CompTIA Security+ 2011: Network and System Security Mechanisms

Individuals who have day to day technical information security experience who are looking to validate that knowledge. It’s recommended that individuals have a minimum of 2 years experience in IT administration with a focus on security and a broad knowledge of security concerns and implementations.

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Expected Duration
120 minutes

Security professionals must understand the hardware and software mechanisms that can be used to secure a network environment. This course examines the different types of firewalls, NIDS and NIPS, proxy servers, all-in-one security appliances, and other mechanisms that can be put in place to make a network environment secure. This course also discusses mitigation and deterrent techniques, security log analysis, and methods to secure DHCP and DNS servers. This course helps prepares the learner to write the CompTIA Security+ Certification SYO-301.


Network Device Security Mechanisms

  • recognize how different types of firewalls work
  • recognize how to work with incident response-based Intrusion Detection Systems
  • recognize the functions of host-based and network-based Intrusion Detection Systems
  • recognize the functions of an Intrusion Prevention System
  • recognize how security mechanisms can be used to secure host and network devices
  • recognize which security devices and technologies to deploy as network defense in a given scenario
  • System Analysis and Security Control

  • recognize key methods for mitigating and deterring network attacks
  • recognize the security considerations for network management software and protocols
  • recognize how to implement system analysis and security controls




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