CompTIA Security+ 2011: Securing Networks and Performing Security Assessments

Individuals who have day-to-day technical information security experience and who are looking to validate that knowledge. It is recommended that individuals have a minimum of two 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 be able to create secure networking environments using appropriate tools and techniques while also being able to test existing network environments for security weaknesses. This course examines the use of routers and switches to create a secure environment, while also looking at how techniques such as creating subnets, DMZs, and VLANs can be used to secure an environment. This course also examines security assessment techniques and how penetration testing, vulnerability scanning tools, and honeypots can be used to find holes in network security. This course helps prepares the learner to write the CompTIA Security+ Certification SYO-301.


Creating Secure Networks

  • recognize the guidelines for securing switches
  • recognize the guidelines for securing routers
  • recognize key elements of a secure network topology
  • apply the guidelines for securing routers and switches
  • apply the guidelines for segmenting a network
  • Information Security Assessments

  • recognize how to perform a vulnerability assessment
  • recognize the considerations for planning a penetration test
  • recognize best practice for performing a penetration test
  • recognize key tools for use in security assessments
  • plan and implement an information security assessment, in a given scenario




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