Computer Security Specialist with Security+

This distance learning course provides computer security training for PCs and networks. Includes textbook, instructor support, online exams and a CompTIA Security+ training lab.
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Computer Security Specialist with Security+

The demand for computer security specialists have increased in recent years as cyber attacks have become more sophisticated. Network security has risen to the top of the list of importance when it comes to a network administrator's skills.

This course will show you how to master computer security techniques quickly. Every lesson is designed to present you with easy-to-understand information about computer security and help you plan and implement it in different settings. 

No previous in-depth knowledge of network, system hardware or operating systems is required.

What will I learn?
Start learning essential skills needed for a career in IT like troubleshooting hubs, switches, routers, IP addresses, URLs, firewalls, proxy servers, port scanners, port monitoring utilities, identifying top network threats and more! In addition, LabSim's Security+ training lab is designed to help students pass their CompTIA Security+ certification exam and become CompTIA Security+ certified.

Best of all, you’ll earn an impressive Certificate of Completion in Computer Security from CIE Bookstore suitable for framing when you're finished!

Everything you need to succeed is included!
Text book, CIE study guide, instructor support, access to CIE's online exam site and a professional certificate of completion from CIE Bookstore when finished.

The interactive Security+ LabSim labs are written to be as realistic as the work you will be performing on the job. The LabSim software comes in a download format with an activation code. (You must contact Testout with any support issues regarding the LabSim software.) 

Security+ Lab
The self-paced LabSim training component is used to supplement CIE's Bookstore's certificate course. Students get the hands-on experience that helps them master the skills needed by today's IT security professionals. Not only will students be prepared to become Security+ certified, but they will also be equipped to use these essential skills in their IT career.

Powerful Labs
With robust online labs, LabSim Security+ provides students with hands-on experience in systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security.

Expert Instruction
LabSim also provides video instruction and demonstrations by industry experts. The LabSim Security+ training strictly follows CompTIA's official training curriculums.

Topics in the LabSim Security+ online trainer include:
•  General security concepts
•  Communication security
•  Infrastructure security
•  Basics of cryptography
•  Operational/organizational security
LabSim's Security+ online trainer includes:
•  109 Training Videos    
•  73 Demonstrations
•  59 Section Quizzes    
•  28 Lab Simulation Exercises
•  86 Written Lessons    
•  635 Exam Questions

Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral security certification.

Study at home
Learn from the comfort of your own home and study when it's convenient for you - there are no time limits. Includes instructor support and you can take your exams online on our e-grade web site any time you want - day or night!  Everything you need to graduate is sent to your home. 

Instructor Support
This computer security course was designed with a convenient step-by-step learning format that will allow you to master new topics quickly and effectively. If you ever need help with your course you can call or e-mail our staff of highly trained instructors for immediate attention or you can join the chat room and ask a question. (LabSim content not supported by CIE instructors.)

Hands-on Labs
Supplemental hands-on activities can be preformed on your computer at home without any special hardware or software. (The LabSim online trainer does not need to be completed to receive CIE Bookstore's Certificate of Completion.)

Course Objectives:

- Identify the top threats to a computer network.

- Block service attacks and malware.

- Compare and contrast perimeter and layered styles of networking.

- Master each of the major protocols used in network communication.

- Learn to use hubs, switches, routers, IP addresses, URLs, firewalls, proxy servers, port scanners, port monitoring utilities and more!

- Pass the CompTIA Security+ exam

Computer Security Training Lessons: 

1. Fundamentals of Computer Security 
Students learn the common threats to a computer, basic security terminology, legal issues and online security resources.

2. Networks and the Internet 
Students learn the OSI model of network communication, major protocols, network connection methods and speed, hubs, switches, routers and more. 

3. Assessing a Target System 
Students learn how to conduct a basic system check for vulnerability, port scanners, trace network traffic , IP registration and web site reconnaissance. 

4. Denial of Service Attacks
Understand how Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are accomplished and how to protect against them. 

5. Project #1 
Case study report. 

6. Malware 
Learn about viruses and how they propagate, buffer overflow attack and spyware. See how to defend against each of these attacks.

7. Basics of Assessing and Securing a System 
Probe a system for vulnerabilities, properly set security on an individual workstation, properly secure a server and establish guidelines for network security.

8. Encryption
Learn the basics of encryption and discuss modern cryptography methods. Understand the function and protocols of VPNs.

9. Internet Fraud and Cyber Crime 
Take specific steps to avoid fraud on the internet, avoid identity theft, cyber stalking and configure a web browser's 

10. Project #2 
Case study report. 

11. Industrial Espionage in Cyberspace
Understand industrial espionage how spyware is used and how to protect a system from espionage. 

12. Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare
Learn what cyber terrorism is and see why it's a growing threat to IT security.

13. Cyber Detective 
Learn how to find contact info, court records and criminal records on the web.

14. Computer Security Hardware and Software 
Understand anti-spyware methods, intrusion-detection systems to detect problems on your system, firewalls and scanners.

15. Project #3 
Case study report.


Student Evaluation and Grading Method: 

Each of the 12 assignments/lessons culminates with an examination comprising of multiple-choice questions and matching questions. The 3 projects are case studies that require written responses. The lesson examinations are open book.

Everything you need to graduate is sent to your home and you can take your exams online. Best of all, you’ll earn an impressive Certificate of Completion suitable for framing when you're finished! 

Student Privileges: 

1. Instructor Assistance: 
Use our toll-free Instructor Hot-line, direct e-mail or chat room to access our faculty and staff if you ever need assistance with your course work. CIE's dedicated staff of instructors do more than just grade your exams; they help guide you, step-by-step, through your studies and hands-on training. 

They'll encourage you when you're doing well and give you support when you need it. Most importantly they'll see that every question you have receives careful consideration by one or more members of the staff. 

You can be sure the response, whether it's a simple explanation or an in-depth theoretical discussion, will be prompt, courteous and thorough. We'll make sure that you'll never study alone. 

2. Priority Grading - No waiting
Your submitted exams will be graded and sent back to you within 24 hours. You can be sure that you will get back almost instantaneous feedback from your exams. Take your exams online on our e-grade web site or mail them in to us. (LabSim content not supported by CIE instructors.)

3. Professional Certificate of Completion from CIE Bookstore
After finishing this course you'll receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing! 

Job Outlook:
Computer security specialists plan, coordinate, and maintain an organization’s information security. These workers educate users about computer security, install security software, monitor networks for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and, in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime.

The demand for computer security specialists have increased in recent years as cyber attacks have become more sophisticated. Network security has risen to the top of the list of importance when it comes to a network administrator's skills. Human error is the number one cause for a security breach, and proven competency with network security is mandatory for today's employers

How do I enroll in the Computer Security Training Course with LabSim CompTIA Security+? 

1. You can order online with a credit card or PayPal (click the 'Add to Cart' button). 

2. Call us at (800) 321-2155 and ask for course 01-CET360. 

3. You can mail a check or money order for $317.75 
    (includes $22.75 for shipping/handling) to: 

    CIE Bookstore 
    1776 E. 17th Street 
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Attn: Computer Security Certification

4. You can send a PayPal transfer of $317.75 to 

This course available to residents of the United States, Australia and countries located in North America. Foreign shipping expense will be higher.

Start your Computer Security Specialist Training with Sercurity+ today!

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