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CompTIA Security+

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  • Overview

    CompTIACompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic and your organization as a whole including the physical security elements and operational security measures. It is also the main course you will take to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination. In this course, you will build on your knowledge and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

    This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) Certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related professional role.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS® X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.


    CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge / experience.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals
    Topic A: The Information Security Cycle
    Topic B: Information Security Controls
    Topic C: Authentication Methods
    Topic D: Cryptography Fundamentals
    Topic E: Security Policy Fundamentals

    Lesson 2: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
    Topic A: Social Engineering
    Topic B: Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities
    Topic C: Network-Based Threats
    Topic D: Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities
    Topic E: Software-Based Threats

    Lesson 3: Network Security
    Topic A: Network Devices and Technologies
    Topic B: Network Design Elements and Components
    Topic C: Implement Networking Protocols
    Topic D: Apply Network Security Administration Principles
    Topic E: Secure Wireless Traffic

    Lesson 4: Managing Application, Data, and Host Security
    Topic A: Establish Device/Host Security
    Topic B: Application Security
    Topic C: Data Security
    Topic D: Mobile Security

    Lesson 5: Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management
    Topic A: Access Control and Authentication Services
    Topic B: Implement Account Management Security Controls

    Lesson 6: Managing Certificates
    Topic A: Install a CA Hierarchy
    Topic B: Enroll Certificates
    Topic C: Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
    Topic D: Renew Certificates
    Topic E: Revoke Certificates
    Topic F: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys

    Lesson 7: Compliance and Operational Security
    Topic A: Physical Security
    Topic B: Legal Compliance
    Topic C: Security Awareness and Training

    Lesson 8: Risk Management
    Topic A: Risk Analysis
    Topic B: Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques
    Topic C: Scan for Vulnerabilities
    Topic D: Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques

    Lesson 9: Managing Security Incidents
    Topic A: Respond to Security Incidents
    Topic B: Recover from a Security Incident

    Lesson 10: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
    Topic A: Business Continuity
    Topic B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
    Topic C: Execute DRPs and Procedures

    Appendix A: CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) Objectives Mapping

  • 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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