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CompTIA Security+

  • Course Code G013
  • Duration 5 days

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

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  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview


CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Gaining a CompTIA Security+ certification demonstrates your knowledge of industry-wide information assurance topics, like systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography, and organisational security.

Why is it different?

    More choose Security+ - chosen by more corporations and defense organizations than any other certification on the market to validate baseline security skills and for fulfilling the DoD 8570 compliance.

    Security+ proves hands-on skills – the only baseline cybersecurity certification emphasizing hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of today’s complex issues.

    More job roles turn to Security+ to supplement skills – baseline cybersecurity skills are applicable across more of today’s job roles to secure systems, software and hardware.

    Security+ is aligned to the latest trends and techniques – covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring high-performance on the job.

The CompTIA Security+ certification exam will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 24-28 December, 2023
    • Location: Riyadh


    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 25-29 December, 2023
    • Location: GK Dubai


Target Audience


Individuals whose job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and data confidentiality/privacy in your organization and individuals who are preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Course Objectives


After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Compare security roles and security controls
  • Explain threat actors and threat intelligence
  • Perform security assessments and identify social engineering attacks and malware types
  • Summarize basic cryptographic concepts and implement public key infrastructure
  • Implement authentication controls
  • Implement identity and account management controls
  • Implement secure network designs, network security appliances, and secure network protocols
  • Implement host, embedded/Internet of Things, and mobile security solutions
  • Implement secure cloud solutions
  • Explain data privacy and protection concepts
  • Perform incident response and digital forensics
  • Summarize risk management concepts and implement cybersecurity resilience
  • Explain physical security

Course Content


Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls

  • Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
  • Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types

Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence

  • Explain Threat Actor Types and Attack Vectors
  • Explain Threat Intelligence Sources

Performing Security Assessments

  • Assess Organizational Security with Network
  • Reconnaissance Tools
  • Explain Security Concerns with General Vulnerability Types
  • Summarize Vulnerability Scanning Techniques
  • Explain Penetration Testing Concepts

Identifying Social Engineering and Malware

  • Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Techniques
  • Analyze Indicators of Malware-Based Attacks

Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts

  • Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Ciphers
  • Summarize Cryptographic Modes of Operation
  • Summarize Cryptographic Use Cases and Weaknesses
  • Summarize Other Cryptographic Technologies

Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
  • Implement PKI Management

Implementing Authentication Controls

  • Summarize Authentication Design Concepts
  • Implement Knowledge-Based Authentication
  • Implement Authentication Technologies
  • Summarize Biometrics Authentication Concepts

Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls

  • Implement Identity and Account Types
  • Implement Account Policies
  • Implement Authorization Solutions
  • Explain the Importance of Personnel Policies

Implementing Secure Network Designs

  • Implement Secure Network Designs
  • Implement Secure Switching and Routing
  • Implement Secure Wireless Infrastructure
  • Implement Load Balancers

Implementing Network Security Appliances

  • Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers
  • Implement Network Security Monitoring
  • Summarize the Use of SIEM

Implementing Secure Network Protocols

  • Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
  • Implement Secure Application Protocols
  • Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols

Implementing Host Security Solutions

  • Implement Secure Firmware
  • Implement Endpoint Security
  • Explain Embedded System Security Implications

Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions

  • Implement Mobile Device Management
  • Implement Secure Mobile Device Connections

Summarizing Secure Application Concepts

  • Analyze Indicators of Application Attacks
  • Analyze Indicators of Web Application Attacks
  • Summarize Secure Coding Practices
  • Implement Secure Script Environments
  • Summarize Deployment and Automation Concepts

Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions

  • Summarize Secure Cloud and Virtualization Services
  • Apply Cloud Security Solutions
  • Summarize Infrastructure as Code Concepts

Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts

  • Explain Privacy and Data Sensitivity Concepts
  • Explain Privacy and Data Protection Controls

Performing Incident Response

  • Summarize Incident Response Procedures
  • Utilize Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response
  • Apply Mitigation Controls

Explaining Digital Forensics

  • Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Documentation
  • Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition

Summarizing Risk Management Concepts

  • Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts
  • Explain Business Impact Analysis Concepts

Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience

  • Implement Redundancy Strategies
  • Implement Backup Strategies
  • Implement Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies

Explaining Physical Security

  • Explain the Importance of Physical Site Security Controls
  • Explain the Importance of Physical Host Security Controls


  • 01: Assisted Lab: Exploring the Lab Environment
  • 02: Assisted Lab: Scanning and Identifying Network Nodes
  • 03: Assisted Lab: Intercepting and Interpreting Network Traffic with Packet Sniffing Tools
  • 04: Assisted Lab: Analyzing the Results of a Credentialed Vulnerability Scan 
  • 05: Assisted Lab: Installing, Using, and Blocking a Malware-based Backdoor
  • 06: Applied Lab: Performing Network Reconnaissance and Vulnerability Scanning  
  • 07: Assisted Lab: Managing the Life Cycle of a Certificate
  • 08: Assisted Lab: Managing Certificates with OpenSSL
  • 09: Assisted Lab: Auditing Passwords with a Password Cracking Utility
  • 10: Assisted Lab: Managing Centralized Authentication
  • 11: Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Windows Server
  • 12: Assisted Lab: Configuring a System for Auditing Policies
  • 13: Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Linux
  • 14: Applied Lab: Configuring Identity and Access Management Controls
  • 15: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure Network Design 
  • 16: Assisted Lab: Configuring a Firewall
  • 17: Assisted Lab: Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
  • 18: Assisted Lab: Implementing Secure Network Addressing Services
  • 19: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Virtual Private Network
  • 20: Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure SSH Server
  • 21: Assisted Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • 22: Applied Lab: Securing the Network Infrastructure
  • 23: Assisted Lab: Identifying Application Attack Indicators
  • 24: Assisted Lab: Identifying a Browser Attack
  • 25: Assisted Lab: Implementing PowerShell Security
  • 26: Assisted Lab: Identifying Malicious Code

Course Prerequisites


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic Windows and Linux administrator skills
  • The ability to implement fundamental networking appliances and IP addressing concepts
  • Six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.
Recommended prerequisites:

Test Certification


Recommended as preparartion for the following exams:

  • SY0-601 Exam - CompTIA Security +


Follow on Courses


The following courses are recommended for those students looks to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity.

The following are recommended for further study: