Washington University in St. Louis

SECP041: CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep ($2,895)

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Course summary - 35hrs:

The CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep course is designed to help individuals prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The certification is a widely recognized credential in the field of cybersecurity, and the exam is designed to test the candidate's knowledge and skills in various areas of cybersecurity.

This course covers essential topics such as network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. Students will learn the concepts, tools, and techniques necessary to design, implement, and maintain a secure network environment.

The course includes in-depth lectures, practice exercises, and simulated exams to help students develop their knowledge and test-taking skills. Students will also have access to a community of cybersecurity professionals to network and discuss industry trends and best practices.

Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam and begin a career in cybersecurity.

Course outline:
This course is 35 hours.
  • Foot Printing and Reconnaissance
  • Scanning Networks and Vulnerability Analysis
  • Sniffing, Social Engineering and Session Hijacking
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots
  • Hacking Webservers, Web Applications, Wireless Networks, Mobile Platforms and IoT
Learning outcomes:
  • Explain ethical hacking methodology
  • Use common hacking tools including Trojans, viruses, malware, packet sniffing, social engineering and DoS/DDoS attacks
  • Employ countermeasures to such attacks
  • Understand IDS, firewall and honeypot evasion techniques
  • Explain the methodology behind webserver, web application, wireless network and mobile platform attacks
  • Defend IoT devices securely
  • Understand cloud computing threats and apply security techniques
  • Take the EC-Council CEH exam

This course helps the participant prepare for the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam and includes an exam voucher. The voucher is valid for 12 months after the course at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Training is provided by Alpine Security, an EC-Council Accredited Training Center.

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Accrediting Associations

This is a core course for EC-Council certification and is recommended for network administrators and professionals with 1-2 years of information security experience.
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Course summary:

Discover the power of Agile with our ICAgile-accredited course that emphasizes Agile as a mindset, not just a methodology. Our immersive curriculum covers vital concepts like value-driven development, adaptive planning, frequent feedback, and continuous improvement, providing you with hands-on experience in avoiding common pitfalls and maximizing value for your organization. Whether you're an Agile novice or an experienced practitioner seeking to strengthen your Agile mindset, this course is the ideal starting point for your journey. Enroll now and transform the way you approach work!

Course outline:
History and Mindset
Individuals and Interactions
  • Creating Shared Understanding
  • Shifts in Roles
Value-Driven Development
  • Incremental Development
  • Work-in-Progress (WIP)
Customer and User Involvement
  • Including Customers and Users
Planning and Adapting
  • Process and Product Adaptation
Learning outcomes:
  • Explain the Agile mindset, values, principles and practices
  • Describe the differences between teams that are self-organized and those who rely on management direction
  • Compare and contrast a feedback-based empirical method and a plan-driven method
  • Evaluate a release plan and explain the balance of costs and benefits on its proposed release cadence
  • Explain the pitfalls of not involving users before, during and after development activities/iterations
  • Demonstrate a technique for obtaining user feedback
  • Explain the core principles of Agile estimation and complete an exercise using either planning poker or affinity estimation
  • Demonstrate at least one technique for visually communicating status in an Agile environment
  • Contrast techniques for product adaptation in waterfall/traditional vs. Agile environments
  • Summarize how to balance the need to respond to change with the need for predictability
  • Explain how the various feedback mechanisms enable teams to learn and provide the opportunity to adapt their product to emergent needs

Accrediting Associations:

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