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Practice Lab for CompTIA Security+ SY0-401

About This Online Practice Lab:

Exam Number: SY0-401
Exam Name: CompTIA Security+
Certifications: Security+
Author: Boson

CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Practice Lab

SY0-401 Security+ Practice Lab
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The Practice Lab for CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 provides access* to real computer equipment that is networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet. Practice Labs include multiple pieces of equipment that you can configure. This lab includes instructions that will guide you as you learn the concepts and technologies covered on the SY0-401 certification exam.

The CompTIA Security + Practice-Lab will provide you with the necessary platform to gain hands on skills in security / vulnerability management and technologies. By completing the lab tasks you will improve your practical skills in security threats, network security, securing application data, managage access control, manage security threats, security compliance, cryptography and protocols & services.

These same tasks will help you understand the objectives and competencies required by the CompTIA Security + (SY0-401) certification exam.

*A Practice Lab purchase includes access for one (1) year from activation.

Security+ Practice Lab Course Modules

Threats-Trojans and Malware Protection

  • Introduction
  • Activating a Trojan
  • Testing Network Services with netcat
  • Deploying Malware Protection
  • Summary

Application Data - Establish Host Security

  • Introduction
  • Anti-virus Programs
  • Summary

Network Security - Protocol Analyzers

  • Introduction
  • Investigating the ARP Cache Table
  • Using Wireshark to Capture Packets
  • ARP Problems
  • Summary

Threats - Network Vulnerabilities

  • Introduction
  • Network Footprinting
  • Packet Sniffing
  • MitM with ARP Spoofing
  • Denial of Service
  • Summary

Threats - Vulnerability Scanning

  • Introduction
  • Setting Up OpenVAS
  • Summary

Cryptography - PKI Concepts

  • Introduction
  • Install and Configure Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Configure Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs)
  • Summary

Cryptography - Certificate Management

  • Introduction
  • Manage Certificate Templates
  • Manage Certificate Enrolment
  • Configure and Manage Key Archival and Recovery
  • Summary

Application Data - Application Security

  • Introduction
  • Authentication Methods
  • Encryption
  • Summary

Access Control - RADIUS

  • Introduction
  • Install Network Policy Server - Microsoft RADIUS
  • Configure the VPN Ports
  • Viewing the NPS Logs
  • Summary

Application Data - Transitive Trust and Authentication

  • Introduction
  • Create Transitive Trusts between Domains
  • Summary

Compliance - User Rights and Permissions

  • Introduction
  • File System Security using Permissions
  • Perform Routine Audits
  • Ensure Network Policies and Procedures
  • Summary

Network Security - Routers

  • Introduction
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Summary

Network Security - Routing Protocols

  • Introduction
  • Configuring a Network
  • Sniffing Routing Traffic
  • Injecting Poison Routes
  • Configuring Authentication for RIP Packets
  • Summary

Network Security - Firewall Rule Based Management

  • Introduction
  • Create Firewall Rules
  • Summary

Network Security - Firewalls

  • Introduction
  • Configuring NAT Firewall
  • Configuring Port Forwarding
  • Summary

Network Security - Spam Filter

  • Introduction
  • Configuring an Email Service
  • Configuring a Mail Client
  • Using Telnet to Spoof a Sender
  • Summary

Protocols and Services - IPSec

  • Introduction
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
  • Summary

Protocols and Services - DNS

  • Introduction
  • Working with Host Names
  • Working with the HOSTS File
  • Testing Name Resolution
  • Examining DNS Configuration
  • Configuring a DNS Server
  • Testing DNS
  • Summary

Threats - DNS Poisoning

  • Introduction
  • Spoofing a DNS Server
  • Exploring DNS Server Vulnerabilities
  • Summary

Protocols and Services - SNMP

  • Introduction
  • Installing the Monitoring Software
  • Installing and Configuring SNMP
  • Performing a Network Inventory
  • Summary

Protocols and Services - iSCSI

  • Introduction
  • Install and Configure Shared Storage using iSCSI
  • Summary

Threats - Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Disabling Unnecessary Services
  • Protecting Management Interfaces and Applications
  • Renaming Unnecessary Accounts for Security
  • Summary

Compliance - Patching

  • Introduction
  • Install and Configure WSUS
  • Create Computer Groups for WSUS
  • Configure GPO Policy for WSUS
  • Summary

Application Data - Data Encryption

  • Introduction
  • Full Disk Encryption using BitLocker
  • Manage Security for Removable Media
  • Summary

Compliance - Backup Execution and Frequency

  • Introduction
  • Perform Server Backup
  • Perform a Role-Specific Backups
  • Summary

Cryptography - Transport Encryption

  • Introduction
  • Configuring FTP
  • Configuring FTP Authentication
  • Configuring Certificate Security
  • Testing Certificate Security
  • Configuring Secure FTP
  • Summary

Network Security - Load Balancers

  • Introduction
  • Install Network Load Balancing Nodes
  • Create the NLB Cluster
  • Configure Resource for NLB
  • Summary

Network Security - Cloud Computing

  • Introduction
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) - Office 365
  • Setting up OneDrive
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Windows Azure
  • Summary

Compliance - RAID

  • Introduction
  • Configure Software RAID
  • Summary

Compliance - Clustering

  • Introduction
  • Install and Configure Failover Clustering
  • Install File Server Application to the Failover Cluster
  • Manage Failover Clustering
  • Summary

CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Info

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in the foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. According to CompTIA, access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities.  Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are addressed in the SY0-401 exam. The CompTIA Security+ Certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.

While there is no required prerequisite, Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.


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