This course introduces students to various areas of physical and virtual security. Common network security devices such as NIDS, HIDS, HIPS, NIPS, routers, and firewalls will be introduced, and common configuration standards will be explored. Protocol analyzers, packet sniffers, and other security software tools will be introduced and utilized in various course exercises. This course will prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) industry certification exam.
The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful student 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. The successful student will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.