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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Training Course Outline

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Overview
You have experience in the increasingly crucial field of information security, and now you're ready to take that experience to the next level. CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) (Exam CAS-002) is the course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing complex enterprise environments. In this course, you will expand on your knowledge of information security to apply more advanced principles that will keep your organization safe from the many ways it can be threatened. Today's IT climate demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you develop the skill set you need to confidently perform your duties as an advanced security professional.

This course can also benefit you if you intend to pass the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CAS-002) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.

Exam Prep Software
All of our CompTIA classes include access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time. Exam prep software is included with all CompTIA classes delivered by ONLC Training Centers.

ONLC’s Exam Pass Guarantee
ONLC’s CompTIA certification classes come with an Exam Pass Guarantee. What that essentially means is that we want to make sure that everyone is taking advantage of the Practice Test that we are providing and achieve and 85% or better in Certification Mode prior to us releasing the initial exam voucher. The practice test is typically ordered the first day of class and emailed to each student. Once you email us at exam@onlc.com with proof of the 85% or better, we will go ahead and release the exam voucher to you within 24 hours. Should you fail on the first attempt, we will then give you a second voucher (up to 3 vouchers total per exam). However, should you decide to not take the practice exam or to take the exam without first achieving the 85% in certification mode, the Exam Pass is null and void. Please read through our:
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Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams
As with most professional IT certifications, many addition hours of study are required before the class (meeting the prerequisites) and after the class (reviewing exam objectives and practice questions). Expect to spend a significant number of hours studying outside of the class before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam.

Course Objectives
In this course, you will analyze and apply advanced security concepts, principles, and implementations that contribute to enterprise-level security.
You will:
Manage risk in the enterprise.
Integrate computing, communications, and business disciplines in the enterprise.
Use research and analysis to secure the enterprise.
Integrate advanced authentication and authorization techniques.
Implement cryptographic techniques.
Implement security controls for hosts.
Implement security controls for storage.
Analyze network security concepts, components, and architectures, and implement controls.
Implement security controls for applications.
Integrate hosts, storage, networks, and applications in a secure enterprise architecture.
Conduct vulnerability assessments.
Conduct incident and emergency responses.

Target Student
This course is designed for IT professionals who want to acquire the technical knowledge and skills needed to conceptualize, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. The target student should aspire to apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement sustainable security solutions that map to organizational strategies; translate business needs into security requirements; analyze risk impact; and respond to security incidents.

This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification and who want to prepare for Exam CAS-002. Students seeking CASP certification should have at least 10 years of experience in IT management, with at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience.

Prerequisites
To be ready for this mastery-level course, you should have foundational knowledge of information security. You can obtain foundational knowledge by taking:
CompTIA Security+ AND CompTIA CSA+

Although not required, we suggest that you either take the following courses or possess the equivalent knowledge in the areas of computer networking and computer maintenance:
CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+

Course Content

Lesson 1: Managing Risk
Topic A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Topic B: Assess Risk
Topic C: Mitigate Risk
Topic D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management

Lesson 2: Integrating Computing, Communications, and Business Disciplines
Topic A: Facilitate Collaboration Across Business Units
Topic B: Secure Communications and Collaboration Solutions
Topic C: Implement Security Activities Throughout the Technology Life Cycle

Lesson 3: Using Research and Analysis to Secure the Enterprise
Topic A: Determine Industry Trends and Effects on the Enterprise
Topic B: Analyze Scenarios to Secure the Enterprise

Lesson 4: Integrating Advanced Authentication and Authorization Techniques
Topic A: Implement Authentication and Authorization Technologies
Topic B: Implement Advanced Identity Management

Lesson 5: Implementing Cryptographic Techniques
Topic A: Describe Cryptographic Concepts
Topic B: Choose Cryptographic Techniques
Topic C: Choose Cryptographic Implementations

Lesson 6: Implementing Security Controls for Hosts
Topic A: Select Host Hardware and Software
Topic B: Harden Hosts
Topic C: Virtualize Servers and Desktops
Topic D: Implement Cloud Augmented Security Services
Topic E: Protect Boot Loaders

Lesson 7: Implementing Security Controls for Enterprise Storage
Topic A: Identify Storage Types and Protocols
Topic B: Implement Secure Storage Controls

Lesson 8: Analyzing and Implementing Network Security
Topic A: Analyze Network Security Components and Devices
Topic B: Analyze Network-Enabled Devices
Topic C: Analyze Advanced Network Design
Topic D: Configure Controls for Network Security

Lesson 9: Implementing Security Controls for Applications
Topic A: Identify General Application Vulnerabilities
Topic B: Identify Web Application Vulnerabilities
Topic C: Implement Application Security Controls

Lesson 10: Integrating Hosts, Storage, Networks, and Applications in a Secure Enterprise Architecture
Topic A: Implement Security Standards in the Enterprise
Topic B: Select Technical Deployment Models
Topic C: Secure the Design of the Enterprise Infrastructure
Topic D: Secure Enterprise Application Integration Enablers

Lesson 11: Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
Topic A: Select Vulnerability Assessment Methods
Topic B: Select Vulnerability Assessment Tools

Lesson 12: Responding to and Recovering from Incidents
Topic A: Design Systems to Facilitate Incident Response
Topic B: Conduct Incident and Emergency Responses

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Exam CAS-002
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