Security+ Objectives

Security+ Objectives - CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition)...

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CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam Objectives 1 of 11 Copyright 2008 by the Computing Technology Industry Association. All rights reserved. The CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam Objectives are subject to change without notice. CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Certification Examination Objectives DRAFT INTRODUCTION The CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Certification is a vendor neutral credential. The Security+ exam is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and security professionals around the globe. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination are derived from an industry-wide Job Task Analysis (JTA) and were validated through a global survey in Q4, 2007. The results of this survey were used to validate the content of the domains and objectives and the overall domain weightings, ensuring the relative importance of the content. The CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Certification is aimed at an IT security professional who has: h A minimum of 2 years experience in network administration with a focus on security h Day to day technical information security experience h Broad knowledge of security concerns and implementation including the topics in the domain list below The table below lists the domain areas measured by this examination and the approximate extent to which they are represented in the examination: Domain % of Examination 1.0 Systems Security 21% 2.0 Network Infrastructure 20% 3.0 Access Control 17% 4.0 Assessments & Audits 15% 5.0 Cryptography 15% 6.0 Organizational Security 12% Total 100% **Note: The lists of examples provided in bulleted format below each objective are not exhaustive lists. Other examples of technologies, processes or tasks pertaining to each objective may also be included on the exam although not listed or covered in this objectives document. (A list of acronyms used in these Objectives appears at the end of this document.)
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CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam Objectives 2 of 11 Copyright 2008 by the Computing Technology Industry Association. All rights reserved. The CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Exam Objectives are subject to change without notice. Objectives in italics are those objectives that contain content that has changed since the last version of the Security+ exam (2002 Objectives). 1.0 Systems Security 1.1 Differentiate among various systems security threats. Privilege escalation Virus Worm Trojan Spyware Spam Adware Rootkits Botnets Logic bomb 1.2 Explain the security risks pertaining to system hardware and peripherals. BIOS USB devices Cell phones Removable storage Network attached storage 1.3 Implement OS hardening practices and procedures to achieve workstation and server security. Hotfixes
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