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+ Accelerated Certification Clinic: CompTIA Network+ (Registration is now Open)

The Academy of Technology’s CompTIA Network+ ACC course provides networking professionals with the most comprehensive, accelerated learning environment to prepare for the Network+ exam. CompTIA Network+ certification is seen as a core-level credential, it covers areas such as network management, troubleshooting and configuration, skills which are necessary for many network jobs.

This course is intended for students who are seeking or already have a career as a network technician, want to learn the terminology and nomenclature of computer networks in a condensed course and are looking to pass the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam and gain the CompTIA certification.

What’s Involved

Network+ certifies a professional-level understanding of emerging technologies including cloud and virtualization technologies. You will learn how to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install and configure a variety of computer networks. Material covered aids in preparing students for the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Certification exam, which will validate the knowledge and skills the student attained that are needed to troubleshoot, configure, and manage wired and wireless networks found in companies around the world.

Upon completing the ACC Network+ course you will gain valuable knowledge and skills including the ability to:

• Know how to manage and troubleshoot a network

• Understand how to secure a network

• Understand the different types of networks

• Use reference model layers to understand how data traverse through a network

• Design and implement functional networks

• Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices

• Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks

• Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations

• Implement network security, standards, and protocols

• Troubleshoot network problems

• Support the creation of virtualized networks

• Understand network Infrastructure hardware and virtual devices

• Subnet a network into desired segments

• Design a network to route information effectively and efficiently

• Understand customer needs in the formulation of a wired or wireless network

• Optimize a network to provide quality of service

• Understand critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners

• Use key cloud computing best practices, including virtual switches, hypervisors, and virtual NICs, as well as typical service models

+ Accelerated Certification Clinic: CompTIA Security+ (Registration is now Open)

The Academy of Technology’s CompTIA Security+ ACC course provides IT professionals with the most comprehensive, accelerated learning environment for the Security+ exam. CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in: Network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, cryptography.

Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of systems security, access control, network infrastructure, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security across all vendor products. These skills have become increasingly important, as additional safeguards such as intrusion detection systems, physical access control and multi-factor authentication become standard methods of protection. Students are given real world scenarios to reinforce the material covered and will learn how to apply the concepts to their daily operations. This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

What’s Involved

The most recent edition of the CompTIA Security+ exam places greater emphasis on mitigating specific security issues. In previous editions, the Security+ exam focused on merely recognizing security issues. CompTIA has also introduced Performance-Based Exam Objectives, which introduces simulator-based testing commonly found on Cisco and Microsoft exams. This zero-distraction accelerated Security+ course includes daily review sessions & constantly updated practice exam review drills - representative of the actual exam questions delivered during the official certification tests. We utilize Certified CompTIA instructors who are Subject Matter Experts well-versed in accelerated learning and exam preparation. Their delivery accommodates every student's learning needs through individualized instruction, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, group-testing, and question/answer drills.

Upon completing the ACC Security+ course you will gain valuable knowledge and skills including the ability to: • What risk is, and the basics of what it means to have security in an organization

• How security is implemented in a workplace environment

• The concerns that many security professionals face when dealing with security postures and network monitoring.

• Infrastructure and security configuration parameters on network devices and other technologies, as well as network design and network issues

• Access control

• Cloud computing and security issues related with it

• Host, data, and application security

• Cryptography and how it is used

• Different types of attacks that are used to try and break cryptography

• Malware, vulnerabilities, and threats to security

• Physical security, environmental controls, social engineering and other foes

• Common security administration issues, policies and procedures

• Disaster recovery and incident response policies and procedures

+ Accelerated Certification Clinic: Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) (Registration is now Open)

The Academy of Technology’s ACC CAP course focuses on preparing students for the CAP exam through extensive mentoring and drill sessions, review of the entire body of all 7 CAP domains of knowledge, and practical question and answer scenarios, all through a high-energy seminar approach. This course reintroduces the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and prepares students to take the CAP Exam which consists of 125 multiple choice questions.

The Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) is an information security professional who is well versed in system security and with an organization’s mission and risk tolerance, while meeting legal and regulatory requirements. CAP confirms an individual’s knowledge, skill, and experience required for authorizing and maintaining information systems within the Risk Management Framework as outlined in NIST SP 800-37 Rev 1.

What’s Involved

This Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) course introduces the Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF). This course prepares participants to take the CAP Exam which consists of the following domains:

  1. Risk management framework
  2. Categorization of Information Systems
  3. Selection of Security Controls
  4. Security Control Implementation
  5. Security Control Assessment
  6. Information System Authorization
  7. Monitoring of Security Controls

At the conclusion of this course, students will feel confident in overseeing, evaluating, and supporting the documentation, validation, assessment, and authorization processes necessary to assure that existing and new information technology (IT) systems meet the organization’s cybersecurity and risk requirements. Ensure that the appropriate treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from internal and external perspectives.

Upon completing ACC CAP course, you will gain valuable knowledge and skills including the ability to:

• Understanding the Purpose of Information Systems Security Authorization

• Defining Systems Authorization

• Describing and Decide When Systems Authorization Is Employed

• Defining Roles and Responsibilities

• Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Requirements for C&A

• Initiating the Authorization Process

• Establishing Authorization Boundaries

• Determining Security Categorization

• Performing Initial Risk Assessment

• Selecting and Refining Security Controls

• Documenting Security Control

• Performing Certification Phase

• Assessing Security Control

• Documenting Results

• Conducting Final Risk Assessment

• Generating and Presenting an Authorization Report

• Performing Continuous Monitoring

• Monitoring Security Controls

• Monitoring and Assessing Changes That Affect the Information System

• Performing Security Impact Assessment As Needed

• Documenting and Monitoring Results of Impact Assessments

• Maintaining System’s Documentation (E.G., POA&M, SSP, Interconnection Agreements)