 802.1x, VPNs, L2TP, PPTP, IPsec, RADIUS, TACACS, SSH. Email: S/MIME, PGP, spam, hoaxes. Internet: SSL, TLS, HTTPS, IM, packet sniffing, privacy, Javascript, ActiveX, buffer overflows, cookies, signed applets, CGI, SMTP relay. LDAP. sftp, anon ftp, file sharing, sniffing, 8.3 names. Wireless: WTLS, 802.11, 802.11x, WEP/WAP.

Infrastructure security
Firewalls, routers, switches, wireless, modems, RAS, PBX, VPN, IDS, networking monitoring, workstations, servers, mobile devices. Media security: Coax, UTP, STP, fibre. Removable media. Topologies: Security zones, DMZ, Intranet, Extranet, VLANs, NAT, Tunnelling. IDS: Active/passive, network/host based, honey pots, incident response. Security baselines: Hardening OS/NOS, networks and applications.

Cryptography basics
Integrity, confidentiality, access control, authentication, non repudiation. Standards and protocols. Hashing, symmetric, asymmetric. PKI: Certificates, policies, practice statements, revocation, trust models. Key management and certificate lifecycles. Storage: h/w, s/w, private key protection. Escrow, expiration, revocation, suspension, recovery, destruction, key usage.

Operational/Organisation security
Physical security: Access control, social engineering, environment. Disaster recovery: Backups, secure disaster recovery plans. Business continuity: Utilities, high availability, backups. Security policies: AU, due care, privacy, separation of duties, need to know, password management, SLAs, disposal, destruction, HR policies. Incident response policy. Privilege management: Users, groups, roles, single sign on, centralised/decentralised. Auditing. Forensics: Chain of custody, preserving and collecting evidence. Identifying risks: Assets, risks, threats, vulnerabilities. Role of education/training. Security documentation.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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