Security+ Certification Training and Boot Camp SYO-501
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Security+ Certification Training and Boot Camp SYO-501

Infosec’s authorized CompTIA Security+ Boot Camp teaches you information security theory and reinforces that theory with hands-on exercises to help you learn by doing. You will learn how to configure and operate many different technical security controls — and leave prepared to pass your Security+ exam.

 

Earn your Security+, guaranteed!

Boot camp overview

Security+ holders have the knowledge and skills to help organizations proactively identify potential security risks and respond more quickly when incidents do occur. This boot camp includes five days of live training covering today’s most critical information security issues and practices. You’ll leave fully prepared to pass the popular CompTIA Security+ exam and address real-world security challenges across the six areas outlined by the Security+ exam objectives:

  1. Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
  2. Technologies and tools
  3. Architecture and design
  4. Identity and access management
  5. Risk management
  6. Cryptography and PKI


Skill up and get certified, guaranteed

Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different Flex Pro or Flex Classroom course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.

What you'll learn

You will learn techniques and methodologies used to successfully configure, execute, construct and troubleshoot network security in order to ensure the threat of viruses, worms, Trojans and improper configuration is minimized or negated. Upon completing this Security+ Boot Camp, you will have learned valuable knowledge and skills, including the ability to:

  • Administer, configure, design and troubleshoot network security
  • Minimize the threat of external attacks and viruses with successful countermeasures
  • Implement general security services on various computer networks
  • Harden networks and operating systems
  • Execute essential security technologies — TCP/IP firewalls and VPN
  • And much more!

Who should attend?

  • IT support technicians
  • Help desk support
  • Junior network administrators
  • Application support analysts
  • Security analysts
  • Security specialists
  • Anyone looking to learn a baseline of information security concepts

Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling in the Security+ Boot Camp, students should have roughly 12-24 months of experience working with information systems and networking.

Meets 8570.1 requirements

Attention DoD Information Assurance workers! This boot camp provides certification towards government security requirements. This includes the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 mandate that department employees or contractors engaged in work related to information security be required to certify. The directive specifies CompTIA Security+ as a choice for Information Assurance Technician Level II and Information Assurance Manager I.

Authorized training partner

Infosec is an authorized training partner of CompTIA, and our training has won awards from CompTIA, including the CompTIA Outstanding Partner Award. Infosec instructors have years of industry experience and have authored two of the top network security and ethical hacking books.

Start learning immediately

  • Immediate access to Infosec Skills — including a bonus boot camp prep course — from the minute you enroll to 90 days after your boot camp
  • Five days of expert, live Security+ training
  • 90-day extended access to all boot camp video replays and materials
  • Unlimited Security+ practice exam attempts
  • Security+ exam voucher
  • Learn by doing with hundreds of additional hands-on courses and labs
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (online students)

Comcast stays ahead of tech change with Infosec Skills

FEATURED CASE STUDY

Providing relevant cybersecurity training to its sales engineering team is a top priority at Comcast Business’s West Division. Learn why Senior Director of Sales Engineering Romy Ricafort selected Infosec Skills to help his team stay ahead of changing technology and ensure they have the right skills to support their clients and products

Security+ training schedule

Infosec’s Security+ training is more than just a boot camp. We support you before, during and after your live training to ensure you’re fully prepared for your exam — and get certified on your first attempt.

1. Before your Bootcamp

Start learning now. You’ll get immediate access to all the content in Infosec Skills, including an in-depth Security+ prep course, the moment you enroll. Prepare for your live boot camp, uncover your knowledge gaps and maximize your training experience.

2. During Bootcamp

  • Day 1

    1.1 Indicators of compromise

    • Why is security important?
    • Security policy
    • Threat actor types
    • The kill chain
    • Social engineering
    • Phishing
    • Malware types
    • Trojans and spyware
    • Open source intelligence

    1.2 Critical security controls

    • Security control types
    • Defense in depth
    • Frameworks and compliance
    • Vulnerability scanning and pentests
    • Security assessment techniques
    • Pentesting concepts
    • Vulnerability scanning concepts
    • Exploitation frameworks

    1.3 Security posture assessment tools

    • Topology discovery
    • Service discovery
    • Packet capture
    • Packet capture tools
    • Remote access Trojans
    • Honeypots and honeynets

    1.4 Incident response

    • Incident response procedures
    • Preparation phase
    • Identification phase
    • Containment phase
    • Eradication and recovery phases

