National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Provide students with the necessary understanding and abilities to apply computer and network security fundamentals and methods. Upon completion of this online course a student should be able to have successfully taken the CompTIA?s Security+ certification exam and received a CompTIA Security+ industry certification.

Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate/distinguish between the different network design elements, components, ports and protocols, their respective threats & mitigation techniques.
  2. Identify& apply industry best practices for access control methods.
  3. Deploy various authentication models & identify the components of each.
  4. Conduct periodic audits of system security settings & know how to improve analysis by auditing network security procedures & carry out vulnerability assessments using common tools.
  5. Use monitoring tools on systems/networks & direct security-related anomalies.
  6. Determine the appropriate use of network security tools.
  7. Know authentication models & their components.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Network Services
  • Systems Administration


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