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CompTIA Network+ and Security+ Certification

This online facilitated course will prepare you to pass the CompTIA Network+ certification exam, and the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. In addition, this course will provide you with hands-on experience in these subject areas using online simulation resources.

Upon completion of the course, you will be provided a voucher so you can schedule the exam at any Pearson VUE testing center. This course meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

This program will also prepare you for CSUSM's Master's in Cybersecurity program. 

Online Info Session: 

Attend a live webinar and Q&A session to learn more about the program, certification requirements, instructors and more. 

Sign up now for the upcoming webinar on Aug. 10 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) PST.

Online Info Session - Aug. 10


Delivery: Online, facilitated by an instructor
Schedule: Aug. 27 - Dec. 16, 2018
Duration: 16 weeks
Cost: $2,995 (Including exam vouchers, books and materials)
            10% Military dicsount
            Approved for WIOA and Military Spouse funding
Recommended Prerequisites: CompTIA recommends experience in IT administration and the CompTIA A+ credential

Course Schedule: 

Network+ (first half of program)

  • Network architecture
  • Network operations
  • Network security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Industry standards, practices and network theory

Security+ (second half of program)

  • Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Technologies and tools
  • Architecture and design
  • Identity and access management
  • Risk management
  • Cryptography and PKI

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Course Topics: 

  • ARP - spoofing and poisoning
  • Firewall - enterprise and local
  • Network architecture
  • Authentication - centralized vs. decentralized
  • Centralized control model (AD and GPOs)
  • DNS - poisoning
  • DHCP - rogue DHCP
  • Wifi - rogue wifi
  • Traffic - encripted or not and how to detect
  • Services - listener
  • Server hardening
  • Permissions - access controls list
  • NTFS vs. share permissions
  • CIFS vs SMB
  • Packet captures - looking at email headers, etc.
  • Non-IP traffic
  • Hidden shares
  • SSIDs
  • Mobile operating systems
  • Anti-virus
  • VPNs - split tunneling, IPSEC
  • Content delivery networks
  • CLI primer
  • Flow of data and network diagrams
  • Patching and patch cycles
  • Proxies
  • Password cracking
  • BASH, powershell scripting and loops
  • Common OS problems
  • Virtualization
  • Social engineering
  • Vulnerability and network scanning
  • Wifi cracking
  • Session hijacking
  • Much more!

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Online Info Session - Aug. 10

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Contact Us: 
Bryana Ramos
Program Coordinator