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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Frameworks, Guidelines, and Physical Security

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Following best practices and implementing physical controls are critical. In this course, you will explore best practices in addition to physical security measures. This course will help prepare you for the SY0-501 Security+ exam.

Target Audience
IT security professionals with a minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security; users with basic day-to-day technical information security experience; those interested in gaining a broader and deeper knowledge of security concerns and implementation; and learners preparing for the Security+ SY0-501 exam


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Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Frameworks, Guidelines, and Physical Security

  • start the course
  • identify the purpose of various frameworks and architectures
  • specify the reasoning behind following secure configuration guidelines
  • describe the benefits of implementing a layered security approach and the importance of diversity and user training
  • describe the importance of physical security in relation to the success of your organization
  • identify the importance of lighting in relation to security
  • identify the various methods that can be used to control or deter physical access
  • describe the importance of alarms and the difference between false alarms and true alarms
  • identify the benefits of using safes and secure cabinets
  • identify different types of locks and describe the importance of key management
  • describe various authentication options
  • define the importance of HVAC systems and fire suppression systems
  • describe various types of motion detection systems
  • define the concept of a protected system and air gaps
  • describe the purpose of various security controls such as Faraday cages, cable locks, screen filters, cameras, and sign-in and sign-out logs
  • recall the purpose of various security controls
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