IT Security comprises many different areas and organizations that need skilled IT security personnel who understand the tools and technologies required to architect, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot the infrastructure required to keep a company's data secure. In this course, Technologies and Tools for CompTIA Security+, you'll learn the networking components (hardware and software) required to maintain organizational security. First, you'll explore the concepts required to troubleshoot and remediate issues. Next, you'll discover the tools required to properly assess a company's security posture, including network scanners, protocol analyzers, vulnerability scanning, and exploitation frameworks. Finally, you'll learn the infrastructure and security concerns dealing with mobile device deployment, including the protocols, devices, and infrastructure needed to secure a company's assets. By the end of this course, you'll understand the various technologies and tools required to assess a company's security posture, identify gaps in their defenses, and recommend solutions to mitigate those risks.
Chris is a lifelong learner and professional information technologist, trainer and IT Manager. Married with 3 children, Chris is interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible.
Course Overview Hey everyone, my name is Christopher Rees and welcome to my course, Technologies and Tools for CompTIA Security+. So in addition to being a trainer here at Pluralsight, I'm also a former law enforcement officer who specialized in computer crimes and I have over 20 years of enterprise IT experience. I've also been training the students from all over the world since 1998. So in this course, we'll cover the various technologies and tools associated with supporting, assessing, monitoring and also troubleshooting a company's security infrastructure as well as a company's overall security posture. So, some of the major topics that we'll cover include, security infrastructure required to secure a company's assets, such as firewalls, VPNs, VPN concentrators, network intrusion detection and also intrusion prevention systems, also basic networking concepts such as router switches, load balances and so forth. We'll also talk about the tools you use to assess a company's security posture, so protocol and network analysers, password crackers, data sanitization tools and so on. We'll also cover troubleshooting security issues, securing mobile devices and various connection methods. Lastly, we'll cover implementing secure protocols. So by the end of the course, you'll know the key concepts and technologies required to assess, monitor, manage and also, troubleshoot a secure environment for your company, no matter how big or how small or what industry. But before beginning the course, having some exposure to CompTIA's A+ or Network+ concepts is helpful, but not a requirement and from here, you should feel comfortable diving into some advanced security topics with courses such as, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner and also, Malware Analysis: The Big Picture. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn technologies and tools with the technologies and tools for CompTIA Security+ course, here at Pluralsight.