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The CompTIA Security+ training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

If you are working as a Network Technician or Administrator, undertaking Security+ training will enable you to take your career to the next level and provide you with IT industry standard, vendor-neutral certification.

This course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of security concepts, how to manage and maintain security on a network, how to manage a security breach and much more. For further details of what each session will cover, see the Course Content detail below.

Course Duration: 70 hours

CPD Points: 70


There are a total of 7 sessions within this CompTIA Security+ training:

Session 1
Section A: Introduction
Section B: Principles and Concepts
Section C: Assessment Tools
Section D: Risk Mitigation
Section E: Incident Response
Section F: Security Policies
Section G: Security Awareness Training

Session 2
Section A: Risk Management Best Practices
Section B: Network Infrastructure Devices
Section C: Network Services
Section D: VLAN and Network Design
Section E: TCP/IP Networking
Section F: Common Network Protocols
Section G: Protocol Ports

Session 3
Section A: Understanding Firewalls
Section B: Security-related Network Tools
Section C: Wireless Networking
Section D: Application Servers
Section E: Data and Database Servers
Section F: Understanding Authentication
Section G: Authentication Services

Session 4
Section A: Cryptography Basics
Section B: Cryptography Tools
Section C: Public Key Infrastructure
Section D: Authentication and Cryptography Attacks
Section E: Wired Network Attacks
Section F: Wireless Network Attacks

Session 5
Section A: Application Vulnerabilities
Section B: Database Attacks
Section C: Server Vulnerabilities
Section D: Malware Issues
Section E: Social Engineering
Section F: Additional Attacks
Section G: Covering Tracks and Backdoors

Session 6
Section A: Detecting Attacks
Section B: Automated Detecting
Section C: Physical Security
Section D: Environmental Controls
Section E: Secure Administration
Section F: Server Hardening
Section G: Network Interface Security

Session 7
Section A: Vulnerability Scan
Section B: Application Security
Section C: Update and Patch Management
Section D: Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
Section E: General Hardening and Forensics
Section F: Static Devices
Section G: Mobile Security Concepts

The CompTIA Security+ certification is essential for anyone looking to work as a Security Engineer, Security Consultant or Network Administrator. This course will ensure you have the knowledge and understanding to achieve your goal and prepare you to undertake the Security+ certification exam (SY0-401).

This course is designed to help prepare you to undertake the Security+ exam SY0-401.

Before starting the Security+ course, it would be preferable if you have a decent level of pre-existing IT skills and have undertaken the Network+ course.

ITA (Individual Training Account) funding may be available for this course subject to eligibility. Please contact us for more information.

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