Security+ Certification

Objectives

  • A basic understanding of security issues
  • Familiarity with encryption, secure remote connections and protocols
  • Successful preparation to pass the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam

Text: CompTIA Security+ Certification, CompTIA Press

Get the Security+ Exam Objectives at http://certification.comptia.org/Training/testingcenters/examobjectives.aspx

Day 1

Introductions, skill assessment

Chapter 1: Mitigating threats

Chapter 2: Cryptography

Day 2

Chapter 3: Authentication systems

Chapter 4: User- and role-based security

Day 3

Chapter 5: Peripheral security

Chapter 6: Public Key Infrastructure

Day 4

Chapter 7: Application and messaging security

Chapter 8: Ports and protocols

Day 5

Chapter 9: Network security

Chapter 10: Wireless security

Day 6

Chapter 11: Remote access security

Chapter 12: Vulnerability testing and monitoring

Day 7

Chapter 13: Organizational security

Chapter 14: Business continuity

 

Network+ : Servers and Support

Redundancies

RAID Levels

Backup Techniques

On the CD:

Dr. TCP

TCPView

Freeproxy

On the Internet:

About MTU

http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid7_gci213605,00.html

http://www.tech-faq.com/mtu.shtml

http://openvpn.net/archive/openvpn-devel/2002-07/msg00009.html

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,17719662?hilite=

What is my external IP? WhatIsMyIP.com

How fast is my Internet connection? DSLReports.com

 

The OSI Model

The 802 Stack

Media Types

Network Types

Protocol Stacks

IP Address Classes

Subnets and CIDR

Ports

WAN Protocols

Wireless Variants and Security

Command-Line Tools

Cross-Platform Connectivity

RAID

Backing Up

Network+ : Sharing Resources

Naming: UNC and URL

Permissions: Share-level and Domain

Accessing Shares

DNS

IPCONFIG /DISPLAYDNS (or /FLUSHDNS)

NSLOOKUP and dig

http://www.zoneedit.com/doc/nslookup.html

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Using-NSLOOKUP-DNS-Server-diagnosis.html

http://www.activexperts.com/support/activmonitor/nslookup

DHCP

APIPA

WINS

NBTSTAT -c (or no switch)

The NET commands

Routing and Routing Tables

NETSTAT -NR and ROUTE PRINT

NAT

Proxy Servers

http://www.ripe.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIPE

http://www.ripe.net/ris/index.html

http://www.ris.ripe.net/bgplay/

Longest prefix match: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_prefix_match

http://groups.google.com/group/news.admin.net-abuse.sightings/browse_thread/thread/af33e9b82606e603/b1fa87415bedced0?lnk=raot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_System_Number

Network+ : TCP/IP and Network Operations

Exercises:

Configuring NICs

Network Setup:

NetBIOS

IPX/SPX

TCP/IP

TCP/IP Networking

Local Networking

MAC Resolution

MAC uses FRAMES (with MAC headers)

Broadcast: FFFFFFFFFFFF  (12 Fs)

How do you tell if it’s local or remote?

arp -a
arp -d *

Out-of-subnet Networking: IP

Gateways

Subnet Masking

Class
First Octet
Number of addresses
A
1 – 126
16.7 Million
(loopback)
127
 
B
128 – 191
65,534
C
192 – 223
254

Classless Subnetting (CIDR)

Non-Routable Special Addresses

Class
     
A
10.0.0.0
10.255.255.255.255
B
172.16.0.0
172.31.255.255
C
192.168.0.0
192.168.255.255

DNS

DHCP

WINS

Network Operating Systems

Models:

Client/Server
Peer-to-Peer
Resource-Based (Workgroup)
Server-Based (Domain)
Organization-Based (Directory)

Network+ : Networking Variants, Physical Installation

Ports

http://www.lb.shuttle.de/apastron/ports.htm

“Exotic” or Large-Scale Network Protocols

FDDI and CDDI
ATM
Frame Relay
MPLS
Metro Ethernet

Installation

Structured Cabling
Fire Ratings
Equipment Rooms
Equipment Racks: 19″, “U” units
Patch Panels
Patch Cables
EIA/TIA 606
Floor Plans
Pulling
Testing

Multispeed Switches and Backbone Networks

Toners

Wireless Networking

Wireless NICs
Access Points (APs)
Wireless Bridges: Point to Point / Point to Multipoint

