Course Overview:

Whether your goal is to become Security+ certified for your job, to prove your basic knowledge of security concepts or to gain more knowledge to secure your network, expert training from New Horizons is the perfect solution.

This course is intended for students wishing to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. The qualification is aimed primarily at networking professionals, but because security is vital to all levels and job roles within an organization, it will also benefit PC support analysts, application developers and senior managers in accounting, sales, product development and marketing.

Target Audience

This course is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who have networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix®, or Linux®; and who want to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics or using CompTIA Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Security+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts.


Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Attacks

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles

 Topic B: Explain Threat Actor Types

 Topic C: Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Attack Types

 Topic D: Determine Malware Types

Lesson 2: Comparing and Contrasting Security Controls

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types

 Topic B: Follow Incident Response Procedures

Lesson 3: Assessing Security Posture with Software Tools

 Topic A: Explain Penetration Testing Concepts

 Topic B: Assess Security Posture with Topology Discovery Software Tools

 Topic C: Assess Security Posture with Fingerprinting and Sniffing Software Tools

 Topic D: Assess Security Posture with Vulnerability Scanning Software Tools

Lesson 4: Explaining Basic Cryptography Concepts

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Basic Concepts of Cryptography

 Topic B: Explain Hashing and Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

 Topic C: Explain Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

Lesson 5: Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure

 Topic A: Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities

 Topic B: Implement PKI Management

Lesson 6: Implementing Identity and Access Management Controls

 Topic A: Compare and Contrast Identity and Authentication Concepts

 Topic B: Install and Configure Authentication Protocols

 Topic C: Implement Multifactor Authentication

Lesson 7: Managing Access Services and Accounts

 Topic A: Install and Configure Authorization and Directory Services

 Topic B: Implement Access Management Controls

 Topic C: Differentiate Account Management Practices

 Topic D: Implement Account Auditing and Recertification

Lesson 8: Implementing a Secure Network Architecture

 Topic A: Implement Secure Network Architecture Concepts

 Topic B: Install and Configure a Secure Switching Infrastructure

 Topic C: Install and Configure Network Access Control

 Topic D: Install and Configure a Secure Routing and NAT Infrastructure

Lesson 9: Installing and Configuring Security Appliances

 Topic A: Install and Configure Firewalls and Proxies

 Topic B: Install and Configure Load Balancers

 Topic C: Install and Configure Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

 Topic D: Install and Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Systems

 Topic E: Install and Configure Logging and SIEM Systems

Lesson 10: Installing and Configuring Wireless and Physical Access Security

 Topic A: Install and Configure a Wireless Infrastructure

 Topic B: Install and Configure Wireless Security Settings

 Topic C: Explain the Importance of Physical Security Controls

Lesson 11: Deploying Secure Host, Mobile, and Embedded Systems

 Topic A: Implement Secure Hardware Systems Design

 Topic B: Implement Secure Host Systems Design

 Topic C: Implement Secure Mobile Device Systems Design

 Topic D: Implement Secure Embedded Systems Design

Lesson 12: Implementing Secure Network Access Protocols

 Topic A: Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols

 Topic B: Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols

 Topic C: Implement Secure Remote Administration Protocols

Lesson 13: Implementing Secure Network Applications

 Topic A: Implement Secure Web Services

 Topic B: Implement Secure Communications Services

 Topic C: Summarize Secure Virtualization Infrastructure

 Topic D: Summarize Secure Cloud Services

Lesson 14: Explaining Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Concepts

 Topic A: Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts

 Topic B: Explain Resiliency and Automation Strategies

 Topic C: Explain Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operation Concepts

 Topic D: Summarize Basic Concepts of Forensics

Lesson 15: Summarizing Secure Application Development Concepts

 Topic A: Explain the Impact of Vulnerability Types

 Topic B: Summarize Secure Application Development Concepts

Lesson 16: Explaining Organizational Security Concepts

 Topic A: Explain the Importance of Security Policies

 Topic B: Implement Data Security and Privacy Practices

 Topic C: Explain the Importance of Personnel Management



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