CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep

Course

Intro Video

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Justin Mitchell

Security Training Architect II in Content

Length

14:50:33

Difficulty

Intermediate

Videos

63

Hands-on Labs

5

Quizzes/Exams

1

Course Details

This course is designed to prepare prospective students for the Security+ Certification Exam. In this course, we will cover the domains of the Security+ Certification Exam:

Threats, Attacks, and VulnerabilitiesTechnologies and ToolsArchitecture and DesignIdentity and Access ManagementRisk ManagementCryptography and PKI

After taking this course, the student will feel confident in their abilities to undertake the certification exam.

Syllabus

Introduction

Introduction

About the Author

00:00:28

Lesson Description:

In this video you will get to meet your instructor for this course.

About the Course

00:02:15

Lesson Description:

Welcome to the Security+ Certification Prep Course! As implied, this course is designed to prepare you to take the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam. I am excited to have you here! When you're ready, mark this video complete and let's get started!

About the Exam

00:03:42

Lesson Description:

Welcome to the Security+ Certification Prep Course! As implied, this course is designed to prepare you to take the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam. I am excited to have you here! When you're ready, mark this video complete and let's get started!

1. Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

1.1. Indicators of Compromise and Malware

Understanding IOCs

00:10:46

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ Exam, it will be important to be able to identify common IOCs and understand their uses. In this video, we discuss these topics to ensure the students have a good grasp of these concepts.

Types of Malware

00:12:59

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important to be able to understand the types of malware as well as be able to compare and contrast those malware types. In this video, we cover a wide range of malware types to ensure that the student is able to confidently perform these activities.

1.2 Compare and Contrast Types of Attacks

Social Engineering Attacks

00:05:12

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to define and compare and contrast attack types. This video covers Social Engineering attacks that the student may see on the Security+ Exam

Technical Attacks

00:12:07

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to define and compare and contrast attack types. This video covers some of the technical attacks that the student may see on the Security+ Exam

Wireless and Cryptographic Attacks

00:12:02

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to define and compare and contrast attack types. This video covers some of the wireless and cryptographic attacks that the student may see on the Security+ Exam

1.3 Threat Actors

Threat Actor Types and Attributes

00:10:12

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to identify and define the different types of threat actors and recognize them based on their attributes. This video covers these topics that the student may see on the Security+ Exam

1.4 Penetration Testing

Pentesting Concepts

00:08:02

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to understand and identify concepts related to penetration testing. This video was designed to help the student gain a better understanding of these concepts.

1.5 Vulnerability Scanning

Explain concepts of vulnerability scanning

00:07:32

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to understand and identify concepts related to vulnerability scanning. This video was designed to help the student gain a better understanding of these concepts.

1.6 Impact of Vulnerabilities

Discuss the Impact of Vulnerability Types

00:16:33

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 1.6 is to explain the impact associated with the types of vulnerabilities. In this session, we take a look at the vulnerabilities, their impacts, and the mitigation techniques that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

2. Technologies and Tools

2.1 Installation and configuration of network security devices

Firewalls

00:10:35

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ Exam, it will be important to be able to understand the configuration and installation of firewalls. In this video, we discuss these topics to ensure the students have a good grasp of these concepts.

IDS/IPS

00:14:12

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ Exam, it will be important to be able to understand the configuration and installation as well as the concepts associated with Intrustion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prention Systems (IDS/IPS). In this video, we discuss these topics to ensure the students have a good grasp of these concepts.

Router and Switch Security

00:05:36

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ Exam, it will be important to be able to understand the configuration and installation as well as the concepts associated with Routers and Switch security. In this video, we discuss these topics to ensure the students have a good grasp of these concepts.

Proxies and Load balancers

00:06:57

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ Exam, it will be important to be able to understand the configuration and installation as well as the concepts associated with proxies and load balancers. In this video, we discuss these topics to ensure the students have a good grasp of these concepts.

Other Network Components

00:14:28

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ Exam, it will be important to be able to understand the configuration and installation as well as the concepts associated with network components. In this video, we discuss these topics to ensure the students have a good grasp of these concepts.

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

01:00:00

2.2 Assessing Security Posture of an Organization

Tool Overview

00:15:51

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to understand the use of appropriate security tools to assess the security posture of an organization. This video covers these topics that the student may see on the Security+ Exam

Command Line Tools

00:10:09

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to understand the use of appropriate command-line security tools to assess the security posture of an organization. This video covers these topics that the student may see on the Security+ Exam

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

01:00:00

2.3. Troubleshooting Common Security Issues

Common Security Issues and their Impact

00:17:43

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important that the student is able to understand the when and how to troubleshoot common security issues. This video covers these topics that the student may see on the Security+ Exam

2.4. Securely deploying mobile devices

Connection methodologies defined

00:11:18

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 2.5 is to understand the concepts of securely deploying mobile devices. This objective has been broken into 3 sessions. This is the first session, in which we'll discuss the different connection mechanisms need for the Security+ exam.

