CompTIA Security+ 2011: Network and System Security Mechanisms

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


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.

Target Audience

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.


Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives


  • recognize how different types of firewalls work
  • Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems

  • 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
  • Network Devices and Technologies

  • recognize how security mechanisms can be used to secure host and network devices
  • Securing Network Devices and Technologies

    Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques

  • recognize key methods for mitigating and deterring network attacks
  • DHCP and DNS Security

  • recognize the security considerations for network management software and protocols
  • Deterrent Controls and DNS Attacks