CompTIA Security+

Course Code:  CR_KSECY_6 Delivery: Part-time, Online Duration:  12 weeks (2 evenings/week)Application Closing Date: 30th September Hosting Academic Department: Computing






CompTIA® Security+ Certification will prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. On completion, the student has the requisite knowledge to sit COMPTIA Security+ Exam which is necessary to achieve Certification.

This course is focused at the requirements outlined by the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today's job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related professional role.


Admission Requirements:

Candidates are recommended to have two years experience in a networking role with pre-existing knowledge of TCP/IP, experience in a security related role. Best suited to someone in IT Support, Network or Server Administration or someone working in a network/security role who wishes to attain certification.


Programme Objectives

Understand security concerns and concepts of the following types of devices:

  • Firewalls, Routers, Switches, Wireless, RAS (Remote Access Server).
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network), IDS (Intrusion Detection System), Network Monitoring Diagnostics, Workstations, Servers, Mobile Devices.
  • Understand the concepts behind the following kinds of Security Topologies.
  • Security Zones, DMZ (Demilitarised Zone), Intranet, Extranet, VLANs (Virtual Local Area Network), NAT (Network Address Translation), Tunnelling.
  • Differentiate types of intrusion detection such as Network Based, Active Detection, Passive Detection, Host Based, Honey Pots, Incident Response.
  • Be able to identify and explain each of the following different kinds of cryptographic algorithms, Hashing Symmetric and Asymmetric.
  • Cryptography Confidentiality, Integrity, Digital Signatures, Authentication, Non-Repudiation, Digital Signatures, Access Control.

The technology community identifies CompTIA Security + certification as the perfect entry to a Security Analyst/Officer career. Leading companies such as FireEye, Intel Security and DELL all place great value on this particular certification.


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