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Security+

(SY0-601)

Security+

This Security+ course is essential for anyone pursuing a cybersecurity career. We’ve designed this course to give students the basic technical skills required to work in this field. Through the use of engaging visual content, assessments, labs, and written content, students learn how to confidently assess the security of an enterprise environment, implement solutions, and apply this expertise when taking their certification exam.

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Hands-On Experience

This course provides a unique, hands-on environment that gives students the opportunity to implement the skills they are learning in real life scenarios. These labs allow students to experiment with different hosts, networks, and applications and test security measures to see how they would apply in a real-life scenario. Not only does this learning environment better prepare them for the future, it also gives them an opportunity to test new ideas and grow their overall understanding of cybersecurity.

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Our courseware streamlines your process as an instructor. It’s simple to integrate our courses with your current Learning Management System and personalize the settings to meet your needs. This course provides practice quizzes, as well as a final exam that emulates the certification exam to better prepare students for testing and save you time preparing and grading quizzes. Equip your students with the knowledge they need to excel in the cybersecurity industry with this all-inclusive Security+ course.

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Course Summary

CompTIA Security+ is recognized as the introduction to network security industry standard, and the first step into a cybersecurity career. This certification covers foundational network security skills in risk assessment and management, forensics, security controls, and more. The student’s goal will be to learn core knowledge and skills required to assess the state of security in an enterprise environment and recommend and implement security solutions. Additionally, CompTIA Security+ is a DoD approved baseline certification and is required for any DoD cybersecurity role. Those with this certification may enter the IT workforce in several different capacities, i.e. system administrator, junior penetration tester or security engineer/analyst.

Recommended Prerequisites: A+  or equivalent experience.

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Instructor Tools

Slides

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Instructor Tools

Slides

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give students experience practicing and implementing the skills they will learn about in this Security+ course. These labs run on real hardware that enable students to develop the hands-on skills required in the cybersecurity industry. Within the sandbox environment, students can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where students are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. A student’s access to a complete software and hardware resource helps them fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. They will be able to earn their Security+ certification or final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares them for the workforce.

State-of-the-art videos

Ascend Education’s videos are engaging and present the most current content available in network security training. The format of our videos was designed by expert instructional designers in order to increase learning absorption; studies have shown that instructional videos that are less than 6 minutes in length result in improved learning

The video content for this course includes definitions, examples, comparisons, an overview of difficult topics found in the text and thorough demonstrations of what is covered in the material. This format enhances a student’s learning experience and retention, preparing them for their Security+ certification exam and getting them job ready.

Textbook Quality Written Content

Written by leading industry experts, our online Security+ text material is designed to replace your textbook. The easy-to-follow structure of the text makes the life of the instructor and student easier. The detailed text lessons cover all the crucial topics necessary for students to pass their Security+ certification exam and gain the network security knowledge they need in order to advance in their education and career. The written content (along with all other course material) is delivered on a professionally designed LMS that automatically tracks their progress as they complete a given section.

Assessments

This Security+ course includes practice quizzes and a final exam prepared by industry experts. Practice quiz questions are found in each section of the course and will help students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam. 

The comprehensive final exam was created to help teachers assess a student’s understanding of the material from the first module to the last. Each quiz and final exam is linked to the instructor gradebook, so a teacher can track each student’s progress and have automatic grading. Instructors can also set the number of tries for each quiz to give students a chance to go back and review material if necessary. These assessments save instructors countless hours of having to prepare and grade quizzes and exams by themselves.

Easy-to-use LMS

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Ascend Education’s courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track progress and manage the learning success of a given student or class. All course materials are integrated using deep linking integration. In this way, it never appears to the student that they have left the “home” environment of their own LMS. In instances where a given school does not have an LMS or allows integration, Ascend is only too happy to host the course inside our own Learning Management System, including delivering all the instructor tools and helpers described here.

Instructor Slides

Instructor slides provide structure for lectures. This Security+ course has a downloadable slide deck that coordinates with instructional material in the course. Teachers can use the slides as they are or make any desired adjustments necessary to fit their planned lecture.       

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Course Curriculum

What’s Covered in the Security+ SY0-601 Course Curriculum:

An introduction to the CompTIA Security+ Course and Certification.

Governance, organizational risk management, and compliance to regulations. This course has been updated to cover regulations such as CCPA, PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, NIST, FISMA and GDPR.  

  • The importance of regulations, standards, and frameworks.
  • The importance of policies to organizational security.
  • Understanding risk management.
  • Explain privacy and sensitive data concepts in relation to security.
  • The role of controls.

Architecture and design of cloud and enterprise environments. These topics are becoming increasingly important as organizations adopt hybrid networks.

  • Security in an enterprise environment.
  • Authentication and authorization design concepts.
  • Cryptographic concepts.
  • Virtualization and cloud computing concepts.
  • Secure application development, deployment, and automation.
  • Securing embedded and specialized systems.
  • Implementing cybersecurity resilience.
  • The importance of physical security controls.

Security threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities. Newer, custom devices connected to the internet must be mitigated. IoT, embedded devices, DDoS and social engineering attacks are covered in this module.

  • Threat actors, vectors, and intelligence sources.
  • Categorizing vulnerabilities.
  • Identifying attack indicators.
  • Indicators of application attacks.
  • Indicators of network attacks.
  • Social engineering techniques.
  • Security assessment techniques.
  • Penetration testing techniques.

What you need to know about implementation, with a focus on administering identity, access management, basic cryptography, PKI, wireless, and end-to-end security.

  • Using secure protocols.
  • Securing hosts and applications.
  • Secure network designs.
  • Configuring wireless security settings.
  • Implementing secure mobile solutions.
  • Cybersecurity in the cloud.
  • Implementing identity and account management controls.
  • Implementing authentication and authorization solutions.
  • Implementing public key infrastructure.

Operations and incident response including organizational security assessment and incident response procedures. Procedures covered include basic threat detection, basic digital forensics, security controls, and risk mitigation techniques.

  • The importance of policies, processes, and procedures in incident response.
  • Using data sources to support investigations.
  • Mitigating the impacts of an incident.
  • Assessing organizational security.
  • Exploring digital forensics.
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Frequently Asked Questions

$370 USD

Some job titles that use Security+ are IT Auditor, Systems Administrator, Network/Cloud Engineer and Security

It is recommended to have the CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of IT administration experience.

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