CompTIA Security+ 2008: Wi-Fi and Remote Access

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Remote access is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s working world. The telecommuter has become the daily businessperson of today. Plane trips, hotel stays, and long distance meetings have made the need for wireless networking and wireless security paramount. This course examines wireless security configuration options along with remote access strategies, VPN configurations, and security measures. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) certification exam.

Target Audience

Organizations involved in IT services or training that need to have personnel qualified for onwards delivery of IT support or training; businesses that will need up-to-date Security+ training for their own internal networking support purposes; individuals who are personally interested in establishing credentials for the benefit of their own career prospects.


Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years on-the-job networking experience with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Wireless Networking Standards and Security

  • recognize 802.11 standards
  • recognize how to secure a wireless network
  • Wireless Configurations and Transmission Encryption

  • recognize wireless configurations
  • recognize transmission encryption techniques
  • Non-PC Wireless Devices

  • recognize wireless device-to-device security attacks and how to prevent them
  • recognize wireless infrastructure attacks
  • Securing Wireless Networks and Devices

    RADIUS, Diameter, and LDAP Remote Access

  • distinguish RADIUS, Diameter, and LDAP remote access authentication systems
  • TACACS+ and 802.1x Remote Access, and NPS

  • distinguish TACACS+, RADIUS, and 802.1x remote access authentication systems
  • configure Network Policy Server
  • Deploying NPS

    Virtual Private Networks

  • recognize key characteristics of VPNs