Security+ Outline

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Administrative Items

  • Time: Thursday’s from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Location: Shelby 2117
  • Test Dates: Qualification Exam, 4/10/2020 | Exam Date, 4/17/2020

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Exam Details

Exam Code SYO-501
Number of Questions 90
Types of Questions Usually 85 Multiple Choice and 5 performanced based questions
Length of Test 90 minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900), roughly 83% to pass
Price $339

Course Outline

There are six domains each with their on subdomains on which will be tested on the during exam, these include:

  1. Review
  2. Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
  3. Technologies and Tools
  4. Architecture and Design
  5. Identity and Access Management
  6. Risk Management
  7. Cryptography and PKI

Review

  • Security Basics

  • Core Security Goals

  • Basic Risk concepts

  • Command Line Tools

Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

  • 1.1 Given a scenario, analyze indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware.

  • 1.2 Compare and contrast types of attacks.

  • 1.3 Explain threat actor types and attributes

  • 1.4 Explain penetration testing concepts.

  • 1.5 Explain vulnerability scanning concepts.

  • 1.6 Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities.

Technologies and Tools

  • 2.1 Install and configure network components, both hardware and software-based, to support organizational security.

  • 2.2 Given a scenario, use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organization.

  • 2.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common security issues.

  • 2.4 Given a scenario, analyze and interpret output from security technologies.

  • 2.5 Given a scenario, deploy mobile devices securely.

  • 2.6 Given a scenario, implement secure protocols.

Architecture and Design

  • 3.1 Explain use cases and purpose for frameworks, best practices and secure configuration guides.

  • 3.2 Given a scenario, implement secure network architecture concepts.

  • 3.3 Given a scenario, implement secure systems design.

  • 3.4 Explain the importance of secure staging deployment concepts.

  • 3.5 Explain the security implications of embedded systems.

  • 3.6 Summarize secure application development and deployment concepts.

  • 3.7 Summarize cloud and virtualization concepts.

  • 3.8 Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk.

  • 3.9 Explain the importance of physical security controls.

Identity and Access Management

  • 4.1 Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts

  • 4.2 Given a scenario, install and configure identity and access services.

  • 4.3 Given a scenario, implement identity and access management controls.

  • 4.4 Given a scenario, differentiate common account management practices.

Risk Management

  • 5.1 Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organizational security

  • 5.2 Summarize business impact analysis concepts.

  • 5.3 Explain risk management processes and concepts.

  • 5.4 Given a scenario, follow incident response procedures.

  • 5.5 Summarize basic concepts of forensics

  • 5.6 Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operations concepts.

  • 5.7 Compare and contrast various types of controls.

  • 5.8 Given a scenario, carry out data security and privacy practices.

Cryptography and PKI

  • 6.1 Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography

  • 6.2 Explain cryptography algorithms and their basic characteristics.

  • 6.3 Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings.

  • 6.4 Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure.

Course Structure

Dates Topics Covered Reference(Presentations) Reference(Book)
Week 1 2.2, 3.2, 3.7, 3.8, 5.7, 6.1 Slide 1 Chapter 1
Week 2 1.6, 2.3, 2.6, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 Slide 2 Chapter 2
Week 3 1.2, 2.1 - 2.4, 2.6, 3.2 Slide 3 Chapter 3
Week 4 1.2, 2.1 - 2.4, 2.6, 3.2 Slide 4 Chapter 4
Week 5 1.6, 2.1, 2.3 - 2.5, 3.3 Slide 5 Chapter 5
Week 6 1.1 - 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.9 Slide 6 Chapter 6
Week 7 1.2, 1.6, 3.1, 3.6 Slide 7 Chapter 7
Week 8 1.4, 1.5, 2.1 - 2.3, 3.2, 3.8 Slide 8 Chapter 8
Week 9 1.2, 1.6, 2.1 - 2.3, 3.1, 3.8, 3.9 Slide 9 Chapter 9
Week 10 1.2, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2 Slide 10 Chapter 10
Week 11 2.2, 2.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5 Slide 11 Chapter 11
Week 12 Qualification Exam - -
Week 13 Exam Day - -

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