CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) : The Complete Course
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The Security+ certification from CompTIA is highly sought and it qualifies for a letter from the DoD.
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Created by Lazaro Diaz
Last updated 9/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • If students put in the hours required for this course, they should be able to pass the Security+ certification without a problem.
  • This course will teach the student the fundamental of Security+
  • This course will teach the important of security to those in the field, in a college or university program.
  • Once the student passes the CompTIA certification exam for Security+, they will also receive a letter from the US Department of Defense certifying that they have met the requirements for ISO 17024 standard and fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements.
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  • It is highly recommended that the student has a Security+ book to accompany this course.
  • The student should have a great desire to master the topics in this course as it relates to the Security+ certification.
  • The student should be aware that they must put in hours to practice for the Security+ certification.
  • Please Note: When the Security+ course changes this year, I will upload the new material to this course.

PLEASE NOTE:  Once the CompTIA Security+ course changes, I will update this course and upload new lectures reflecting the new certification.

This CompTIA Security+ course will show you to harden, protect and enhance your network to where it would lessen the possibility of a bridge in security and allow you to recover your network promptly.  

The course will also prepare the student to take and pass the Security+ certification.

For those already in the field, this Security+ course will enhance your knowledge of security within your network.

Those taking this course will become familiar with the terminology for this certification and will allow the student to implement security features.

Once the student passes the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, they will also receive a letter from the US Department of Defence (DoD) certifying that he/she meets and fulfills Directive 8570.01-M requirements. Having this certification is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Security+ is a foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills certification that is also government approved and is globally recognized.

  ~ "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers"

Aquiring the Security+ certification will validate the holder's security expertise credentials and can provide substantial earnings that if combined with a CCNA certification, then the sky's the limit!

As you can imagine, the Security+ certification can open doors and new opportunities in the IT world and can only enhance your knowledge, career and financial status.

Please note:   In the coming weeks new lectures will continously be added to this course, so look out for announcements on these new lectures.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that wants to acquire the CompTIA Security+ certification.
  • Anyone that wants to supplement their knowledge of Security+ in the workplace.
  • Anyone in a management position that would like to enhance security in their workplace.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Introduction to the Security+ course
1 Lecture 01:28

In this lecture, I will be explaining the topics you will be learning in this course Importance of acquiring this certification. Also, when the Security+ certification changes, I too will change the course to reflect the new changes and upload new lectures to maintain this course up to date. This will be included in the course automatically.

Preview 01:28
Risk Assessment
7 Lectures 01:19:19

In this lecture, you will be learning what a Risk Assessment is and I will be breaking down.

The Key components associated with a Risk Assessment.

Preview 22:31

In this lecture, you will be learning how perform Risk calculations, understand the difference of Quantitative versus Qualitative, what areas you should be prioritizing when doing a Risk Assessment.

Computing Risk Assessment

In this lecture, you will be learning more Risk Assessment terminology and learn how to create and understand an assessment scale.

Additional Risk Terminology

In this lecture, you will learn the five possible actions you can take after you create your Risk Assessment.

Acting on Your Risk Assessment

In this lecture, you will learn three ways Cloud Computing is used and some of the Risk associated with using Cloud Computing.

Risk Associated with Cloud Computing

In this lecture, I will briefly explain two main issues that can happen with Virtualization.

Risk associated with Virtualization

In this lecture, I will briefly brush over the topics discussed in the section

Summary of Section
Understanding the Guidelines and Standards of Networking
6 Lectures 53:21

In this lecture, you will gain an understanding of the importance of creating policies Standards and Guidelines to create a solid foundation to your network.

Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines

In this lecture, we will discuss the key areas we need to address when implementing Policies.

Implementing Policies

In this lecture, you will learn about the different Control types and the Controls associated with that Control type.

Understanding Control Types and False Positives/Negatives

In this lecture, you will learn what a BIA is and how it’s used in a business environment for planning recovery plans.

Undertaking Business Impact Analysis

In this lecture, you will learn what disaster recovery is and the different steps we can take to be able to recover in case something goes wrong.

Disaster Recovery

In this lecture, I will briefly brush over the topics discussed in the section

Summary of Section
Actively monitoring and servicing your network
5 Lectures 31:06

 In this lecture, I will be discussing what Network Monitors are and why we need them.  Also, how Network monitors have evolved in throughout the years.

Network Monitors

In this lecture, I will discuss about event logs and two important logs you should always be monitoring.

Monitoring system logs

In this lecture, you will gain an understanding of what Hardening a PC really is.

Understanding Hardening

In this lecture, I will be explaining what are services and how some services can be helpful but at the same time, it can open a hole in your network. Also discuss about software, Patches, User Account Control and file systems.

Working with Services

 In this lecture, I will be discussing what was covered in this section.

Summary of Section
Tools and Services to secure your network
5 Lectures 36:50

In this lecture, I will discuss some essential concepts for the CompTIA Security+       Exam, such as MAC limiting and filtering, 802.1X, Disable Unused Ports and Rogue Machine Detection.

Securing the Network

In this lecture, we will learn what is meant by a Security Posture and learn certain steps you can take to create it, such as; Continuous Security monitoring, Security Audits, Setting a remediation Policy

Security Posture

In this lecture, we will be discussing Alarms, Alerts, and Trends to help us identify threats better secure our network.

