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CompTIA Network+ / Security+ Certification Training Course

CompTIA Network+ / Security+

Course Number: #CED-398
Course Length: 10 days
Number of Exams: 2
Certifications: CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+

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  • Includes all course materials
  • On-site Testing
  • Lunch & Snacks provided each day
  • Practice Exam
  • Certification Exam

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"The Network+ instructor was very knowledgeable and I felt he knew what was needed to get our class to pass this course. This was my first boot camp, but with the experience that I have had I will definitely refer my associates to CED Solutions."

-T. Riley, Milford, OH

The CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-006) certification ensures that the successful candidate has the important knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure, describe networking technologies, basic design principles, and adhere to wiring standards and use testing tools.

CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, network devices, and network traffic. It is also the main course you will take to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ examination. In this course, you'll build on your knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and networks as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

Network+ certification

The CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-006) is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners.

This exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. The candidate will have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

CompTIA Network+ is accredited by ANSI to show compliance with the ISO 17024 Standard and, as such, undergoes regular reviews and updates to the exam objectives.


It is recommended for CompTIA Network+ candidates to have the following:

  • CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge, though CompTIA A+ certification is not required.
  • Have at least 9 to 12 months of work experience in IT networking.

Course Outline

1.0 Network architecture
  • 1.1 Explain the functions and applications of various network devices
  • 1.2 Compare and contrast the use of networking services and applications
  • 1.3 Install and configure the following networking services/applications
  • 1.4 Explain the characteristics and benefits of various WAN technologies
  • 1.5 Install and properly terminate various cable types and connectors using appropriate tools
  • 1.6 Differentiate between common network topologies
  • 1.7 Differentiate between network infrastructure implementations
  • 1.8 Given a scenario, implement and configure the appropriate addressing schema
  • 1.9 Explain the basics of routing concepts and protocols
  • 1.10 Identify the basics elements of unified communication technologies
  • 1.11 Compare and contrast technologies that support cloud and virtualization
  • 1.12 Given a set of requirements, implement a basic network
2.0 Network operations
  • 2.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate monitoring tools
  • 2.2 Given a scenario, analyze metrics and reports from monitoring and tracking performance tools
  • 2.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate resources to support configuration management
  • 2.4 Explain the importance of implementing network segmentation
  • 2.5 Given a scenario, install and apply patches and updates
  • 2.6 Given a scenario, configure a switch using proper features
  • 2.7 Install and configure wireless LAN infrastructure and implement the appropriate technologies in support of wireless capable devices
3.0 Network security
  • 3.1 Compare and contrast risk related concepts
  • 3.2 Compare and contrast common network vulnerabilities and threats
  • 3.3 Given a scenario, implement network hardening techniques
  • 3.4 Compare and contrast physical security controls
  • 3.5 Given a scenario, install and configure a basic firewall
  • 3.6 Explain the purpose of various network access control models
  • 3.7 Summarize basic forensic concepts
4.0 Troubleshooting
  • 4.1 Given a scenario, implement the following network troubleshooting methodology
  • 4.2 Given a scenario, analyze and interpret the output of troubleshooting tools
  • 4.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common wireless issues
  • 4.4 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common copper cable issues
  • 4.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common fiber cable issues
  • 4.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common network issues
  • 4.7 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common security issues
  • 4.8 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve common WAN issues
5.0 Industry standards, practices, and network theory
  • 5.1 Analyze a scenario and determine the corresponding OSI layer
  • 5.2 Explain the basics of network theory and concepts
  • 5.3 Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate wireless standard
  • 5.4 Given a scenario, deploy the appropriate wired connectivity standard
  • 5.5 Given a scenario, implement the appropriate policies or procedures
  • 5.6 Summarize safety practices
  • 5.7 Given a scenario, install and configure equipment in the appropriate location using best practices
  • 5.8 Explain the basics of change management procedures
  • 5.9 Compare and contrast the following ports and protocols
  • 5.10 Given a scenario, configure and apply the appropriate ports and protocols

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Security+ certification

CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management - making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.

IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it's essential to have effective security practices in place. That's where CompTIA Security+ comes in. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you're ready for the job.

Security+ is government approved

CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. Once you obtain your Security+ you automatically have the CE designation required in the DoD Directive 8570.01 manual and going forward must comply with the CE program requirement of completing 50 CEUs in three years to maintain the credential. Security+ is also compliant with government regulations under Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Security+ is globally recognized

CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.

Security+ provides substantial earnings potential

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers earn over $86,000 per year.

