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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)

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  • Overview

    CompTIA

    You have experience in the increasingly crucial field of information security, and now you’re ready to take that experience to the next level. CASP+ – CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (exam CAS-003) is the course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing complex enterprise environments. In this course, you will expand on your knowledge of information security to apply more advanced principles that will keep your organization safe from the many ways it can be threatened. Today’s IT climate demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you develop the skill set you need to confidently perform your duties as an advanced security professional. This course is designed for IT professionals who want to acquire the technical knowledge and skills needed to conceptualize, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions across complex enterprise environments.

    This course can also benefit you if you intend to pass the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CAS-003) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

    This course comes with an exam voucher for CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (Exam CAS-003)

    This course supports a certification that is a DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification and meets DoD 8140/8570 training requirements.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    AUDIENCE

    This course is designed for IT professionals in the cybersecurity industry whose primary job responsibility is to secure complex enterprise environments. The target student should have real-world experience with the technical administration of these enterprise environments.

    This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification and who want to prepare for the CAS-003 exam. Students seeking CASP+ certification should have at least 10 years of experience in IT management, with at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience.

    PREREQUISITES

    To be ready for this advanced course, you should have at least a foundational knowledge of information security. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Knowledge of identity and access management (IAM) concepts and common implementations, such as authentication factors and directory services.
    • Knowledge of cryptographic concepts and common implementations, such as Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) and public key infrastructure (PKI).
    • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and implementations, such as the TCP/IP model and configuration of routers and switches.
    • Knowledge of common security technologies used to safeguard the enterprise, such as anti-malware solutions, firewalls, and VPNs.

    Recommended courses (or the equivalent certifications):

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    In this course, you will analyze and apply advanced security concepts, principles, and implementations that contribute to enterprise-level security, including:

    • Support IT governance in the enterprise with an emphasis on managing risk.
    • Leverage collaboration tools and technology to support enterprise security.
    • Use research and analysis to secure the enterprise.
    • Integrate advanced authentication and authorization techniques.
    • Implement cryptographic techniques.
    • Implement security controls for hosts.
    • Implement security controls for mobile devices.
    • Implement network security.
    • Implement security in the systems and software development lifecycle.
    • Integrate hosts, storage, networks, applications, virtual environments, and cloud technologies in a secure enterprise architecture.
    • Conduct security assessments.
    • Respond to and recover from security incidents.
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Lesson 1: The Enterprise Security Architecture
    Topic 1A: The Basics of Enterprise Security
    Topic 1B: The Enterprise Structure
    Topic 1C: Enterprise Security Requirements

    Lesson 2: Enterprise Security Technology
    Topic 2A: Common Network Security Components and Technologies
    Topic 2B: Communications and Collaboration Security
    Topic 2C: Cryptographic Tools and Techniques
    Topic 2D: Advanced Authentication

    Lesson 3: Enterprise Resource Technology
    Topic 3A: Enterprise Storage Security Issues
    Topic 3B: Distributed, Shared, and Virtualized Computing
    Topic 3C: Cloud Computing and Security

    Lesson 4: Security Design and Solutions
    Topic 4A: Network Security Design
    Topic 4B: Conduct a Security Assessment
    Topic 4C: Host Security

    Lesson 5: Application Security Design
    Topic 5A: Application Security Basics
    Topic 5B: Web Application Security

    Lesson 6: Managing Risk, Security Policies, and Security Procedures
    Topic 6A: Analyze Security Risk
    Topic 6B: Implement Risk Mitigation Strategies and Controls
    Topic 6C: Implement Enterprise-Level Security Policies and Procedures
    Topic 6D: Prepare for Incident Response and Recovery

    Lesson 7: Enterprise Security Integration
    Topic 7A: The Technology Life Cycle
    Topic 7B: Inter-Organizational Change
    Topic 7C: Integrate Enterprise Disciplines to Achieve Secure Solutions

    Lesson 8: Security Research and Analysis
    Topic 8A: Perform an Industry Trends and Impact Analysis
    Topic 8B: Perform an Enterprise Security Analysis

    Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (Exam CAS-003) Objectives
    Appendix B: CompTIA Acronyms
    Appendix C: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    Appendix D: Managing Risk in Projects
    Appendix E: Legal lssues
    Appendix F: Judgment and Decision-Making

    Lab 1: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management

    Lab 2: Secure Communications and Collaboration Solutions

    Lab 3: Analyze Scenarios to Secure the Enterprise

    Lab 4: Implement Authentication and Authorization Technologies

    Lab 5; Choose Cryptographic Techniques

    Lab 6: Harden Hosts

    Lab 7: Virtualize Servers and Desktops

    Lab 8: Protect Boot Loaders

    Lab 9: Implement Secure Storage Controls

    Lab 10: Configure Controls for Network Security

    Lab 11: Implement Application Security Controls

    Lab 12: Select Vulnerability Assessment Tools

    Lab 13: Design Systems to Facilitate Incident Response

    Lab 14: Conduct Incident and Emergency Responses

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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