CompTIA® Security+ Certification Exam Cram Notes

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About Security+ Certification: Security+ Certification is offered by CompTIA®. Undoubtedly, Security+ Certification is one of the most widely recognized certification in the field of computer and network security. Security+ exam is targeted for computer service technicians with at least 2 year on-the-job experience. To get Security+ certified, one need to pass only one exam: SY0 - 501 


 1. Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

1.1 Given a scenario, analyze 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

 2. 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

 3. 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 Summarize secure application development and deployment concepts

3.5 Summarize cloud and virtualization concepts

3.6 Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk

3.7 Explain the importance of physical security controls

 4. 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

 5. 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 Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operations concepts

5.5 Compare and contrast various types of controls

 6. 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 ad


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