Integrated Performance Improvement

CompTIA Security+


CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and is the first security certification a candidate should earn.

CompTIA Security+ establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.


Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions;
Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT;
Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance;
Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Summarize Fundamental Security Concepts

  • Security Concepts
  • Security Controls

Lesson 2: Compare Threat Types

  • Threat Actors
  • Attack Surfaces
  • Social Engineering

Lesson 3: Explain Cryptographic Solutions

  • Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Cryptographic Solutions

Lesson 4: Implement Identity and Access Management

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Identity Management

Lesson 5: Secure Enterprise Network Architecture

  • Enterprise Network Architecture
  • Network Security Appliances
  • Secure Communications

Lesson 6: Secure Cloud Network Architecture

  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Embedded Systems and Zero Trust Architecture

Lesson 7: Explain Resiliency and Site Security Concepts

  • Asset Management
  • Redundancy Strategies
  • Physical Security

Lesson 8: Explain Vulnerability Management

  • Device and OS Vulnerabilities
  • Application and Cloud Vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability Identification Methods
  • Vulnerability Analysis and Remediation

Lesson 9: Evaluate Network Security Capabilities

  • Network Security Baselines
  • Network Security Capability Enhancement

Lesson 10: Assess Endpoint Security Capabilities

  • Implement Endpoint Security
  • Mobile Device Hardening

Lesson 11: Enhance Application Security Capabilities

  • Application Protocol Security Baselines
  • Cloud and Web Application Security Concepts

Lesson 12: Explain Incident Response and Monitoring Concepts

  • Incident Response
  • Digital Forensics
  • Data Sources
  • Alerting and Monitoring Tools

Lesson 13: Analyze Indicators of Malicious Activity

  • Malware Attack Indicators
  • Physical and Network Attack Indicators
  • Application Attack Indicators

Lesson 14: Summarize Security Governance Concepts

  • Policies, Standards, and Procedures
  • Change Management
  • Automation and Orchestration

Lesson 15: Explain Risk Management Processes

  • Risk Management Processes and Concepts
  • Vendor Management Concepts
  • Audits and Assessments

Lesson 16: Summarize Data Protection and Compliance Concepts

  • Data Classification and Compliance
  • Personnel Policies

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