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Get Security+ Certified

Security+ opens the door to your cybersecurity career!

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

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CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving 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

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation, because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

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Jobs that use CompTIA Security+

  • Security Administrator

  • Systems Administrator

  • Helpdesk Manager / Analyst

  • Network / Cloud Engineer

  • Security Engineer / Analyst

  • DevOps / Software Developer

  • IT Auditors

  • IT Project Manager

Organizations that have contributed to the development of Security+

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Exam Details

What Skills Will You Learn?

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Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities

Focusing on more threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities on the Internet from newer custom devices that must be mitigated, such as IoT and embedded devices, newer DDoS attacks, and social engineering attacks based on current events.

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Operations and Incident Response

Covering organizational security assessment and incident response procedures, such as basic threat detection, risk mitigation techniques, security controls, and basic digital forensics.

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Architecture and Design

Includes coverage of enterprise environments and reliance on the cloud, which is growing quickly as organizations transition to hybrid networks.

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Governance, Risk and Compliance

Expanded to support organizational risk management and compliance to regulations, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST, and CCPA.

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Implementation

Expanded to focus on administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless, and end-to-end security.

Download Official CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Objectives

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Security Pro Certification

The TestOut Security Pro certification measures an examinee's ability to perform tasks commonly performed by IT security professionals such as network and systems administrators and IT security specialists. These professionals are typically responsible for helping to implement and maintain security protocols and best practices. Passing the TestOut Security Pro Certification means you are capable of implementing layered security through group policy objects, access control lists, wireless and wired local area network security measures, and workstation and mobile device security measures.

EXAM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Version: 7.0

  • ‍Release Date: November 17, 2020

  • ‍Question Count: Up to 15 questions

  • ‍Task Count: Up to 55 tasks

  • ‍Time Limit: 120 minutes

  • ‍Score Range: 200 - 2,000

  • ‍Passing Score: 1,400

Notes:

  • A voucher for the Security Pro certification exam is included with each TestOut Security Pro LabSim course.

  • Examinees may encounter a small number of unscored tasks that are used for evaluation and improvement of the exam. These tasks will not impact examinees’ final score.

  • The TestOut Security Pro certification exam is a culminating exam that instructors may offer students. To pass the exam, students should have completed the course of study for Security Pro.

  • Students who take and pass the exam can download a digital certification certificate from the LabSim home page.

  • Upon passing, certificates can be ordered from the LabSim home page for a minimal fee.

Skills assessed by the TestOut Security Pro exam

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Identity Management and Authentication

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Physical and Network Security

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Host and Application Defenses

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Data Security

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Audits and Security Assessments

TestOut Security Pro Certification Objectives

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Identity Management and Authentication

MANAGE IDENTITY

  • Manage Windows Local and Domain Users and Groups

  • Manage Linux Users and Groups

  • Manage Active Directory OUs

HARDEN AUTHENTICATION

  • Configure Account Policies

  • Manage account password

  • Secure Default and local accounts

  • Configure and Link Group Policy Objects (GPO)

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Physical and Network Security

HARDEN PHYSICAL ACCESS

  • Implement Physical Security

  • Install and Configure a Security Appliance

  • Install and Configure a Firewall

  • Create and Configure a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

  • Configure Network Address Translation (NAT)

HARDEN NETWORK DEVICES

  • Configure and Access a Switch

  • Configure and Access a Wireless Network

  • Configure and Access a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • Harden a Wireless Network

  • Configure Router Security

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security.

  • Create and Connect to a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)

Security

Implement tools to detect, remove, and prevent malware

  • Install and configure anti-virus and anti-malware utilities

  • Restore a PC or mobile device

  • Recover files corrupted by malware

  • Configure operating system updates

Implement mobile device security

  • Implement access control and authentication

  • Implement device encryption

  • Implement device location

  • Implement remote wipe capabilities

Implement security best practices

  • Enforce password settings

  • Require a screen saver password

  • Manage Linux passwords

  • Implement drive encryption

  • Configure a firewall

  • Use a proxy server

  • Configure BIOS/UEFI security settings

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Host and Application Defenses

HARDEN COMPUTER SYSTEMS

  • Configure File system Inheritance

  • Configure Anti-virus Protection

  • Configure NTFS Permissions

  • Configure Windows Update

IMPLEMENT APPLICATION DEFENSES

  • Implement Application Whitelisting

  • Implement Data Execution Prevention (DEP)

  • Configure Web Application Security

  • Configure Email Filters and Settings

  • Configure Browser Settings

IMPLEMENT VIRTUALIZATION

  • Create Virtual Machines

  • Create Virtual Switches

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Data Security

PROTECT AND MAINTAIN DATA FILES

  • Perform data backups and recovery

  • Implement redundancy

IMPLEMENT ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGIES

  • Encrypt Data Communications

  • Encrypt Files

  • Manage Certificates

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Audits and Security Assessments

IMPLEMENT LOGGING AND AUDITING

  • Configure Advanced Audit Policy

  • Enable Device Logs

ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES

  • Implement Intrusion Detection

  • Identify Social Engineering

  • Scan for Vulnerabilities

  • Analyze Network Attacks

  • Analyze Password Attacks

Class Schedule

Classes are held Monday through Thursday. In the event of a closure or holiday, make-up date will be on Fridays, the week before or after said closure. Classes begin the first Monday of each month. Class size is limited to six students. 

Note: Apprenticeship training follows a custom 40-hour training week and differs from employer to employer.

Hybrid Schedule

To be determined 

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Training Products

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TestOut Security Pro LabSim

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Official CompTIA Study Guide

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 CompTIA  CertMaster

Labs

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LAB EQUIPMENT

  • Dell Optiplex 300 series

  • Anti-Static Mat

  • Sneeze Guard

  • 4 GB RAM Upgrade Kit

  • 500GB Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

  • Vision Tek Radeon HD 5450 Video Card

  • IPS 11.6” LED HDMI Monitor

  • Wireless N Router

  • Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card

  • Wireless Network Interface Card

  • Bluetooth Wireless Headset

  • USB Hub

  • Inkjet Printer

  • Laser Printer

  • Gamepad

  • Thumb Drive

  • Camera

  • Android Tablet

Virtualized Lab Environment for Analyzing Security Threats

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STUDENT EQUIPMENT

  • HP 14” HD Laptop

    •  AMD 3020e (Up to 2.6GHz)

    • 16 GB RAM

    • 64 GB eMMC System Drive

    • 128GB SSD for Data Storage

    • WiFi, Bluetooth5, 1xUSB-C, 2xUSB-A, 1xHDMI

    • Windows 11

    • Office 365 Personal (1-year subscription)

    • 4-year Accidental Protection

  • Targus Laptop Bag

  • Wired Headset with Boom Mic

  • Wireless Mouse

  • Ghost Manta Accessory Pack

  • Mousepad

  • USB A-C Cable

  • USB A Extender

  • CompTIA Notebook

  • CompTIA Pen

  • CompTIA SEC+ Sticker

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  • Parrot OS

  • SIEM

  • Wireshark

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Graduation Day
Vouchers

As part of the training program, Students will receive 2 vouchers for the CompTIA Sec+ SY0-601 certification exams & 1 voucher for the TestOut Security Pro Exam!

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