CompTIA Security+ SY0-401: Creating Secure Networks
Security professionals with a minimum of 2 years experience in IT administration with a focus on security who have day to day technical information security experience and a broad knowledge of security concerns and implementations.
CompTIA Security+ is a vendor neutral security certification that tests foundation knowledge of security skills in a computer environment. This course exams router and switch configurations, along with firewall types and configurations, and how IDS and IPS are used to secure a network environment. This course also examines other security mechanisms such as proxy servers, all-in-one security devices, flood guards, and unified security management. Finally, this course examines: layered security, Defense in depth, subnetting, DMZ, and NAT. This is the third course of the security+ SYO-401 certification training path.
Creating Secure Networks
- identify methods of securing routers and switches
- recognize characteristics of a variety of types of firewalls
- distinguish the functions of IDS and IPS
- identify security mechanisms you can use to help protect a network
Host Security Threats and Defenses
- identify potential phishing attacks
- identify security threats and implement mechanisms to secure the network environment against them