COMPTIA SECURITY+ (SF) (SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING)

COMPTIA SECURITY+ (SF) (SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING)

Funded

Course Duration

40.0 hr(s)

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete an assessment during class. There are 2 assessment modes in this module:

  • Written Assessment
  • Case Study

External Certification Exam

Official Cybertronium Examination

After students pass the assessment, they will receive a Certified Identity and Access Management Associate certificate from Cybertronium.

Who Should Attend

  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Helpdesk Manager / Analyst
  • Network / Cloud Engineer
  • Security Engineer / Analyst
  • DevOps / Software Developer
  • IT Auditors
  • IT Project Manager

What's In It for Me

  • Focusing on more threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities on the Internet from newer custom devices that must be mitigated, such as IoT and embedded devices, newer DDoS attacks, and social engineering attacks based on current events.
  • Includes coverage of enterprise environments and reliance on the cloud, which is growing quickly as organizations transition to hybrid networks.
  • Expanded to focus on administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless, and end-to-end security.
  • Covering organizational security assessment and incident response procedures, such as basic threat detection, risk mitigation techniques, security controls, and basic digital forensics.
  • Expanded to support organizational risk management and compliance to regulations, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST, and CCPA.
  • Expanded to focus on administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless, and end-to-end security.

Course Overview

CompTIA's Security+ certification is a foundation-level certificate designed for IT administrators with two years' experience whose job role is focused on system security.

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents—not just identify them.

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program.

Course Schedule

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

Upon completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Compare security roles and security controls
  • Explain threat actors and threat intelligence
  • Perform security assessments and identify social engineering attacks and malware types
  • Summarize basic cryptographic concepts and implement public key infrastructure
  • Implement authentication controls
  • Implement identity and account management controls
  • Implement secure network designs, network security appliances, and secure network protocols
  • Implement host, embedded/Internet of Things, and mobile security solutions
  • Implement secure cloud solutions
  • Explain data privacy and protection concepts
  • Perform incident response and digital forensics
  • Summarize risk management concepts and implement cybersecurity resilience
  • Explain physical security

Pre-requisites

To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic Windows and Linux administrator skills and the ability to implement fundamental networking appliances and IP addressing concepts. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.

It is recommended that you have prior formal trainings in the following:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+

Hardware & Software
This course will be conducted as a Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom platform. Participants must own a zoom account and have a laptop or a desktop with “Zoom Client for Meetings” installed. This can be downloaded from
https://zoom.us/download.

System Requirement

Must Have:

Please ensure that your computer or laptop meets the following requirements.

  • Operating system: Windows 10 or MacOS (64 bit or above)
  • Processor/CPU: 1.8 GHz, 2-core Intel Core i3 or higher
  • Minimum 20 GB hard disk space.
  • Minimum 8 Gb RAM
  • Webcam (The camera must be turned on for the duration of the class)
  • Microphone
  • Internet Connection: Wired or Wireless broadband
  • Latest version of Zoom software to be installed on computer or laptop prior to the class.

Good to Have:

  • Wired internet connection
    Wired internet will provide you with stable and reliable connection.
  • Dual monitors
    Using a dual monitor setup will undoubtedly improve your training experience, enabling you to simultaneously participate in hands-on exercises and maintain engagement with your instructor.>

Not Recommended:

Using tablets is not recommended due to their smaller screen size, which could cause eye strain and discomfort over the course of the program's duration.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls

  • Compare and contrast information security roles
  • Compare and contrast security control and framework types

Lesson 2: Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence

  • Explain threat actor types and attack vectors
  • Explain threat intelligence sources

Lesson 3: Performing Security Assessments

  • Assess organizational security with network reconnaissance tools.
  • Explain security concerns with general vulnerability types.
  • Summarize vulnerability scanning techniques.
  • Explain penetration testing concepts.

Lesson 4: Identifying Social Engineering and Malware

  • Compare and contrast social engineering techniques.
  • Analyze indicators of malware-based attacks.

Lesson 5: Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts

  • Compare and contrast cryptographic ciphers.
  • Summarize cryptographic modes of operation.
  • Summarize cryptographic use cases and weaknesses.
  • Summarize other cryptographic technologies.

Lesson 6: Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Implement certificates and certificate authorities.
  • Implement PKI management.

Lesson 7: Implementing Authentication Controls

  • Summarize authentication design concepts.
  • Implement knowledge-based authentication.
  • Implement authentication technologies.
  • Summarize biometrics authentication concepts.

Lesson 8: Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls

  • Implement identity and account types.
  • Implement account policies.
  • Implement authorization solutions.
  • Explain the importance of personnel policies.