Target Student

The CompTIA Security+ certification is aimed at an IT security professional who has:

  • A minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security
  • Day-to-day technical information security experience
  • Broad knowledge of security concerns and implementation, including the topics in the domain list

Course Content

1.0 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
1.1 Given a scenario, analyze indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware.
  • Viruses
  • Crypto-malware
  • Ransomware
  • Worm
  • Trojan
  • Rootkit
  • Keylogger
  • Adware
  • Spyware
  • Bots
  • RAT
  • Logic bomb
  • Backdoor
1.2 Compare and contrast types of attacks
  • Social engineering
  • Application/service attacks
  • Wireless attacks
  • Cryptographic attacks
1.3 Explain threat actor types and attributes.
  • Types of actors
  • Attributes of actors
  • Use of open-source intelligence
  • 1.4 Explain penetration testing concepts.
  • Active reconnaissance
  • Passive reconnaissance
  • Pivot
  • Initial exploitation
  • Persistence
  • Escalation of privilege
  • Black box
  • White box
  • Gray box
  • Penetration testing vs. vulnerability scanning
1.5 Explain vulnerability scanning concepts.
  • Passively test security controls
  • Identify vulnerability
  • Identify lack of security controls
  • Identify common misconfigurations
  • Intrusive vs. non-intrusive
  • Credentialed vs. non-credentialed
  • False positive
1.6 Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities.
  • Race conditions
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Improper input handling
  • Improper error handling
  • Misconfiguration/weak configuration
  • Default configuration
  • Resource exhaustion
  • Untrained users
  • Improperly configured accounts
  • Vulnerable business processes
  • Weak cipher suites and implementations
  • Memory/buffer vulnerability
  • System sprawl/undocumented assets
  • Architecture/design weaknesses
  • New threats/zero day
  • Improper certificate and key management
2.0 Technologies and Tools
2.1 Install and configure network components, both hardware- and software-based, to support organizational security.
  • Firewall
  • VPN concentrator
  • Router
  • Switch
  • Proxy
  • Load balancer
  • Access point
  • SIEM
  • DLP
  • NAC
  • Mail gateway
  • Bridge
  • SSL/TLS accelerators
  • SSL decryptors
  • Media gateway
  • Hardware security module
2.2 Given a scenario, use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organization.
  • Protocol analyzer
  • Network scanners
  • Wireless scanners/cracker
  • Password cracker
  • Vulnerability scanner
  • Configuration compliance scanner
  • Exploitation frameworks
  • Data sanitization tools
  • Steganography tools
  • Honeypot
  • Backup utilities
  • Banner grabbing
  • Passive vs. active
  • Command line tools
2.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common security issues.
  • Unencrypted credentials/clear text
  • Logs and events anomalies
  • Permission issues
  • Access violations
  • Certificate issues
  • Data exfiltration
  • Misconfigured devices
  • Weak security configurations
  • Personnel issues
  • Unauthorized software
  • Baseline deviation
  • License compliance violation (availability/integrity)
  • Asset management
  • Authentication issues
2.4 Given a scenario, analyze and interpret output from security technologies.
  • Antivirus
  • File integrity check
  • Host-based firewall
  • Application whitelisting
  • Removable media control
  • Advanced malware tools
  • Patch management tools
  • UTM
  • DLP
  • Data execution prevention
  • Web application firewall
2.5 Given a scenario, deploy mobile devices securely.
  • Connection methods
  • Mobile device management concepts
  • Enforcement and monitoring
  • Deployment models
2.6 Given a scenario, implement secure protocols.
  • Protocols
  • Use cases
3.0 Architecture and Design
3.1 Explain use cases and purpose for frameworks, best practices and secure configuration guides.
  • Industry-standard frameworks and reference architectures
  • Benchmarks/secure configuration guides
  • Defense-in-depth/layered security
3.2 Given a scenario, implement secure network architecture concepts.
  • Zones/topologies
  • Segregation/segmentation/isolation
  • Tunneling/VPN
  • Security device/technology placement
  • SDN
3.3 Given a scenario, implement secure systems design.
  • Hardware/firmware security
  • Operating systems
  • Peripherals
3.4 Explain the importance of secure staging deployment concepts.
  • Sandboxing
  • Environment
  • Secure baseline
  • Integrity measurement
3.5 Explain the security implications of embedded systems.
  • Smart devices/IoT
  • HVAC
  • SoC
  • RTOS
  • Printers/MFDs
  • Camera systems
  • Special purpose