Reporting Security Issues

In this lecture, we will be discussing the differences between detecting a problem and Preventing a problem.

Detection Controls vs. Prevention Controls

In this lecture, I will discuss briefly what was discussed in the section

Summary of Section
The TCP/IP Suite and It's Protocols
3 Lectures 38:44

In this lecture, I will explain the importance of understanding the TCP/IP suite and the role that it plays in computing.

Mastering TCP/IP

In this lecture I will be explaining and discussing the different port numbers that correlate to specific applications and how that application is used. 

We will also discuss the three-way handshake and API's.

Protocols and Services

In this lecture we discussed the TCP/IP Model and its layers and compare them to the OSI model and to the new 5 layer TCP/IP model and the protocols that work on those layers.

Summary of Section
1 Lecture 38:38

In this Lecture, we will discuss different methods that we can use to secure our network. Such as DMZ's, Subnetting, VLANs, and most importantly securing remote access.

Designing a Secure Network
About the Instructor
Lazaro Diaz
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18 Courses
Network Engineer, Cisco & Microsoft Instructor

2017 will be the year to achieve your goals!

If you are determined, ambitious and hungry for a new beginning...then 2017 should be your year!  

...and how better to start or end the year than to get an IT Certification!

Whether you are interested in the CCNA R/S, the CCENT, ICND2, the CCNP, CompTIA or Microsoft certifications; or maybe you just want to understand the key topics for these, taking one or ALL of my courses, will get you a lot closer to that goal.

But, don't take my word for it...please take a look at the FREE previews (they are available in all my courses) and see for yourself.

As for me, 2017 will be the year of putting out new courses for different types of IT certifications among other things.

Expect to see more courses on Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA to name a few.

I also hope to complete my second book based on ALL the Routing Protocols either at the end of 2017 or by the first quarter of 2018.

However, keep in miind that my first book is currently available on AMAZON and it's called "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" This is for those that may need a little help in understanding IP's since it is the key topic to Networking and IT in general.

So, yes, with all these great plans for the near future, my schedule will be quite full but fulfilling!

Now...what you wanted to know about me but where afraid to ask:

If you are tired of the same old methods of learning and want someone that is pretty much unconventional, but at the same time will provide you with an enjoyable learning experience in layman's terms...then please preview my courses and you will discover that I am your guy.

I am a Network Engineer with many years in the field and in the teaching industry. I hold the following certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP, MCTS & MOS and since then, I have passed the first of the required two test for the CCIE.

My teaching experience stems from teaching at institutions like Palm Beach Community College, New Horizons, Florida Career College (now Anthem College) and The Academy of South Florida not to mention that I also do private consulting.

Now, I bring the classroom to you by being in several e-Learning platforms world-wide, teaching over 100K students...courtesy of the internet. Thank goodness for technology!   ;-)

Having been in all sides of the spectrum; as a student, a teacher/trainer, and in the field, I believe this uniquely qualifies me to understand you, the student. I know first hand what you have been exposed to as opposed to what you really want to accomplish. These two are sometimes extremely conflicting and frustrating. That is why I teach in the manner I do and can relate to your rejection of the Status Quo.

I have taught corporate employees at MetroPCS (now T-Mobile) and have also taught IT professionals of companies like The Florida Marlins, Ulysse Nardin, Alberta Water Department (Canada), The Assurant Group, Hospital personnel & Attorney's firms, among others. to guide them in acquiring their IT certifications or general knowledge. 

However, my expertice also extends to being able to teach applications as well. YES!...I am also an applications instructor and qualified to teach Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.This of course includes the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification.

As you can see, I am a multifaceted person and consider myself to be an eternal student as well.

I teach in an unconventional way that allows for students to understand the subject matter and can therefore, not only prepare them for a Cisco,  Microsoft or CompTIA certification exam, but apply my methods in the real world. I strive to give the student a greater opportunity to compete in the current job markets. Do I go above and beyond what is needed for a certification?...YES, I do!...because it's not only about getting a certification, it's also about making sure that you, the student, is prepared for a job interview and/or maintaining your current job by enhancing your skills. This is where I step in and make sure that you are prepared for whatever you need and make you an asset to your employer. Everyone has different requirements and I make sure, or at least I try, to provide information for most scenarios.

My classes and/or courses are very simple and that's how I like to teach. I truly believe in "KISS",,,NO, I don't want to kiss you, what this means "keep it simple stupid" - If things are kept simple, easily explained in a way that the student can grasp quickly and retain the information...then I have achieved my goal!

For those that do not know me yet, you may not be used to my style of teaching, but you will soon get accustomed to it :)... I'm very laid back, I try to make learning fun and I teach in layman's physics jargon or mumbo jumbo in my teachings. My courses are very interactive and extremely dynamic! will not find my lectures monotone or boring, because falling asleep, for lack of excitement, is just NOT an option. Just take a look for yourself at my video previews, which I always provide on ALL my courses, so you can determine if I'm the right guy to help you get your industry specific certifications. ;)

I certainly hope that after a careful review of my credentials & testimonials (you can Google it you know!), I'm the Cisco, Microsoft or CompTIA Instructor you're looking for!


Network Engineer, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA Instructor &
Motivational Evangelist

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Author of: "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" now on AMAZON