CompTIA Security+

Course Code: G013-G1

Duration: 5 days


CompTIA Security+ Course Overview

This course is intended for those wishing to qualify with CompTIA Security+. CompTIA's Security+ Certification is a foundation-level certificate designed for IT administrators with 2 years' experience whose job role is focused on system security.

• This course will teach you the fundamental principles of installing and configuring cybersecurity controls and participating in incident response and risk mitigation.

• The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Skills Gained

On course completion, you will be able to:

• Identify network attack strategies and defenses.

• Understand the principles of organizational security and the elements of effective security policies.

• Know the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products.

• Identify network- and host-based security technologies and practices.

• Describe how wireless and remote access security is enforced.

• Describe the standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies.

• Identify strategies for ensuring business continuity, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery.

• Summarise application and coding vulnerabilities and identify development and deployment methods designed to mitigate them.

Who will the Course Benefit?

CompTIA Security+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator.


Ideally, you should have successfully completed the "CompTIA Network+ Support Skills" course and have around 24 months' experience of networking support or IT administration. It is not necessary that you pass the Network+ exam before completing Security+ certification, but it is recommended. Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

• Know the function and basic features of the components of a PC.

• Use Windows Server to create and manage files and use basic administrative features (Explorer, Control Panel, Server Manager, and Management Consoles).

• Operate the Linux OS using basic command-line tools.

• Know basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers).

• Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools.

NOTE: Course technical content is subject to change without notice.

Course Contents

Module 1 / Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

Indicators of Compromise

Why is Security Important?

Security Policy

Threat Actor Types

The Kill Chain

Social Engineering


Malware Types

Trojans and Spyware

Open Source Intelligence

Lab - VM Orientation

Lab - Malware Types

Critical Security Controls

Security Control Types

Defence in Depth

Frameworks and Compliance

Vulnerability Assessments and Pentests

Security Assessment Techniques

Pen Testing Concepts

Vulnerability Scanning Concepts

Exploit Frameworks

Lab - Using Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Security Posture Assessment Tools

Topology Discovery

Service Discovery

Packet Capture

Packet Capture Tools

Remote Access Trojans

Honeypots and Honeynets

Lab - Using Network Scanning Tools 1

Lab - Using Network Scanning Tools 2

Lab - Using Steganography Tools

Incident Response

Incident Response Procedures

Preparation Phase

Identification Phase

Containment Phase

Eradication and Recovery Phases

Module 2 / Identity and Access Management


Uses of Cryptography

Cryptographic Terminology and Ciphers

Cryptographic Products

Hashing Algorithms

Symmetric Algorithms

Asymmetric Algorithms

Diffie-Hellman and Elliptic Curve

Transport Encryption

Cryptographic Attacks

Lab - Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

Public Key Infrastructure

PKI Standards

Digital Certificates

Certificate Authorities

Types of Certificate

Implementing PKI

Storing and Distributing Keys

Key Status and Revocation

PKI Trust Models


Lab - Deploying Certificates and Implementing Key Recovery

Identification and Authentication

Access Control Systems



LAN Manager / NTLM



Password Attacks

Token-based Authentication

Biometric Authentication

Common Access Card

Lab - Using Password Cracking Tools

Identity and Access Services


Directory Services


Federation and Trusts

Federated Identity Protocols

Account Management

Formal Access Control Models

Account Types

Windows Active Directory

Creating and Managing Accounts

Account Policy Enforcement

Credential Management Policies

Account Restrictions

Accounting and Auditing

Lab - Using Account Management Tools

Module 3 / Architecture and Design (1)

Secure Network Design

Network Zones and Segments


Switching Infrastructure

Switching Attacks and Hardening

Endpoint Security

Network Access Control

Routing Infrastructure

Network Address Translation

Software Defined Networking

Lab - Implementing a Secure Network Design

Firewalls and Load Balancers

Basic Firewalls

Stateful Firewalls

Implementing a Firewall or Gateway

Web Application Firewalls

Proxies and Gateways

Denial of Service Attacks

Load Balancers

Lab - Implementing a Firewall


Intrusion Detection Systems

Configuring IDS

Log Review and SIEM

Data Loss Prevention

Malware and Intrusion Response

Lab - Using an Intrusion Detection System

Secure Wireless Access

Wireless LANs


Wi-Fi Authentication

Extensible Authentication Protocols

Additional Wi-Fi Security Settings

Wi-Fi Site Security

Personal Area Networks

Physical Security Controls

Site Layout and Access

Gateways and Locks

Alarm Systems


Hardware Security

Environmental Controls

Module 4 / Architecture and Design (2)

Secure Protocols and Services

DHCP Security

DNS Security

Network Management Protocols

HTTP and Web Servers


Web Security Gateways

Email Services


File Transfer

Voice and Video Services (VoIP and VTC)

Lab - Implementing Secure Network Addressing Services

Lab - Configuring a Secure Email Service

Secure Remote Access

Remote Access Architecture

Virtual Private Networks


Remote Access Servers

Remote Administration Tools

Hardening Remote Access Infrastructure

Lab - Implementing a Virtual Private Network

Secure Systems Design

Trusted Computing

Hardware / Firmware Security

Peripheral Device Security

Secure Configurations

OS Hardening

Patch Management

Embedded Systems

Security for Embedded Systems

Secure Mobile Device Services

Mobile Device Deployments

Mobile Connection Methods

Mobile Access Control Systems

Enforcement and Monitoring

Secure Virtualization and Cloud Services

Virtualization Technologies

Virtualization Security Best Practices

Cloud Computing

Cloud Security Best Practices

Module 5 / Risk Management


Forensic Procedures

Collecting Evidence

Capturing System Images

Handling and Analyzing Evidence

Lab - Using Forensic Tools

Disaster Recovery and Resiliency

Continuity of Operations Plans

Disaster Recovery Planning

Resiliency Strategies

Recovery Sites

Backup Plans and Policies

Resiliency and Automation Strategies

Risk Management

Business Impact Analysis

Identification of Critical Systems

Risk Assessment

Risk Mitigation

Secure Application Development

Application Vulnerabilities

Application Exploits

Web Browser Exploits

Secure Application Design

Secure Coding Concepts

Auditing Applications

Secure DevOps

Lab - Identifying a Man-in-the-Browser Attack

Organizational Security

Corporate Security Policy

Personnel Management Policies

Interoperability Agreements

Data Roles

Data Sensitivity Labeling and Handling

Data Wiping and Disposal

Privacy and Employee Conduct Policies

Security Policy Training  

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Duration: 5 days

Price: £2,345.00 exc. VAT 

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