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CompTIA - Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (Security+/PenTest+)

Duration

Duration:

Only 6 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)

Overview

On this accelerated 6-day CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP) course, you'll get the knowledge and skills required to identify, exploit, report, and manage vulnerabilities on a network and how to troubleshoot security incidents within an organisation.

Combining theory and practice from official CompTIA Security+ and PenTest+ curricula, your expert instructor will guide you through how to provide infrastructure and operational security through risk analysis and mitigation. You'll learn about the following CompTIA Security+ topics:

  • Network Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography

You'll build on the security knowledge gained from Security+ and learn up-to-date penetration testing skills to determine how resilient a network is to attacks.

On accelerated PenTest+ course, you'll also learn how to:

  • customise assessment frameworks
  • report penetration test findings
  • communicate recommended strategies

Immersing you in the course through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you'll get a minimum of 12 hours quality training per day.

Train at twice the speed on this official CompTIA course

Firebrand is an Authorised CompTIA Platinum Partner. This means you'll get access to experienced instructors and up-to-date course material, officially approved by CompTIA.

During the course, you'll prepare for and sit the following CompTIA Security+ and PenTest+exams, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

  • Exam SY0-501
  • Exam PT0-001

Upon successful completion of all exams, you will achieve the Security+ and PenTest+ credentials as well as the aligned CNVP Stackable Certification - proving your skills as a Security Analytics Professional.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online CNVP courses
  2. You'll be CNVP certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be CNVP trained in record time
  3. Our CNVP course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass CNVP first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn CNVP faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying CNVP with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75882 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Benefits

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

Curriculum

Security+

1.0 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

  • 1.1 Given a scenario, analyse indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware.
  • 1.2 Compare and contrast types of attacks.
  • 1.3 Explain threat actor types and attributes.
  • 1.4 Explain penetration testing concepts.
  • 1.5 Explain vulnerability scanning concepts.
  • 1.6 Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities.

2.0 Technologies and Tools

  • 2.1 Install and configure network components, both hardwareand software-based, to support organisational security.
  • 2.2 Given a scenario, use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organisation.
  • 2.3 Given a scenario, troubleshoot common security issues.
  • 2.4 Given a scenario, analyse and interpret output from security technologies.
  • 2.5 Given a scenario, deploy mobile devices securely.
  • 2.6 Given a scenario, implement secure protocols.

3.0 Architecture and Design

  • 3.1 Explain use cases and purpose for frameworks, best practices and secure configuration guides.
  • 3.2 Given a scenario, implement secure network architecture concepts.
  • 3.3 Given a scenario, implement secure systems design.
  • 3.4 Explain the importance of secure staging deployment concepts.
  • 3.5 Explain the security implications of embedded systems.
  • 3.6 Summarise secure application development and deployment concepts.
  • 3.7 Summarise cloud and virtualisation concepts.
  • 3.8 Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk.
  • 3.9 Explain the importance of physical security controls.

4.0 Identity and Access Management

  • 4.1 Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts.
  • 4.2 Given a scenario, install and configure identity and access services.
  • 4.3 Given a scenario, implement identity and access management controls.
  • 4.4 Given a scenario, differentiate common account management practices.

5.0 Risk Management

  • 5.1 Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organisational security.
  • 5.2 Summarise business impact analysis concepts.
  • 5.3 Explain risk management processes and concepts.
  • 5.4 Given a scenario, follow incident response procedures.
  • 5.5 Summarise basic concepts of forensics.
  • 5.6 Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operation concepts.
  • 5.7 Compare and contrast various types of controls.
  • 5.8 Given a scenario, carry out data security and privacy practices.

6.0 Cryptography and PKI

  • 6.1 Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography.
  • 6.2 Explain cryptography algorithms and their basic characteristics.
  • 6.3 Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings.
  • 6.4 Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure.

PenTest+

1. Planning and Scoping

  • Explain the importance of planning for an engagement
  • Explain key legal concepts.
  • Explain the importance of scoping an engagement properly.
  • Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments.

2. Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification

  • Given a scenario, conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
  • Given a scenario, perform a vulnerability scan.
  • Given a scenario, analyse vulnerability scan results
  • Explain the process of leveraging information to prepare for exploitation.
  • Explain weaknesses related to specialised systems

3. Attacks and Exploits

  • Compare and contrast social engineering attacks
  • Given a scenario, exploit network-based vulnerabilities
  • Given a scenario, exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities
  • Given a scenario, exploit application-based vulnerabilities
  • Given a scenario, exploit local host vulnerabilities
  • Summarise physical security attacks related to facilities
  • Given a scenario, perform post-exploitation techniques

4. Penetration Testing Tools

  • Given a scenario, use Nmap to conduct information gathering exercises
  • Compare and contrast various use cases of tools
  • Given a scenario, analyse tool output or data related to a penetration test
  • Given a scenario, analyse a basic script (limited to Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell)

5. Reporting and Communication

  • Given a scenario, use report writing and handling best practices
  • Explain post-report delivery activities
  • Given a scenario, recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Explain the importance of communication during the penetration testing process

Exam Track

You‚ll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-501
    • Duration: 90 minutes
    • Passing score: 750, graded on a scale of 100 - 900
    • Exam format: Multiple choice and performance-based
    • Languages: English, Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese
  • CompTIA PenTest+ Exam PT1-001
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 110 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice and performance based
    • Exam duration: 165 Minutes
    • Languages: English

What's Included

In addition to official course material and exams at the Firebrand Training Centre during your course, you'll receive:

  • Professor Messer - CompTIA SY0-501 Security+ Course Notes
  • Firebrand Value Add material

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Before attending the course, it is recommended that you have:

  • previously attended the CompTIA A+ and/or CompTIA Network+ course
  • two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
  • an understanding of operating systems and knowledge of Windows-based systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
  • the ability to identify basic network components and their roles, including routers, switches, firewalls and server roles. Some firewall configuration experience would be beneficial
  • a basic understanding of Wireless networks
  • a basic understanding of the OSI Model and TCP/IP including IPv4 subnetting

Although not compulsory, this level of knowledge and expertise will place you in a strong position to be successful on the course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

Reviews

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"I found the course very educational and informative."
Lewis Caborn, BT. (20/4/2020 (Monday) to 22/4/2020 (Wednesday))

"Firebrand deployed state of the art remote access learning facility which smoothly facilitated my learning. My instructor was very supportive and made the whole experience fun. I will recommend Firebrand any day!"
Daniel Dadson. (23/4/2020 (Thursday) to 26/4/2020 (Sunday))

"Great course delivered by very experienced professional who was able to explain complex topics with easy to understand real life examples. With this information I feel more confident not only to pass the exam, but also to be more effective and confident at work. Thank you"
GVR. (30/3/2020 (Monday) to 1/4/2020 (Wednesday))

"Overall experience was great. Staff are friendly and helpful in all areas. Food is fantastic!"
Martin Whitton, STL Communications. (16/3/2020 (Monday) to 18/3/2020 (Wednesday))

"Was good , especially for people who need to find a foundation in IT"
Damian Roberts, SBL. (20/2/2020 (Thursday) to 23/2/2020 (Sunday))

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