    Day 2

    2.1 Cryptography

    • Uses of cryptography
    • Cryptographic terminology and ciphers
    • Cryptographic products
    • Hashing algorithms
    • Symmetric algorithms
    • Asymmetric algorithms
    • Diffie-Hellman and elliptic curve
    • Transport encryption
    • Cryptographic attacks

    2.2 Public key infrastructure

    • PKI standards
    • Digital certificates
    • Certificate authorities
    • Types of certificate
    • Implementing PKI
    • Storing and distributing keys
    • Key status and revocation
    • PKI trust models
    • PGP/GPG

    2.3 Identification and authentication

    • Access Control systems
    • Identification
    • Authentication
    • LAN manager/NTLM
    • Kerberos
    • PAP, CHAP and MS-CHAP
    • Password attacks
    • Token-based authentication
    • Biometric authentication
    • Common access card

    2.4 Identity and access services

    • Authorization
    • Directory services
    • Radius and TACACS+
    • Federation and trusts
    • Federated identity protocols

    2.5 Account management

    • Formal access control models
    • Account types
    • Windows active directory
    • Creating and managing accounts
    • Account policy enforcement
    • Credential management policies
    • Account restrictions
    • Accounting and auditing

    Day 3

    3.1 Secure network design

    • Network zones and segments
    • Subnetting
    • Switching infrastructure
    • Switching attacks and hardening
    • Endpoint security
    • Network access control
    • Routing infrastructure
    • Network address translation
    • Software defined networking

    3.2 Firewalls and load balancers

    • Basic firewalls
    • Stateful firewalls
    • Implementing a firewall or gateway
    • Web application firewalls
    • Proxies and gateways
    • Denial-of-service attacks
    • Load balancers

    3.3 IDS and SIEM

    • Intrusion detection systems
    • Configuring IDS
    • Log review and SIEM
    • Data loss prevention
    • Malware and intrusion response

    3.4 Secure wireless access

    • Wireless LANs
    • WEP and WPA
    • Wi-Fi authentication
    • Extensible authentication protocol
    • Additional Wi-Fi security settings
    • Wi-Fi site security
    • Personal area networks

    3.5 Physical security controls

    • Site layout and access
    • Gateways and locks
    • Alarm systems
    • Surveillance
    • Hardware security
    • Environmental controls

    4.1 Secure protocols and services

    • DHCP security
    • DNS security
    • Network management protocols
    • Http and web servers
    • SSL / TLS and HTTPS
    • Web security gateways
    • Email services
    • S/mime
    • File transfer
    • Voice and video services
    • Voice over IP (VOIP)

    4.2 Secure remote access

    • Remote access architecture
    • Virtual private networks
    • IPSEC and IKE
    • Remote access servers
    • Remote administration tools
    • Hardening remote access infrastructure

    4.3 Secure systems design

    • Trusted computing
    • Hardware / firmware security
    • Peripheral device security
    • Secure configurations
    • OS hardening
    • Patch management
    • Embedded systems
    • Security for embedded systems

    4.4 Secure mobile device services

    • Mobile device deployments
    • Mobile connection methods
    • Mobile access control systems
    • Enforcement and monitoring

    4.5 Secure virtualization and cloud services

    • Virtualization technologies
    • Virtualization security best practices
    • Cloud computing
    • Cloud security best practices

    5.1 Forensics

    • Forensic procedures
    • Collecting evidence
    • Capturing system images
    • Handling and analyzing evidence

    5.2 Disaster recovery and resiliency

    • Continuity of operations planning
    • Disaster recovery planning
    • Resiliency strategies
    • Recovery sites
    • Backup plans and policies
    • Resiliency and automation strategies

    5.3 Risk management

    • Business impact analysis
    • Identification of critical systems
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk mitigation

    5.4 Secure application development

    • Application vulnerabilities
    • Application exploits
    • Web browser exploits
    • Secure application design
    • Secure coding concepts
    • Auditing applications
    • Secure DevOps

    5.5 Organizational security

    • Corporate security policy
    • Personnel management policies
    • Interoperability agreements
    • Data roles
    • Data sensitivity labeling and handling
    • Data wiping and disposal
    • Privacy and employee conduct policies
    • Security policy training

    Day 5

    • SY0-501 overview
    • Infosec’s Security+ exam cram
    • Take the SY0-501 exam

3. After Your BootCamp

Your Infosec Skills access extends 90 days past your boot camp, so you can take additional time to prepare for your Security+ exam, get a head start on your next certification goal or start earning CPEs.