Lesson 9: Implementing Secure Network Designs

  • Implement secure network designs.
  • Implement secure routing and switching.
  • Implement secure wireless infrastructure.
  • Implement load balancers.

Lesson 10: Implementing Network Security Appliances

  • Implement firewalls and proxy servers.
  • Implement network security monitoring.
  • Summarize the use of SIEM.

Lesson 11: Implementing Secure Network Protocols

  • Implement secure network operations protocols.
  • Implement secure application protocols.
  • Implement secure remote access protocols.

Lesson 12: Implementing Host Security Solutions

  • Implement secure firmware.
  • Implement endpoint security.
  • Explain embedded system security implications.

Lesson 13: Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions

  • Implement mobile device management.
  • Implement secure mobile device connections.

Lesson 14: Summarizing Secure Application Concepts

  • Analyze indicators of application attacks.
  • Analyze indicators of web application attacks.
  • Summarize secure coding practices.
  • Implement secure script environments.
  • Summarize deployment and automation concepts.

Lesson 15: Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions

  • Summarize secure cloud and virtualization services.
  • Apply cloud security solutions.
  • Summarize infrastructure as code concepts.

Lesson 16: Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts

  • Explain privacy and data sensitivity concepts.
  • Explain privacy and data protection controls.

Lesson 17: Performing Incident Response

  • Summarize incident response procedures.
  • Utilize appropriate data sources for incident response.
  • Apply mitigation controls.

Lesson 18: Explaining Digital Forensics

  • Explain key aspects of digital forensics documentation.
  • Explain key aspects of digital forensics evidence acquisition.

Lesson 19: Summarizing Risk Management Concepts

  • Explain risk management processes and concepts.
  • Explain business impact analysis concepts.

Lesson 20: Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience

  • Implement redundancy strategies.
  • Implement backup strategies.
  • Implement cybersecurity resiliency strategies.

Lesson 21: Explaining Physical Security

  • Explain the importance of physical site security controls.
  • Explain the importance of physical host security controls.

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub.

  • Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SkillsFuture Singapore

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive a SOA from SkillsFuture Singapore to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standard(s):

  • ICT-DES-3004-1.1 Security Architecture
  • External Certification

After completing this course and when you’re ready to take the exam, purchase your Security+ voucher from the NTUC LearningHub Exam Unit. A voucher code will be issued to you that will enable you to sign up for your exam. CompTIA exams are proctored at a Pearson VUE testing center in a highly-secure environment. Visit Pearson Vue (http://www.pearsonvue.com/comptia/) to find a testing center near you.

Additional Details

Courseware / Lab:

  • Learner’s Resources on Canvas
  • Official Digital Kit from CompTIA
  • Official Digital Lab from CompTIA

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee ratio is 1:25

Mode of Delivery: Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom

As this is a government subsidised programme, the entire training programme will be video recorded for audit purposes by the relevant funding agency. To ascertain their presence, Trainees / Participants are required to

  • Turn on web camera to show real-time video, as opposed to using a profile picture / video for the entirety of the training and assessment session.
  • Ensure that their faces are fully visible (not just the forehead / eyebrows)
  • Use their full name as per NRIC / Passport as their Screen Name on Zoom

Courseware:  Canvas + Physical copy (for local use only)

Price

NTUC LHUB must receive payment by 31st December 2023 (8% GST applies)
[You are encouraged to make payment ahead of time]

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$2,500.00

$2,700.00

$2,500.00

$2,700.00

$2,500.00

$2,700.00

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$750.00

$810.00

$750.00

$810.00

$250.00

$310.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$250.00

$310.00

$250.00

$310.00

$250.00

$310.00

Payments received by NTUC LHUB from 1st January 2024 (9% GST applies)

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$2,500.00

$2,725.00

$2,500.00

$2,725.00

$2,500.00

$2,725.00

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$750.00

$817.50

$750.00

$817.50

$250.00

$317.50

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$250.00

$317.50

$250.00

$317.50

$250.00

$317.50

Remarks;

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

SkillsFuture Credit:

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.

UTAP:

  • This course is eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).
  • NTUC members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under UTAP.

PSEA:

  • To check for Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) eligibility for this course, visit:
    (a)
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2023019847) for Virtual Learning Class (VLC)
    (b) 
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2023019846) for Face-to-Face class
  • Scroll down to “Keyword Tags” to verify for PSEA eligibility. 
  • If there is “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is eligible for PSEA.  
  • And if there is no “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is ineligible for PSEA. 
  • Not all courses are eligible for PSEA funding.

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding:

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year.
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee.
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim.

 

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Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.

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