This course covers the essential functions of CompTIA Security+ so that you are fully prepared for the certification exam and the career objectives that follow. The course will feature basic instruction paired with demos and reviews, so you may retain the knowledge presented to you.
We will begin by identifying security fundamentals, including important concepts like risk, vulnerabilities, threats, attacks, controls, authentication, and cryptography.
We will then dive into analyzing risk and how risk calculation, response techniques, mitigation, and change of management play an important role in the evaluation. Additionally, we will cover impact scenarios, privacy assessments, maximum tolerable downtime, recovery points and times, mean times, and performing a business impact analysis.
Next, you will learn how to identify security threats, including types of attackers, social engineering attacks, malware, software-based threats, wireless threats, and physical threats.
Furthermore, you will be able to conduct security assessments by identifying and assessing vulnerabilities, and then implementing penetration testing. How to execute host and software security will also be taught, including cloud and virtualization, mobile device security, and the software development lifecycle.
Network security will touch on configuring technologies, securing network design elements, implementing secure network protocols and services, and securing wireless traffic. This will lead into configuring access services and managing accounts.
We will then discuss how to implement cryptography, with important concepts such as select cryptographic algorithms, configuring a public key infrastructure, and enrolling, backing up, restoring, and revoking certificates.
You will then learn how to implement operational security by evaluating security frameworks and guidelines, incorporating documentation in operational security, executing security strategies, managing data security processes, and handling physical controls. We will address security issues, such as troubleshooting, responding to incidents, and investigations. Lastly, we will discuss how to ensure business continuity through a disaster recovery process and plan development.