CompTIA Security+ 2011: Securing the IT Environment

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


Securing the networking environment is the most important job role that a Security specialist will perform. This course examines the methods, tools, and applications that can be used to secure the data, mobile devices, and operating systems, as well as how to deploy environmental controls and physical access controls. This course looks at locking mechanisms – application and physical – along with encryption schemes for data on servers and mobile devices. This course also examines the different environmental and physical controls that can be used to secure an IT environment. This course helps prepare 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 is 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

Security for Telephony and Mobile Devices

  • recognize how to secure telephony systems and mobile devices
  • Operating System Security

  • identify the considerations for computer hardening and patch management
  • Securing Hosts and Operating Systems

    Environmental Controls

  • identify the considerations for environmental controls
  • Physical Access Controls

  • identify the key principles of site security
  • recognize the appropriate use of various alarm types
  • identify the advantages of video surveillance
  • Environmental and Physical Control Implementation