3.6 Summarize secure application development and deployment concepts.
  • Development life-cycle models
  • Secure DevOps
  • Version control and change management
  • Provisioning and deprovisioning
  • Secure coding techniques
  • Code quality and testing
  • Compiled vs. runtime code
3.7 Summarize cloud and virtualization concepts.
  • Hypervisor
  • VM sprawl avoidance
  • VM escape protection
  • Cloud storage
  • Cloud deployment models
  • On-premise vs. hosted vs. cloud
  • Cloud access security broker
  • Security as a Service
3.8 Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk.
  • Automation/scripting
  • Templates
  • Master image
  • Non-persistence
  • Elasticity
  • Scalability
  • Distributive allocation
  • Redundancy
  • Fault tolerance
  • High availability
3.9 Explain the importance of physical security controls.
  • Lighting
  • Signs
  • Fencing/gate/cage
  • Security guards
  • Alarms
  • Safe
  • Secure cabinets/enclosures
  • Protected distribution/Protected cabling
  • Airgap
  • Mantrap
  • Faraday cage
  • Lock types
  • Biometrics
  • Barricades/bollards
  • Tokens/cards
  • Environmental controls
  • Cable locks
  • Screen filters
  • Cameras
  • Motion detection
  • Logs
  • Infrared detection
  • Key management
4.0 Identity and Access Management
4.1 Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts
  • Identification, authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA)
  • Multifactor authentication
  • Federation
  • Single sign-on
  • Transitive trust
4.2 Given a scenario, install and configure identity and access services.
  • LDAP
  • Kerberos
  • CHAP
  • PAP
  • SAML
  • OpenID Connect
  • Shibboleth
  • Secure token
  • NTLM
4.3 Given a scenario, implement identity and access management controls.
  • Access control models
  • Physical access control
  • Biometric factors
  • Tokens
  • Certificate-based authentication
  • File system security
  • Database security
4.4 Given a scenario, differentiate common account management practices.
  • Account types
  • General Concepts
  • Account policy enforcement
5.0 Risk Management
5.1 Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organizational security.
  • Standard operating procedure
  • Agreement types
  • Personnel management
  • General security policies
5.2 Summarize business impact analysis concepts.
  • MTBF
  • MTTR
  • Mission-essential functions
  • Identification of critical systems
  • Single point of failure
  • Impact
  • Privacy impact assessment
  • Privacy threshold assessment
5.3 Explain risk management processes and concepts.
  • Threat assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Change management
5.4 Given a scenario, follow incident response procedures.
  • Incident response plan
  • Incident response process
5.5 Summarize basic concepts of forensics.
  • Order of volatility
  • Chain of custody
  • Legal hold
  • Data acquisition
  • Preservation
  • Recovery
  • Strategic intelligence/counterintelligence gathering
  • Track man-hours
5.6 Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operation concepts.
  • Recovery sites
  • Order of restoration
  • Backup concepts
  • Geographic considerations
  • Continuity of operation planning
5.7 Compare and contrast various types of controls.
  • Deterrent
  • Preventive
  • Detective
  • Corrective
  • Compensating
  • Technical
  • Administrative
  • Physical
5.8 Given a scenario, carry out data security and privacy practices.
  • Data destruction and media sanitization
  • Data sensitivity labeling and handling
  • Data roles
  • Data retention
  • Legal and compliance
6.0 Cryptography and PKI
6.1 Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography.
  • Symmetric algorithms
  • Modes of operation
  • Asymmetric algorithms
  • Hashing
  • Salt, IV, nonce
  • Elliptic curve
  • Weak/deprecated algorithms
  • Key exchange
  • Digital signatures
  • Diffusion
  • Confusion
  • Collision
  • Steganography
  • Obfuscation
  • Stream vs. block
  • Key strength
  • Session keys
  • Ephemeral key
  • Secret algorithm
  • Data-in-transit
  • Data-at-rest
  • Data-in-use
  • Random/pseudo-random number generation
  • Key stretching
  • Implementation vs. algorithm selection
  • Perfect forward secrecy
  • Security through obscurity
  • Common use cases
6.2 Explain cryptography algorithms and their basic characteristics.
  • Symmetric algorithms
  • Cipher modes
  • Asymmetric algorithms
  • Hashing algorithms
  • Key stretching algorithms
  • Obfuscation
6.3 Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings.
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Authentication protocols
  • Methods
6.4 Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure.
  • Components
  • Concepts
  • Types of certificates
  • Certificate formats

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