Mobile Device Management Principles

00:10:51

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 2.5 is to understand the concepts of securely deploying mobile devices. This objective has been broken into 3 sessions. In this session, we'll break down mobile device management concepts the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

Monitoring and Enforcing Mobile methodologies

00:18:18

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 2.5 is to understand the concepts of securely deploying mobile devices. This objective has been broken into 3 sessions. In this session, we'll break down the monitoring and enforcement of mobile device policies that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

2.5. Implementing Secure Protocols

Secure Protocols Overview

00:09:47

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 2.6 is to understand the implementation of secure network protocols.In this session, we'll break down these concepts the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

3. Architecture and Design

3.1. Frameworks, Best Practices, and Secure Configuration Guides

Frameworks Overview

00:08:10

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.1 is to explain the purpose for frameworks, best practices and secure configuration guides. In this session, we'll examine the use cases and purposes that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

3.2. Secure Network Architecture Concepts

Discussing the concepts that will help secure your network

00:09:47

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.2 is to understand the implementation of secure network architectures. In this session, we'll examine the concepts associated with the implementation of network architectures that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

3.3. Secure System Design

Hardware security

00:07:54

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.3 is to understand the implementation of secure system designs. In this session, we'll examine the concepts associated with the implementation of hardware security that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

Operating Systems

00:09:46

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.3 is to understand the implementation of secure system designs. In this session, we'll examine the concepts associated with the implementation of operating system security that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

3.4. Secure Staging Deployment Concepts

Staging Environments and security implications

00:04:56

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.4 is to understand the importance of secure staging and deployment concepts. In this session, we'll examine the concepts associated with secure staging and deployment that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

3.5. Embedded Systems

Security Implications of Embedded Systems

00:13:58

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.5 is to understand the security implications of embedded systems. In this session, we'll examine these implications of embedded systems that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

3.6. Secure Application Development

Development Lifecycle Models

00:07:14

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.6 is to understand secure application development and deployment concepts. We've broken this objective into 4 different sessions to ensure the student understands these concepts needed for the Security+ exam. In this session, we take a look at the system development lifecycle models and discuss the security implications of each.

Secure DevOps

00:08:25

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.6 is to understand secure application development and deployment concepts. We've broken this objective into 4 different sessions to ensure the student understands these concepts needed for the Security+ exam. In this session, we take a look at the secure devops concepts that may be encountered on the exam.

Secure coding techniques and best practices

00:14:38

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.6 is to understand secure application development and deployment concepts. We've broken this objective into 4 different sessions to ensure the student understands these concepts needed for the Security+ exam. In this session, we take a look at secure coding techniques and best practices.

Code quality and testing

00:05:26

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.6 is to understand secure application development and deployment concepts. We've broken this objective into 4 different sessions to ensure the student understands these concepts needed for the Security+ exam. In this session, we take a look at code quality and testing concepts.

3.7. Cloud and Virtualization Concepts

Virtualization Concepts

00:05:35

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.7 is to understand cloud and virtualization concepts. In this session, we take a look at the virtualization concepts that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

Cloud Concepts

00:07:02

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.7 is to understand cloud and virtualization concepts. In this session, we take a look at the clould concepts that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

3.8. Reducing risks through resiliency and automation

Resiliency and Automation

00:08:00

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.8 is to understand how resiliency and automation help to reduce organizational risks. In this session, we take a look at how these strategies help to improve an organization's risk posture that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

Redundancy and High Availability

00:05:20

Lesson Description:

For the Security+ exam, it will be important to be able to understand how redundancy and high availability improve an organization's risk posture. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the concepts associated with redundancy and high availability that the student may encounter on the Security+ exam.

3.9. Physical Controls

Physical Controls

00:12:27

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 3.9 is to understand how physical security controls help to reduce organizational risks. In this session, we take a look at the terms associated with these strategies that help to improve an organization's risk posture that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

4. Identity and Access Management

4.1. Identity and access management concepts

Identification, authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA)

00:07:37

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 4.1 is to compare and contrast identity and access management concepts. In this session, we take a look at the terms associated with these strategies that help to improve an organization's risk posture that the student needs to understand for the Security+ exam.

4.4. Common Account Management Practices

Account Management

00:12:19

Lesson Description:

The Security+ exam objective 4.4 is to differentiate common account management practices. In this lesson, we'll cover general account concepts as well as discuss the diferent account types you might encounter on the Security+ exam.

Account Policy Enforcement

00:08:57

Lesson Description:

The Security+ exam objective 4.4 is to differentiate common account management practices. In this lesson, we'll cover the account policy enforcement techniques that the student might encounter on the Security+ exam.

4.2. Installation and Configuration of Identity and Access Services

Define different Identity and Access Service Types

00:08:02

Lesson Description:

The Security+ exam objective 4.2 is to understand the installation and configuration of identity and access services. In this lesson, we'll cover these concepts that the student might encounter on the Security+ exam. This is part 1 of a 2-part lesson.