Security+ Certification Training and Boot Camp SYO-501

Infosec’s authorized CompTIA Security+ Boot Camp teaches you information security theory and reinforces that theory with hands-on exercises to help you learn by doing. You will learn how to configure and operate many different technical security controls — and leave prepared to pass your Security+ exam.

 

Earn your Security+, guaranteed!

Boot camp overview

Security+ holders have the knowledge and skills to help organizations proactively identify potential security risks and respond more quickly when incidents do occur. This boot camp includes five days of live training covering today’s most critical information security issues and practices. You’ll leave fully prepared to pass the popular CompTIA Security+ exam and address real-world security challenges across the six areas outlined by the Security+ exam objectives:

  1. Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
  2. Technologies and tools
  3. Architecture and design
  4. Identity and access management
  5. Risk management
  6. Cryptography and PKI


Skill up and get certified, guaranteed

Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different Flex Pro or Flex Classroom course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.

What you'll learn

You will learn techniques and methodologies used to successfully configure, execute, construct and troubleshoot network security in order to ensure the threat of viruses, worms, Trojans and improper configuration is minimized or negated. Upon completing this Security+ Boot Camp, you will have learned valuable knowledge and skills, including the ability to:

  • Administer, configure, design and troubleshoot network security
  • Minimize the threat of external attacks and viruses with successful countermeasures
  • Implement general security services on various computer networks
  • Harden networks and operating systems
  • Execute essential security technologies — TCP/IP firewalls and VPN
  • And much more!

Who should attend?

  • IT support technicians
  • Help desk support
  • Junior network administrators
  • Application support analysts
  • Security analysts
  • Security specialists
  • Anyone looking to learn a baseline of information security concepts

Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling in the Security+ Boot Camp, students should have roughly 12-24 months of experience working with information systems and networking.

Meets 8570.1 requirements

Attention DoD Information Assurance workers! This boot camp provides certification towards government security requirements. This includes the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 mandate that department employees or contractors engaged in work related to information security be required to certify. The directive specifies CompTIA Security+ as a choice for Information Assurance Technician Level II and Information Assurance Manager I.

Authorized training partner

Infosec is an authorized training partner of CompTIA, and our training has won awards from CompTIA, including the CompTIA Outstanding Partner Award. Infosec instructors have years of industry experience and have authored two of the top network security and ethical hacking books.

Start learning immediately

  • Immediate access to Infosec Skills — including a bonus boot camp prep course — from the minute you enroll to 90 days after your boot camp
  • Five days of expert, live Security+ training
  • 90-day extended access to all boot camp video replays and materials
  • Unlimited Security+ practice exam attempts
  • Security+ exam voucher
  • Learn by doing with hundreds of additional hands-on courses and labs
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (online students)

Comcast stays ahead of tech change with Infosec Skills

FEATURED CASE STUDY

Providing relevant cybersecurity training to its sales engineering team is a top priority at Comcast Business’s West Division. Learn why Senior Director of Sales Engineering Romy Ricafort selected Infosec Skills to help his team stay ahead of changing technology and ensure they have the right skills to support their clients and products

Security+ training schedule

Infosec’s Security+ training is more than just a boot camp. We support you before, during and after your live training to ensure you’re fully prepared for your exam — and get certified on your first attempt.

1. Before your Bootcamp

Start learning now. You’ll get immediate access to all the content in Infosec Skills, including an in-depth Security+ prep course, the moment you enroll. Prepare for your live boot camp, uncover your knowledge gaps and maximize your training experience.

2. During Bootcamp

  • Day 1

    1.1 Indicators of compromise

    • Why is security important?
    • Security policy
    • Threat actor types
    • The kill chain
    • Social engineering
    • Phishing
    • Malware types
    • Trojans and spyware
    • Open source intelligence

    1.2 Critical security controls

    • Security control types
    • Defense in depth
    • Frameworks and compliance
    • Vulnerability scanning and pentests
    • Security assessment techniques
    • Pentesting concepts
    • Vulnerability scanning concepts
    • Exploitation frameworks

    1.3 Security posture assessment tools

    • Topology discovery
    • Service discovery
    • Packet capture
    • Packet capture tools
    • Remote access Trojans
    • Honeypots and honeynets

    1.4 Incident response

    • Incident response procedures
    • Preparation phase
    • Identification phase
    • Containment phase
    • Eradication and recovery phases

