Africa College of Technology

CompTIA Security+

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About Course

The CompTIA Security+ certification is recognized globally as a trusted validation of foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. Serving as a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers essential principles in network security and risk management, making it a crucial milestone for individuals pursuing a career in IT security.

This course offers delegates two significant benefits. Firstly, if delegates are aiming to successfully pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) certification, this course will serve as a valuable component of their exam preparation. However, certification alone is not the sole factor for professional success in the computer security field. The current job market demands individuals who can demonstrate practical skills. The information and activities provided in this course are designed to enhance delegates’ computer security skill-set, enabling them to confidently perform their duties in any security-related role.

By completing this course, delegates will not only be well-equipped to tackle the CompTIA Security+ certification examination but will also have developed practical skills that are highly sought after in the dynamic field of computer security.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Upon completion of this course, delegates will possess a comprehensive understanding of the following topics:
  • 1. Identifying the fundamental components of information security: Delegates will be able to recognize and comprehend the key elements that constitute information security.
  • 2. Analyzing risk: Delegates will gain the ability to assess and evaluate risks associated with information security, allowing them to make informed decisions and implement appropriate safeguards.
  • 3. Identifying various threats to information security: Delegates will be able to identify and understand different types of threats that can jeopardize information security, such as malware, social engineering, and physical attacks.
  • 4. Conducting security assessments to detect vulnerabilities: Delegates will acquire skills in conducting security assessments and vulnerability scans to identify weaknesses and potential risks within an organization's systems and networks.
  • 5. Implementing security for hosts and software: Delegates will learn how to apply security measures to protect hosts (e.g., servers, workstations) and software applications from potential threats.
  • 6. Implementing security for networks: Delegates will understand how to implement security controls and measures to safeguard network infrastructure, including firewalls, access controls, and intrusion detection systems.
  • 7. Managing identity and access: Delegates will gain knowledge in managing user identities, authentication mechanisms, and access controls to ensure secure access to resources.
  • 8. Implementing cryptographic solutions in the organization: Delegates will learn about cryptographic techniques and how to utilize them to protect sensitive data and ensure secure communication.
  • 9. Implementing security at the operational level: Delegates will understand the importance of security policies, procedures, and best practices, and how to implement them effectively within an organization.
  • 10. Addressing security incidents: Delegates will be equipped with the skills to respond to and handle security incidents effectively, including incident detection, containment, and recovery.
  • 11. Ensuring business continuity in the event of an incident: Delegates will learn about strategies and measures to ensure the continuity of critical business operations in the face of security incidents and disruptions.
  • By acquiring this knowledge, delegates will be well-prepared to navigate the complex landscape of information security and effectively contribute to securing organizational systems and data.

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