Identity and Access Services Part 2

00:05:23

Lesson Description:

The Security+ exam objective 4.2 is to understand the installation and configuration of identity and access services. In this lesson, we'll cover these concepts that the student might encounter on the Security+ exam. This is part 2 of a 2-part lesson.

4.3. Identity and Access Management Controls

Identity and Access Management Controls

00:08:16

Lesson Description:

The Security+ exam objective 4.3 is to understand the implementation of identity and access management controls. In this lesson, we will cover the controls associated with access control models, physical access controls, biometrics and tokens that the student could expect to see on the Security+ exam.

5.0. Risk Management

5.1. Organizational Security Policies, Plans and Policies

Personnel Management

00:09:46

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 5.1 is to understand the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organizational security. In this lesson, we'll take a look at personnel management policies that'll help secure your organizations.

Agreement Types

00:07:32

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 5.1 is to understand the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organizational security. In this lesson, we'll take a look at agreement types that'll help secure your organizations.

5.2. Concepts from a Business Impact Analysis

Business Impact Analysis

00:12:25

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective is to understand business impact analysis concepts. In this lesson, we'll take a look at those concepts associated with a BIA that a successful student will need to understand for the Security+ exam.

5.3. Risk Management Processes and Concepts

Risk Management

00:07:24

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 5.3 is to understand the different risk management processes and concepts. In this lesson, we'll examine threat assessments, risk assessments and the different risk resonse techniques a successful student will understand for the Security+ exam.

5.4. Incident Response

Incident Response Concepts

00:09:48

Lesson Description:

Exam objective 5.4 is to understand Incident Response concepts. In this lesson, we'll look at the concepts associated with incident resonse planning and processes that a student will need to understand for the Security+ exam. https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/specialpublications/nist.sp.800-61r2.pdf

5.5. Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics

00:04:56

Lesson Description:

Security+ objective 5.5 is to summarize the basic concepts of forensics. This lesson focuses on those concepts of digital forensics that the student should expect to encounter on the Security+ exam

5.6. Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations

Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations

00:09:15

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 5.6 is to understand disaster recovery and continuity of operations concepts. This lesson focuses on those concepts, such as recovery sites, backup concepts, and continuity of operation planning that the student should understand for the Security+ exam.

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

01:00:00

5.7. Control Types

Differentiating between Control Types

00:04:58

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 5.7 is to compare and contrast the various types of controls. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the control types so that the student can make these comparisons during the Security+ exam.

5.8. Data Security and Privacy Practices

Data Security and Privacy Practices

00:08:06

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 5.8 is to carry out data security and privacy practices. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the concepts associated with both to ensure the student has a good understanding for the Security+ exam.

6. Cryptography and PKI

6.1. Basic Concepts of Cryptography

Basic Concepts of Cryptography (Part 1)

00:10:34

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 6.1 is to compare and contrast the basic concepts of cryptography. In this we'll start to dive into the basics of cryptography. This is part 1 of a 2 part lesson.

Basic Concepts of Cryptography (Part 2)

00:06:14

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 6.1 is to compare and contrast the basic concepts of cryptography. In this we'll start to dive into the basics of cryptography. This is part 2 of a 2 part lesson

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

01:00:00

6.2. Basic Characteristics of Cryptographic Algorithms

Symmetric Algorithms

00:08:00

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 6.2 is to explain cryptography and their basic characteristics. In this lesson, we'll examine symmetric algorithms and the cipher modes associated with them.

Asymmetric Algorithms

00:02:37

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 6.2 is to explain cryptography and their basic characteristics. In this lesson, we'll examine asymmetric algorithms and the associated concepts that the student should understand for the Security+ exam.

Hashing Algorithms

00:04:59

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 6.2 is to explain cryptography and their basic characteristics. In this lesson, we'll examine hashing algorithms and the associated concepts that the student should understand for the Security+ exam.

6.3. Wireless Security Settings

Wireless Cryptography

00:08:33

Lesson Description:

Security+ exam objective 6.3 is to understand the configuration of wireless security settings. In this lesson, we'll take a look at these concepts to gain an understanding needed for the Security+ exam

6.4. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

PKI Overview

00:06:34

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 6.4 is to understand the implementation of public key infrastructure (PKI). We break this section down into 3 lessons. This is part 1, PKI overview, where we focus on how a PKI exchange works in practical applications.

Types of Certificates

00:07:14

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 6.4 is to understand the implementation of public key infrastructure (PKI). We break this section down into 3 lessons. This is part 3, PKI Certificates, where we focus on the types of certificates and certificate formats that the student will need to understand for the Security+ exam.

Concepts

00:04:20

Lesson Description:

Security+ Exam objective 6.4 is to understand the implementation of public key infrastructure (PKI). We break this section down into 3 lessons. This is part 2, PKI concepts, where we focus on the concepts and components that make PKI work.

Practice Exam

Security+ Prep Course Practice Exam

01:00:00