Wireless Networking Software

Modes: Ad-hoc vs. Infrastructure

Basic Service Set

Extended (Basic) Service Set

CSMA/CA

Wireless Networking Security

SSID

MAC Filtering

WEP

64 bit encryption
Shared, static key

WPA

128 bit encryption
Key variants: Enterprise 802.1x vs. Personal PSK

Exercise:

WAP Configuration

Network+ : From Physical Topologies to Protocols and Domains

Network Topology
Bus
Ring
Star
Physical vs. Logical

Cable

Coaxial

RG-5 – Cable service
RG-8 – 10Base5
RG-62 – TV
RG-58 – 10Base2
RG-59 – rare Cable service
STP – usually Token Ring

UTP

10BaseT – see p. 128
100BaseTX
100BaseT4
1000BaseCX
1000BaseSX
1000BaseLX

Fiber Optic

10BaseFL – early fiber optic
100BaseFX

Boxes

Repeater
Bridge
Hub
Switch
Router
MAU or MSAU

IEEE

802.1x – NAC
802.2 – MAC
802.3 – Ethernet
802.5 – Token Ring
802.11 – Wireless

a
b
g
n
MIMO

The Data Link Layer
Logical Link Layer
Media Access Control Layer
Full vs. Half-duplex

Network Protocol Stacks

Lan Manager

Localtalk

NetBEUI/NetBIOS

IPX/SPX

AppleTalk

TCP/IP

SMB/Samba

NFS

Domains and Directories

Workgroups

NT Domains

Active Directory

Network Information System (Yellow Pages)

Novell Directory Services

Red Hat/Sun Directory Services

Network+ Certification

Instructor: Glenn Norman
Text: Network+ Certification All-In-One Guide, 5th Edition, Mike Meyers

  • A solid understanding of network functionality
  • Familiarity with construction, maintenance and troubleshooting networks
  • Successful preparation to pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam

The Network+ Exam 2011 Revision
CompTIA Exam Objectives and Sample Tests

ARPANET

Client/Server

Sharing and Accessing Resources

The OSI Model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model

The Physical Layer
Cable
Connectors
NICs
Hubs

Packet Architecture

Exercise: Cable construction, punchdown blocks

This website has great wiring pinouts for T=568A & B:

http://www.incentre.net/content/view/75/2/

A+ Certification Course Outline

UNM Division of Continuing Education Courses

CompTIA A+ Certification

Parts 1 and 2

Text:

Pearson Cert Guide: CompTIA A+ (220-801, 220-802)

book and CD

 

Course 1: A+ Essentials

 

Day 1

Introductions, experience and objectives

Discussion of the texts and their uses

What the test was, what the test is, and what that means to you

Pre-test: Current skills evaluation

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

 

Day 2

Chapter 3

Monitors and Power Supplies

Cleaners

Troubleshooting

Physical Tools

Software Tools

Exercise: Show and Tell

 

Day 3

Chapter 4

Busses

Interfaces

Troubleshooting

 

Day 4

Chapter 5

RAM

Tools and Consoles

Attributes

Exercises: Show and Tell

 

Day 5

Chapter 6

OS Installation

Requirements

Utilities

Partitions and Formatting

Upgrades

 

Chapter 7

Video

 

 

Day 6

Chapter 8

Custom PC Configurations:

CAD/CAM/Graphics PC

Audio/Video PC

Virtualization Host

Home Theatre

Thick Client

Thin Client

Home Server

Diagnostic Tools

Printing and Imaging

Mechanisms

Laser Printing and Charlie

Page Description Languages

Diagnostics

 

Day 7

Chapter 9

Laptops

Exercise: Laptop Teardown and Rebuild

 

Course 2: Troubleshooting

 

Day 8

Chapter 10

Mobile Devices

 

Chapter 10

Environment and Safety

 

Day 9

Chapter 11

Printers and Printing

Steps to the Process

 

Chapter 12

Storage Devices

RAID

 

Day 10

Chapter 13

Installing/Upgrading Windoes

 

Chapter 14

OS Management

Utilities

Remote Desktop/Remote Assistance/VNC

Exercise: Remote Connections

Advanced Startup and the Recovery Console

The Command Line

Exercise: Startup Script

 

Day 11

Chapter 15

Troubleshooting

Boot Management

 

Chapter 16

Network Management

 

Day 12

Chapter 17

Security

Exercise: Practice Test