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IT Security Foundations

This ILT Series course, rated 4.9/5.0 in overall quality by ProCert Labs, will prepare students to pass the current CompTIA Security+ 2008 certification exam. After taking this course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field. Comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download).

Objectives

At the completion of this module, students will have worked with the following topics:

Table Of Contents:
Unit 1: Mitigating threats
Topic A: Core system maintenance
Topic B: Virus and spyware management
Topic C: Browser security
Topic D: Social engineering threats

Unit 2: Cryptography
Topic A: Symmetric cryptography
Topic B: Public key cryptography

Unit 3: Authentication systems
Topic A: Authentication
Topic B: Hashing
Topic C: Authentication systems

Unit 4: Messaging security
Topic A: E-mail security
Topic B: Messaging and peer-to-peer security

Unit 5: User and role based security
Topic A: Security policies
Topic B: Securing file and print resources

Unit 6: Public key infrastructure
Topic A: Key management and life cycle
Topic B: Setting up a certificate server
Topic C: Web server security with PKI

Unit 7: Access security
Topic A: Biometric systems
Topic B: Physical access security
Topic C: Peripheral and component security
Topic D: Storage device security

Unit 8: Ports and protocols
Topic A: TCP/IP review
Topic B: Protocol-based attacks

Unit 9: Network security
Topic A: Common network devices
Topic B: Secure network topologies
Topic C: Browser-related network security
Topic D: Virtualization

Unit 10: Wireless security
Topic A: Wi-Fi network security
Topic B: Non-PC wireless devices

Unit 11: Remote access security
Topic A: Remote access
Topic B: Virtual private networks

Unit 12 : Auditing, logging, and monitoring
Topic A: System logging
Topic B: Server monitoring

Unit 13 : Vulnerability testing
Topic A: Risk and vulnerability assessment
Topic B: IDS and IPS
Topic C: Forensics

Unit 14: Organizational security
Topic A: Organizational policies
Topic B: Education and training
Topic C: Disposal and destruction

Unit 15: Business continuity
Topic A: Redundancy planning
Topic B: Backups
Topic C: Environmental controls

Appendix A: CompTIA Security+ objectives map
Topic A: Objective map

Appendix B: CompTIA Security+ acronyms
Topic A: Acronym list

Who Should Attend: Those working with network security.

 

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