CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep Course


CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep Course

CompTIA's Security+ is the premier vendor-neutral security certification and demonstrates your knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures. It confirms your ability to react to security incidents, and it validates your skill in anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

In our Security+ Prep Course, you will learn to:

  • Proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks
  • Quickly respond to security issues
  • Retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred
  • Design a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind
Related Certification

This course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam based on the 2014 objectives (Exam SY0-401, which is included in the approved list of certifications to meet DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements). Our Security+ courseware has received the CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) symbol assuring you that all test objectives are covered in the training material.

  • Security threats and controls
  • Cryptography and access control
  • Network security
  • Host, data, and appliance security
  • Operational security

Candidates for the Security+ certification (SY0-401)


1. Security Threats and Controls

  • Security Controls
  • Threats and Attacks
  • Network Attacks
  • Assessment Tools and Techniques

2. Cryptography and Access Control

  • Ciphers, Hashes, and Steganography
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Password Authentication
  • Authorization and Account Management

3. Network Security

  • Secure Network Design
  • Security Appliances and Applications
  • Wireless Network Security
  • VPN and Remote Access Security
  • Network Application Security

4. Host, Data, and Application Security

  • Host Security
  • Data Security
  • Web Services Security
  • Web Application Security
  • Virtualization and Cloud Security

5. Operational Security

  • Site Security
  • Mobile and Embedded Device Security
  • Risk Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Incident Response and Forensics
  • Security Policies and Training


Lab activities include instructor-led question and answer sessions, interactive group discussions, as well as hands-on activities.

1. Using Hyper-V
2. Trojans and Malware Protection
3. Network Vulnerabilities
4. Baseline Security Analyzer
5. Steganography
6. Configuring Certificate Services
7. Password Sniffing
8. Configuring a VPN
9. Telnet and FTP
10. Attacks Against DHCP and DNS
11. Network Access Protection
12. Data Leakage Prevention
13. HTTP and HTTPS
14. Web Application Vulnerabilities
15. Computer Forensics Tools

Upcoming Classes

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Oct 12-16 (11:30am-7:30pm) EST
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