    Day 2

    2.1 Cryptography

    • Uses of cryptography
    • Cryptographic terminology and ciphers
    • Cryptographic products
    • Hashing algorithms
    • Symmetric algorithms
    • Asymmetric algorithms
    • Diffie-Hellman and elliptic curve
    • Transport encryption
    • Cryptographic attacks

    2.2 Public key infrastructure

    • PKI standards
    • Digital certificates
    • Certificate authorities
    • Types of certificate
    • Implementing PKI
    • Storing and distributing keys
    • Key status and revocation
    • PKI trust models
    • PGP/GPG

    2.3 Identification and authentication

    • Access Control systems
    • Identification
    • Authentication
    • LAN manager/NTLM
    • Kerberos
    • PAP, CHAP and MS-CHAP
    • Password attacks
    • Token-based authentication
    • Biometric authentication
    • Common access card

    2.4 Identity and access services

    • Authorization
    • Directory services
    • Radius and TACACS+
    • Federation and trusts
    • Federated identity protocols

    2.5 Account management

    • Formal access control models
    • Account types
    • Windows active directory
    • Creating and managing accounts
    • Account policy enforcement
    • Credential management policies
    • Account restrictions
    • Accounting and auditing

    Day 3

    3.1 Secure network design

    • Network zones and segments
    • Subnetting
    • Switching infrastructure
    • Switching attacks and hardening
    • Endpoint security
    • Network access control
    • Routing infrastructure
    • Network address translation
    • Software defined networking

    3.2 Firewalls and load balancers

    • Basic firewalls
    • Stateful firewalls
    • Implementing a firewall or gateway
    • Web application firewalls
    • Proxies and gateways
    • Denial-of-service attacks
    • Load balancers

    3.3 IDS and SIEM

    • Intrusion detection systems
    • Configuring IDS
    • Log review and SIEM
    • Data loss prevention
    • Malware and intrusion response

    3.4 Secure wireless access

    • Wireless LANs
    • WEP and WPA
    • Wi-Fi authentication
    • Extensible authentication protocol
    • Additional Wi-Fi security settings
    • Wi-Fi site security
    • Personal area networks

    3.5 Physical security controls

    • Site layout and access
    • Gateways and locks
    • Alarm systems
    • Surveillance
    • Hardware security
    • Environmental controls

    4.1 Secure protocols and services

    • DHCP security
    • DNS security
    • Network management protocols
    • Http and web servers
    • SSL / TLS and HTTPS
    • Web security gateways
    • Email services
    • S/mime
    • File transfer
    • Voice and video services
    • Voice over IP (VOIP)

    4.2 Secure remote access

    • Remote access architecture
    • Virtual private networks
    • IPSEC and IKE
    • Remote access servers
    • Remote administration tools
    • Hardening remote access infrastructure

    4.3 Secure systems design

    • Trusted computing
    • Hardware / firmware security
    • Peripheral device security
    • Secure configurations
    • OS hardening
    • Patch management
    • Embedded systems
    • Security for embedded systems

    4.4 Secure mobile device services

    • Mobile device deployments
    • Mobile connection methods
    • Mobile access control systems
    • Enforcement and monitoring

    4.5 Secure virtualization and cloud services

    • Virtualization technologies
    • Virtualization security best practices
    • Cloud computing
    • Cloud security best practices

    5.1 Forensics

    • Forensic procedures
    • Collecting evidence
    • Capturing system images
    • Handling and analyzing evidence

    5.2 Disaster recovery and resiliency

    • Continuity of operations planning
    • Disaster recovery planning
    • Resiliency strategies
    • Recovery sites
    • Backup plans and policies
    • Resiliency and automation strategies

    5.3 Risk management

    • Business impact analysis
    • Identification of critical systems
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk mitigation

    5.4 Secure application development

    • Application vulnerabilities
    • Application exploits
    • Web browser exploits
    • Secure application design
    • Secure coding concepts
    • Auditing applications
    • Secure DevOps

    5.5 Organizational security

    • Corporate security policy
    • Personnel management policies
    • Interoperability agreements
    • Data roles
    • Data sensitivity labeling and handling
    • Data wiping and disposal
    • Privacy and employee conduct policies
    • Security policy training

    Day 5

    • SY0-501 overview
    • Infosec’s Security+ exam cram
    • Take the SY0-501 exam

3. After Your BootCamp

Your Infosec Skills access extends 90 days past your boot camp, so you can take additional time to prepare for your Security+ exam, get a head start on your next certification goal or start earning CPEs.